So Long, and Thanks for All the Bluescreens!

macCheesy 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:black_mac

  • 2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
  • 2GB 667 DDR2 SDRAM – 2x1GB
  • 160GB Serial ATA drive @ 5400 rpm
  • Superdrive 6x (DVD+R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
  • Apple Mini-DVI to VGA Adapter
  • Keyboard/Mac OS – U.S. English
  • AirPort Extreme Card & Bluetooth

I can’t wait! 🙂

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