I am pleased to announce that Apple elected to end my frustration by providing me with a brand new imac. 😀
Now I have me a brand spankin’ new imac with double the HD space (1 TB Yay!) and iLife ’09. So far it’s running like a champ and is noticeably more responsive than my previous imac.
Apple is back on my good side. 😀
A couple things I need to address though.. the new imacs come with the standard Apple keyboard as opposed to the one with the numeric keypad and additional keys like I’d had before. For those of you unfamiliar with the Apple keyboards, they are sexy as hell, but take some getting used to. They are super low profile, the keys are very shallow and some of them are quite tiny, like the F keys for instance.
I had gotten pretty well acquainted with my old kb, but this one may be in need of replacement. It’s form factor is awesome, the footprint is incredibly small (measures only 4.5″ x 11″ and just under 3/4″ high), but it’s almost too basic. I not only miss the numeric keypad, but I’ve been constantly looking for my page up and down keys. :\
Rather than drop $49 for another keyboard like my previous one, I’m thinking of picking up a 3rd party keyboard with more features. I’m really interested in the Logitech G19, but the price is a bit steep at $199. Before I made the switch to mac, I was using one of the older G15 models (w/ the 18 macro keys) which I really loved. If I could check one out in person I’m sure I’d be able to make a decision, but no stores around here carry them.
Secondly, Apple recommended against the 3rd party mouse driver that I was using for my Logitech G5. I wasn’t crazy about the driver anyway, but they said it can attribute to typing lag which is something I had been experiencing before. Unfortunately, the G5 has no drivers for the mac.
Right now I’m eyeballing the Razer DeathAdder. One of my WoW buds, and fellow mac user, just bought one and gives it high praise, so I think that’s where I’m headed.
Time to bust out that Amazon gift card I got for my birthday. 😀
Anyway, I am excited to be back in the mix.