I have been eying up buying an Apple Mac for quite some time. One of my friends recently purchased an iBook for his software development work, seeing it in action and being able to have a really good play with it made me want one even more. To me they just look and feel so much nicer than PCs. And when you’ve been using nothing but PCs for so many years it makes a refreshing change to try something else.
I’d managed to hold myself back from getting one for a long time, but the lure became too strong, especially since I mangled my arm. And I’m pleased to say that I am now the proud owner of a brand new 24″ iMac. It is big and beautiful. Even the packaging it was delivered in is impressive. The best looking toy I have ever owned, and that is saying something.
The 24″ glossy screen is amazing. Running at a resolution of 1920 x 1200, everything looks great on it. I do get quite a bit of sun glare from it (as you can see from the picture), but that’s not a problem when I have the blinds closed. The new, and very slim, aluminum keyboard is great to use, as is the mighty mouse. Although, the later did take some getting use to, but I do have a good excuse for that.
At the minute I don’t have anything negative to say about it. That might be because I’m still so amazed at how good it looks and feels to use. But even if it was to let me down in some way, I don’t think I would get angry.