When I was studying in 2008 I bought my first MacBook. I never used it as much as wanted or should have. I’ve tried to do my study work on it, but was a little frustrated that everything worked different to Windows. Back then I didn’t feel like I had the time to spend learning how to use the MacBook Properly.
Since then I have not used the MacBook much. But when we went to Fernie I decided to take it along and started spending more time on it. The more I used it, the more I liked it. The only challenge was that it was now pretty old and slow. So when I got into Starter League, I decided it was time for a new one. With the prices in SA and the falling rand, I could not wait to get to Chicago to buy one.
So the day I landed in Chicago I made my way to the Apple Store on Michigan Ave in down town Chicago. After some discussion with the sales rep, I decided to get the MacBook Pro 15’ Retina display with a 2.7 GHz processor and 16 GB memory as well as NVIDIA GeForce graphics card with 1GB on board memory.
This retina display is really amazing, it is crystal clear and at this resolution watching HD videos are really cool. I also love the mouse pad without buttons, actually works much better. Apple has also done a great job with all the added functionality through gestures on the mouse pad.
The battery life is also impressive. Between Dropbox and iCloud my docs and personal info was synced in no time, and it felt like I have been using this MacBook for ages. I am really looking forward to spending many happy hours on my new MacBook Pro learning to code! It is going to be awesome!
I also got a snazzy hard shell cover to protect the Macbook. I looks really cool!