Macbook Pro

Created: Tuesday, 22 May 2012 Written by Gary Elsbernd Print Email

Well, it happened.  After more than 20 years, I’m writing this from an Apple MacBook Pro.  Our company officially uses a combination of Thinkpads and HP Laptops, but as part of the mobile development team, I need a MacBook to create layouts and images for iOS apps.  I still have my Thinkpad, to get company email, get into our company version control system, and the like, but I’m now splitting my time and carrying both.

I’m still getting used to it, but I have to say, the hardware is slick and fast.  I will wait for a while before commenting on the OS, because a lot of it is just “different” at this point.  I will be able to tell by mid-June if I think that is good or bad.

One saving grace to moving to this platform is my previously mentioned life in the cloud.  So much of my day to day tasks are on the web, that it doesn’t really matter how I access the web, just that I get on it.  Likewise, many of my tools are developed for both platforms and the licenses allow me to use them either place.

Bottom line, if you can get your company to pay for it, a MacBook Pro is definitely worth it.  If you have to pay for it, well… the jury is still out.