Isn’t it fun getting a new computer!?! It’s fun shopping for it, thinking about it, and then the day arrives when you finally go to the store with enough credit or money in the bank to pay for it! In my case, it was the Apple Store at the Friendly Center in Greensboro, NC.
Isn’t that a great name? The Friendly Center? On Friendly Avenue? And isn’t it great that everyone on the street HAS to be friendly? It’s no wonder that everyone at the Apple Store was really friendly, especially the clerk when I told him I wanted to buy a computer.
It doesn’t usually look like this, though. You seldom see open parking spaces right in front of the store. The store is usually pleasantly busy with excited shoppers. I love the energy I find in all the Apple Stores I’ve visited around the country!
Here’s a picture of Steve (I’ll give him soccer star status by just calling him by his first name) showing off the MacBook Air at the last MacWorld Expo. Even Windows/PC fans have to admit this man has changed all of our lives. Most of the innovation comes out of Cupertino, CA. Redmond, WA is the home of wannabe copycats.
So here it is! My new lover machine! The 13″ MacBook Air weighs in at 2.9 pounds. Closed, it is 0.68 inches at it’s thickest and 0.11 inches at it’s front end! It’s hard to fathom that unless you hold it in your hands. It has no CD drive, a nod to the fact that we do most everything online anymore, including purchasing and installing software. (Though I did buy an optional external CD drive.)
Way higher on the coolness factor is that this computer does not have a hard drive! What!?! No hard drive?! Yeah, you heard me. It remembers everything on flash memory. So no moving parts. That makes it quiet, wakes up in an instant, and is superfast!
So now I’ve finished transferring over all my old stuff and writing my first post on it. It’s like writing on Air!
Can you tell I’m happy and excited? 😀