Woke up to find out I purchased a Sony Vaio Pro 13 last night. Oops. Seems to be a nice rig. Tired of MBAs and MBPs. Too bad it has 8.1.
Are Ultrabooks the future, or are tablets going to be the thing?
they are supposed to be "flimsy", and feel a little "cheap". but other than that it has some superlative features.
I was looking at them when I bought my MBA last year, seems like a good rig. Hope you enjoy.
also, install linux.
im not sure thats true.
modularity is cool, but its not easy for normies, its not cheap, and since external interconnects are so much more bulky, variable and cumbersome than internals ones it makes products bigger heavier and creates more waste.
even the trend in cars is to move from massive factories that put one part on at a time to smaller factories that each make some sub assembly and a few hundred sub assemblies are put together at a small factory to make a car.
if your spedo goes you have to replace the whole dash. if you burn out a headlight, you have to buy a whole headlight assembly instead of a lightbulb.
less modularity means a lower ticket price, and thats what moves product.
so first the one other thing that my friend said to me that put my foot in the door of the apple store was that he mentioned the resale value was very good, and it is. I've actually thought about selling this and buying a new one this fall (might wait one more year). Selling a two year old laptop at 50-60% of the retail when you bought it is unheard of, and looking on craigslist, not a totally unreasonable expectation.
so, your question, I tried at the start to put linux on it, and I thought I could figure it out, but they do make it really hard to boot to external media.
It was actually a big disappointment at first that I couldn't figure it out, but i think im mostly over it. I would like the piece of mind of having a free OS, but functionally the OSX terminal is totally functional and a trivial transition from linux.
macports is great, it runs pretty much anything that linux can run without the glitches and bugs that you get running some FLOSS packages on windows.
There are some other things that really bug me about the laptop, but overall i'm really happy with it.
What the fuck is this bullshit right here?
What this anon said. It feels almost exactly like linux. I was looking into the newer thinkpad line, but comparing specs the rmbp came out cheaper. Ended up with the rmbp with no regrets besides the 128gb ssd which I am now getting a full refund for after 2 months thanks to a call from apple asking if I could trade it in for the new refresh.