21st August 2010
It was an envy I presumed I'd never get over as, being particularly frugal, when would I ever get around to spending £1,500 on a Mac rather than grab a dependable Thinkpad from IBM/Lenovo for ~£500?
Recently though, with the prospect of getting more involved in iPhone app development, I realised I could justify buying an Apple laptop and not feel too bad about it. After some research, I decided a high-spec Macbook would fit my needs and it arrived a week ago.
My first impression was how easy the switch over was. Installing software was simple, and configuring the laptop to work as I expected only took a couple of Google searches. The learning curve is pretty shallow.
The most amazing part of my Mac experience though is the perfect silence when it is in use.
I have always required a quiet working area and have spent many weekends taking my various PC's apart; replacing fans, installing new power supplies and cleaning the grills.
In the past I've spent endless hours searching for Silent PCs and laptops. Why didn't I ever notice that Apple have been building them for years?