My main computer was an Apple MacBook Pro for about 8 or 9 years. That is, until last January, when I said good-bye to Apple. It wasn’t easy, but the last iteration of the MacBook Pro is terrible.
I’m not against the touch bar. I think keyboards need more innovation and I applaud the effort. But aside from the touch bar, the keyboard feels weird because they tried to make their power-user product super thin.
Let me repeat that: for their power user product Apple favors a bit of thinness over usability.
I don’t know how much of that also pushed them to produce an underpowered product with not a lot of RAM, very expensive hard drive, very expensive in general.
At the same time as I was in need of a new laptop, I was putting together a gaming computer and I decided instead to add some more funding to that project and turn it into a proper workstation. For the price of a MacBook Pro, I got the most amazing workstation I could ever want. Granted, it’s not mobile, but I need my nice keyboard and monitors to work anyway, so, it suits me well.
I’m really surprised to be back using Microsoft Windows as my main operating system; something that hasn’t happened since Windows NT 4.0. And I’m happy about it.
Goodbye Apple, it was fun while it lasted.