The iPad was a gateway drug. Sure I found it useful and helpful, but I now see it was just the first step in Apple’s master plan. October I got an iPad. February I buy an iPhone. Now I’m in the Apple world with two feet. Five months later in mid July I am now the owner of a MacBook Pro.
I’ve been travelling a bit more than normal over the last month and I do love the iPad for mobility. It works well if you just want to catch up on email and web while sitting in a coffee shop, but the Achilles heel of the iPad is content creation. I did get a keyboard case that helps with this, but sometimes you need a litter bigger screen or the workhorse programs. I’ve been thinking of getting a new laptop to travel with as my current HP workhorse laptop model is a bit bulky and getting a bit creaky. I got the change to pick up a 13" Macbook Pro this weekend at a very good price and it seemed to fit my needs perfectly.
I’m planning to use it as my primary laptop for everything other than .NET development for a couple weeks to determine if I really will keep it or resell it. I already see that my first software purchase will be either Parallels or VMWare Fusion to get access to my missing PC Apps.