I just repaired my home PC. I had to swap out my power supply with a replacement. The whole affair cost me about $80, and took less than an hour to complete. I plan to resume my gaming as soon as I post this quick blog – the Curse of Naxxramas was just released in Hearthstone, so I have some work to do. And some writing, as well!
On the other hand, the MacBook that I promised to get repaired is going to cost me just under $500.
I would be in the same boat if my PS3 gave up the ghost. It would be less expensive than the MacBook, to be sure, but it would still be pricey by comparison. I don’t know the internal workings of a gaming console – I think they’re not unlike very slim PCs, but I don’t know for sure. My point is, there are a lot of advantages to using a PC for all sorts of things, including gaming, and this low repair price point is one of them.
Regular blogging should, I hope, resume at this point.