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My New Toy

Posted By admin on September 11, 2009

There really isn’t anything more fun — technologically speaking — than a new gadget.  Today I received my new MacBook Pro.  I really can’t wait to be able to play with it.

I was able to get it set up during a break at work to access the internet and sync the iPod Touch that came with the computer. The fun will begin when I take it home… if homework allows.  I still need to read the assignment for my 502a Visual Aesthetics class for tomorrow morning. Nothing like cutting it close.

I chose to get the anti-glare screen and boy am I happy I did.  We have the glossy on the laptop we bought for work and it really sometimes seems like you are looking into a mirror.  I chose the 17″ since the computer I have at home is a 12″ notebook PC.  I figure doing the projects in Photoshop will be a little easier when I can see what I am doing.

This is my first Mac.  My friends who have Macs swear by them — the ease of use and the functionality.  I hear using them is intuitive.  Let’s hope so.

Anyone with any tips or shortcuts, please let me know.

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4 Responses to “My New Toy”

  1. Twunked says:

    Ooh! New tech toys are my absolute favorite. What kinds of tips and shortcuts are you looking for? I can probably help you with a lot of the basics — just let me know!

  2. admin says:

    Really everything and anything that you think would be useful. I have discovered the apps store… anything your really like?

  3. Alex H. says:

    Welcome to Macdom. I had the antiglare screen before, and now have the gloss. I think I actually prefer the brightness and crispness of the gloss, but that may be due not to the finish but to the update in the screen tech itself (my last one was a 1st generation MBP).

    Be careful of that screen. At some point I got a sheet of paper or something folded into the computer when I closed it, and it marred it up good.

  4. admin says:

    Oh thank you! Good to know! I will be extra careful of the screen.

    As for the anti-glare screen… We have the glossy at work and I agree they are pretty and vibrant. However where I use my computer at home the screen is facing a window. So, I think the anti-glare will work better.

    Sadly, I am waiting to receive both Photoshop and Microsoft Office for the Mac, so the computer is still in the box waiting to be swapped with the PC. Soon…