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Is the grass always greener?

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    Is the grass always greener?

    So, I bought a macbook pro today. I have been wanting a new laptop to replace my netbook (a gateway lt2016u). A slow machine that took nearly a full 5 minutes before it boot up all the way and I could actually use it. Even then loading even web pages was slow. Even with the ram "upgrade" I did to it, well, it was slow as tar. I can thank XP and norton to that. Not to mention all the bloatware on it I did not need. The size of the netbook was not too bad, but trying to do anything on it like watching youtube was painful. Youtube vids were choppy.

    So, I decided to do some research. Most of the notebook / ultrabooks even the ones in the 1K mark had bloat on them!? No thanks. Even Dell tried to push an office demo on me. I got office, why do I need it pre installed? Anyway, I found the bloat was just too much to deal with. I did look at some Dell laptops and found them to be very cheap feeling. Pressing on the lid showed finger marks on the LCD display. During my research, I sort of settled on the 13" macbook pro base model to "try out" as a netbook replacement. I was going to do the air, but for nearly the same cost, I got a lot more power and features.

    What do I plan on doing with my new macbook pro? Well, I was going to use the new laptop for financing, but I think I will keep my old gateway for that task. I think the macbook will be used for a lot of stuff such as:

    Light photo editing (perhaps movie / timelapse editing / cutting)
    Web browsing
    Movie watching
    Android device hacking
    And I am sure even more uses.

    Is the grass always greener on the other side of the fence? Im not sure, but I thought I would take a closer look.

    Any other mac users here? How does your mac and android work together?
    Samsung Galaxy Nexus LTE unlocked and ready to rock! | Xoom 4G 4.0.3 ICS (Team EOS rom)

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    I have a Mac Mini. It works great. After buying it, I thought I was never buying a regular PC again. The operating system is really great for multimedia and for work (I work as a programmer, so, having a good console, unix-based, is mandatory).
    However, after one year using it, I didn't see huge advantages anymore. Almost everything I do on my Mac I can do on my PC with Windows and/or Linux.
    So, a few weeks ago, I searched a new lightweight notebook to replace my old Dell (and its heavy 2.7 Kg). I was looking for a Macbook Air, but here in Brazil, anything Apple-branded have a much higher cost than anything else. So, instead of paying about US$ 1500 for the most cheap Macbook Air, I bought a great Sony Vaio for something about US$ 600. No regrets. So, that's my story: I used both "grasses" (is this a correct word?), and now I'm going to the cheapest side of the force again.
    Even having all of these in mind, I highly recommend a Mac for those who want to try it. Great computer, great OS. For me, the best OS does not exists: the best depends on the preferences of the user.
    Finally, answering your question: my Xoom works great with my Mac. Using the Android File Manager, of course (I don't remember the correct name of this thing).

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