When I moved into my new office last June, I treated myself to a new iMac. Working long hours off a 12-inch MacBook wasn’t going to be good for me!
However, with an eye on budget, I scrimped and went for the base level model. And it wasn’t long before I felt it. A lot. The incredibly slow hard drive meant start up and multi-tasking was like walking through honey. Compared to my home office iMac, anyway.
I regularly had to limit the number of apps I had open, something that was never a consideration on my much older, but formerly top of the line iMac at home.
After some good news on the commercial front, and quite a bit of thought, I went and upgraded to a much nicer model and I can only say: wow! The difference a bigger screen, faster processor and solid state drive make to my life – it’s really incalculable.
And my office neighbours are much less likely to hear profanities drift through the wall when I can’t get Powerpoint to cooperate or manage to copy across large files for the podcast.
It’s all about tools for the job, really. Right?