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19th-Oct-2010 12:54 pm
Oh jainaj is so going to be mad at me. For days? Months? Years?! I honestly don't know. But as I have been doing the research on what laptop to buy - I have currently settled on *gasp* getting a MACBOOK PRO. This was after spending a lot of time with a tech guy that could show me just why they are A)so expensive, and 2) just how much easier to use they are than PC's. And..? WOW

Now I am a gal that has always had a PC and never really had issues. A couple of fried motherboards sure - but after years of use. Remember the my beloved Wilma and how she just kept on trucking along? Yeah and thus far her replacement, Rutger, has been a soldier. Even Windows Vista hasn't been much trouble for me - in fact I find I quite like the look and feel of it - although I do want to upgrade to Windows 7. THAT OS is much better from what I've been able to learn and play around with. I am also a gal that has long resisted the pull of Apple products. I know how cool they are. They look better than anything around and seem to hold their value. But while I won't be rushing out to get an iPod, iTouch, iPad, or even iPhone(?) - I am getting on the MACBOOK bandwagon pretty quickly.

It's like this - think of what you want to do on Windows in terms of layers, steps, a ladder if you will. One program for this one thing, then another to either finish that thing, or do another thing with the first thing (or something else), etc. As I approached the Mac in the store the other day I continued to think of everything in terms of layers and steps. This simply is not the way the Apples run. They really are more simple to use - I was making it too hard for myself. THAT was a huge shock to the system.

Because dammit - the minimum I'll have to pay is $1200. And that is a huge chunk of change. But you know what? They last longer. Hold their value longer. So it will be an investment and it will take me several months to save up for it (you should have seen the terror on my face when they suggested I finance one!). But yes, jainaj, I think that is what I'm going to do.

Now, having said all of that...we'll see in the end if I weaken and get some smart awesome ASUS PC laptop or something!

In other news, I did a longish babble post about my boy over at the blog I have. If you're interested you can read it here. I haven't figured out if there is a way to link the two (LJ and Blogger) but as I sit here during my lunch break (and using my friend's MACBOOK we named "Lola" - yes I named her) I haven't been able to find anything that will allow that kind of linking. Like you might have with either Twitter or Facebook. IF you know of a way, please let me know.

Oh and I'm off to post at shed_this!! Have you yet today??

I hope you all are having a great week and will look forward to reading all of your (all 3 of you that update regularly) updates!
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19th-Oct-2010 10:06 pm (UTC)
Ahhh! Nooooo! FRIENDSHIP OVER! lol I'm j/k. I've always had really excellent success with PC's, so I could never in good conscience fork out double the money to pay for the same specs just because it had an Apple logo. I've also had some experience working on a Mac and I really hated the user interface and layout. HOWEVER, it's funny b/c I'm extremely drawn to the iPhone because of its UI simplicity. I just don't like my computer interface to be that simplified, I guess. LOL Anyway, I'll be interested to see how you like it as time goes on. :D
20th-Oct-2010 03:43 am (UTC)
Ah Heidi - so damned funny! I too have always had very good experience with PC's truly. But the more I learn the more I'm leaning the way towards Mac due to the design behind the scenes. I was stunned at how simple things were when I asked my questions the other day - so many steps and time saved. And sure they are beautiful and cool looking - that only helps. ROFL Of course this is a secondary computer too - so I'm trying to be very educated about my investment. It isn't like I HAVE to get it - although it will make things a lot easier with Alex using this one more and more for school, etc. and the fact that I'm so mobile all of the time.

BUT even so, you just never never if I'll change my mind and get another PC. LOL this is several months away - but for now - with what I'm learning - the Macbook will be the way to go :D
19th-Oct-2010 10:16 pm (UTC)
Awesome! If you do end up deciding to get a Macbook Pro, I think you'll be happy. I really love mine, and like I said, it's been almost four years and I haven't had any problems, even though I've been really rough with mine, dropping it and whatnot.

Also, if you want to save some money, buy it from Amazon. They have the $1200 Macbook Pro for $1125 all the time. Not a huge savings, but it's something. Also, don't know what it's like for shipping to California, but Amazon didn't charge me sales tax. So, if they don't charge it for California, either, you might be able to save yourself some more money versus buying it in a store.
20th-Oct-2010 03:44 am (UTC)
That is the way I'm leaning now Brandy for sure. I had been thinking of the Mac laptops with a windows mindset and it took a tech to show me the difference and that I was making it too hard. Still - it's a LOT of cash to be sure.
20th-Oct-2010 07:15 am (UTC) - Hi :D
Took a look at your profile and decided to add you as a friend. Add me back in return if you wanna.
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