I have had a pleasure of using a Macbook Pro Retina (the latest model with 8 GB RAM and 512 GB SSD) for a few weeks. But, she needs to go now. That is because I decided to spend next few years with a Thinkpad T450s. I purchased the Macbook and Thinkpad just before Christmas for $1,500 and $700, respectively. I really ‘wanted’ to love my Macbook, but sadly, I am not in love. The decision wasn’t difficult. Yes, the screen is crisp, and the enclosure’s beauty is breath-taking. However, I had no chemistry nor spark with her. I waited weeks but the Macbook has never been more than just a piece of metal.
My first computer was a PowerMac 6420, which I purchased in Akihabara in 1997, and I owned a PowerBook G4 Ti 15″, PowerBook G4 Al 12″, and MacBook (Polycarbonate) before switching to Thinkpad Edge 13″. I subsequently purchased a Thinkpad T420s; this was the guy who struggled through graduate school with me. He endured my abuse in the process of writing a dissertation. He had a few mechanical issues but he was mostly a dependable guy. His sibling is now taking over his role.
Until 2009, I was a Macintosh user and I loved every machine that I owned. I loved OS 9. The operating system was clearly superior to Windows 95 or ME. The user interface was clean and beautiful. But today, El Capitan is disappointing; the user-interface is not interesting and not exciting.
Steve was so much more attractive than Bill back then. But now, Satya is so much sexier than Tim.