Like Date would say, “You see?” :3
Welcome to Metanorn’s first and most awkward gadget review. Well, I’ve been going on and on about my new smexy machine on twitter and while posting teasers, I’ve also been discussing incessantly about it. Being one of my first online videos, I did this totally offhand and without much preparation so apologies for rambling on. Not to mention, lots of jerking around in my drawing room, but hey, one pair of hands!
Before you ask me which Mac is this, let me tell you quite happily that this is the 15-inch, 2.2GHz quad core, Intel Core i7 beauty with 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD with AMD Radeon 512MB dedicated graphics card. This costs around $1800~2500 (depending on which specs you go for). Mine cost me around $2100 minus the accessories that I bought. After playing around with it, things that are ‘good to have’ includes, anti-glare screen (though, I didn’t find much difference in the original version), extra HDD/RAM (depends upon your need) and a sleeve/cover
(I’ve ordered this but at the last minute, I went ahead with the federale). For ‘nice to have’ mouse (magic mouse looks good but along with the whole rechargeable thing and extra cost, the wire version seemed feasible to me), IR based remote for media play (if you’d like to impress clients with awesome graphics/media on a touch of a remote), USB hub port (I got Targus’s extra 4 ports, always handy), and of course, earphones for your listening pleasure.
If you are new to mac, the OS X Lion might be a new experience but it’s not that hard getting used to. If you are feeling too jittery just get Parallel OS or VM Fusion installed to run Windows 7 (it helps to keep using your external HDD without any formatting). Mosey over the new swipes and gesture features on the track pad, and learn how to right-click with the command key. I’m still learning but it’s going more smoothly than I thought. I guess, there’s a short line between anibloggers and gadget nerds because when you have the potential to obsess about one hobby, you are not too far away from imbibing another one, just the same. It’s literally like how many otakus love gaming, while some love to draw and so and so forth.
I’ll keep this short and officially, this is my first post from my smexy Mac and it’s a wondrous machine. Let me tell you, words just flow and I write like I’m on some wonderful ride because the keys are so soft and ergonomic. Though, I think this is enough in praising Apple for this beauty that they haven’t upgraded much since last two years except for specs. At least, the VGA camera is out. I’ll be getting a lot more done that I have the new photoshop installed and yeah, iMovie is not that bad either. Expect some stuff pretty soon. Ja ne~
Hope you enjoyed my first foray in video~