my little macbook slipped off the edge of the couch last night - a spot where it regularly lives and has never had a mishap before - and upon picking it up, my heart sank. the display has shattered into a crazy splattered mess (something that i never ever knew LCD screens could do) and, although the harddrive is intact (thank god), it’s essentially unusable.
now, i’ve had this wee laptop for almost 4 years now and was pretty due for an upgrade anyway but was trying to put it off for another year as apple currently doesn’t really have anything that strikes my fancy. i love the compact size of my 12” so would love a 13” but they now only come with a glossy screen. and glossy screams to me REFLECTIVE which equals ANNOYING. the only way to get the screen i want is to jump up to the macbook pro, which only comes in 15” or 17” and has a huge price leap. you see the predicament i was in this morning, faced with an unusable computer and the fact that i really and truly need one at home.
so i bit the bullet, hoped onto the apple australia website, found a sale section with quite a few refurbished machines and, $2400 later, ordered myself a snappy new (refurbished) 15” macbook pro, which should be here tomorrow or the next day. i’m a bit excited now and probably will be more so once i get rid of the sick feeling in my stomach for having to drop so much cash due to my renowned clumsiness.