English Essay 3 Draft 2

English Essay 3 Draft 2 - Shanna Cheng [email protected]..

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Shanna Cheng [email protected] 125-059 Apple of Our Eyes Coming into college I needed a new laptop. Being technologically inept, I had nowhere to start. The first place I turned to was Apple’s MacBook Air. I remember seeing commercials for it on TV. The sleek, aluminum body would be the focus of the laptop as it rotates all around. The music playing in the background would provide just enough oomph to get my blood rushing. It gave me a sense of empowerment, that if I bought it I would be cool. I could walk into Starbucks, order a chai tea latte with skim milk, and pull out my Mac— just like the rich businessmen and women. I could pull off a professional look with this laptop and no one would ever have to know I am merely a college student. My heart was set on getting the MacBook Air. When I told some of my friends, most of who are loyal PC users, about my decision, they were skeptical of my decision. “What? Are you nuts?” “You’re really going to pay over $1000 for a Mac?” These were a few of the many outraged comments I received from my friends. Despite such remarks, I decided to purchase the MacBook Air. The minute I opened up the box, I already felt like a new Cheng 1
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person. The laptop had it all—the looks, the functionality—or so I thought. A close friend of mine showed me a laptop with the exact same specifications but only cost $350. Being bitter and prideful, I was unrelenting. I refused to believe the other laptop cost less than a third of mine. I tried convincing myself that the price I paid was worth it. I told him my laptop is probably better quality, and it was obviously better looking. Deep down, however, I was still not convinced that such qualities could make a laptop cost so much more. Why did I get the MacBook Pro? Why did I pay $1000 more? Was it worth it? * When I walk into the Apple store at my local mall, I feel a sense of immediate belonging. People in jeans and a t-shirt greet me, and the atmosphere is very casual and relaxed. Customers in there are trying out the latest gadgets without fear of breaking them. The Geniuses, the workers at the store, actually encourage the hands on experience. I approach Gary, an employee, with the intentions of asking him a few questions about Apple products. I first ask him what makes a Mac different from a PC. Gary gives me more information than I need, but a few words he places major emphasis on are “innovation” and “revolutionary.” “Apple has transformed the way 2
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society uses a laptop. A Mac is versatile and uses revolutionary technology,” Gary says with grace and confidence. Being unsatisfied with the rather vague answer, I ask him to go further. His response? He directs me to the latest MacBook Air, which is lighter and thinner than ever. Gary points out that Apple has implemented the new Face Time camera into the laptop. He says that I would love this laptop for its feather-light weight. He, however, did not say I would love the $1300 price tag. What should have been a simple answer
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This note was uploaded on 12/12/2010 for the course BIO 173 taught by Professor Amerlaan during the Spring '10 term at Central Mich..

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English Essay 3 Draft 2 - Shanna Cheng [email protected]..

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