For economic reasons, I decided I was not going to ship my once state of the art gaming computer to Portugal when I moved.  “The Beast,” as she was known, would have almost doubled my shipping costs by the time all the relevant insurances had been applied.  It was simply not worth it.

She was sold to friend with whom I hear she is very happy.

This meant that when I got here I shared a computer with Mr P.  As anyone knows, sharing a computer is a delicate affair at the best of times and although we did not come to blows or even utter a cross word it soon became apparent that we needed another computer.

I have several Apple MacBook computers and a single Cinema Display; but one can never have too many keyboards.  As you can see below, I’ve gone wacky for the gorgeous, new, chicklet-style keyboards from Apple.  On the left is the wired “laptop” keyboard; next to it is the wired “full” keyboard with numeric keys; beneath that is the Bluetooth keyboard. All of these keyboards allow you to control the brightness of the screen and manage the starting and stopping of music or movies.

I now have a new 2.4GHz SDD unibody MacBook with 4GB of DDR3 RAM in my hot hands and this thing screams it’s so on fire!  Now I sort of understand why Apple doesn’t think it needs a Netbook like the awful Sony Vaio P or the right fine ASUS 1000HE.  The MacBook is the supreme computer, netbook and secret lover any passion could want, and I can’t imagine why anyone would touch a MacBook Air when they can have the new MacBook instead.