When it comes to purchasing large ticket items I am more careful and conservative. Throwing away money is something I try to avoid. Even though I can be impulsive when it comes to shopping and buying, that characteristic of mine does not apply to expensive consumer products like computers.
For years I have heard that the Mac Apple computer is way superior to the every day PC running Windows. I used to wonder if it's simply a snobbish brag or if there was some truth to it....boasting or not. I am now hearing this "cheer" from both my husband and my graphic artist daughter who was the first one in our family to own a Mac. Along with their coaxing, the general public's support, and phrases such as, "With a Mac, you won't go back..." I am now seriously thinking about giving Mac a try. There must be something special about these almost "god-like" computers with all the hype I've heard for years. If they're not "god-like," they're certainly placed on tall, hard to reach, pedestals.
The question is, which one? I want something smaller than my 17" HP I am currently using. Or will that be a mistake? Of course why even ask that question since the cost of a 17 inch monitor is out of the question? I am leaning toward the 13 inch screen since it is lighter to carry around and of course, less expensive. Would a 15 inch screen be more satisfying...if I could afford it? If I purchase the Macbook Pro 13", should I go with the 2.3 version or the 2.7 version?
Basically I use my lap top for e-mailing, writing, internet surfing, and for my photographs. I currently have 20,000 pictures on my PC right now and continue to add every month. I would like to be able to have more freedom with the photographs when it comes to improving their quality.
I would appreciate your feedback and advice stemming from your own personal experiences.