I have been a PC guy with Microsoft windows OS all these days until a couple of months back. Now I have started loving Mac more than anything! Not that I hate windows, but just that I am enjoying to work more with Mac. Thankfully, I don’t see any more ‘Blue screens of Death‘. I shifted to Ubuntu long back on my home computer but still I was running with Windows on office notebook, HP’s NC6400. I never liked HP notebooks after my initial liking towards Dell Latitude D610, which still rocks. But the HP notebook I was using at work died in less than 2 years, it was not even booting. At the same time my number was on top of the queue to get a mac. When I went to IT desk, an all new Macbook Pro was waiting for me!
Specs as below:
2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 2 GB DDR3 SDRAM, 232 GB Serial ATA, 15.4-inch LED-backlit display 1440×900, NVIDIA GeForce 9400M and 9600M GT 256 MB, DVD/CD SuperDrive, Mac OS X 10.5.x
Here is the list of things that I like the most on this macbook. First comes the performance and looks, so far I haven’t seen any application crashing with errors. It was a bit tough to get used to in the beginning with a touchpad having no buttons. But not any more! it is so easy to use even my 4 year old nephew knows how to operate use some of the applications! That is the level of usability I am enjoying on this macbook :) This mac is the thinnest compared to others note books I have used so far. The single piece aluminum case looks stunning and the black keyboard gives feather touch feel. Some of my colleagues didn’t like the keyboard, but I am okay with that. Only thing that bothers me is the highly gloss screen that results in lot of glaring effect at times. On full charge, the battery lasts for 5 hours!
Migration of mails from Outlook to Entourage has been easy. I still have MS office for Mac :). Macros in Excel doesn’t load properly on mac. Apart from that I have no complaints about mac. Today, I had to work on a colleagues windows box (sadly on HP nc6400) for a while and I was not comfortable using the touchpad on that… that is the kind of addiction now with macbook. I am certainly enjoying the better than windows usability features and power of linux, both on one machine ‘The Mac’. A new ‘mac guy’ has born in me for sure! What about you? still on windows or already thinking of changing to mac?