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.