After contemplating for years…yes, it has been years before I finally decided to join Mac World. I could have done that 4 years ago when I was choosing to buy a new laptop but the change-resistant me wanted to stay on familiar grounds and decided to stick with the usual stuff.
I’ve heard ‘Wows’ from friends who converted to using Mac and assured me that the longest time I need to adjust to the new OS is a mere few days. They raved about it; I was slightly moved but since I’m not too much of a risk taker in certain areas, I stay loyal to Windows.
Since the crash of the last laptop, I had been using the netbook as the backup. Perhaps, it’s time to consider a Mac? There’s discount for students which Ken could use and why not just go down to the store to check it out?
Between Macbook Air and Pro, I would go for the Pro. The hubs helped me find some reviews and comparison between the two and I thought that has been a very helpful exercise. The staff at the country’s biggest Apple store (@ Bolyston) were friendly and helpful (btw, it was definitely the real deal, not like the ones in China). We spent quite some time with Neila as she explained the specs and the workings of Pro before the hubs and I adjourned to Starbucks a few buildings away and what a shock I had. I mean, it’s not really a shock but more of a queer sight – almost every customer in the fully-packed coffee joint was facing a laptop. I should have taken a photo!
We conferred for a while before heading back to the Apple store to make our purchase. I’m excited yet apprehensive at the same time. Apple provides after sales service in the area of training customers to use the product and I thought this is rather cool. Most of the time, we under-utilise technology and having these ‘experts’ to guide us would be real helpful.
Currently, I feel that I’m starting a new life now with my newly-acquired toy. I’m gonna sort out my life in terms of my photos and songs (hehe) and I will step out of my comfort zone to learn.
I’m got nothing to lose and it won’t be tough, will it?