I can say that I will agree that the 13-inch MacBook Pro is a winner for it’s title of being a “Pro” in the MacBook lineup, even though it’s now only either an “Air” lineup or a “Pro” lineup and the regular MacBooks are no longer. With the rumors speculating on a new Apple notebook coming out and being both an Air and a Pro, in a design of being a super slim MacBook Pro, that will be an interesting one to see surface from the heavens when it comes out. Now my argument regarding in having an old boring laptop is, if you have one yourself, then I would say that it is probably worth $100 if your lucky on Ebay if it’s like the Lenovo ThinkPad T420 which is in the article by CNET author Scott Stein. So having that is very good asset to your posessions because if you just wanted a laptop while not having one in the first place, you’d be spending $400 on a cheap Acer, or scouring the used electronic shops for an old one, which people usually snatch those things pretty fast from those shops if it’s a good price.
So it also comes down to your needs too. If you just need something that surfs the internet, a smartphone with a $100 bill is fine, as long as all you need is a web browser. But with everyone being different with their needs of the internet and computers, mine goes specifically this way: I have my desktop, and my laptop, and my smartphone. You could say my smartphone is my tablet, as it is a touchscreen computer that surfs the internet from virtually anywhere, but with a very small screen. For me to get an actual tablet, it will come down to the price. I look forward to do the day the iPad 5 comes out and the first iPad’s that were released are going for $100 on Ebay. Because I don’t want to spend minimum $600 on a tablet right now, that is the price of my laptop alone. I dream of having an iPad mount for my own bed, so when I go to bed I can just lay there and surf Youtube or anything else without having to hold it up, watch a movie, etc. My laptop stand I bought for my bed has to be moved everytime I want to get up, it’s so annoying. I have held the iPad and I really liked it, and I don’t think that an iPad 2 or a 3 would have features that would meet my needs more than just having the first generation iPad itself.
I don’t think that Apple would ever make a tablet like the one shown above either, it’s not there style, it doesn’t show off the “simpleness” or “coolness factor” enough to be an official Apple product. The only thing that they have made to date that is kind of a slightly successful product and not totally revolutionary is the Apple TV. Sure, it’s cool to have a little media box to stream your content from your home computer but… I have an Xbox 360 for that. For those who don’t have an Xbox, there is the Apple TV. And Tim Cook has declared it as a “hobby” product of Apple. That just hides it’s “slight” success it has had so far, and making it look like something that is still useful to them.
I guess eventually there will be some sort of device for every place we go in our lives to help us navigate the internet. A computer for the toilet, a computer in the car (well that does exist but, most car computers cant search Google), a computer tablet device in the shower, and every where else. Oh yeah, and the fridge. I could go on. So to answer your question, it is OKAY to have a boring everything!, if it’s cheaper than buying a whole new “boring” device to suit your needs for accessing the internet.