But I mean, let’s be honest; as long as these computers don’t overheat while idling, like the prior generation of 15 and 16-inch MacBook Pros famously did, is there really anything to complain about? It’s worth keeping in mind that the original PowerBook G3, code-named Kanga, sold for $5,600
in 1997 money, and even models that came out a few years later started at $2,500
… roughly the same price as the 16ish-inch MacBook that was probably announced yesterday. And look how far we’ve come! We have screens that are significantly better, devices that are way thinner, and silicon that seems to have been created through the roses of magic.
It’s far too easy to complain about any of this stuff, and I know that I complain a lot. But let’s face it: Odds are that, as long as Apple didn’t decide to deck out every laptop in Space Teal, you are probably going to find a lot to like about this device.
If you read this and know differently from me, congratulations, you are not writing about this with a handicap like I am. I hope Tim Cook gave you everything you wanted yesterday so you can enjoy buying Macs again. I know it took a while to get to this point, but trust me, you may be feeling pretty happy right now.
Unless the notch is too big. Then I’m there with you with my pitchfork, on the way to Cupertino.