Wednesday, March 23, 2011


I've only told a couple people this, but I secretly (and not so secretly now) want an iPad.

I feel a little silly admitting it since I was so against them when they were first released.  I just saw it as a glorified iPod touch.  And yes, I still think that's what they are.

But I kind of want one.

I've been wanting a new computer for a few years now.  My current laptop is about 7 years old.  It takes about 30 minutes to turn on.  Once it's on, it takes forever just to pull up a program.  If you try to download something, you'll be there at least an hour (or in the case a couple weeks ago, it never came).  If I accidentally unplug it, it turns off right away.  It also makes sounds equivalent to that of a space shuttle taking off to the moon.

I'd love to go the route of a MacBook, but I feel like I can't justify such an expensive purchase.

What are my current uses of my computer?
-random internet browsing/googling

That's really about it.  Do I need a MacBook for that?

Or could I just get an iPad?

What are your thoughts?  I could use some help here.  I'm easily persuaded.

And let's be honest...I really want to play Angry Birds.


Adam and Brittany said...

I love MacBooks. Convert over to the Mac you will love it. I don't use my MacBook for more than email, blogging, and online shopping but it is worth it. Pictures, videos, and you time are all enhanced. DO IT!

Ryan G said...

$1300 for a Macbook so that you can surf the internet? What a waste of money.

Shannon...I'm not sure we can be friends anymore. We obviously haven't hung out lately otherwise you would know of my passion for Android. :)

Costco has the Motorola XOOM for $589 ($10 cheaper than the iPad). You can watch Flash video on it (can't do that on the iPad), surf the internet..AND play angry birds.

I could talk about this all day just opened up a can of worms.

Heather Whitworth said...

I say go for the iPad baby... they are pretty sweet... but this Android thing that Ryan is talking about sounds pretty cool too. Now I'm at a loss. I have been absolutely no help to you today huh?

Amber Broadhead said...

I am not very good at debate because it sounds like Ryan has a good point, BUT I LOVE my MacBook!! I will never go back! It was worth the money in my opinion. I do also do a lot with pictures though. On another thought, as long as you work in Alpine School District, the give you a MacBook. I am no help either. :)

Carie said...

Shannon, don't listen to Ryan. Just get the macbook.
If mine hadn't been stolen 2.5 years ago I would have had mine for...6 years (that breaks my heart just thinking about it) and it would've been doing fine.

I've purchased 2 in my life and I'll never go back. $1300 once every...8-10 years, or $589 every couple years...I'm just sayin. No spyware, no bugs, no nothin. It's worth the money.

And who knows...maybe getting a mac would open up a whole new hobby for you...we can talk about this later.

(sorry, Ryan. Don't hate me)

Amy said...

I want an ipad too. They're just cool.

Jake and Shell said...

I have to say...I'm posting this from our iPad. Yes, a bigger touch, but it is super fun! IMO, it doesn't replace a laptop (pc or Mac) but it is super portable and simple. Look for a MacBook on ksl....there were tons on there for much less than new. Jake got an iMac a few weeks ago (hence the discount on the iPad) and will never go back. Good what you want now, someday you'll have to compromise!!

Brent said... me about this. We need to talk. Sorry but I can't give you proper advice in just comment.