Wednesday, November 22, 2006


OK, so I was up late last night "lusting" over this.

It's the new Macbook Pro. Breathe in. Breathe out. (Mac people understand.)

I can't decide if I should just go for it. I went into this looking for a Powerbook G4 on ebay. I figure I can still get one about a year or so old with the original warranty still entact. I need a solid (mac) laptop for grad school. I'd preferably like to get one before the end of this year. So, I figure that a semi-used Powerbook would be an excellent buy. Sounds like a plan, right?

But then I spotted this laptop. It's much faster than the Powerbook. It's got an Intel chip and Rosetta to run the Mac stuff like usual. There is no noticeable difference between the Macbook Pro and the PowerPC macs, except they're faster and of course, newer.

Now, usually I'd spring for used if it's such a an expensive buy. I've bought most of my guitars that way. If they're in good condition, you save a ton of money. "New" doesn't really mean anything.

But computers are different. I don't want to get someone's porn or anything.... goo! So, I think I just might buy the new one and be able to use it longer and it'll be... at least clean. Yeah, I think that I'll spring for the new Macbook Pro from Apple.

Are my reasons good? Or am I just enabling my "lust"? if only it wouln't make me $2,000 poorer.

1 comment:

tunz said...

My G-4 is used, I got it from a guy who just used it to run protools in his studio. The Pro is definately a good machine, if you need to run several applications at the same time, but maybe overkill for grad school. We discuss this pretty thoroughly over on B-Wacks forum on the David Crowder band website. Have you seen David's new Mac? Don't go for the orange...
It would allow you to do some pretty cool things musically, though.