My story

Discussion in 'Switch Stories' started by bfj, Apr 26, 2003.

  1. bfj
    macrumors newbie

    Dec 17, 2002
    To be honest, I had forgotten the apple even existed, until I saw the FP iMac commercials early last year. As soon as I saw the commercials, I drove 2 hrs to the closest Apple store to check them out. But, being a PC user for 15 years, I was iffy about going with something I knew nothing about, but, the main thing that limited me was my budget at the time was only 1500, so I couldn't get the iMac w/ the Superdrive, grrr.....

    Well, sadly, I ended up going with a slapped-together Athlon system. Everything was running smoothly, so I thought I was happy with my decision. But, after a few months of playing with system, and countless Windows XP reinstalls, due to system errors, driver conflicts, and that devil-incarnate directx, i started looking at apple's again, even though I had no money to buy one :(

    Then, as luck would have it, during a Thanksgiving day Beer/Football fest, a friend of mine offered to by my Athlon system for 1800, which I couldn't pass up. So, in short, I sold the system within the week, & promptly ordered an iMac, still had to get a 15" (but with the SuperDrive) :) although the 17" was amazing, at the time it was a little out of my budget.

    After using the iMac for a few months, I was very pleased with my decision, I miss the games, but my wife bought me a playstation2 to take care of that, heh.

    After watching my financial situation improve since the beginning of the year, I decided to buy a laptop. I was open to all brands/platforms, and, to be honest, I was intent on buying a peecee laptop, since there were a few things that i HAVE to have a pc for, so I did.....actually I bought two....

    The first one I bought was a Toshiba, but it had a bad video chip, so i returned it, the 2nd was a sony grv-680, a very powerful machine, but 9 lbs was too much, and it had very bad build quality, so I returned it too.

    After researching for a few more weeks, I went to look at the 12" Powerbook....played with it at the Apple store, and took one home that day :)

    (it's got the SuperDrive too, hehe)

    anyway, with the money I saved going w/ the PBook, I stopped by WalMart, and bought one of the 499 HP bundles, which handles the few things that i needed the peecee for, hehe....

    Anyway, after playing with the Powerbook, I've decided that I want the 17", if all things work out, I'll be owning a 17" by the end of summer, my wife will inherent the 12", & my 5-yr old will get the iMac.

    Anyway, that's my story, I went from forgetting apple even existed to owning 2 Macs within a year


    just thought i'd share my story


  2. macrumors 604


    Feb 7, 2002
    your a typical new mac user. you just cant get enought of them. what stuff do you have to do on the hp, virtual pc may be a suitable solution for you. i do too miss the game like you too. unfourtantly the games i play they dont make for consoles, so i have to have a pc too.

  3. macrumors 68040


    Mar 26, 2001
    Over The Rainbow
  4. macrumors 65816


    Jul 25, 2002
    Prospect, KY
    Great story, and congratulations on your purchases!

    Glad to see another person has finally "seen the light!"

    It sounds like your building an excellent Mac family.
  5. macrumors regular

    Dec 21, 2002
    Re: My story

    walmart sells computers?!
  6. macrumors 603


    Dec 20, 2002
    sunny los angeles
    Re: Re: My story

    methought walmart only sold computers with lindows, not windows.
  7. macrumors 68040


    Mar 26, 2001
    Over The Rainbow
  8. macrumors 603


    Feb 2, 2002
    i thought walmart only sold lindows too, but i was in a couple of weeks ago and saw some generic box running windows...

    anyway congratulations on finding Mac :) mac is like finding nirvana at the end of several nasty past-lives... those PC's are just a bad dream anymore, and even if you get a hardware problem Apple will be happy to take care of you :)

    have you bought an iPod yet? fantastic little device... i never knew i needed one, but now i couldn't be without :)


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