Monday, November 03, 2008

My new macbook

I finally got my own macbook! It arrived today morning, but as I was not at home, the Fedex delivery agent had left a notice pasted onto the front door. I couldn't wait until tomorrow, when he would return, so I took a bus to the nearest Fedex location (a 20 minute drive), but in the rush, forgot to check for a return bus. So here I am, sitting in an office operated by one of the bus companies, still an hour to go, waiting for the next bus home. Thankfully, they've Wifi here, and it took me just about 20 minutes to unbox my new laptop and let 'er rip.
  The initial cold touch of aluminum felt good, and the laptop feels ridiculously light yet somehow sturdy. I'm grappling with the new trackpad and the absence of the familiar Home and End keys. Other than that, I'm pleasantly surprised with the screen; the glossy finish is not as bad as I'd thought it would be, though a test under normal sunlight would probably fail miserably.
  I'm now waiting for my new copy of Photoshop CS4 to arrive in the mail in a couple of days. After that, it's installing Windows XP and try on some real gaming. Yaay.


dilip said...

Soopperr Coolll...Congrats!

Sunil said...

We should try some "Network Games" sometime!!!
i installed Photoshop CS3 two days ago. Yet to explore it still... i start comparing Every menu option or window with Gimp. And, i don't see much of a difference. As i said, haven't explored much yet.

Let Us C !!

rash said...

dilip: thanks!
sunil: interesting; I just got my copy of photoshop. I'll install it later today and then we can both compare it with gimp.

Pavan said...

Oh no ..i didnt know that there are no Home and end keys on a Mac..but the good part is you now have a never ending home.
Congrats on your Macbook

rash said...

pavan: thanks le.