I am rarely excited by electronics, but this? This? This laptop? This awesomeness? This 13-inch LED backlit widescreen notebook? Another story entirely. I never ever thought I would be a Mac lover. I’ve always used a PC and thought Mac people were a little stuck on themselves and their little white computers. Even their commercials were condescending. You know, the arrogant emo guy dressed in black making fun of the PC geek in glasses and a suit–a little much. Maybe it was the attitude or the price, but I was pretty anti-Mac. Why pay more for the same thing, I thought. But oh, they are not the same.
We knew it was time for a new computer when our old IBM laptop had to be rebooted for the umpteenth time and we could not even plug in our digital camera without Windows shutting down. Being an iphone owner, my husband had Mac on the brain. “A Mac? Really? What? They are so expensive!” was my reaction. Turns out, they are not all $2,000. Good thing. Still, they cost more than I wanted to spend on a laptop and wasn’t convinced that they really lived up to all the hype. They do.
We’ve owned our Macbook Pro for one day and I am already a HUGE fan. I am completely surprised, to be honest. Darrell was super excited to get one, but I was on the fence. Even at the Apple store, when the sales woman showed me some cool features, etc., I could have walked away and barely (I say barely) blinked an eye. But once I got over the price (it will be our Christmas gift, Birthday gift, tax return gift… ;)) and we got home and booted that baby up, I fell in love. And now, there is no going back.
You want to know one of the things that really sold me on it? Click on the video below. It took me about 5 minutes to create. I know they get the “mac” from Macintosh, but I think it should come from “MacDaddy.”