I was late to the macbook party. Truth be told. I was vehemently an anti-mac person.
I was all about the souped up XPS laptops from Dell. Then I got married, my wife is all macbook. Still continued in my dark ways. Then in 2014, her Macbook Pro died (Macbook Pro Core 2 Duo, 2007), we purchased her a new one. I got bored one day and took her old Macbook Pro apart, since I had never seen the inside of mac.
With a handy guide from iFixit I went to work on upgrading the RAM, the HD, fixing the optical drive. I put my Windows to the side, installed Dropbox, Google Drive, installed all the apps that I would need and gave it a test run for 3 months before I was sold. I could do everything on this old Macbook Pro (which had taken an 8 year beating) just as fast as my “latest and greatest” Windows machine.
My wife was watching me during this period and surprised me on my birthday with my current Macbook Pro Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2014. Since then, it has been hooked up an external monitor, with a bunch of stuff.
- Caveat, I already had an iPhone (back then it was the iPhone 5) and an iPad (back then it was the iPad 2) before but was not using it to their full extent. I was still under the impression that they were just consumption devices and didn’t really add to my workflows. I was so wrong!!!
Full Circle, I converted almost all my family members and friends to Macbooks, since I am the IT guy for the family. Cancelled all our Dell accounts and switched everything over.
Sorry for the long winded story LOL