Why I want a new Mac

Sat 07 Jun 2014, 00:00

My RL friends know that I never shut up about my thoughts about getting a Macbook. But now I'm pretty damn confident that I'm gonna get one in the near future, which will end my nagging.

How am I confident? Well, look at this:

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(source: http://browser.primatelabs.com/mac-benchmarks, bar-diagram made by me)

A 11" laptop, that has about 10 hours of battery life, which is made for portability, is faster than my Mac Mini. This just screams "UPGRADE!!!" to me.

And I intend to! I have put my Mac Mini out for sale, and I'm hoping to get it sold. After that, I will sooner or later buy a 11" Macbook Air. Why? * 11" seems like a nice size to me. If I need more space I will just hook up my 22" display * 1366x768 over 11" seems nice, I don't think I would benefit from Retina (not to mention that Retina needs more horsepower) * Cheaper than the Retina Pro * Awesome trackpad * Awesome build quality (I've read stories about how people have dropped it 6ft without a dent)

And I think even games would work better on the Air, as it has the HD5000 graphics compared to the HD3000 of my Mac Mini. Not that I play a lot of games, just the occasional CS:GO match, and even with that game, I play on all lowest settings.

This Mac Mini has served me well for the past 2 years, but I think it's approaching the end of my appreciation. Happy days ahead =)

/DJS