Monday, 20 August 2007

It's New, It's Shiny and it's Mine

After 8 weeks of customer service comedy, phone calls and toing and froing of all kinds, I received on Saturday a voucher to replace my laptop which had been deemed irreparable after having been lost and found (more on this later). So today, I went to PC World on the Old Kent Road and gave myself over to the dark side.


A Macbook!

In the first few weeks of my troubles, I had been lent a laptop running Vista and I have to say I was not impressed. What I like(d) about PC's is that you can fiddle. You can tweak things, go behind the screen and adapt. To an extent.

Mac on the other hand runs smoothly, is all about integration and in many ways is for people who are more interested in results than in learning how to use a computer.

Vista, in my few, unfortunately and unhappily sits on the fence and ends up to be more frustrating than anything else. This herralds the end of the fiddly PC as I liked it.

Mac is also the machine of choice for people working in the creative industry (as I do now), so that should make things easier at work.

Last week, Slightly was on holiday and he lent me his own Macbook, which gave me the opportunity of a test drive before buying. There are a few things, nagging little details (and those are always the most annoying ones) which I am going to have to learn with. There is also an issue with some PC-based software I am used to (and can't do without) with no equivalent on Mac... Bootcamp, here I come!

Technical specifications:
* 2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor
* 4MB cache
* 80GB hard disk drive
* 13.3-inch screen
* Height: 1.08 inches (2.75 cm)
* Width: 12.78 inches (32.5 cm)
* Depth: 8.92 inches (22.7 cm)
* Weight: 5.1 pounds (2.31 kg)
* up to 6 hours of battery life
* More


  1. You know that you've made the right move. I made the move to the white plastic shine brigade about a year ago and I'm now baffled at why PCs are so clunky to use. That said, now that they're shipping PCs with kubuntu pre-installed, I may make another shift to an even geekier place!

  2. kubuntu? My dear friend google says it's an operating system but what is so special about it?

  3. and how much would it cost me?

  4. showoff! Actually I have a new one too. I love it. Shifted to mac a cuple of years ago.

    I was just about to cut you off my blogroll as well!

  5. I just bought a Fujitsu siemens Amelio notebook because i'm not an Apple fan. Maybe in the future, but now i'll stay with Windows...


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