Thursday, 18 October 2018

Yet another laptop

Yes, you read the blog title correctly - I have acquired another laptop. It's a rarity for me too - it's a HP and not a Dell. I would've bought myself a Dell of the same spec but they were actually way out of my budget in comparison to this - even though I was looking at laptops from 2015.

Anyway, I am now the owner of a HP EliteBook 840 G2. It's a nice laptop given its age, and the keyboard is surprisingly good given that it's a HP, as I am not normally a fan of HP keyboards. Although, I will say, the home, page up, page down and end keys are in a layout that I am not a fan of really.

Anyway, a full review will be coming soon - right here on my blog. So keep your eyes peeled!

Monday, 1 October 2018

OnePlus 6 - The best phone I have ever owned

Hello all

You may remember that a few weeks ago I was talking about DHL and them delivering my phone. Well, I got my phone last Friday and honestly I am so happy with it. It is the best phone that I have ver owned in my life. It is fast, it looks great, the camera is amazing quality and it's a really enjoyable experience.

I had known for over a year that when I had the money I was going to buy a OnePlus. Once I got my job, I knew it would be one of the first htings I bought, especially considering the fact that I was having issues with my old Samsung and its charging connector. As it was my first payslip, I hadn't worked for a full month and therefore didn't get a full month's pay. As a result, I was unable to buy the top of the line model with more RAM and storage space, but for me I am very, very pleased with what I purchased.

The phone came almost a month after I ordered it, due to delivery issues, and when I new that it had arrived, I was extremly happy because I knew I finally had a quality phone. I was correct. This is genuinely the best phone that I have ever bought...

It runs so smoothly and quickly, and it never freezes up or lags - issues that I had with my previous phone very frequntly. I also love how good the camera is. The quality is superior ii every way over my old Samsung, and  am very pleased that I bought this phone. I would highly recommend it to everyone.

Another thing I really liked, was the fact that I didn't even need to buy a sceen protector or a case - the phone came with a case and a screen protector already fitted. As well as this, the charing cable is a lot more sturdy than the charging cables I had with phones that I have owned in the past.

So, when you're about to get your new phone, I really think that you should pruchase this pone as it is honestly such an amazing experience in every way .

Leaving school and the world of work

Hi all

Just thought i'd post a little article about eaving school and the world of work, and how it has gone for me so far. I left school officially in May and had my last exam in June. I started work in August, when I got myself an apprenticeship.

So, what's it like? I found it quite easy actually. Maybe that's because the apprenticeship does have a classroom part where we are at the training academy/college once a week for training. We also have exams there and my first one is just over a week. So I am going to be doing some revision over the next week.

When you first start, you may find it to be a little bit daunting, however after a week or two it's fine, especially once you have settled in with your working enviroment and your colleagues. You'll feel at home very quickly, and feel as though you can easily ask your colleagues for help - especially considering that fact that you are a new employee but also because you are new to the world of work.

I do have some tips for you here...
  1. Be prepared.
  2. Don't be shy - ask if you need help, as it really does help.
  3. If you want to keep in cotnact with people from school, then do so - they may be interested in what your job is and you may be interested intheir job or what they are doing at university.