My WordPress-Branded MacBook Pro

After four years at Automattic, you are given an awesome MacBook that has been customized by ColorWare to have a glowing WordPress logo instead of an Apple logo as well as being painted any color you wish.

My four year anniversary of being officially hired was last March (I was also on contract for 9 months) but as one of the handful of Windows users in the company, I originally opted to pass on the custom MacBook and stick with normal Windows laptops. I’ve used Windows for 20 years now and my primary machine is a very powerful desktop computer that I’ve built for gaming.

However I recently tried to use a Mac for something and realized that I had absolutely no clue how to use it. I didn’t even know about Finder! Yeah, pretty bad.

Additionally I saw some very cool looking customized MacBooks at my company’s annual full company meetup that made me want one too.

So I decided to get one after all and I’m super happy I did! It’s absolutely beautiful and I can install Windows on it so that I can use both operating systems.


  • 13″ MacBook Pro with Retina screen
  • 3.0GHz Dual-core Intel Core i7, Turbo Boost up to 3.5GHz
  • 16GB 1600MHz DDR3L SDRAM
  • 1TB PCIe-based Flash Storage

Here’s how they do the custom logo:

Battery Life

The battery life on my new Sony Vaio Pro 13 ultrabook is pretty damn good:

Battery Life

Okay, to be fair that was with the extra battery attached to the bottom of it which doubles the battery life as well as the screen turned down all the way and the laptop sitting idle for about 15 minutes. I also suspect its estimate may be a bit off but I fully expect to get over 10 hours of battery life with more normal usage. Still, as I’m writing this with the brightness up all the way, the battery is still at 100%.

I love it.

UPDATE: Okay, this is getting silly. Maybe Windows 8.1 preview just can’t accurately read my battery levels?

More Battery Life

UPDATE #2: Okay, the second battery finally dropped to 99% after having the brightness on full and surfing the web for a while. The time left estimate seems a lot more realistic now. 🙂

Proper Battery Life