And the cherry on top? I am now seriously considering buying an HPZ820 (yes, a PC computer) instead of the iMac that I was planning to get for the past several months.
Now, you may be wondering why I am a contrarian in these matters. As part of my job, I spent a lot of time thinking about what will come next in terms of technology. I bet on Adobe Premiere Pro months before the flood gates opened. I also have the privilege to see many products, hardware and software, as prototypes or in their beta phases, so even though I can not talk about them, I can wait until they are commercially available or I can get something cheaper temporarily.
But perhaps the main reason to be a “contrarian” is that I don’t care much about brands or trends. What I do care a lot about is performance and reliability. The faster I work on my business, the more time I have to build the business. And there’s another nice plus in this—I also get more discretionary time to enjoy life off-line and out of the office.