As most of you will probably be able to see I am the proud new owner of a mac book pro! Understandably I am a little excited. I know that there are mixed opinions about Apple and their products – team Jobs and team Gates, I personally have never had an opinion because this is my first time ever owning a laptop as well as my first time using a mac computer.
My parents bought this for me, and before you jump to the conclusion of spoilt brat I just want to quickly explain my situation to you. In New Zealand when you do your school exams its under the system of NCEA. Basically you do a mix of assessments through out the year as well as some exams at the end of the year. Everything you hand in and pass gives you credits (points). There are three types of credits – achieved, merit and excellence. Depending how many of each you get reflects in your mark at the end of the year. I passed level one and two with Excellence – top marks, equivalent to an A (I think?) As well as getting good marks two years in a row (just want to point out I am no genius, I just take mainly art subjects which is why I get good marks – I failed physics and dropped out of maths..) I also got top of my year in product and spatial design, as well as getting second in my year for photography. Partly receiving this macbook was to reward that because my Mum and Dad know how hard I worked on it all.
Its also because its nearly 100% certain I will be studying design in the future and Apple is best suited for me and what I want to do. Also, its an investment piece Mac tends to last longer than a PC because PC technology is ever changing and developing so quickly it can be hard to get repaired. Don’t mistakes this as me having a grumble – I am incredibly grateful, but I have never been overseas on holiday with my family, we don’t have the money for it and to us, it makes more sense to invest in this kind of thing and have a lovely holiday in New Zealand rather than spend a lot of money going overseas.
As for blogging this will make things so much easier!! I can do posts on the go, editing photos will be quicker as I don’t have to wait for someone to get of the family computer! Pure bliss! Although it is taking a bit of getting used to, while I am incredibly grateful, having been a PC user all my life changing to Mac is taking a little time!