Computer

I prefer having one work/personal computer, and not having to sync anything between machines. I work at home and also live at home, so this works really well for me.

I switched from Windows to Mac in 2009, and still use Macs. I buy the best laptop I can, and except it to last 5+ years.

Apple MacBook Pro (late 2013)

Price as configured: $2,648

I’m still using this computer and it works great.

Screen 15 inch, 2880 x 1800
Processor 2.3 GHz Intel Core i7
Memory 16 GB @ 1600 MHz, DDR3 (2 x 8 GB)
Graphics NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M 2048 MB
Intel Iris Pro 1536 MB
Hard Drive 500 GB SSD

Apple MacBook Pro (2009)

Price as configured: $2,432

I used this computer for 4 years, and gave it to my brother where it lasted another 3 years.

Purchased: May 2009

Screen 17 inch

Dell Inspiron 9300 (2005)

Price as configured: $2,256

I used this computer for 4 years, and switched to Mac. It still boots Windows XP, but the WiFi doesn’t work.

Screen 17 inch, 1440 x 900
Processor 1.86 GHz Intel Pentium M 750
Memory 1 GB @ 533 MHz, DDR2 (2 x 512 MB)
Graphics NVIDIA GeForce Go 6800 256 MB
Hard Drive 100 GB SATA
Optical Drive 8x DVD+/-RW burner