So, we visited a lovely lady who was referred to us from The WOW! Computer company. Wow indeed! We had no clue who Wow was or what they were all about, but we were up for the challenge.
We learned that WOW! is a Linux-based computer designed especially for seniors. This computer is meant to be so super-duper easy that even your mother, father, or dare I say it, grandparents could work it. That begs the question, why did this sweet woman need help with her WOW! computer if it was so simple to handle?
Simple answer: Nobody taught her how to use it! What?! For $1,099, this sweet senior citizen couldn’t get a walk-through? And that’s with $200 off. A brief tutorial? A computer user manual? Something? That’s the one downfall or should I say sad part about WOW! Wow is right! This woman called us saying she has no clue how to go on the Internet or email. That’s the whole part of this system. To easily allow to do that. You know, send your pics to your grandchildren or kids.
Moving on, the computer itself is a nice design. It has a 21.5-inch touch screen. No need for keyboard or mouse if you feel your loved one will be better without one. It is certainly lacking in fire power, only showcasing an Intel Celeron Processor and 2GB of RAM. The hard drive only has 32GB. Very sad especially if you want to store a lot of photos on there. Definitely not impressed with the specs for that price tag.
The system itself is easy to use with big square icons to press for email, the Internet, games and chatting. It all is pretty intuitive, but definitely needs a quick tutorial by someone who is tech-savvy. My advice is to buy a $300-500 touch screen all-in-one computer and set up the new computer to how it will be easy to go on the Internet, email, and the like. Save yourself the heavy price tag and limited specs. And save yourself the WOW! expense and weak hardware.
So, what should you do instead of buying a WOW! Computer?
In lieu of buying an overpriced WOW! Computer, we recommend scheduling a free computer chat to customize the perfect computer for you. If you have specific requirements and want to ensure your learning curve is nice and easy, this is ideal. We’ve been able to set up computers for folks who have disabilities, such as carpal tunnel syndrome, arthritis, multiple sclerosis (MS), Parkinson’s, and other challenges we’re happy to work with. We can also provide websites that you can learn about computers and Cisco Certifications such as Certbolt, ExamSnap.
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