Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Med School Laptop - New MacBook Pro

Look what came in the mail today...

BIG SMILE.
Have no worries, I will be updating more specifics as to the What and the Why of this laptop in the next couple of days. I will say this: Yes, it has a retina display. :)

In other news, Friday is officially my last day at work! With a new laptop and an impending official beginning to my pre-M1 vacation, this week is a big one in a good way.

More later... Right now, I should really get to sleep. Oh wait, I wonder how Portal 2 runs on the new lappy... :)

This should be fun.

4 comments:

Allison said...

Yay for new computers! But I'll be getting a desktop, for ergonomic purposes. Thoracic outlet syndrome is such a pain in the neck! Quite literally :)

Justin said...

@Allison - Couldn't you get the laptop and a portable Bluetooth keyboard or something? Sacrificing the portability of a laptop seems rough... If it's for the screen size, you could always hook up an external monitor too...

Allison said...

Most med students at my school use the iPad to take notes (with PDF expert), and I'll be doing 99.9% of my studying at home, due to nTOS. I also have a macbook air if I need to bring a computer in. I feel like a walking advertisement for Apple.

Justin said...

@Allison - haha, awesome I feel the same way sometimes! Unfortunately, it's looking like this laptop was a lemon; the battery was draining in less than three hours when running NOTHING, it was running super hot with zero fan activity, iMovie would crash whenever attempting to render or import any video (DESPITE being reinstalled and updated twice by me and once at the Apple store, and it overall seemed sluggish when logging in and out. After three hours of troubleshooting in the Apple store, they decided to send it in for repair and gave me 15% back in CASH. While I'm disappointed that this happened, Apple is a great company and, when taking probability into account, I can understand how sometimes stuff like this can happen. This is my seventh Apple device over the past decade and the first one I've ever had a single issue with, so I'm not too bent out of shape... Btw (if you're still reading) what is nTOS, and how does it enable you to study at home? Kudos on the Air. I ended up deciding on the Pro because of all the photo and video editing that I like doing. That, and the new retina display is just awesome...

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