Ah, wonderful wonderful procrastination. I’m finally ready to do my system recovery, after which my Sony Vaio VGN-SZ460N laptop should finally act like the state-of-the-art computer it’s supposed to be – Sony only makes one ‘better’ laptop, and it seems to come down to the casing materials. In my last scan of links while completing my backup (my third, this one to my Seagate FreeAgent 160), I saw this article over on PC World.
Even now, I still won’t call myself anti-Microsoft or anti-Sony, but it’s amazing to me how two companies, the utterly dominant leaders in their respective industries, can so easily let their customer base slip away. I was told recently by an industry expert that Mac laptops now represent 10% of the laptop market. Personally, I don’t need to see another commercial to know how close I’ve gotten to switching. In fact, if I hadn’t been told by my office full of Macheads that Leopard is worth waiting for, I’d probably consider it quite strongly right now.
I predict that this January (if not sooner) Apple ships an ultra-thin laptop (along with 1-2 more iPhone models – iPhone Nano is a guarantee in my eyes). At the pace I’m going with my Vaio, I’ll
be ready to camp out in line for a few days to get one.