A change that I did not expect.
As hard as it is for me to accept this, but I need to let go of my acer aspire 4750G. The reason being is that everything started crashing, I couldn't play games on it anymore, the keyboard stopped working and some usb ports are damaged. Basically, I couldn't get any work done on it anymore. This laptop has been with me through thick and thin for 5 years with all of my social media creations, photo and video editing, the start of my blogging and gaming (Hi to all my dragon nest, pso2, domo and bns friends!). Now, with this being broken, I decided to get a new PC because I need it for my studies too. If you guys have been following me on Twitter (Joycentricity) and on Snapchat (blissyjojo), you would know that I recently got a 21.5 inch iMac a few days ago.
I am not exactly new to apple products since I'm already using an iPad 2 and an iPhone SE so I guess making my personal computer an apple or a mac was a reasonable choice because then, all of my files could all sync together from one device to another with the use of Apple's iCloud. What kind of excited me the most about is the notes app. I use notes all the time on whatever device I'm on. So, having to create one note on one device and having it synced to all of my other devices is pretty convenient.
Not gonna lie, having to use windows for all of my life, throwing me into a mac pc felt a little bit intimidating. I spent most of my time opening and closing each application and pressing most of the keys on my keyboard to know which ones are for what. The application that I played around with the most is the system preferences and testing out the things that I can change or do with it. Didn't really take me long to finally get the hang of it.
I think what surprised me the most about actually using and owning a mac pc is that it's pretty flexible and not as limited as I thought it would be for applications that I would like to use. While I do understand that Macs aren't really built for gaming, I decided to give that up for now because I do need this more for my studies and the career that I plan on having. Other than that, there are a whole lot of things that I loved about this PC like..
- Spotlight Search (Command + Space bar)
- Final cut pro
- Screenshot (command + shift + 4)
- Having the option to reopen windows when logging back in / rebooting your pc)
- The appearance
- Saves up space
But why did I get a desktop rather than a laptop?
I know most people or bloggers my age would prefer a laptop like the macbook air or macbook pro and such due to it being a little more portable for traveling or a better choice for university students. Well, the reason for me choosing the iMac rather than the laptops is because I do most of my work at home, I don't really travel often these days and I do online university. If I ever need to work on something outside of home, I do have my iPad 2 with me which has the things that I need so its all good. I also wanted something that can deal with heavy duty work especially when I'm gonna be spending most of my time on it editing photos, videos, just really taking my time on learning new things. Lastly, the screen is so huge! I love that everything is kind of magnified for me since I'm used to working on my iPad 2 and a 14 inch laptop so editing on this PC is an amazing experience because of that.
I do realize that some people may not agree with my choice because iMacs or Apple products in general are definitely costly and there are options on building a PC with the same or less the amount of money used for a mac. So, if you're on the hunt for a new pc, or just trying to decide if you'd like to be a mac owner, just consider all of the pros and cons, what you'll need them for and just also research.
For now, I am happy with my choice and after I got this iMac, I was just so inspired to work and study more so, expect to read more from me soon!
Until the next post,
Disclosure: I am in no way sponsored by any of the brands / companies mentioned in this post. Everything you see here is bought from my own money and statements / opinions made are based off on my own experience