The iPad won’t do it for me…
For over a decade I’ve been a Mac girl. I got my very own iBook G3 when I was headed off to college, got my free iPod (10 gigs!) in 2001 during that 1 year period when the “refer 5 friends and get a FREE iPod” deals were legit, bought (and will continue to use – I’m on it right now) my 20″ iMac Intel 2.16 Ghz a couple years ago, an iPhone for $400 right before they became $200 (I missed that refund for the $200 by a month), broke my iPod to get a Nano with more Gigs a year ago… I love my Apple products. But now I need something small, portable, with a web cam, an actual keyboard (I LOVE writing!) and Flash! And without buying a MacBook for $1,000 (why keep my iMac then?). And I just can’t justify getting an iPad, a glorified and over-sized version of my beloved iPhone.
So today, the last day of March, 2010, I did it. I sold my Apple soul to a PC. A Samsung N210 (barley over $400), a tiny little 10″ netbook. Yes, I had to get the one that resembles the infamous, white, pristine Apple MacBook. Now I have the portability and the tools I need to write anywhere in an inspired state at my local cafe, post here to PomTutu, make another live streaming video to my Ustream page, to check my Facebook Fan Page, and to Skype [Add me: nothingbutpossibilities]!
I will have to admit, though… the only downside: I now have to have, and pay monthly for, anti-virus software, once the trial expires… Ugh.
Did I make a mistake? Comment and tell me your thoughts below!