Will and I need a new computer. Ideally we’d each get one, but realistically we’ll be getting one to share. We intend to do this as soon as we get our federal tax refund, which will happen as soon as I get my act together and finish filing.
We will be getting another Mac–and don’t try to talk me out of it–but I am not sure which one we should get.
- MacBook–the most basic, portable version. With the larger hard drive and assorted other options, about $1750 (including AppleCare).
- MacBook Pro–the fancier portable version. About $1850 for comparable options.
- iMac–not portable, but costs only (hahahaha “only”) $1600 and has a fucking TERRABITE hard drive. But… not portable.
I do feel compelled to mention that all of those prices include having MS Office come installed, and a variety of other options that will make our lives much easier and would cost hundreds of dollars each to buy separately.
We will still have my iBook, assuming it does not die of over-stuffing between now and the new computer’s arrival. Its battery is dead for the second time, though, so we’d have to invest in another one to make it portable again, plus it needs a new keyboard–and even with those upgrades I don’t know how long it will last. Also, we don’t currently have a real desk area, though we could make it a priority to set one up. (That kind of stuff is up in the air as we try to get together the money to move. If both of our computers weren’t so close to death, we’d move first and buy a computer later.)
I can’t decide what to buuuuuuy. The scales seem tipped in favor of the iMac but a notebook would be so much more convenient.
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