I specifically asked both the sales floor prople and the Geeks if the laptop I was about to by would support the Sims for which my daughter would almost exclusively use the machine. Everyone nodded and assured me that this was the Sims' best platform.
Caveat Emptor! Buyer beware. It is to bad that we need to bring our own consultants to the showroom with us. The advice I would offer is to get that expert, there are plenty around and most of them young entreprenuers. Pick a system based on the consultant's ideas and specifications. It is cheaper in the long run when you consider that you have just depended on an incompetent floor clerk or arrogant Geek Squader and they have convinced you to purchase a system that does not work as advertised.
Credit the entreprenuer and entreprenuers credit yourselves. Get good advice from someone busy using and learning about systems and let's get the information we need and the equipment we need. Use your money wisely, a small fee for the specs and chances are you can even get some advice on the cheapest sites or stores rather than another big box filled with both ignorant and egocentric "sales persons".
The reward is the upstart of an entreprenuer and less risk that your eleven year old will experience the specticle of a overrated concept augmented by a white shirt, pocket protector and outdated white tie speaking down to a respected member of the community and the valueless system now in her possesion. Good lesson on who to trust with your allowance and a better teaching moment on the base greed of capitalism meets ignorance or just plain corporate carelessness.
So much for Minneota nice or for that matter the contrast between an upstart like Best Buy versus a true Minnesota Institution like Target Corporation.
Support the nerd next door.
Mankato former mayor