I have a dilemma! I want to go to a very compact notebook for on-the-go
rails coding, however after reviewing what’s available it seems the
- is a real contender, but I’ve not been a Mac/Apple user before. Some
advice would be great.
*Re Hardware Choice
*(a) Sony Vaio VGNTX47GPW - 11" screen, 1.25kg, bit smaller than
==> excellent BUT more expensive ~A$3600
(b) Acer Travel Mate - 12.1" screen, 1.5kg, mid-way in size between
MacBook & Sony
==> still a bit expensive ~A$2900
© MacBook - A$2099, but very slightly bigger, BUT 2.36kg!
I really want something I can carry around everywhere with minimum of
annoyance, so the 1.25kg 11" screen Sony would be great. However I’m
sure if it warrents paying TWICE the price of a MacBook.
Question 1 - MacBook users: How do you find the device from the point
view of weight and likelihood that you’d carry around with you, or get
of the weight and want to leave it at home?
Question 2 - Should I move to a Mac?..from a Rails development
perspective I assume it should fine. I use RadRails / InstantRails /
Firebug at the moment.
*Question 3 *- Other windows applications/things I use, know off hand if
they are covered on the Mac???
- Ability to share directories and files with other Windows XP
computers on my network? (e.g. play MPEG2/MPEG4 movies)
- Share iTunes songs between Mac and Windows PCs on my network
- Adobe Photoshop
Any other advice that would sway me to become, or not become, a Mac user
the first time?