This is a short article on one of my favorite computers I’ve bought.
I will share some memories I’ve had with my favorite computer, what I was fond of and how I worked around issues.
You will learn about my favorite computer and why I love it so much.
This article will take you about two minutes to read.
Last weekend, I got a new computer. I knew it was inevitable, that’s progress. Things keep improving and I knew the new thing is just… Insanely Great™️.
One thing that kept me from moving on sooner was my last computer, the one I am writing this article on is also, Insanely Great™️! In fact, it’s still is!
The computer I am talking about is the MacBook, 12” from 2017.
Loving Your Things
There are aspects of this computer that I love and other aspects I compensated for. Looking at it that way, I am in love with this computer.
Things I love:
- the weight: the first thing that got my attention when I was commuting more. Commuting with the MacBook is a joy.
- the memory: 16GB of RAM goes a long way, even today! Storage I can make up for, RAM, ugh. No way, I tried, with an 8GB version.
- fan-less: I can hear myself think!
- single cable monitor: power AND signal in a single cable? So convenient!
- the keyboard: I have never feared dust around a computer so much. A silicon cover solved that and gave it a better typing feeling. Fantastic on the road while I’m not at my favorite keyboard!
- keyboard cover: while it protects the computer from dust, it also slides off. Not the best typing feeling ever.
- the processor: when I first got it, my computing requirements would be acceptable on a top end version of the MacBook, which I have. Now, my (and everyone’s!) computing requirements are much higher.
- video signal mix up with plugging and unplugging while closed and waking up.. I always had to open up the main monitor before unplugging or I’d have to… reboot.
- the single cable only worked at USB 3.0 speeds, not USB 3.1 or whatever faster speeds.
If this isn’t loving a computer, I don’t know what is!
Even as I am writing this out, I am reminiscing on all the memories I have with this computer. Parting with it will be hard.
Part of me knows there won’t be another computer like this again. Just like the Mac G4 Cube.
Farewell MacBook - you have served me well and will have a place in my heart.