It’s Thanksgiving weekend and I’m spending it at family’s. Getting away and recouping feels great, but i can’t lie, i really wish i had a laptop to work on.
The past few days I’ve been window shopping for one and i must admit I’ve been drooling a little for a MacBook Pro.
My cousin brought her mbp (13″ non-retina) for me to check out. I like it a LOT. The last lap top i had was a 17″ inch Sony Vaio. It was a great machine. I thought the 13″ mbp would feel tight and crowded bit it didnt.
My only complaint is that things look a bit “soft” around the edges. My monitor at home is very bright at sharp, so maybe I’m just spoiled.
I looked up her mbp and saw that for the ram and GB of space the non retina mbp is not bad at all. But. ..the price… uggh.
I was curious about the low end retina mbp and my face dropped at the gigs of space in the low end one, 128gs. Really? Who won’t fill that up within a month? Who can work with that? That’s half of my music. When i liked at the price…uggghhh… but the screen! And OSX…is it worth it?
I don’t think it is. I know i can get something more powerful for a lot less.
So here’s what I’m struggling with. .. whats a good mbp alternative? I want to use it for front end work, have a beautiful bright crisp screen, not break the bank. I’m looking to spend $600 (but could sacrifice up to $750 for an amazing machine), lightweight (i want to take it with me everywhere) and definitely minimum 500 GB since I want to be able to dual boot Ubuntu or Mint.