That’s what I’m feeling about my new laptop. My main complaint is the screen. I can’t see it. I have to have it at just the perfect angle or it works like a privacy screen. And it’s too small. Unless I enlarge the font, I have trouble reading it. (Yes, my eyesight is going where all middle aged folks’ eyesight goes.)

What I do with it I could have done just as well with a pc, and I could have gotten a much larger screen for much less money. I’m sure it will be nice for traveling because it is thin and light. I have a trip planned in October so I’ll get to try it out then.

I got some extra memory, and installed Parallels so I can run a Windows interface. One of my co-workers showed me how to run “coherence” where my Mac desktop has the Windows toolbar at the bottom to quickly and seamlessly switch to Windows apps. I haven’t done much of that yet, because I’m mostly surfing Firefox. (See what I mean by what I do I could have done on a pc?)

One thing I want to try is putting videos on my blog and in my gallery, and I think the Mac can do that easier than Windows. I’ve seen several Mac bloggers who have done it. I just have to find out how.

But it sure is pretty. Clean white, thin, light, with that nifty bitten apple on the top!

4 Comments

  1. There is something wrong with the screen…or your eyes 🙂 We have about 9 users of the Macbook and none of them have the issues with off axis viewing that you do? Which one do you have the glossy or the standard screen? Have you tried adjusting the font size or resolution to allow for your problems with the size?

  2. I don’t keep my screen set at the highest setting since it would be way too small to see. I have the resolution set down to 1064×600. Since the screen is so small this does not adversely affect the readability or clarity. In fact, Sony even included a function key (Function + F10) that switches back and forth between 1064×600 and full resolution of 1366×768. I don’t suppose you have anything like that available? Have you tried just setting the resolution down?

  3. That was a good suggestion, Richard. I’m going to try a lower setting for a while. I do see a difference — it’s a little fuzzier — but it’s also larger and that helps.

  4. If you lookin for a good place to send the old one I have an idea 🙂

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