The new computers have arrived. We unboxed together and I’m amused at the little details they paid attention to, comparatively speaking. Ken’s was basic, manly. The surface of his is a teeny tiny faux diamond stamped metal on the outside, and teeny tiny faux chain link pattern on the inside. Very manly. Mine has a 3D wave on the outside surface that’s a ripple effect. The velcro for my power cord is the newer, quiet, softer type and the plug has a fully rotating head – small, surprising details that make me feel like this is a more feminine system. I’m calling mine Ruby, for obvious reasons.
Getting used to a full sized keyboard is going to take a while (Precious has a 92% which works well with girly hands). Ken’s tickled, though he won’t admit it. He’s spending his time stripping it down and making it *cue serious voice* “work focused” (he’s so cute!). He named his Athanor, which is very apropos and all, but I’m likely going to call it Skull Boy.
I’m tired, so transferring over everything from Precious is going to have to wait til tomorrow. It’s thinner, the screen’s definitely bigger, the touchpad feels weird and I keep triggering it when I don’t want to (same thing happened when I got Precious – it’s a learning curve). The surface is a nice matte, though, and definitely won’t show up smudges. I’ll see how fast it is tomorrow, and stare into the gaping maw of the hard drive.