People jokingly call the MacBook the ‘adorable’ because of how it looks and I get that. It is without doubt the best looking MacBook available today and arguably the best looking Apple device of all.
In the few days since I have owned mine, the iMac has sat alone in the corner waiting to be turned on so that it can make that clicking noise of death that means it is about to explode. In the few days since the MacBook, I have realised that I can saved it the pain and will almost certainly be using the MacBook for the foreseeable future.
I do have some concerns over the longevity of the specs and the fact that it is technically not a computers designed for many years of use where the hard drive gets filled up and where it becomes a home for a person’s digital life over half a decade. It is designed to be used anywhere and to let me do what I need to, and in that regard it is doing a sterling job.
The keyboard in particular is a revelation. I have been using Apple keyboard for years now and I find myself preferring this one to the iMac offering. I have always like shallow keyboard and find the fascination some have with high travel clicky keyboards quite bizarre and I am finding myself to be even less prone to mistakes on the MacBook keyboard than I have been on others.
Battery performance could be better, but at the moment a charge every 3 days is OK. It is supposed to manage 1,000 cycles and this second-hand model has only done 78 so far which should mean another 2,766 days of use in terms of the battery. The 256GB of space could be a bigger barrier, but I’m starting to wonder if that will be the case.
I am writing a big freelance article at the moment and the entire thing, all screenshots etc, is being saved in Dropbox as I go which means less space used on the MacBook. I will also get into a regime of clearing out stuff once a month and with a bit of luck this little computer could be all I need for what I do.
Maybe we are finally reaching that point where the computer can be almost dumb with the content in the cloud and it not feel clunky at all. Then again, the MacBook is far from dumb either.