So I Got a New Laptop…

In the words of Donna and Tom from Parks and Recreation, “Treat yo self!” I recently treated myself to a new laptop: a 2020 13.3″ MacBook Pro. And I love it.

The laptop I was using was a 2015 Surface Pro 3 that I got before my senior year of college. I liked that it was thin and light enough that I could carry it with me to classes to take notes and work on papers. I also used it for grad school, but looking back know, I’m honestly surprised I got through grad school on it. The one thing I really liked about the Surface was that the tablet part separated from the keyboard so I could easily watch Netflix in bed.

Within the last 6 months or so, I noticed that it was a bit slow and the fan would kick on if I tried to run 2 different programs or multitask. It was also slow to run Photoshop, which I use to edit photos for my blog.

I’ve never been a Mac user. I remember in middle school they made us use Macs—those old desktop computers that came in a variety of colors—and I was never really on board. I was brought up using PCs and felt much more comfortable using those. Granted, I do have an iPhone and have had one since 2012, and I like the interface on them. In my old job out of college, we used PCs and now in my current job we use Macs in our department. I have a desktop iMac Pro that created a bit of a learning curve for me the first 2 weeks of my job, but now I love it. So when I was thinking about getting a new laptop, I knew I was going to get a Mac, which is something me from 10 years ago would laugh at.

I did a bit of research—with help from my dad—on the model/style that I wanted and ended up getting the 13.3″ inch, 10th generation i5, 16 GB, and 512 SSD model with the touch bar—in space gray. It was definitely a splurge, but I know I’ll be using it for years to come. I ordered it from Costco and I’ve been using it for about a week now.

And I love it. I’m really happy with my choice. It’ll also allow me to be able to do more work for my blog—especially with anything related to Photoshop and editing photos—and I also want to actually write a new story, so I feel better equipped with this laptop than my old one.

What kind of computer do you use? Are you team PC or team Mac?


  1. I am very much team PC! I have an Asus I bought last September and its great! For work I have a Chromebook and its so frustrating at times but I’m getting used to it.

    I remember when I went to Scotland when I was 25, I was emailing my parents from the free to use apple computers in the hotel and I literally had to ask someone who worked there how to get the @ into the email address… because I couldn’t get it. Ridiculous! I’ve had an iphone for just over 2 years and honestly its starting to really annoy me with its 10 min battery power and apps crashing every two seconds. It was a mistake purchase but I was fed up and didnt change it LOL and was drawn into its chrome pink shimmer and cute cases I can buy on amazon 😂😂

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  2. I’m definitely a PC. When I was working for my church, our pastor tried to convert me to Mac, but I just couldn’t get into it. I do have an iPhone, but that’s as far as I’ll go. I have an HP laptop that I’ve been using since 2015 and I’m pretty sure it’s nearly time to start looking for a replacement. I’m starting to notice the lack of speed and the excessive fan usage.

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  3. Team Mac all the way! My kids hated it when they were growing up and begged for PC but I stood firm. Now they are adults and two of them are team Mac now. Our son is still a PC-er but that’s because he plays games and I will admit that the Macs are a little slower when it comes to that. Congrats on your new toy! I just recently got a new desktop Mac and it is so much faster than the old one.

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    • My dad works in IT and has always used PCs so that’s why I used them growing up. He doesn’t use Macs at all so I’ve been on my own haha. And thanks! I’m still so obsessed with it and I’m glad I splurged a bit and I know it’ll last for a long time.

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