Owning the 12” MacBook

Tech

As you mostly likely know I get work done on my trusty iPad Pro but do occasionally use my 12″ MacBook, yes the one that Apple discontinued this week.

I’ve owned my base model since Jan 2017 and had a love/hate relationship with it since. The elephant in the room is obviously that keyboard. For me the travel is a little lacking but the layout and keys themselves don’t upset me. I do however have sticking keys that I need to get looked at, which reminds me I need to book an appointment at Apple.

The next downside of owning one is the performance. It’s not great if you want to do anything other than web and email. Even using the photos app on my iCloud Photo Library (around 40,000 photos) makes it choke. It’s not particularly slow in everyday stuff I do like writing but as soon as you do anything with images or video it’s slow.

The main plus side is size and weight. I love the design and portability of this machine. It goes in my laptop bag and just feels like taking an iPad with me.

I wouldn’t recommend picking one up used or refurbished, it’s a machine with more negatives than positives and I’d save some money and wait or get an iPad Pro.