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15 January 2008 @ 03:52 pm
MacBook Air  
Hmm, it seems for a mere $500 more and an extra week of waiting, I could have gotten one of these, instead of my regular 13" Macbook. Of course, to get the same size HD and an even close to comparable processor speed, I'd've had to spend an extra $1800. Seems like an awful lot to get something two pounds lighter and half an inch thinner.

Nope, I'm not sorry I went ahead with the MacBook at all. :) Maybe by the time I need a new one, the MacBook Air will be a better value for the $$$. And really, the MacBook is already so much smaller and lighter than my old notebook, it already feels like a light and thin model.

Speaking of which, I went ahead an bought a screen cleaning kit (chamois, solution), a BestSkinsEver (pictured, also known as an Invisible Shield, but BSE is half the price for the exact same product), and a travel lock, so when I'm riding on planes and trains, I can feel secure that my laptop will still be there when I have to go use those teeny tiny bathrooms.

*Note: Even though my MacBook is white, all the pics of IS seem to like show the shiny protective coverings on black MacBooks. These were a real pain to put on, let me tell you, but in the end, so worth it! I like this so much, I've ordered one for my iPod as well. These are a great way to protect your valuable electronics while preserving the original look.

I seem to be rather enamored with my shiny new laptop, and more determined to keep it in its pristine original condition than I was with my thinkpad. Maybe it's all that white. :D

Hmm, some people should be receiving bobbles any time. As soon as I know they have, I'll post pics.
-: Mysteriouspeartreealley on January 16th, 2008 12:07 am (UTC)
Yeah, I did a bit of drooling at the MacBook Air (and I'd pay the extra money for the features), but I got my MacBook in August, so it's way too soon to upgrade ;)

I'm the same way with my white MacBook. I'm more attentive to cleaning my hands before using it, etc.. I carried it in my backpack recently (which I don't usually do, and my ThinkPad for work is always in there), and when I pulled it out, it had some ink stains on it! I haven't been able to get them off. It's the beginning of the end :(
rhienellethrhienelleth on January 16th, 2008 12:10 am (UTC)
Oh, no!

Reasonably, I know there will eventually be signs of wear and tear. But it still hurts the first time, like the first scratch on a new car!
"Connoisseurs of Difficulty"kistha on January 16th, 2008 01:53 am (UTC)
I might need to get some of those skins for the iPods. I can't seem to find one for the old original ones! I need one new, and two old. *sigh*

The price is certainly right!
Trixie: BSG - Saving Your Asstrixalicious on February 2nd, 2008 07:41 am (UTC)
My lust for the MacBook Air is extreme. We're talking Sarkian levels here. *sigh*

My trusty Toshiba has been exhibiting signs of wear and tear lately, and in the Philippines I took to decorating it with some black cat stickers I had brought with me. (I took stickers to the villages for the kids and they loved it. They would just glomp all over you after you put a smiley face on their cheek.) My cat, Temeraire, is a gorgeous black kitty and I missed her massively while I was there. I'm normally really careful about things like defacing machinery, but my kitty stickers reminded me of home, and spruced up Smimmy quite a bit.

That said, the next lappy will totally be getting shiny protective covers.