Technology

On (Sur)face Value… (11)

Today, list most days, I found myself watching YouTube and catching up with videos in my ‘watch later’ folder. One of the videos today talked about the new iPad Pro and whether or not it was a laptop replacement. The video found it could in fact replace a laptop…depending on your use and requirements.

It got my thinking to a few months back when I was looking to buy a new laptop. Up to that point, I had only ever used Apple laptops and wasn’t a fan of Windows based OS. It never suited me and although my family computer when I was younger was Windows, I still preferred Apple and the simplistic nature of its MacOS.

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Apple Fanboy?

Before you begin reading this review, please be aware there may be some harsh language throughout. Of course the editing stage may limit the language to only a few instances.

I am 32-years-old, and this is the first time I have ever thought the words, ‘Fuck, Apple!”

This week, Apple held an event showcasing the new MacBook Pro lineup. As rumours for the past few months had suggested, a smaller frame with increased power was revealed along with a better, brighter display and faster SSD. This new MacBook Pro came with a larger trackpad and even removed the light up Apple logo on the rear of the screen. Apple also included the new butterfly keyboard which means, goodbye click sounds when you type.

As an owner of a 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display, this was all the more enticing to me, but since my laptop is only three years old, I’m not in the need to upgrade anytime soon. But I was very happy watching this event and seeing the direction was moving toward.

That was until the reveal of the USB-C and Touch Bar.

Deep breath. No, Apple, just no.

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