MacBook Pro Fun

2006-03-23 16:41

I’ve been using my new MacBook Pro for a couple days now and it’s definitely pretty sweet. It’s really nice to have plenty of screen real estate and it’s really not significantly heavier than my old 12″ PowerBook. It does tend to get pretty hot at times and I have heard the processor whine occasionally, but I’m pretty tolerant when it comes to that kind of thing and haven’t found it very bothersome, although apparently some people have.

On a software note I was pleasantly surprised to learn that Comic Life was included for free. I’ve always wanted to try it out, but had forgotten about it. Omni Outliner also came installed as did the entire iLIfe suite. I’m looking forward to playing with iMovie HD and Garage Band soon because they should really demonstrate the power of this laptop and the Core Duo processor.

I wasn’t the only one impressed by my new computer. When I showed the MacBook to Mary’s Windows using dad last night he said he was jealous and really liked the screen and overall thin design. It wouldn’t surprise me if he ended up getting a Mac within a couple years; the biggest obstacle is his existing PC software collection. Well, that and the fact that he’s a pretty big fps gamer ;).