Sunday, July 24, 2016

2016 MacBook – Two Months Later

Jeff Benjamin:

Although not everyone enjoys the low travel distance of the MacBook’s keys, it never posed a major issue for me. I have noticed, however, that some of the keys can get stuck as if infested with crumbs.


Jordan talked about the issues with USB-C in a prior post, and I can vouch for the fact that many of the USB-C peripherals that you’ll encounter can be finicky. I’ve experienced issues with devices abruptly disconnecting, devices that aren’t recognized without a reboot, and other annoyances.

Having a single USB-C port does occasionally present a problem, but that doesn’t bother me nearly as much as the wishy-washy interaction with some of my USB-C peripherals.

Previously: The 12-inch MacBook, Mistake One, The Developer’s MacBook.

Update (2016-07-24): Chris Turner:

I’ve had no keyboard issues, but fully concur on USB-C.

Sami Samhuri:

I bought the machine because I rarely use peripherals but have experienced USB disconnects with the battery I own.

But that is an exception. Since I don’t need max performance or use lots of peripherals, overall I love this MacBook.

Update (2016-07-25): Hampus Jakobsson (via Hacker News):

At the end of the day, I don’t think I am going back to my Mac. The ASUS [Chromebook] is super performant […] The biggest differences for me have been that there is never is a load time or memory running out.

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