Wow, I can't even, I'm still in that really happy and shocked state of mind that people usually get when they have a new console or they won a competition, I have a fucking iMac! For those of you following me you will know that I have gone through a lot of trouble to get this machine, I will not go into to much detail (For that just go and read some of my old blogs) but yeah I have an iMac! I went back to the Apple Store and just bought one, I paid £500 and my dad paid £499. So all I have to pay is £500 more when I get my next pay check (End of August) and then I will have no more debt and the iMac will be 100% mine. Sure I will only have about £400 spending money to get me through the month but I assure you it's worth it.
Even as I am writing this blog there are already a handful of things that the iMac is making better, for one thing my previous laptop could not run the new editor. I really do like the new editor and it makes it a lot easier to make paragraphs. Another thing my stupid old laptop couldn't do on Giant Bomb was spell checking, members off the site have often criticised me for not using spell check, well now I can at last be accepted into the Giant Bomb community. The site and overall internet seems to be running slightly faster as well, I've only been using the iMac for about an hour or so and I'm using the default browser Safari. I heard people complaining about it but I see no problems with it so far, I may change it down the line but for now it does the job.
The keyboard is a huge step up than my previous laptops, there was no spaces in the keys in the laptop where as here there is a small space which means less typing in letters that I don't want. They also feel hard and strong, the laptops were soft and flimsy. It may seem odd to some that I am excited over a Keyboard, but when you go from a cheap laptop to a keyboard that sells for like £40 you notice the difference. The mouse on the other hand will take some getting use to, it's not that I don't like it, it's just different. I used to have a Logitech RX 250 if that means anything to you, it was a standard mouse an did the job. Apple's Magic Mouse as its called, although stylish, was quite hard to use at first. I had to up the speed of the scrolling as soon as it booted, and I even had to resort to the Finger Tips to know how to right click!
This being my first Mac it's the first time I've had experience with any of the cool app things at the bottom, FaceTime, PhotoBooth, iPhoto, iMove and Garage Band all seem pretty cool. I don't think I'll be using much of them at first but hopefully I can get back into making videos again, I used to do it a lot but my laptop did not have any video software that would run on it, so I had to cease. I have not checked out the App Store yet but you can bet I'll be downloading Plants VS Zombies! I also picked up The Sims 3 and a bunch of expansions for it, thats the first thing I will be doing after I update iTunes.
So yeah I don't know what else to say really, except that I have just noticed that I can type at almost double the speed than I could with my laptop. If it interests you at all I got the 21 Inch Model, I was going to go with the 27 but I really didn't need it. ok enough blogging more gawping in awe!