March 30, 2013
CIS/105 – Survey of Computer Information Systems
With all of the advancements in technology, I must say that I have a hard time keeping up with things I believe will match my needs. Although I know how to work a computer, when it comes to the amount of storage and memory I need, I am clueless. The big debate over Windows versus Apple has kept my mind going in circles. Finally, I was able to come to a compromise and get what I consider the best of both worlds; I have a desktop PC and a Macbook Pro. Even though I am more familiar and comfortable using a PC; I am using my Macbook more and trying to be comfortable with it.
Although, I love using my desktop, I’m always on the go and my tablet wouldn’t allow me to do everything that I wanted to do, so I had no choice but to get a laptop. The big question though was which one? When it came to purchasing my laptop, I knew that I needed something that would allow me to do my school work and designing. However features weren’t the only thing I worried about pricing also was a factor. Since I’m familiar with Windows, I thought going with a Lenovo, HP or Asus was the way to go, but I also kept hearing good things about Apple.
To make a long story short, I ended up purchasing the Apple Macbook Pro 13 without retina display. Although the retina display is nice, I have to see that I barely could tell the difference and for $200 the one without the retina allows me to see things just fine. My computer is configured with the following:
Processor: 2.5GHz Dual-core Intel Core i5, Turbo Boost up to 3.1GHz
Memory: 4GB 1600MHz DDR3 SDRAM – 2x2GB
Hard Drive: 500GB Serial ATA Drive @ 5400 rpm
Intel HD 4000 Graphics
2 USB 3.0; 1 Thunderbolt
Up to 12 hours of battery life
Operating System: Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks
Drive Capacity: 128GB