Thursday, May 20, 2010

Hello, MacBook.

There comes a time in every computer's life when you have to say goodbye. Such is the case with my Dell laptop, which, poor thing, had three different viruses over the course of 6 months. To it's credit, it has served me dutifully for the past 5 years. The third time my laptop was infected, I was almost sure that my files (including tons of music and current documents relating to Cupoladua Oven) would perish. Fortunately, my boyfriend, Phill, saved the day, by using Ubuntu to salvage my files. Whew!

In any case, I had been shopping around for a new laptop and looked at several different options- another Dell, HP or an Apple MacBook. In the past, I've hesitated to consider the MacBook because it's significantly more expensive up front, but after I figured out that the average battery life for a Dell or HP is around 1-2 years, I had to factor in the additional couple hundred dollars of buying a new battery down the line. In the end, it was the fact that Apple computers are notoriously more virus-resistant and that the battery would last significantly longer than the other brands before I would have to purchase a new one that made me decide to crossover. And I won't lie- as someone who appreciates good style, the MacBook is incredibly sleek. I ordered my MacBook online earlier this month and it arrived last week. Consider me a convert!

Hilarious Mac vs. PC ad:


Ali said...

Macs are pretty fun! Enjoy your new laptop!

V Marijono said...

Welcome to the club Steph... We switched over to Mac last year after our PC got slammed by many viruses/trojans. Obviously the iMacs works better with our iTunes, iPhones, iPod, iPad and AirPort Extreme too. Gotta love it!

Stephanie from Cupoladua Oven said...

Thanks Vendy- I just found out that if I had purchased my MacBook on or after May 25th, I could have received a free iPod touch, too. I bought my computer in mid-May, so I just missed the cut off for the offer. Bummer!