But Eric and I came to the conclusion that I would need a new computer for when graduate school starts. We have a laptop, but it’s mostly Eric’s computer and he takes it with him on his 24-hour shifts.
We settled on an IMac for its ginormous screen–it’s like a little TV! Considering I would be using it mostly for my online classes on Monday and Wednesday evenings–when everyone is online at the same time–I figured a big screen would be useful.
But what about on the days when I had to go to class in person (the first and last Saturday of each six-week-long class)? I wanted to have the flexibility of a laptop.
So the iPad, with a bluetooth keyboard, was chosen as the winner.
The total cost for everything plus AppleCare, came out to about $3300.
Thanks to a 0%-interest computer loan program at my work (I’m telling you, I have the best benefits!), instead of paying for it up front, a certain amount will be taken out of my paycheck for the next two years.
So basically, when I finish graduate school in two years, I’ll have no added debt because my company pays for 75% of my school, and I’ll also have a completely paid for iMac and iPad.
And now that I have an iPad? I absolutely LOVE it! It is so nice to be able to browse Pinterest, or play games, or read blogs without having to have a bulky laptop.
I never really wanted an iPad, but now that I have it, I can’t live without it! In my eyes, it seems like such an extravagant thing to have since its really just for convenience’s sake. But trust me when I say it is so, so convenient.
I heart my iPad.
Do you have an iPad? Do you own something that makes you really happy but that others would consider an extravagance?