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Sometimes quick buying decisions must be made (or re-made) when you soon realized that a new product that you like is not always up to your expectations.
Through NUS' subsidized scheme we took the opportunity to order a MacBook last Saturday due to our interest to evangelize others about the concept of pluralism in personal computing (well, MacBook supposedly could run both Windows XP and Mac OS intended to serve disciples who are too shy to convert religion but willing). However, after thorough investigation over various user-group websites, such as Macintouch, we have decided not to change religion at all because MacBooks are known to have this disease called Random Shutdowns. Although such a problem can be repaired we feel that it is best not to take a risk at all especially since we want to a laptop/notebook handy during our Mexico/Cuba trip in December (as for Indi, reliability factor is his top priority). *Plus, we learned from some reliable source that Apple' customer service in Singapore is not up to standard (?).
Thus, after a sleepless night pondering about the concept of pluralism in personal computing we woke up the next morning with a decision in mind: stick with the religion that you are with for now. Yes, we are back to support the legacy of the Big Blue, whose products have been known to withstand hard knocks and legendary status continued by Lenovo. We cancelled our MacBook and ordered a ThinkPad X60S, instead. It is a 1.3kg little black machine with quite a punch. We'll tell you more about it after we give it some juice overnight.
PS: I am still in love with the concept of pluralism (or totally switch to Mac after using Yodhi's G5) but maybe not for now. I want to wait until MacBooks are more mature. Or, maybe even total conversion to Ubuntu...someday?