Wednesday, April 14, 2010

The New MacBook Pro!

Thanks to and my brother giving me an early morning email yesterday to tell me that the new MacBooks were FINALLY updated, I decided to trek on over to to have me a look at the upgrades. I have had my eye on the 13" for quite some time, but was a little saddened that they didn't update that model with even an i3 chip.

I was thinking of upgrading to a 15" to get the i5 chip, but it was also $700 more and not as portable as the 13". I thought about it for a few hours and weighing the pros and cons of each, I decided to opt for the 13". I went with the basic update as it was $300-400 more for the upgraded 13" and I have been reading many complaints that it wasn't worth that difference. I'd rather pay less and upgrade a little earlier.

I am also building a stationary home studio computer, which will be Windows-based and chock-full of the proper goods I need for recording. I needed a laptop, as I had most of my keys remapped (from my last red wine incident) on my old computer; the Norwegian letter keys I never use became the "Enter" and "Shift" keys. It was bad news :)

The 13" was upgraded quite a bit, and although they didn't have the new i5 or i7 chips (or i3 for that matter), I am still quite satisfied with the price and the mobility. I can play "The Sims" with 10 hours of battery life (insane!).

And I got the MagicMouse and a cute Abbi case for my own indulgence. Although the wait was long, I am happy with the result. Should be coming in the mail any day now!


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