An end to the Mac era

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Well, it is about time that I get myself a new machine. My laptop is 1.5 years old, and it is starting to creak around the edges, not to mention my envy when I see what new systems can do.

But the most important decision I made was that I don’t intend to get a Mac as my new laptop. I own two Macs, and I am a very happy user of them, but after using them for so long, I can no longer really justify the Mac tax in comparison to the feature set that I am getting from it. This is particularly important when I consider the next laptop that I want to have.

This time, I am going to play the spoiled child and get myself a real monster:

  • Quad Core CPU
  • 8 GB RAM
  • 256 SSD HD

I am still considering whatever to get a 17” or a 15” screen. I am leaning both ways at the moment, but I’ll probably end up with the 15”.

One thing that I would really like to have is a mousepad that is similar to the Mac’s. I find that this is about the most natural way of working with the mouse now, and trying to use other mousepads, especially without having the two finger scrolling is just painful.

Anyone can put in a good recommendation?