Cheat Sheet for Megabytes, Gigabytes, Etc.

Megabytes and Gigabytes

When I walk into a Best Buy and one of the techy nerds is rattling off how many megabytes or gigabytes a computer has, here is what I here: Wha wha wha wha (go ahead, click on the link for the audible effect!). I would understand you better if you spoke Polish and I don’t even know how to say hi in that language.

Unlike the wives of long ago that would allow such “non-sense” to fall on the husband, I decided to crack open Google and teach myself. Now obviously I’ll have to keep this cheat sheet nearby, especially when researching computers (more on that after the info you came here for!); but here is how the whole Megabyte and Gigabyte works:

0 or 1 = a bit

8 bits = a byte

1000 (or 1024; and I have no idea what the 1024 is for yet) bytes = a Kilobyte

1000 KB = a Megabyte

1000 MB = a Gigabyte

1000 GB = a Terabyte

1000 TB = a Petabyte

Researching Computers

I haven’t posted in a while because I’m attempting to use video editing software on a laptop not designed for video editing. After 4 years, I’ve decided to get a new computer but one that is powerful enough to handle video editing for vlogging, as well as all the alterations I do on images. I mean, let’s be real, we gotta do more pictures like the ones I posted in my Purple Teeth Club post:

the view

For a bit I toyed with the idea of getting a desk top computer and keeping this laptop. The desk top would be for video editing. I’ve decided against it because I blog anytime I get the chance. Often times those chances are at the boys’ soccer practices, in other cities for tournaments or on a lunch break. Why sacrifice portability if I don’t need to? The 2 laptops that show up consistently as the best for video editing are as follows:

Microsoft Surface Book 2

and

Dell XPS

I really, really want the first one. I love that it detaches to become a tablet and you can use a pen to draw on it. Here’s the drawback, it’s like $1500 to $2000. Last night I was like, ‘no worries! I’ll trade in my existing laptop to put towards the Surface.’ I went on Best Buy to see how much the laptop is worth. I was feeling super confident because it seemed like my laptop wasn’t that bad with regards to technology, bells and whistles. Surely it will spit out an estimate of $200.

Would you like to know what Best Buy was willing to offer? It’s one of those scenarios where all you can do is laugh when it happens. Drum roll please…….

$65

That’s adorable.

 

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