The Observer (Kampala)

Uganda: Gadgets - Ssekitoleko Attached to His Vostro

Most people today are taken up by the gadget frenzy. Before, owning gadgets like laptops and smartphones was a luxury but now some consider them essential. Mark Ssekitoleko, for example, is practically bound to his laptop, a Dell Vostro.

He had yearned for a laptop and when he could afford one, he bought it in January at Shs 1.3 million. Wasn't it expensive? He considers it an investment so far and seldom regrets having bought it.

"I use it each and every single day for most of my work and entertainment," says Ssekitoleko.

"I find it very addictive."

Why he likes the Vostro

He chose the Vostro for its functions and it had an attractive price.

"It had all I needed; Bluetooth, good processor speed (2.30GHz), i3 Intel core and wireless internet access," explains Ssekitoleko.

The laptop also has a scratch resistant outer-casing and a "decent" battery life lasting for over four hours.

Kudos to Bluetooth and Internet

With Bluetooth, he is able to share files between his laptop, mobile phone and colleagues' laptops.

"I can multi-task with it operating up to 10 programmes at the same speed and, as a statistician who travels a lot in the field, I am able to do data entry and analysis without the need for a desktop."

Ssekitoleko uses the internet at his workplace to download the latest films and TV series on his laptop, which he watches in his free time. This saves him the hassle and expense of borrowing films from video libraries.

Dislikes

However, unlike most laptops in that bracket, Ssekitoleko complains about the lack of fingerprint security function on his laptop. "I believe passwords can be forged and so I prefer using my fingerprint," he says.

Ssekitoleko now dreams of owning a MacBook Pro with retina display, an Apple notebook.

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