We are going to leave Nerf guns and office battles to one side for this blog post. It is nice that my colleagues (and even my boss) read the blog as they all commented on it.
Today, I am planning to talk about what made me purchase my first ever Apple product the wonderful MacBook Pro Retina 13".
So lets talk about the journey to this purchase.
I say journey as those people who know me personally and read this blog know that for many years I disliked, maybe even hated all things Apple! To be honest, I am not sure where this dislike came from as many of the principles Apple holds in its products do appeal to me, such as making the complex simple, beautiful and elegant design and so on.
It wasn't until my long time girlfriend moved in with me that I had Apple products in the house. I begrudgingly even let her install iTunes on my Windows PC! I had never used an Apple product as they were far to expensive but she brought her iPhone and iPad. Slowly, I fell in love (and not only with the girl!). This prompted me to read the outstanding biography of Steve Jobs by Walter Issacson which I have blogged about in the past. What a visionary Steve Jobs was by the way!
Anyway, over time I have increasingly wanted to purchase a Mac and experience what it was all about. So when Apple announced they had updated the MacBook Pro and lowered the price that was it, I was ready to make the commitment and buy my first Mac, in fact I actually bought two!
WOW! What a great product! It is without doubt the best laptop I have ever owned and I can say hand on heart I don't use my Windows PC anymore at all. In fact when Apple get around to releasing the new Mac Mini, that will be replacing it!
To anyone reading this who is thinking, why pay £999 for a laptop you could buy for £600? I say this.
Yes, you could buy a laptop with the same parts for £600 but then you'd miss the experience it gives you! And yes, it is an experience. The ease of use, comfort, and so on. This experience is absolutely priceless!
Come on in, the water is lovely.
P.S. I wrote this on my Mac!