I have a new baby.
Born 2.38 pounds, 11.8 inches long.
MacBook Air 11″ is love.
I moved to a Mac in 2004 when I left corporate, influenced by my husband (then boyfriend) who was using a Mac for years. I’ve been fortunate that my business has been able to afford my Mac love:
2004: 12″ Powerbook; Replaced logic board and LCD screen in 2007; Sold in 2007
2007: MacBook Air 1st Generation; Replace hinge and LCD in 2009; Used by my daughter until now
2010: MacBook Pro; Injured in an unfortunate accident in 2011; Awaiting replacement of keyboard
2012: MacBook Air 11″; Probably 10x faster, with 5x bigger hard drive space and bought at 50% of the cost of my first Powerbook 7 years ago
In our small ad agency business, we mandated everyone to use Macs (except for 1 PC for Admin which we need to do the BIR forms – why can’t BIR have their software for Mac too??). We’ve had no need for IT support staff.
In these last 7 years, I have had no virus issues. I’ve done technical support by myself: troubleshooting and installing peripherals and software. Resale of my Powerbook was at 30% of the original cost even after 3 years of use. Most importantly, all the replacements mentioned above were done by Apple free of charge thanks to Apple Care, (except for my recent accident, which really was my fault). I actually think I have higher static than other people which causes these logic board issues because my husband has never had logic board issues for his Macs. So Apple Care is an absolute must for me.
If you’re in the market for a computer, (I don’t want the comments section to be a Mac vs. PC fight so don’t even put in your pro-PC comments because obviously, I’m not a fan hahaha), there really is no recommendation I can give you except to buy a Mac. Happy Mac New Year to me