Cheesy reference to The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy aside, I’ve finally decided that my new corporate laptop is going to be a MacBook. The decision was not easy to come by but I had a little help from my friend Brian and my colleagues in the Security Catalyst Community Forums (registration required).
The main reason behind the switch is that my Compaq X1300 laptop of 2 years shuts off, not down, at random. I believe there may be an electrical problem with the motherboard as I sometimes hear electric crackling and the fan usually doesn’t spin. Unfortunately, these days it’s less expensive to purchase a new laptop then to invest in a major replacement part which costs the same.
I’ve decided on the standard MacBook as opposed to the MacBook Pro because I like the portability of and price of the MacBook. Since I’m not a gamer I don’t require the large screen and dedicated video card that comes with the MacBook Pro.
Here are the specs of the system that I’m going with:
I can’t wait! 🙂