Yesterday I purchased a brand new Apple Macbook (Black) from the Apple Store in Salem, NH.
I know a collective “WHAT?” just came from those who know me, especially since I just bought an iMac 6 months ago.
The main reason is I really missed having a laptop. Being able to bring your computer wherever you need to, if you are traveling to see family or even for work is a huge plus. Plus I like sometimes using the laptop from my deck or in other locations of my house. An iMac prevented me from doing that.
Another huge plus is the ability to dual-boot Windows with Boot Camp. I installed Windows XP last night and as far as I can tell, everything is working just like a normal Windows computer…except on the best Windows computer out there, a Macbook I plan on trying out Parallels as well.
I plan on writing a full review of the Macbook soon. So far though, I have had no hardware issues with it. No whine, the heat seems to be at an acceptable level so far, and the computer absolutely screams even with just 512 MB of memory. I just ordered two 2 GB sticks of RAM, so I will have this maxed out in about a week.
This is 6 months after I bought my first Mac and switched to Macs for home use. The iMac I had purchased then will be sold, probably on eBay. If anyone is interested in buying it from me (1.9 GHz G5, 1.5 GB of RAM, 160 GB HD, iLife ’06 DVD, AppleCare 3-year warranty, etc.), please drop me a line at chris at chrisgonyea.com. Serious offers only. The computer as been absolutely stellar for me and has never had an issue hardware wise. I would keep it, but I can only afford having one computer and the Macbook is the winner on that front.