Macbook Pro: The best Windows machine ever made
So, I have been trying to do work at school, for the past 2 months, on a HP TouchPad running CM9. It wasn't a horrible experience, but it wasn't the most efficient either. I had to get a Laptop. I didn't think it was needed, but using a tablet to take notes, write papers, and code C just wasn't fun or even possible in some cases.
At first, I believed the answer was to get a hybrid. Why give up tablet computing. One problem with that, was that I needed this device now. That's is when I realized that I didn't really like how small tablets were for productive things, and how big they were for a mobile consumption device. I didn't really see myself using touch on a laptop that much when I began to really think about it. Well...good, that means that I could get a laptop now and get some work done.
Thats when the hunt began. I needed a great display, I wanted lots of power, and I wanted it to still be mobile. I new that these needs usually couldn't be put together, and if they were it was at a high price. Not only that, my prior laptops that had lots of power could get rather hot under heavy use. I didn't want that at all. Ultrabooks looked okay, but the average screen size was 13". To me, that is to small. I didn't want to feel like I had a tablet with no touch or a netbook. So 15" was minimum for me. The HP Spectre and the Samsung Series 9 looked nice, but getting the specs I wanted made it $2000+ and HP's always seem to run crazy hot. That's when decided to play with a retina Macbook Pro at my Universities bookstore.
I have always hated Macs. I felt OSX was crap, and every Laptop looked the same. They were always expensive and I hate that you can't upgrade most of their products yourself. But, when I touched the touchpad, ran full screen apps, used gestures to go back and forward on safari, tried notification center, and checked out mission control I was found out how wrong I was about OSX. I still liked Windows 8 more though. That's when I found out about Parallels. Not only can you run Windows on this beautiful machine, but you can run both operating systems at the same time and share data between them. Literally one gesture on the mousepad switches you back and forth between them with no lag. Best trackpad, best keyboard, one the best speakers, and the best screen. It really is the best Windows laptop