I’ve just got back from a week in Spain, and this time, I didn’t take a netbook (as such).
About two weeks ago I got hold of a 13″ Macbook Pro, the new unibody enclosure laptop from Apple. I didn’t want another 15″ laptop as I ended up never taking it anywhere as it was so big. So when Apple finally dropped the 13″, I snapped it up.
Size is important. The 12″ G4 PowerBook was one of the best laptops Apple ever made. Fairly rugged (but bloody heavy!) it fit easily into a ruck sack and on your knees in confined places. It also didn’t feel like it’d snap if I bent over with it in a rucksack, unlike the old 15″ Macbook Pro I had!
The battery life is also excellent. Something I’d really liked about the Samsung was absurdly long battery times, so I suppose it’s a must have check-box now.
But what about the smaller screen res? Not that much of an issue to be honest, as I’ve kind of gotten used to the 10″ Samsung NC10 screen, and hey, if it matters so much when doing work, buy an external monitor!
The biggest benefit is that it just works, as you’d expect. I think I’ve had enough of titting about with limitations of the Hackintosh nature, and just want something reliable and… well, just Apple-like.
For the moment, the 13″ Macbook Pro is fantastic and I don’t think I’ll be spending too much time on the other netbooks, though the EEE is pretty much set up for wardriving and is great for that, sling it in the car and off we go!