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Mac Daddy: Part 2

Any of my friends will tell you that I’m a PC guy. Whenever anyone approached me about getting a Mac, I’d poo-poo their Mac-lust by throwing out lines like:

  • Do you really want to pay for software for that thing?
  • Are you ready to learn a new OS?
  • Dude, you know you can’t mod those things out like you can a PC.
  • They’re so overpriced! What will you do when it’s time to upgrade?

Well, now I’m a hypocrite.

Last Wednesday, when I bought my superbadass monitor, I didn’t have anything to run it. My dinosaur of a laptop doesn’t have a DVI out, so I pretty much forced myself to purchase a new computer by buying the monitor. Don’t you like how I used underhanded tactics to force the purchase? I totally psyched myself out.

Anyway, since I was such a PC guy, I really wanted to custom order a machine that belonged in Defcon 4. That’s kind of expensive, though, and in order to help out my decision-making process, I took a leisurely trip over to one of the many retail stores I should never visit – CompUSA.

The evil bastards good folks over at CompUSA have a pretty nice Mac display – probably the nicest one in town (considering that we don’t have an Apple Store). Of course, they have all sorts of stuff for you to tinker with, and I did another thing I should never do. I started messing around with a Mac Mini running the 23″ Cinema HD display – you know, the same one that was all lonely back in my office.

Of course, the rest is history, because now I have a Mac Mini. And an Apple keyboard. And a wireless bluetooth mouse. And the Apple protection plan.

But at least my monitor isn’t lonely!

Check it out – I got pictures of the virgin boot of my Mac Mini + 23″ Cinema HD in all its glory. Oooh. Ahhh.

I gotta say – the Mac experience is good. More on that in the future when my Adobe software suite arrives!

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7 comments… read them below or add one

R March 7, 2006

Not bad, but I ain’t switchin’ from my PC…I’m definitely lovin’ the size though!

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jangelo March 7, 2006

Congrats on the purchase!

Yeah, Macs are expensive. But the cool factor? Priceless!

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Renee March 7, 2006

*envies your monitor*

You know, I do the same thing to myself. I buy something that requires something else, then go “WTF?” and then its like, “Well, okay :P”. I’m bad. *smacks self*

Wish I could afford to spoil myself with a mini!! Congrats on a great computer!

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Dennis March 7, 2006

I knew you would come around.

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tfro March 7, 2006

the mini does rock, I was about to buy one until I decided I needed a laptop since all my computing is done on my sofa. And Apple laptops seem to be WAY overpriced, even for apple standards.

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Chris P. March 7, 2006

Yeah, the Apple laptops are outta sight. For the lack of scalability, Apple products seem grossly overpriced by comparison to most PCs.

The thing is, though, once you’ve used one in the capacity that I’m using mine now…

And T-fro, I thought one of the things with your uber job was that price wasn’t going to matter ;)

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Austin February 28, 2008

Yea, is the mac mini fast, and is is any good for gaming?

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