Long time lurker, first time poster.
I'm in a moral dilemma. Both my 10v ($287) and 9 ($309) are running OSX with exact same specs: 16GB SSD
, 1 GB, 1.3 camera, black. Both of them are running 100% OS X with everything working perfectly (thank you forums!). Only difference between the 2 is the 10v has the a/g/n card and the 6 cell battery.
I know, I know...get on with it!
I got the 10v yesterday with the intention on giving the 9 to my sister as a birthday present. I've been using the 9 for a couple months and loved it but, being a tinkerer, I wanted the latest/greatest for myself.
ANYWAY, I'm wondering which I should give her now because I hate the 6 cell battery on the 10v and the trackpad is growing on me, so I consider that null. I could get a 3 cell battery, but that ups my overall price to at least $60 more.
I know what you're saying: just give her the 10v....but I do love them both so much and pretty damn equally. The battery issue isn't over-comable so I'm considering that moot too.
I guess for me it comes down to size/weight. I originally got the 9 to replace my MBP 15" cause I only used the MBP for surfing and AIM...which I thought was a pathetic use of its power so I sold it.
As for size/weight, I don't think the 10v is that much larger, heavier (assuming when I replace the damn battery).
As far as my sister...she's pretty much a computer newbie and I wanted to give her something she wouldn't buy on her own (too expensive) that she's also find useful. She uses the internet (as far as I know) and has an email address and AIM, but I don't think she uses them that much. I gave her a laptop before, but it was my first one, a PowerBook 1400cs. And that is not useful anymore at all.
I know I'm rambling and maybe just talking it out but whichever I give as a gift, I feel I'm losing a part of me and it's important to me that she really like it.
What are your experiences/suggestions?