Apple just told the world it has no idea who the Mac is for
Owen Williams
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I was very impressed with the new Macbook. It was perfect for me: someone who loved the portability of the iPad, but still wanted a notebook experience. It came with everything I wanted: a nice screen, zero noise, solid state, and enough power to run all the tools I use for work. I was even surprised that it has been able to run Final Cut Pro, every Blizzard game in my library, and a few others. It’s a solid machine for a good price and it looks amazing.

It gave me such a good impression that I felt certain, *certain* that they would present a very good update for their Pro line. After what they accomplished with their MacBook line, I expected a solid state interior for the 13'’ Pro — a breakthrough that would’ve allowed them to get rid of the fans and fill that space in with custom-sized batteries. That would’ve allowed them to get rid of the Air with some grace (transferring the “all-day battery crown over to the 13'’ Pro). For the 15'’, they could’ve ignored their space-saving rule and gone all out with raw power. Giving our most demanding users everything they need to get their work done.

Even though they didn’t give me what I wanted, I would’ve unloaded my wallet if they hadn’t charged me such a premium for the touchbar. It’s an interesting feature that simply doesn’t provide enough value to make it worth the added cost.

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