Hey guys, Jon Retinger with Jon4Lakers.com. I kind of just woke up a little while ago and wanted to give you an update on my new macbook. It’s been just about six weeks since I got it. I guess I still haven’t really made a video on it or talked about it terribly much so I want to try and rectify that and let you know what I think about it in the time that I’ve had it.
So first of, I couldn’t be more thrilled with the computer, built quality has been fantastic, the keyboard has been great. I even really enjoyed the new trackpad. I’ve got used to it very, very quickly and I think that you will too. There’s definitely a little bit of a learning curve with it, but the more you use it, the more used to it you get.
For school, I sometimes have to use Windows Vista so it’s nice for you to have the option of boot camp and be able to just a do a boot. It really makes it very quick and very easy to have the best of both worlds.
The backlit screen has been really nice. I know people had some issues with glossy, you know, but for me it really hasn’t been a problem. I like the way it makes the screen pop. Not having Fire Wire, I haven’t notice an issue on it usually when I make my videos, I generally use my—I kind of find it here. It’s a flip menu which just has USB 2.0 port anyway. So, not having a Fire Wire is not going be a big deal and if I need Fire Wire, I can use the iMac that I have in my office so, not that big an issue for me. I know it was for some people.
I am so happy that I waited to get the aluminum macbook. Indeed, if I gotten the plastic one I would have been really disappoint. And I have to say the plastic one at the computer, I’ve sync the aluminum one as far as built quality and processor speed. And it really makes up for it. Well, the actual processor speed, it typically be a little bit slower, a front-side bus and CPU. It really makes a faster computer, a faster processor doesn’t always translate to faster computing so those are concerns people had.
As far as the 2.4 versus the lower model and I think I would be happy with either. The only reason that I went for the 2.4 was just for the backlit keyboard, and they’re both great computers. I haven’t even had a need to upgrade the RAM to four gigs, even on two, it’s just been blistering fast. All the videos I make, you can just go ahead and use it. Then I say the cam has been fantastic, speakers are great, I don’t notice any sort of heat going from the computer at all. It gets a little bit warm in the upper left hand corner but nothing that I notice with the pair of jeans on.
When I’m used to use my old macbook pro before I sold it, you know I would fry on my lap and having it on there for a five, 10 minutes. The new one, I don’t have an issue at all. The battery life has been fantastic. I regularly get four so hours using web browsing and that’s with Bluetooth on and wireless on and the backlit at full strength. So, Apple really get a fantastic job with the battery. I know the new ones have a little bit smaller wattage or power rather than the older generation but they’ve optimized it much better. So, I’ve been quite happy with the battery on the computer. And there’s not really much else to say other than if you’ve been waiting to pull the trigger, go ahead and do it. I don’t think you’ll be disappointed. You really do get the best of everything with a Mac. Better to run PC programs and run Windows. I think Windows has a great place. I enjoy using Windows. I prefer OS X but I have nothing against Microsoft or the Windows OS. Just for me, OS X is better. I like the option of being able to run both.
So guys, Jon Retinger at Jon4Lakers.com with just a real quick update on the macbook. Hope you guys enjoyed, Be sure to check out the website, www.Jon4Lakers.com. And if you want some exclusive content, be sure to follow me on twitter. I’m off to go shower. My hair looks so degrading. Alright guys, I will talk to you soon. See you on the next video, bye.