A look at the new MacBook Pro

This afternoon is a bit of breathe and catch-up here. I spent some time configuring Salesforce to work with C3’s Google AdWords account. Only catch is that our web-to-lead is in GetActive (soon-to-be Convio), and I have to figure out how to get a hidden field into the form since I don’t have access to the raw code in the GetActive admin area. I sent in a ticket to support, hoping they’ll just add it for me somehow. Everything I do there is temporary since we’ll be migrating from the old GetActive administration to the Convio platform come Fall. In the meantime, I should at least be able to get a picture of how the keywords are doing through Google Analytics since I added the appropriate Javascript to our pages.

Then I purchased AppleCare for my MacBook Pro. Hard to believe it’s been almost 6 months since I got this computer. Before I know it, it will be a year old and I didn’t want to lose my chance to buy the protection. If anything dies on this thing a year or two from now, that $373.43 will be worth every penny.

While I was on the Apple page, I took a closer look at the specs on the new MacBook Pros introduced last week. That first time your computer is updated after purchase is always tough. Should I have waited? I do feel a little twinge of regret having purchased a BlackBerry 8800 when a couple of months later the new BlackBerry Curve has a much better keyboard. But I think I like the GPS more than I would a camera, and I’m getting used to the 8800’s cramped keyboard as long as I keep my thumb nails on the short side. This time, I’m relieved to say that I have no regrets about my MacBook Pro. Six months is a long time to wait for larger RAM capacity at 4GB (which would have added $750 to the bill), 40GB more disk space and a better display (no complaints whatsoever about the current one). That’s essentially the only improvements, aside from the processor bump to 2.4GHz from 2.33GHz that I probably wouldn’t notice.

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2 thoughts on “A look at the new MacBook Pro

  1. Rocky Barra says:

    So your Blackberry syncs ok with your macbook pro?

    Work just ordered me the new Macbook pro 17″. It should arrive next week. I haven’t had a mac since the Powerbook 540C. It’s been a while.

    I’m also getting ready to buy my first Smartphone.

    I’m looking at the Blackberry Curve, or a windows mobile device like Moto Q, or I might save my money and wait for the next version of the iphone.

    I haven’t been able to find anyone who’s happy with their syncing of a blackberry or windows phone to their Mac.

    Any comments?

    Thanks.

  2. Judi Sohn says:

    Well, “happy” is a strong word. The only things I sync with my Blackberry is Apple’s Address Book and Yojimbo’s notes. I choose not to sync anything else. It’s do-able, it’s not ideal.

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