My plans originally included buying both the new MacBook Air and the Virgin Mobile Motorola Triumph. Right now, I’m not entirely sure which to buy first. I don’t have enough money to buy both immediately, but I will soon.
I trust the build quality of the MacBook Air and besides, if something did go wrong with it, I could fix it easily with Apple Care. The problem is the MacBook Air costs four times more than the phone, nearly $1500. My intention is to get the MacBook Air 13” with the 128GB SSD, so the $1299 model. The price will remain the same over time.
The Motorola Triumph is much cheaper at only $300 but the build quality is questionable and there aren’t enough reviews to sway me in favor of an unknown product. Since it’s cheaper, I could buy it right now, but I’ve had problems with dusty phones before and I don’t need a repeat of that. On the other hand, I do have a couple of trade-in Rumor Touch phones and a 10% discount. Eventually, the phones will almost have no value for trade-in and the discount will expire as well.
I thought this poll might help me decide which to buy first.
After much deliberation and in conjunction with the poll results, I will be buying the MacBook Air first.