So my wife says she would get me a new computer for Christmas.
I mean, it's only fair
cause I bought her one when we were just dating years ago, and now we been married a year in January 2007, she owes me one - RIGHT? LOL
She knows I'm a picky finicky fool, so it's a few days past Christmas cause she knows the better deals are yet to come.
Together, we been spending time on tomshardware.com & newegg.com.
We've managed to piece together a great model for under $1,000, including 19" monitor.
Problem is, I somehow how got sidetracked, as is common with my ADD, and started browsing Apple.com. I really dig the MacMini http://www.apple.com/macmini/
I took their QuickTour: http://www.apple.com/ilife/quicktour/
I AM JUST EFFING AMAZED!!!
Here's where I'm at right now:
the 1.66GHz model for $574 @ MacMall (http://tinyurl.com/faneh
19" LCD monitor $199 @Costco, where i work (http://tinyurl.com/wa3ya
$100< keyboard/mouse combo = $875+/-
that about right?
I spent the past hour or so viewing http://www.apple.com/ilife/quicktour/
My main concern (originally), as you can imagine, is losing my PC apps. Especially everything I've been able to get from this forum: Mouser, Skrommel, etc.
<< UPDATE: i just came across Parallels (http://www.parallels...en/products/desktop/
) so everything seems to be falling into place!
It's included with the bundle from MacMall, link above.
I should just spring the extra $155 for the hgher of the two 1.66GHz models and get the one with Double-layer SuperDrive (DVD+R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW), shouldn't I?
<< i think i already answered most of my own questions, I'm just extremely OCD+ADD and I can't stand having to re-adapt to a new environment. i just hope this is as amazing as everyone makes me think it is >>
I think my local Circuit City or CompUSA is an authorized Apple Retailer, so I may visit them this weekend.
Nothing will be decided till we return from our Vegas Vacation in January. 1st wedding anniversary