March 20, 2007 ·
As my iTunes collection gets larger and the number of open source projects I work on grows, it gets harder to share space on my work laptop so I just took the plunge to buy a laptop for me. After a lot of deliberation - and negotiation with my "financial controller" (aka "wife") - I settled on a 2.33GHz 17" MacBook Pro with 3Gb RAM, the glossy screen and the 160Gb HD. We've been planning to buy a new Mac for Jay for a while so I also added a 2.16GHz 20" iMac with 2Gb RAM and the 250Gb HD. We also decided to try the Airport Extreme Base Station which brings together high-speed wireless with a multi-port router and a networked USB port. That'll make it easier for us to share our myriad USB devices over the network. In theory. I'll post more about how this holds up in reality in due course.