Tuesday, October 14, 2008

meet my new MacBook

No, I don't have it yet, but I did just order one of these babies: the best MacBook money can buy (before it becomes a MacBook Pro).

I prefer smaller laptops for their portability, and the Pro only comes in a larger size. On the inside, my MacBook will be almost as good as a Pro, and better in some ways than the least expensive Pro. I'm getting the biggest hard drive (320 GB) and the most RAM (4 GB) that I can for a MacBook. I am also getting AppleCare, because it has always been worth it in my experience and it gives me peace of mind. The total comes in at just over $1900 with the educational discount, and my fellowship is paying for $1700. Not bad at all! I plan for this computer to last me until the end of my Ph.D., and then it can be almost completely recycled because of the major improvements Apple made in the redesign of the MacBook/Pro.

I'm preparing myself not to receive it until Monday. Oh my gosh I can hardly wait!

(As an aside, I woke up this morning to check for the new MacBooks and our internet wasn't working. It turns out that our service was shut off because the bill was 55 days past due!!! We were enrolled in autopay, but apparently that didn't transfer when we moved and I didn't notice that we weren't paying (even though I keep track of all of our expenses). Ack! We don't usually do things like that! So I had to pay about $10 in extra late fees and reactivation plus the balance in full to get us back online. After all that they didn't even have the new laptops in the online Apple Store until this afternoon.)

2 comments:

Fia said...

Oh, I envy you so much! I will get myself one of these babies, too, but I'll wait until x-mas. And, I'll sell my nearly brand-new MacBook Pro and hope I'll get a good price for it. Why do I always buy new Macs shortly because they make new ones? Argh. Was the same with my old Powerbook, which I adored for its size (12"). That is, BTW the real reason I'll get one of the new MacBooks, size and weight...

Let us know when you got it :-)

Transient Theorist said...

GORGEOUS.

I'm replacing "Ellie" (my computer) in less than a year when I embark on my grad school adventure (with some luck), and I'm 95% sure I'll be going the Mac route...