Last year I was looking to replace my 2017 MacBook air because it refused to sleep and got kind of slow.
The former issue was fixed with a macOS reinstall and the latter by putting in a larger and faster SSD (and installing Arch for software that runs on it)
Now that my containers no longer run in a VM, I don't see a single component in this computer that is a bottleneck.
(Except for the cooler when playing factorio, but that's more fun on the desktop I built in 2014 either way)
No component is at 100% utilization during use.
It's kind of funny that even in 2017 people were complaining about the hardware in this thing when I have no issues working with it today.
These M1 Macs look neat and I would love the battery life but I don't really see any reasons to upgrade from my trusty little notebook.
I now have three times as many CPU cores with a higher base clock and a way higher boost clock, an iGPU that will actually run most games and the option to install a second SSD as well as upgrade ram because it’s not soldered in.
Everything in a machine that costs about half of what the cheapest MacBook Air does.
Last year‘s mobile amd CPUs are really neat.
I also got a fingerprint reader that I didn’t know I would get which is a nice bonus :D
@dysphoricDev I bought a PowerBook G4 in 2003 because back then, Apple laptops were much better value than their competition.
I stopped buying Apple laptops after the 2012 MacBook Air and got a refurb Dell Inspiron 13 in 2015 because MacBooks were just expensive by then.
Much better performance, and I could actually upgrade and repair the thing. I upgraded that to a newer Inspiron in 2018 because I wanted more RAM.
I only have M1 hardware because Apple made an M1 Mac mini.
@yakkoj funnily enough, my new laptop is also a Dell Inspiron ^^
I didn’t want a computer that’s made of plastic and especially for the price it feels extremely well made.
I still like Apple hardware but I just can’t justify the price.
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