And this is why i like Apple products!
I’ve just discovered that my Late 2008 Aluminium Unibody Macbook is actually able to have 8 GB of RAM memory instead of the 4 previously announced. So, a 2008 laptop is able to be upgrade from 2 to 4 and now to 8 GB of RAM.
If only SSD drives would become more affordable and with larger capacities this “baby” would be all equipped and a hell of a machine. And deadly silent as well. Even if just a whisper as the Macbook has, I hate ventilation noise. It removes most of the pleasure of being quietly in a silent room working.
Now show me a 2008 equivalent “PC” laptop, with equivalent cost at the time, that has this expansibility and can be upgraded to the this kind of “contemporary” levels. Most of them in 2008 could only deal with 3 GB of RAM.
It annoys me that i have these frequent argument with friends or co-workers about why I have decided to buy a Mac. I have come to a point where i gave up trying to explain the perceived qualities and just blankly ask if they ever worked with any other system besides Windows. And won’t argue anything else if the answer is “none”.
It is not that Windows is a bad system. It’s just that any other current option is better. Linux is amazingly fast, stable,and secure. And the Mac is all that and neatly integrated, with an amazing attention to detail. Which unfortunately lacks in many Linux distros. And is pretty much absent in Redmond products.
So, yes. It is for this kind of surprises and reliability that i have bought a Mac. That 2,5 years passed it still rocks, it still has great look and no cheap hardware failure as ink-less keys. It still works perfectly, without any specific maintenance. I only formatted it once because i decided to upgrade OS and hardware at the same time (more disk space and 2 to 4 GB RAM), although theoretically even that wasn’t necessary. And when I formatted it, I could just import my user settings from Time Machine and everything was just as before. My bookmarks, my mail, my configs. Out of the box. Without extra costly software. And without extra hassles.
And now i can just buy 8 GB and slap it in. And run my baby even faster and nimbler than it is. Yep. Now tell me that doesn’t justify the “Apple tax” i keep hear talking. I compared back then and the Mac was actually the cheapest with feature-to-feature comparison. Now it still is. Even more.