Microsoft Will Pay You to Ditch Your MacBook
Brand loyalty is a funny thing, and sometimes it may not be as strong as you think. After revealing the Magic Touchbar yesterday, Apple seems to be pretty proud of their new MacBooks. But for those who want something MORE from their laptops, a competitor is poaching Apple fans and offering them a world of touch screens.
Microsoft will give you up to $650 to ditch your MacBook and switch over to their team. You’ve just got to spend that extra cash on a new Surface Pro 4 or Surface Book. (These are those laptops that bridge the gap between tablet and computer. They come with a touch screen and a keyboard that folds away.)
The Surface Pro 4 starts at $899 and the Surface Book starts at $1,499. So, theoretically, you could get a brand-new computer for about $250 if you’ve got the most expensive MacBook listed. To figure out how much cash you could get for your old MacBook, head over to Microsoft’s new trade-in site.
The offer only runs for a limited time (only through November 10!), so if you were dissatisfied with yesterday’s MacBook premiere, this could be your time to finally cross over to the
dark Microsoft side.
Will you switch to Microsoft? Let us know @BritandCo!
(h/t Gizmodo; photo via Microsoft)
Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!