Alternative Windows laptops to the MacBook Pro

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Perhaps it was the lack of ports that did it for you. Or maybe it was the removal of the MagSafe power connector. Or maybe it was the weird mini-touchscreen that replaced the function keys for an extra $300. Or maybe you just think Apple is boring now.

Whatever the reason, it seems that the new MacBook Pro, announced last week, has been somewhat underwhelming critics and prospective buyers. While the computers are as well-built as any Apple product in recent memory, they seem to be needlessly minimalistic and expensive, removing all the ports, bar four USB-C ports that don’t connect to any legacy Apple products, or even the company’s newest smartphones without buying more cables. They also feature a thin touchscreen that is likely frustrating to use if you’re blind, and last year’s processors… More at Quartz.

An interesting round-up of devices, but still in my mind I struggle with the notion of buying any Windows computer. It feels like a temporary purchase and not something that will be with me for many years.



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3 replies

  1. It’s too bad you can’t legally run MacOS on a Windows box the way you can run Windows on a Mac. Note I did say legally.

  2. When I do need a new machine, it certainly won’t be a no-brainer for a Mac.

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