|The Apple Store|
As to not make the trip a total loss, I asked Will what I could do to add a little pep to my computer, an Powerbook G4. It had been a little sluggish lately, and I see that darn rainbow pin wheel way too often. I took my computer out of my bag and Will gasped. “That is my favorite computer Apple ever made,” he said with as much enthusiasm as a five-year-old on Christmas morning. “This is vintage apple. Does it still work?” His question hurt my feelings a little bit. Of course it still works, I use this computer every day! It’s not that old. Then I found out that in fact it is that old.
|My beloved “vintage” computer|
My Genius patiently told me that they no longer service machines like mine. He said my mac would not support any modern-day programs. This news was very disappointing. Yes, I have owned it for a few years (five, as far as I can remember), but I had written a lot of good stuff on this little guy. Not only was this blog created on it, all of the pieces I have had published since graduating from J School had been written with these keys. Will told me that an upgrade was my only option. He sent me downstairs to speak with another Apple genius about what new computer would be the best fit for my needs.
Downstairs I met “Foley,” who also drooled over my “vintage mac.” He said he loved these “in middle school,” which simply cannot be the case. It is not that old and neither am I. After he pulled himself together, he showed me two options: The 13 inch MacBook Air and the 13 inch MacBook Pro. From what Foley explained, the big difference seems to be that one has a hard drive, the other does not. One is light, the other is heavy (if you can call 4.5 lbs. “heavy”), but I really don’t know enough (remember, I am not a genius) to decide. Both will enable me to write these posts quicker and easier than right now, but which one is best for me?
Please help me choose my next computer by leaving a vote (aka comment) below. I mean it, I really do need help!
The pictures that accompany this post were taken by myself and the talented photographers that Apple hires for product shoots.