Dilbert_X wrote:Not had a laptop so far, might be picking up my sister's old Lenovo assuming the battery replacement works out.
My mother bought a top of the range HP Spectre X360, as she told the salesman "what I need is the fastest laptop", for word processing.
After four years of no use the battery is dead so I need to change that too.
macbook air or 13” (with an external keyboard/mouse and monitor). simples. they are reliable and the OS never - never - crashes or results in bugs or troubleshooting.
this is a seriously underplayed aspect of windows vs mac that tech geeks don’t like to talk about. if you want a machine for work (as in, creative and non-technical work; i cant speak to industrial design or whatever), and if you want reliability, it’s apple/mac OS x all the way. i have had macbooks now as my workstations for over 10 years and i have never had to deal with program crashes, freezes or glitches. adobe suites, music software, video software, etc all runs way better. native programs like word processing software or media players are SO much better integrated into OS x. to not even talk about the murky soup of windows drivers (my self-built desktop even today, years after upgrading to the latest OS, can’t decide between its BIOS overclock/fan settings and an overclocking software bundled with the mobo, which apparently can’t be uninstalled or driver cleaned sufficiently in safe mode and requires a full system wipe...)
how many people have been using windows for their entire lives and still shudder whenever they have to open windows media player, or internet explorer (or whatever it is now), or when they get directed to some misbegotten MS store or Drive library? how is that acceptable? it’s so fucking shit that everyone has repressed it like a trauma. literally the first thing any self-respecting user does after a new format is ... go online to download about 10 3rd party programs. sorry, do better windows. everyone laughs about ‘apple sheep’ but being inside an app ecosystem that seamlessly ties together all of your mobile and desktop devices, all of your apps, file formats etc. is HUGELY under-rated. it just performs so much better for every day tasks. the third party apps are still there for when you actually need their features.
there is absolutely no way i would gift my grandparents a windows tablet or laptop. all of the system tech people at my publishing house use apple laptops. less time wasted with tech problems.
Last edited by uziq (2019-12-01 03:16:29)