Bye MacBook, Hello Intel NUC
For a while now, my 2011 13" i5 MacBook Air which I use for development purposes has been showing signs of pending death: flickering screen when moving the lid, excessive heat, inability to be charged, killing 2 replacement batteries and 3 chargers, slowing down with new OS X/macOS installs, etc. etc.
So, I figured that it was time for a new machine. The MacBook Air, whose form factor I love, served me well (not counting the recent death rattles) for 5 years, so I eagerly awaited the October 27 Mac event, eyeing either a replacement MacBook Air or a new iMac. In short, this is what happened:
- No new iMacs, Mac Mini, NOR MacBook Air models.
- Removal of ports that I use all the time on my MacBook.
- An uninspired hardware refresh.
- Entry level MBP is $1,499?! And no Touch Bar. I mean, I didn’t want one, but I think that it should have one for 1.5k.
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