Okay, so you must be wondering now, how on earth did I end up being in the Apple Store on Fifth Avenue, New York, United States? My home is halfway round the world, what brought me in the busiest city (not really!) in the world?
I’ll talk about that in another post. I’ve been trying to manage some time to write about my travel plans, experience and everything else about my first visit to the United States, but it has been hard so far. Now that I’ve got some time at the Apple Store with a stunningly beautiful retina-display MacBook Pro, I’m writing a follow-up post on my previous post about my decision to buy an iPod Touch fifth generation.
Now, I don’t think an iPod Touch 5G is a good buy for me. I like music, but I’m not sworn by it. I like reading a lot, surfing the web and reading news, but you know a 4″ device isn’t perfect for that. I’m liking the iPad Mini here, which has a close price to the iPod Touch 5G, but the problem is, a sequel to the iPad Mini is likely on October 22nd — when an Apple event will take place. It’ll be stupid to my an iPad Mini when a follow-up — possibly equipped with retina display — is weeks away.
So I was wondering what to buy. What I’ve wanted for years is a MacBook. I’ve loved MacBook Pros and MacBook Airs. Right now, a 13-inch MacBook Air sounds the best Mac because it packs Haswell processor (equals to 12 hours of battery life) and is very lightweight. But I can’t manage that much money (close to $1200) right now. My father advises me to hold on to the money and wait a few months to finally get what I’ve waited for years.
That’s true. Though right now, inside an Apple Store, I’m slightly considering to get an iPad Mini, I’ve written about why tablet devices don’t cut it for me. It’s probably the environment inside the Apple Store that’s having an effect on me! 😉
So, after hours of wondering and wandering inside the Apple Store, I’ve come to this conclusion: wait a few months and get a Mac. I’ve been toying with iPods, iPads, iPhones, MacBook Pros and Airs, and so far I like MacBooks best. MacBook Pro with retina display is outstanding, but it’s too pricey for me just for that display. So right now, I’m targeting a 13-inch MacBook Air. I’ve got to save around $800 (plus $300-400 my father promised). So that could mean months.
But in the end, I feel that this is the best decision.
Getting a MacBook has been my resolution since 2009/2010. Please wish me luck so that it is fulfilled within the next year!
Oh, and if you’re in NYC (I’ve got a long list of followers, don’t know where everyone is from), please say hi @aisajib on Twitter. 🙂