Does the phrase “enough is a enough” ever apply to Apple products?
Today I’m here to argue “no.”
As a professional freelance writer who makes a living writing from wherever I am, it’s important to have the technology that you prefer and that works for you. For me, it’s Apple products. (That’s probably why i’m writing about Apple news here on Blorge.)
Before moving out west and getting married, I worked primarily off a couple different Apple MacBooks (not at the same time). When I realized the smaller, 11-inch MacBook Air could do everything I needed it to do, I ditched a 13-inch plastic MacBook. Before that, I ditched a 15-inch PowerBook (ah, the good ole days).
But then I moved, got married and settled down. I knew I was going to be doing a ton of traveling, so I figured, why squint my eyes at an 11-inch Macbook Air when I could easily sell it and get a beautiful 21-inch iMac and a desk. I don’t regret it all.
I still had my iPhone when I was out and about so I could keep up with emails and I had my iPad so when I’m relaxing on the couch or out on the patio, I can consume content and even get some work done. When I needed to write and blog, I’d come inside and sit down at the iMac. It’s a system that works beautifully.
Then I missed actually getting work done wherever.
So I perused eBay after Apple announced its new lineup of MacBook Airs and Macbook Pros, and found a used (but practically new) mid-2011 11-inch MacBook Air to reunite with. I lucked out and won the auction for $550! This laptop looks absolutely amazing and works just as it would out of the box back in January 2012 (that’s when the seller purchased it).
So now I have an iMac, MacBook Air, iPad and iPhone. Is that excessive? Absolutely not. It’s all about the deal. Use Amazon for great financing deals and significantly lower prices. If you don’t need the best of the best, get the last-generation model. If you have none of these devices right now, you can get an iPhone 4, iMac, MacBook Air and an iPad 2 for $2,000.
To put that into perspective, that’s about $300 less than Apple’s new MacBook Pro with Retina display.
With iCloud, all of my devices are perfectly synced so I never miss a beat.
Of course, purchasing all these devices is certainly tricky. It took me a few weeks before I confessed to my wife that I did indeed buy another computer. But while she sits outside, I can now join her and work, so she’s come around.
Do you need an iPhone, iPad, iMac and MacBook Air? Absolutely not. Is it convenient? Totally.