All I can say is Wow! I don’t know what took me so long to move away from a PC to a Mac.
This past weekend I was hanging out with some friends and realized my clunky old PC had seen better days. Plus the new Windows operating system is nothing short of a user experience nightmare.
So I decided to head into my local Apple Store to check out the options. The stores have a great vibe and energy so was easy to explore some of the options and kick the tires with a specialist.
At first I was considering either the MacBook Air or Pro versions but really didn’t know the key differences. The compare feature on the display was helpful, but the specialists were really helpful. Courtney helped me compare the two and then showed me the Pro with Retina display. I was hooked.
The version I ended up with has the following specifications:
- 2.8 GHz dual-core Intel Corei5 with 3 MB L3 cache (Turbo Boost up to 3.3 GHz)
- 8 GB of 1600 MHz DDR3L SDRAM
- 512 GB of flash storage
- Retina display: 13.3-inch; 2560 by 1600 pixels
- Intel Iris Graphics
- And More…
Opening the box was like opening a Christmas present. The computer is a light 3.46 pounds.
I know I have a big learning curve coming to a Mac from using PC’s my entire life. I went ahead and bought the one-on-one service for a year. The cost is only a one-time $99 fee but I can use it as much as I’d like for an entire year. It’s pretty cool service. I can schedule an online one-on-one training session or go to group training sessions. I’ll likely use it a bunch in the coming weeks / months to get up to speed quickly. So please bear with us here at Points, Miles & Martinis as we transition from PC to Mac.
Do you have any advice for a first time Mac user. If you have any quick tips and tricks we’d appreciate if you can share in the comment section.