MacBook Air: 2 Weeks In. (And, Will I Be an Apple Snob Again?)

An innocent thread about trading in my PC laptop for an Apple product caused quite a ruckus on my personal Facebook page earlier in July.  Man, people have quite the opinions when it comes to what computer is best!

I was once a Mac girl.  The first computer my family had growing up was a Mac. It was big, clunky and yellow and needed a hard disk to boot up.

Freshman year of college, I got my own personal computer – a Mac Classic II. It was almost as big as our family computer, and it was the computer that introduced the concept of email to me. I was 18.  I loved my Mac.

I remember being personally offended – truly – when I got my first job out of college and they handed me a Windows-based laptop on my first day.  What was this nonsense?  I was supposed to conduct my work on this challenged piece of machinery?  I definitely had some sort of Elitist Apple-owner nonsense going on back then.

Slowly over time, I became a PC girl simply because of work.  Years of being on a PC and it became familiar and my norm.  And every 2-3 years, I replaced my laptop like most laptop owners I know do.

But I got tired of the issues and decided, after almost 18 years, to switch back to a Macintosh for my laptop.  To see if going back to a Mac would make a difference.  I settled on the MacBook Air.  (See my older related posts: Learning Curve with my MacBook Air {2 days after I got it} and for something really old, How I Did Not Marry the Man Who Set Up My Email in College)

As I said in my first post, there’s definitely been a little bit of a learning curve with getting adjusted to no right click or no scroll bar.  But the Mac is totally customizable so I added in scroll bars in the settings and gave myself the right click function on my touchpad but adding one in.

I will say this – the more I use it and get used to it, the more I love it.  It boots up before I can pour myself a cup of coffee, or even walk to the coffee pot.  It shuts down in an instant.  Stuff is super fast and everything is just so customizable!  And I took it on a recent trip to New York City with me where I tucked it away in my tiny backpack, walked the entire city of Manhattan and wasn’t bothered by it at all. (Because it weighs all of a whopping 4 pounds.)

So two weeks in, was it worth the money?  (Because it costs 3x what a PC-counterpart would cost).  So far, hell yes.  Stay tuned and I will let you know if I still feel that way in a few months time.

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