Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Now it's Apple's turn

As of now the store's still down, but the main Apple page has a whole slew of new products. I've been waiting for this - as I mentioned before, my PC desktop failed (well, XP failed, the hardware seems fine). I've been getting along pretty well with just my MacBook, and I was planning on transitioning to all-Mac eventually, but this really sped things up. I've got current, licensed versions of Lightroom, Photoshop, and Dreamweaver on it. I'm using an old crappy PC laptop for one program that generates my HTML but I'm working on getting a Lightroom HTML engine set up to do the same thing.

So the decision is to either install everything from scratch on the PC with Windows 7, or just to say screw it, spend the money, get the 27" iMac (which looks like a really nice machine for me). I'll probably set up one of the Macs as a dual-boot just to help smooth that transition a bit more, so in terms of effort it's a no-brainer - to go Mac would be pretty easy at this point. It's just a question of if I really want to spend that much money on computer gear in 2009 (which was supposed to be kind of a low-cost year since I've invested quite a bit in gear the last couple of years).

Well, I guess I'll have to see what the final prices are for the different configurations when the store comes up....

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