the plunge


I don't think I'm an awful mac fanboy, but I am really excited about the macbook that I just ordered. It's my first ever apple thing that I've bought with my own money.

I've been on xp for a month now and I really miss some os x stuff. Especially exposé. And to think, when I first encountered that feature I thought it was so much fluff; just a gimmick for the punters. Even though I have a fantastic set up at work (thanks work!) with two 20 inch widescreen monitors, I still find myself hunting for windows. Oh, why can't I just push a button and see all of them?

So the other day, when I was chatting with some coworkers one of them mentioned you can put 4GB of ram in a plain (13") macbook these days. This was the last little bit that pushed me over the edge. I looked around and you can get 2 2GB cards for about the price that apple will sell you a 1 GB card (or about 1/3 of the $500 they want for 4GB).

People have already been criticizing leopard features. The new dock, for instance, is even worse than the old one. But you can get rid of the stupid pseudo 3d with ease, and Quicksilver is around, so who cares about the dock anyway. I'm really looking forward to spaces (virtual desktops, woo hoo!). And by the time it gets here, all the other 3rd party stuff I rely on will be leoparded.

So now I just have to wait for the shipping notice...

7 comments:

r4kk4 said...

i'm waiting on the shipping notice too!

i'm so glad that you finally got yourself a shiny new laptop!

Groc said...

who are you and what have you done with the real Leff?

leff said...

you may well ask. But really, I just wanted more things to curse at. The two OSs I use regularly aren't enough.

wastedpapiers said...

ARchie would be very impressed being a "gadget boy" and drooling over the new Macbook Pro's in the Apple shop in manchester recently. He's saving up for a laptop for xmas ( we pay the other half ).

leff said...

The pro's are nice. I had one with my last job. But they are big and bulky. Hard to carry around.

wastedpapiers said...

That's what I think too but Archie seems to think that biggest is better. He's only young and has a lot to learn. Teenagers eh?

leff said...

That's a point. When I was a teen I would carry a veritable library around with me all the time. So what's a 10 pound laptop?