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Going in a New Direction? My First Mac?

Published September 10, 2010 - 3 Comments

Macbook Pro

I’ve been giving some serious consideration into purchasing a new laptop.  My Dell Inspiron actually works well enough, and I have nothing against it… but I feel like it’s more of a toy, and less of a workhorse.  I can play around on the net, download crap, break it, and reinstall Windows back to it without much thought.  It’s great for a time-waster… but what I want is a serious multimedia beast, so I can work on some serious projects.  Yes… what I’m saying is this…

I think it’s time to look at getting my first Mac.

There’s no doubt about it.  I’ve been extremely happy with every Apple product that I’ve bought.  (Except that I’m a little bewildered where my ringtones disappeared to after I upgraded my iPhone OS, and iTunes 10) They’re beautiful, and the user experience is generally far superior to the competition’s efforts. Granted, they’re also pricey… the Macbook Pro starts at $1250. I think that my Inspiron was around $600, and for the price of it, you couldn’t ask for better performance. I can buy one hell of a Windows laptop for $1250. But I don’t want another Windows laptop. I’m tired of Windows. I know Windows too well, and maybe that’s part of the problem for me. I’m looking for a new direction, and I’m growing a little tired of the technical side of things. I’m more interested in content creation at this point, and that includes audio and video.. two things that the Mac is supposed to excel at.

There’s no rush. I’ve been stashing a little money away every pay in the “iPad” account… but I don’t really think that I need an iPad at the moment. I’d much rather put that money toward an iMac or Macbook Pro.

Apple… One taste of the forbidden fruit and I want more… Isn’t that always the way?