In This Chapter
Identifying the important parts of your Mac laptop
Comparing the different MacBook models
Finding the best location for your computer
Unpacking, plugging in stuff, and getting hooked up
Playing with your bundled software
Buying additional stuff you might need
Most action films have one scene in common: I call it “gearing up,” because the good guys strap on their equipment in preparation for battle. (The era doesn’t matter: You see “gearing up” scenes in Gladiator, Aliens, and virtually every movie Arnold has made.) You’re sure to see lots of clicking straps and equipping of offensive weapons (and sometimes even a dash of war paint). The process usually takes a minute or so, all told with whiplash camera work and stirring martial music in the background.
Well, fellow Macintosh road warrior, it takes only two seconds ...