Ordered yesterday: the 13-inch MacBook Air with a 256 GB SSD and 8 GB of RAM. I am now bouncing up and down waiting for it to arrive, so that I can have a full geek day of setting up the new and cleaning out the old.
I really wanted that sleek new MacBook Pro with Retina Display, but getting it proved to be too difficult. Expensive, too, but the difficulty factor was what knocked it out of contention. It gave me time to think about what I use my computer for, and how much processing power I really need. Turns out I don’t actually need enough power to run three giant external monitors simultaneously, or make a feature-length film in Final Cut Pro. I just need enough to run Aperture without dragging the processor into the ground.
It also turns out that this year’s top MacBook Air is so fast and powerful that it’s beating last year’s MacBook Pro in speed benchmarks — and my current MacBook Pro is four years old. I think I’ll be happy.
And now I’ve got a song stuck in my head: “Stop! Oh, yeah, wait a minute Mr. Postman…”