Sigh

I have deep affection for the borrowed iBook. It is light; it is silent; it is relatively quick for its age; and it is white. I am surprised that the colour of the casing and keyboard makes such a difference. I seem to work well within the Apple interface, too, which has a nice design.

While I have developed affection for it and a genuine enjoyment of using it, I am not in such deep love that I am going to shell out $1200 + for a new Macbook. No way. There are, however, other notebooks out there that are white and quiet. I will investigate further.

I have done 90% of my freelance project today. I’ll take two hours tomorrow morning to polish the evaluation report and submit it, then ask for another assignment. That’s excellent turnaround time. I am very pleased.

Still sick. No voice. I think coven’s going to be cancelled tonight. No one should have to come into this House of Plague unless absolutely necessary.

9 thoughts on “Sigh

  1. Owldaughter Post author

    Ceri: Hee! I know. But I can get a secondhand iBook for less than the Aspire One. I don’t know how comfortable I’d be for long periods of time with the tiny keyboard and 8″ screen. The iBook is a 13″ screen, which is small enough these days.

    Scarlet: I’m not seriously looking for a new laptop, and I’m certainly not going to pay $900 for one when I have a perfectly good one right here! I’m considering some sort of secondhand Mac alternate to the one I’ve got.

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  2. Owldaughter Post author

    I know, I’ve looked at them. But my concern is that the new mini-notebooks are going to be too small for regular use, as freaking adorable and toy-like as they are, and as much as I’d like one. And they’re still too expensive for something I don’t really need.

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  3. Ceri

    I’d recommend trying the keyboards on the mininotes if you want one (which, as you say, might not be what you’re looking for). The Wind keyboard is 92% of full size (whatever full size means. I bet it’s not 92% of my glorious split keyboard, for example). But right with you on the small screen size. It’s nice for portability and travel, but wouldn’t be great as an everyday machine.

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  4. Owldaughter Post author

    Yeah, the split keyboard thing is what’s really worrying me about the mini-notebooks. I have a hard enough time using the full-size straight keyboard on the Dell laptop I currently have. I liked the translucence and the soft touch of the iBook keyboard, despite the straightness of it.

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