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06 October 2009 @ 07:54 pm
Well, I have to say, the 13" aluminum unibody Macbook Pro?  Pretty much the perfect laptop.  Small, light, yet with a super responsive, comfy  keyboard, a clear, glossy screen, and a lightweight but durable metal frame carved from a single piece of aluminum.  It's a joy to write on.  My Macbook keys were always a little....clicky and not smooth.  These keys are smooth, and as stated, comfy. 

Of course, I spent a lot of time admiring the keyboard.  It's the most important part, really.  (The backlight is awesome!)  If I'm going to write on it, it has to be comfortable.

Also, my battery life right now?  Says 7 hours, 6 minutes.  Seven freaking hours.  That's pretty awesome, too.  Of course, I'm sure battery life is dictated by a lot of things, including that cool backlit keyboard feature.  (I'm sure there's a way to dim that some.)

Oh, there is!  The F5 and F6 keys.  In case you were wondering.

So, with the trade in of the old Macbook (it actually made me sad, saying good-bye) and the educator discount of another $100 off, the price of the new Macbook Pro was very reasonable.  The same price we might have spent on a reasonable Dell or HP.  Not bad.

The very best thing about the new Macbook?  It's so pretty and clean!  And I think the aluminum case will hold up much better than the white poly-whatever did. 

Loading all of my programs and files again was painless - twenty minutes with Time Machine, and I have my desktop back like it was never gone!  Although iTunes did something a little weird, but that was iTunes.  Everything else - even Office - reappeared as if by magic! 

Oh - and I love the button-less trackpad.  No grooves to collect dirt and grime, smooth as glass (because it is!) and with some pretty cool swipe features I barely know how to use yet.

So far, there are no cons, only pros.  I see myself using this beauty for a nice long time. :D

Current Mood: enthralledenthralled
Fatemafatema on October 7th, 2009 06:08 am (UTC)
I'm so in love with my MacBook Pro, too. It's so new and shiny and oh, everything you said and more. Definitely. LOVE!
Patron Saint of Pessimismwoodrunner on October 7th, 2009 09:19 am (UTC)

Although my Mac is barely 2 years old...

-peartreealley on October 7th, 2009 11:24 am (UTC)
Congratulations on the new computer! :D
soundingseasoundingsea on October 7th, 2009 02:34 pm (UTC)
Yummy. New Macs are love. :)
Dragonsinger: Anna - Original Storydragonsinger on October 7th, 2009 04:46 pm (UTC)
Yay for new computer!

You know, ever since I went Mac, I haven't wanted to go back. (Rhyme unintentional)
Nuquiet_rebel on October 7th, 2009 06:31 pm (UTC)