We remember our first computer. It wasn’t capable of complicated tasks. Or loading porn at the speed of light.
Last week, we retired the computer we’ve had since Gay List Daily began. And thusly, the agonizing search for America’s Next Laptop Model began.
Of course, we only buy Apple computers so our choices weren’t that vast. Historically, we’ve always purchased the biggest, baddest laptop available (yes, we’re size queens), but across the room in the Apple Store, something petite and demure was calling our name. (His name was Chad, a twinky Mac Genius pointing to a MacBook Air.)
Released this summer, the new MacBook Air is thinner, faster and more feature-filled than ever before. We opted for the 11-incher because if you’re going to go small, you might as well go all the way.
In fact, this laptop is so tiny it’s barely 2.3 inches bigger than our iPad. It has a full-size keyboard, which is much easier than a touch screen for writing lesbian fiction novels. It can also load Flash-enabled web sites (iPhones and iPads can’t). And, perhaps best of all, it allows multiple inputs (just like our favorite guys), including USB, SD cards (like the one in your digital camera) and the new Thunderbolt I/O technology, which is worth noting because it transfers data 20 times faster than USB 2.0. (Don’t you get horny when we speak geek?)
The MacBook Air doesn’t have a DVD/CD drive, but it’s easy to upload music, movies and more via a quick connection to another computer or external drive. That’s because the MacBook Air doesn’t have any moving parts, a real blessing for those of us who’ve lost precious data in tragic hard-drive crashes.
Utilizing all-flash storage, the computer starts up almost instantly and the battery lasts for more than six hours during use (and up to 30 days in standby).
So next time you read Gay List Daily, know that it came about from us furiously tapping away at something tiny in our lap.
Starting at $999