Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Thank you Pink!

My MacBook Air laptop is about ten years old.  The battery is shot, so I have to keep it plugged in when I am using it.
I’ve been thinking about what to replace my laptop with for about a year now.  It’s a large purchase and I wanted to make sure about my decision.
I always thought I would just get another Apple product laptop computer.
We periodically pay the Apple store a visit. Well, Ross likes to stop in.  Me?  Not so much.  It’s always crowded, especially since the Mac Genius  to customer ratio seems to be 1 to 1.  That means there are as many customer service reps as there are customers.  Well, it appears that way to me.  I guess that’s a good thing because one rarely has to wait for service.
So, on one of these drop in’s, as I was checking out the new laptops, a Genius stopped by to ask if I needed help.
She was obviously born to work in an Apple store.  She was pretty tall, about 5’8”.   She was dressed in pink from head to toe, including her hair.
She introduced herself, “Hi, I’m Pink, can I help you?”
Really no kidding.
I told her that I would soon be in the market for a new laptop.
“So, what do you do with your laptop?” she asked.
After a brief distraction with her glittery pink eyeshadow, I explained that I write a blog, and edit my podcast using iMovie.
Then Pink went into full “let me convince you that you should really consider an iPad instead” mode.
She was very good at showing me all the bells and whistles of the iPad versus the limitations of the laptop and “not to mention the prices comparison,” she said.
I think the thing that sold me was when she showed me the Apple Pencil.
You can’t use a pencil on a MacBook Air.
My interaction with Pink happened about six months ago.
Last Tuesday, I decided it was finally time to go get my laptop replacement.  Even though Pink did a good job with her iPad pitch,  I was still vacillating between a laptop and iPad.
But, Pink wasn’t there this day.
Leroy, the Genius we had this time was very nice,well informed and spent as much time with us as we needed, but, he just wasn’t Pink enough for me.  He kind of left it up to me to make my choice.
In the end I suppose Pink was with me in spirit, though, for here I am, writing my blog on my new IPad Pro II, 256GB in silver, fully accessorized with a keyboard folio, and


  1. I've been thinking of switching over to Apple. Maybe one of these days. My phone is an iPhone, so maybe.

    Did you know that you can get refurbished Apple products? I've seen them a couple places, and it might be a good way to start out. For me, maybe.

    1. I thought I would never switch to Apple. But I do like the products. Easy to use, etc.
      I had an old iPad which I wanted to trade in. The trade in value was $38.00.

  2. Sounds like a great purchase! I've never owned anything Apple, not sure we will, but have heard good things about their products. Hubby recently updated his traditional type of laptop. I'm next in line but I'm thinking I'm going to stick with a desktop. For me, they are just easier to use.



    1. I have a desktop, laptop, iPad, phone - all Apple products. Obviously, I am pretty satisfied.

  3. Hari OM
    I am a lifetime PC user - my occasional bites into the Apple do not go well. Interesting, because I am actually allergic to real apples. &*? I admire your pluck to tackle the new. YAM xx

    1. That's interesting about your allergy. I do like all of my Apple products. I think it's a matter of what you feel most comfortable with.

  4. I have been writing my blog gracefounddaily.blogspot.com for over four years on my i pad. I compose my postings using Evernote and then paste them into blogger. I too recently purchased a new i pad, but ended up getting the basic one with upgraded memory. I can actually type much faster with a hunt and peck style on the i pad vs a laptop keyboard. Good luck with your new technology.

    1. I’m getting used to this and am finding it easier to use. I think I’ll keep it :)