"Bliss, delight and peace (notebook nirvana)"5.0 starson by Elliott Minor
Pros: Boots almost instantly, great back-lit keyboard, ample storage with 256 GB solid state drive, OS X Lion, the most clarity I've ever seen on a laptop screen. The one laptop you'd like to take into the hereafter. Do yourself a favor, take a bite of this App
Cons: This is such a perfectly designed laptop, I feel guilty every time I pull off the little plastic protector on the magnetic power connector. I'm afraid I'll loose it, but I always seem to find it.
On a more serious note, the Safari browser seemed to crash
Summary: My granddaughter likes her new 13-inch MacBook Pro and one of my national guard buddies has been raving about Macs for years. I'm comfortable with Windows and Linux, but wondered if I was ambitious enough at 69-years-old to tackle OS X.Some of my sentences were cut off in the original.
I'm glad I did. It's a very user friendly operating system. Early on, it was easy to find answers online - the type of file system, how to reformat an external hard drive to the Mac HFS+ file system, the availability of Tuxera NTFS software that allows me to access movies and TV shows stored on drives with the Windows NTFS file system, how to use Time Machine for backups.
My biggest question is, "Why didn't I do it sooner." Everything about my Air - and I'm sure this also applies to the Macbook Pro - tells me I've moved to a higher realm of computing - paradise..
Updated on Aug 14, 2011
I've switched from Safari to Firefox and had no more crashes.
The sentence "Do yourself a favor, take a bite of this App." App should be Apple.
Updated on Aug 16, 2011Just realized that it's totally free of what I consider crapware. Most of the PCs I've owned required an hour or two to get rid of software I didn't want. Even then, I was always left with the feeling that maybe I didn't get it all. I put crapware in the same category as spam, excessive television breaks for commercials and junk mail. Annoying.