Thursday, 17 January 2008
I'm a Mac man. Have been for many, many years. PCs have never, ever done it for me. I don't like the double click thing for starters, and they're just not as "user-friendly". In fact, I'm writing this on what is my fourth Apple laptop in a row (a black MacBook to be precise) and while it's not been without its problems (applications quitting for NO REASON!), I have never been tempted to stray to the dark (PC) side. I love my iPod too, and I desperately want an iPhone but am determined to wait for the next generation model to arrive (a rumoured 3G version) before buying one.
In theory, though, I should have been delighted by the announcement on Tuesday of the MacBook Air. The world's thinnest laptop. Cool. Only I'm not. Sure, it looks damn sexy and weighs less than my current machine, but is almost twice as expensive than the MacBook Pro I really want and not as good spec-wise. And I, for one, actually like having a DVD/CD drive on my laptop. You know, for playing those shiny discs. [I love the irony that the MacBook Air comes with installation discs that have to be installed via another computer.]
And so, for the first time ever, I believe, a Mac Expo has passed without me enviously eyeing the latest products, and proclaiming "I WANT ONE!"
Just thought you should know.
Saved me a whole bunch of money too...