I wanted one, but I didn’t really have the money, so I upgraded my old laptop’s hard drive. Then on Wednesday this week, just after being admired for it’s size or lackof, the 12″ PowerBook up and died. I took it to Simply Computing and sure enough it needed a new logic board.
I’d rather spend $1299 on a new computer than $800 upgrading one that is an evolutionary dead end. $1299 is not the final price though. I bought three years of AppleCare, which didn’t register correctly. I also got an external harddrive enclosure so I could get the info off and continue to use the 2.5″ 240Gb drive.
All went well, though I fell asleep listening to Lucinda Williams and waiting for things to install/upgrade. I also needed to install Rosetta from the DVD to use my older Mac software such as Microsoft Word which is the 2003 version I think.
Anyway it is certainly bright and shiny. The backlit keyboard is pretty nice. I wonder how long before the sweat in my hands eats into the aluminum again? It has a higher resolution and a bigger screen, also I think it has a wider ratio. I never really got to shop much, it was either this or the cheaper MacBook. Not having a laptop and using a PC at work weren’t valid options.
I have FireWire 800 now but I need an adapter as I don’t think I have any devices that use it. A lot of my accessories such as extra power adapters won’t work, but the extension cord does. I’m still curious about video out. I had all the adapters for the old laptop, but this one I think I have to buy all new adapters…
Anyway the Internet wasn’t working for a spell, but I got that sorted.
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