I’ve finally done it.
After years of owning cheaper, lower quality laptops I’ve decided to go for quality with my next laptop by getting a MacBook Pro.
I’m now the proud owner of a MacBook Pro with 15″ Retina screen, 2.5GHz quad-core Intel i7 CPU, 16GB 1600MHz RAM, 512GB PCIe based flash storage and NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M with 2GB DDR5 memory. And I’m loving it so far. The two things that I’m most impressed about so far are the instant on/off capability, and also the vastly superior battery life.
My old HP Pavillion dv7-3112sa 17.3″ monster running Windows 7 Home Premium has served me well over the last 5 years but no more will I have to heave it out of my bag while doing the long distance commute by train and sink back into my seat in embarrassment as the spotty kid opposite me pulls out a shiny MacBook. Ha!
It’s going to take me a while to get my new OS X based software development environment and workflow set up but I’m sure it will be worth it.