my next laptop: ordered

Previously, I had wondered whether I could cope if the new iBook replacement phased out the twelve-inch PowerBook. I made a list of my requirements:

  • small; no bigger than my first laptop
  • runs a unix-like operating system
  • Core Duo processor
  • 1.5 GB of RAM
  • second display at higher resolution

The new MacBook meets all those requirements. It ships with a half-gig of memory, but I’ll probably upgrade it to two once I have it. Apple’s RAM prices are usually insane, so I’ll order from Crucial. Oh, did I mention? I ordered one already.

I ordered the high-end white MacBook. I put the black in my cart first, and then decided I should double-check on the differences. The black MacBook is $200 more than the high-end white. It has a 80 GB hard drive instead of a 60, but is otherwise identical. Well, and it’s black. The 20 GB hard drive upgrade is a $50 option on the white. That means that there’s a $150 blackness surcharge. That is ridiculous. I would rather use those $150 for something useful, like the RAM, or new software, or a Nintendo Wii. Anyway, everyone else will be ordering the cool new black model, so I’ll be the cool rebel with the white one… right?

Written on May 16, 2006
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