Geek glow

MacBook Air

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…”


About Fletcher DeLancey

Socialist heathen and Mac-using author of the Chronicles of Alsea, who enjoys pondering science, politics, well-honed satire (though sarcastic humor can work, too) and all things geeky.
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8 Responses to Geek glow

  1. Oooooo! Pretty shiny things! Have fun! 🙂

  2. Bouncing up and down?!

    Oh, I can see the picture now. 😉

  3. Sandie says:

    Just got back to signing up for your blog again. I remember the days of yore in Oregon when you were a PC person. Now I’m picturing a flamingo! The Mac Air sounds perfect for you. I considered one but opted for an iPad 2. I have WiFi and it’s installed in most public areas. I mainly use it for web surfing, research, photos and travel. I’m in a steep learning curve again—taking classes on iPad, Lion, iPhoto and using iCloud.”Mr. Postman” arrives frequently here.

  4. xenatuba says:

    How fun!! Cain’t hardly wait, I am sure.

  5. Archivistwolf says:

    Gods, I envy you… (My first computer was a Tandy…I even wrote my first novel on it. No teasing about how old I am, please. I’ve managed to upgrade over the years, but never up to a Mac. Dammit, I want one.)

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