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over 1 year ago from Andrew Ciobanasiu, Designer

  • Andy MerskinAndy Merskin, over 1 year ago

    Oh absolutely! I may have been exaggerating a bit, and when I look a little deeper, I'm more focused on criticizing Apple's MacBook lineup.

    Right now, you cannot buy a reasonably spec'd MacBook Pro with dedicated graphics without a TouchBar, something I'm finding more people around the web and in media do not want in their machines because of how disruptive they are to their work.

    You can't buy a MacBook Air with an i7 anymore. The only MacBook Pro without a TouchBar offers an outdated i7 that barely scratches the i5 offering, for hundreds more.

    Still, in the pricing arena, it's a real challenge to achieve a mid-range setup with Apple because they rely on external GPUs so much, and needing to buy an enclosure alone puts you above mid-range pricing.

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    • Diego LafuenteDiego Lafuente, over 1 year ago

      I have Macbook Pro withtout touchbar. I've used a bit the one with Touchbar and it sucks, but over the time will get used to it. I also have to say that I use an external keyboard instead of the MBP's one.

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    • Mattan IngramMattan Ingram, over 1 year ago

      Honestly the touchbar has grown on me once I forced myself to use it. Now that I have my Macbook propped up on a stand with an external monitor, I can see and reach the touchbar easily and it makes a number of things faster once you get used to it.

      Particularly things like confirmation buttons, hidden UI controls, or other things that would require hunting around with my mouse on both monitors or remembering a new set of keyboard shortcuts, more often now I find them right there in the touchbar.

      The only thing that regularly annoys me about it is the escape button not being physical, and that's just a matter of tactile satisfaction.

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