This week turned out to be a two laptop week. I was already thinking about selling my existing 2010 Macbook Air and upgrade to the new i5 2011 Air’s that just came out in July when I convinced M to order a new Macbook Pro but I finally pulled the trigger on the new Air today.
I was waffling for a while since the 2010 model is still perfectly good. The big drawback for me was the processor wasn’t anywhere near a desktop or even a bigger laptop’s speed. That changed when the new i5 Air’s came out. After figuring how much i could sell my old Air for i decided to make the jump and upgrade.
I have bought lots of stuff at the 5th ave Apple store but today was actually the worst experience i have ever had there. It was super crowded and it took forever to find someone to help me, only to have them tell me oh you need to find a free computer and tell the ipad sitting next to it you need assistance and then you will go into queue to get help. Problem there is everyone is on these laptops for hours surfing Facebook and two no one tells you that is the process. I have bought more than one computer from this store and this is the first time i have ever had to do that.
Drama aside i was able to get the model I wanted and headed home. Well after more minor train drama i was able to get home but that is another story.
I had already taken a backup of my old Air using Carbon Copy Cloner so setting up this computer was as simple as plugging in the backup hard drive and saying yes restore from an external hard drive. For that function alone i have to love Apple!