As my fellow Chicago Now bloggers told me, "Once you go Mac, you don't go back."
After suffering for months as my Dell froze after every paragraph or sometimes refused to start at all, I did what I've been talking about for years; I bought a MacBook Air. My husband suggested we go to Best Buy, but I insisted on the full Apple experience and it lived up to its expectations.
I met my husband and kids at the North Avenue store on Sunday. While waiting for them, I sat at outdoor tables watching a calming fountain as I saw the hustle and bustle from the el right behind it.
Inside the sun shined through the windows of the monochromatic store. I told someone my hope to purchase a computer and he instructed me to head over a few tables away. By the time I got there he had texted or talked into my salesman's ear as he was already waiting for me.
He explained everything and more than we needed to know and when we agreed on which model and features we wanted; he turned to his iPhone and messaged someone downstairs who delivered our laptop in a small white box.
There was no cash register; we simply stood around as he entered our info into his device and even swiped our credit card on his phone. Immediately a receipt was sent to my email. In a matter of a few clicks my phone and computer was synched and my photos, calendar and contacts were immediately in front of my eyes.
I must admit I felt like Judy Jetson.
Have you been wondering where the kids, who make most all types of shopping unbearable? They were sitting contently occupied at the Children's iPad table.
It was a very high tech, futuristic and modern experience. As for my computer, I'm still remembering the nuances and commands, back from my advertising days. I'm pretty confident that I've gone Mac, and I'm never going back.
Have you had a positive experience with Apple products too?
I have not been compensated by The Apple Store or Apple (would be nice, though). I am simply sharing my experience and opinions with you.