Friday, April 10, 2015

Apple MacBook Review: The Laptop of the Future Isn’t Ready for the Present - WSJ

Final paragraphs of a new MacBook review highlighting all of the potential downsides ... that probably won't prevent it from becoming a bestseller; tangentially, see Sales of PCs Fall, Again, on Weak Demand (NYT)

"It’s nearly impossible not to be seduced by this MacBook’s beauty, its dazzling screen and perfect trackpad. But don’t give in. Like the original MacBook Air, introduced in 2008, there are too many key compromises—in battery life, speed and port access—for the early-adopter price.

I expect the new MacBook to follow the same path as the Air. Over the next few years, it will improve, and become an affordable, indispensable tool for life in the future. But here, now, in the present day, there are more practical slim, everyday laptop choices. The MacBook Air is the best option all around, the MacBook Pro Retina 13 is a great step up, and PC users can do no better than Dell’s latest XPS 13."
Apple MacBook Review: The Laptop of the Future Isn’t Ready for the Present - WSJ
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