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PC < Mac

Last night at 1:30 am I ordered a 17'' PowerBook G4. I ponied up an extra $35 for overnight shipping. My soul broke when I paid for it. It cost more than my car. More than 4 months rent. 8 months, actually, since I only pay half. Bottom line: this is one fucking expensive piece of machinery.

It arrived this morning at 11 am. Talk about overnight shipping! Macconnection.com and DHL have earned a place in my heart. I'm an instant gratification type of girl, so ordering a laptop, going to sleep, and waking up to the sound of it being delivered was a beautiful thing.

Another beautiful thing is the computer itself. Macs are sexy. That's just how it is. I've never owned one, but we use them exclusively at school. They're pretty much the gold standard when it comes to graphics, animation, and art of any kind - which is why I had to get one. Yes, had to get one. At the beginning of next semester all junior illustration majors will be required to have an Apple laptop. So it was a matter of when, not if. I applied for a few credit cards and got declined on all counts (lack of income, I assume), so I decided to just bite the bullet and pay for the whole thing up front. It cut my bank balance in half, but it was better to do it now than wait until half was all I had, you know? At least now I know what I have to work with and can budget accordingly.

Anyway. It's a very hot little piece of electronic ass. I got the 17'' for 2 reasons. One, Apple has very recently (as in last Wednesday) decided to stop selling the 15'' PowerBooks, and the few that I managed to find online were equal if not higher in price than the 17''. Two, I'm getting rid of my PC and using the PowerBook as my only computer. So it made sense to get the larger one on all counts.

I'm not too familiar with the inner workings of Macs, so I'm a little confused, I'm not going to lie. The Boy is a computer genius, so when he gets home from work tonight I'm sure he'll be able to help me figure some things out. Until then I'm just exploring, and also revelling in how unbelievably hot this computer is. I want to pet it and call it my precious. My own. My preciousssss.

Yeah. I'm a dork. I won't apologize. If you don't hear from me for a while it's because me and my hot ass PowerBook ran away to Cuernavaca to sip umbrella drinks and talk nerdy to each other. 100 011 1001. Oh baby.

Congrats! Someday I hope to own a high-powered piece of machinery and know how to use it. I've never actually owned a computer, I just mooch.

Haha. I used to (or uhm still do) have a minor panic attack (think: hyperventalating) whenever I make a large purchase. Oh, spending money . . . Enjoy the mac!

shananigans - Thanks! It's pretty exciting, but at this point I'm still a little afraid of it. As much as I love technology, it also confuses the hell out of me.

sarachan - Yeah, I hate spending large lump sums of money. Especially when all you get for you large lump sum is a very small piece of plastic and metal. It is pretty sweet, though. :)

This is the funniest thing! I hope you and your hotass powerbook have fun together! What type of graphics or art do you do?

I do all manner of things - I'm an Illustration major, so I've tried my hand at most mediums for school. As far as digital stuff goes, mostly I use Illustrator and Photoshop for vector art and/or painting, and I've done a little animation for school. Basically I'll use anything you put in my hands. :)

My baby and I (15" 1.25GHz PowerBook with 2GBs of RAM) are very happy for you. I finally caved and bought a laptop a year ago, and I haven't regretted it for an instant.

That's a loverly machine you have there!

Thanks! I'm pretty fond of it already. :) I'm jealous of your massive RAM, though. Damn.

I knew I was an official nerd when I found the phrase "2 gigs of RAM" sexy.

You should totally max yours out if you get a chance. I run Photoshop/Illustrator/InDesign CS simultaneously all the time. It owns.

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