Help me buy a MacBook Pro
The post below was written a day or two ago and at the same time I inquired with the tech department for a company for which I do some work about Mac compatibility with the company’s VPN. I was told, in no uncertain terms, to NOT buy a Mac. So, that leaves me with a problem. I can either go ahead and buy a Mac anyway (and probably not be able to use it for work), or I can just buy another damned PC.
While on Friday I was certain I was going to do the former, I’m probably going to do the latter now.
Which is sad.
I’m not going to spend a lot of time here going on and on about how I came to this decision. I’ve been a PC guy for years and years. Five and half years ago, I bought my first Dell Inspiron.Two years later, I bought another one. That one has since become a part of me. I baby the thing. I keep it better-maintained than anything else I own, including myself. I begged it, “Just make it to February 2010 and then you can rest.”
My reasoning was this. If I can push a computer a year or so past its point of implied obsolescence, I’ve saved myself enough money to buy a computer that will last me a while. Now, as much as I love this mountain of a machine, I think it’s time. I don’t think it will survive another World Series of Poker in Vegas. So, now, the MacBook Pro.
The new line is out and I’m 90% to buy one within the next four or five days. I just have no idea what I’m doing. I can rig up a PC exactly how I need it. I don’t know what to do with a Mac. So, your mission is this: help me decide what to buy.
What you need to know:
That’s how far I got before I got the return email about the VPN.