I finally made the switch to a MacBook Pro from a Sony Viao laptop. Now, I did love my Viao. It served me well through my last year as an undergraduate and through my entire MA program. I wrote my thesis on it, so I have mixed feelings about the machine that caused me so much joy and so much dread. Nevertheless, I decided it was time to get a new laptop.
Without a doubt, UMN is a Mac college. Everywhere around campus, students carry their MacBooks in messenger bags, backpacks, and underarm. I spent a lot of time looking at different laptops, evaluating them, and seeing if they would work with what I use laptops for. I use my laptop for everything. I use it for personal, academic, and business work, so I needed something that would hold up.
I started messing with a MacBook Pro, and I fell in love with it. Everything about it just clicks. It’s durable, weight appropriate, solid, and operates beautifully. It just works. The OS is perfectly designed, and it operates better than any Windows PC I ever owned or built.
I’ll never go back to a Windows based computer. I intend on getting an iMac sometime in the future to begin working on more HTML and Adobe stuff, but, for now, my MacBook Pro is fantastic and does everything I want it to do with power and room to spare.
I’ve never been instantly content with a piece of technology until I got my MacBook Pro. It’s amazing. I’ll never go back to a PC because it just works without any problems, it starts up almost instantly without any wait, and the Mac App Store has some of the best and most innovative programs for work. I’m using TaskCard right now, and it’s keeping my daily objectives in order (one of which was writing this blog post!).
I’ll post soon about using a MacBook Pro for academic and personal uses.