The online Apple Store was down this morning which caused mass speculation that Apple will release their new MacBook Pro today as opposed to early March. To top that off, a photo has been leaked online that show the specs for the new 15-inch version of the refreshed MacBook Pro.
I admit I have wanted to run out and buy a Mac pretty badly for the past few months. I even posted on Twitter, “When the letters on your keyboard wear away so you can’t see some of them anymore, does that mean it’s time for a new computer?”
Before I took the leap from the big Manhattan office straight to my modest home office, I had the modern office conveniences available to me including a fully functioning computer and tech support. While I have to admit that my four-year-old laptop has stood the test of time in functionality, it’s a PC. The only reason I bought a PC to begin with was so I could connect to my work desktop when I was home.
In hindsight, it was a poor choice on two accounts. For one, I was always working from home — weekends, nights, and holidays. Secondly, I really wanted a Mac.
I love Macs. I love the way they don’t get viruses, the functionality and the speed. I simply love to tap away at the silent keyboard. A Mac probably ranks right up there as my favorite tech gadget, just one notch above my iPod.
Years ago, I bought a white Mac laptop but I made the mistake of letting my kids use it. While it is old and small, the screen has been already been dropped, broken and fixed. What stops me from using it to write on is the fact that there are keys missing from it, so every time I have to press a E button, I have to hit to little plastic stub where the E key used to be.
Now that I made the switch to working from home, I feel justified in spending the money on the equipment I need to work. After all, my computer is my lifeline to things our family needs, like a salary, food, clothes for the children, etc…
I am rather excited for the new MacBook Pro unveiling. If the Apple Store stays down, I just may find myself heading to the Manhattan headquarters to check it out in person, and quite possibly bring one home… that will be off limits to the kids!