The replacement computers arrived Thursday. I’ve been spending the time since, between rearranging furniture in the bedroom, getting what data we can out of our backups, and getting our new machines the way we like them.
Erin picked up a reconditioned Macbook Air. And while it doesn’t make up for the fact that our computers were stolen, she loves her new machine. It’s light and, though it is a cut down version on what laptops can offer today, it’s enough machine for her. With an 80 GB hard drive and a 1.6 MHz CPU, she has twice the amount of hard drive space compared to her three-year-old iBook and a comparable CPU speed.
As for me, I’m quite happy with my reconditioned aluminum unibody Macbook, which I upgraded to 4 GB of RAM. It includes a 250 GB hard drive and a 2.4 MHz CPU. Things run noticeably faster and cooler on this machine than my old black Macbook. This machine was something I’d promised myself should The Night Girl sell well. And while it doesn’t make up for the fact that our computers were stolen, I love my new machine.
As a security measure, we’re thinking of having both machines engraved. Various laser engravers are available in the area, and they could whip up something like “This Laptop Belongs to James Bow, if found please contact (519) et cetera. Reward.” It would only cost about $50 in total, and it might be worth it.