Mistake One

Marco has a post up about his purchase of the new Macbook - as explained in the post he's dubbing it the Macbook One.

Because of the Xbox One being the third Xbox and this being the third major product line named “MacBook”, and because it famously only has one port for all data and power.

He isn't happy with it.

I just hate using it.

I hate typing on it, I hate the trackpad, it’s slower than I expected, the screen is noticeably blurry from non-native scaling to get reasonable screen space, and I don’t even find it very comfortable to use in my lap because it’s too small.

It got me thinking about my impulse purchase. Luckily, not all impulse purchases go wrong.


The last Apple product I impulse bought was the original iPad Air. I went to look at it and immediately bought it. I still maintain that it's the iPad that they were trying to make all along. Apart from my iPhone, the iPad Air has ended up being the Apple device I use the most. Recently I was able to travel interstate for a work meeting with nothing but my iPad Air with great success.

In the latest episode of Mac Power Users, Merlin Mann talks about his iPad Air 2 in much the same way that I talk about my original iPad Air. It has become the computer he wants to use because it is actively better at certain things than other computers.

It's a shame that Marco's purchase of the Macbook One was a mistake for him. I'm lucky that the iPad Air worked out great for me.

Posted on May 20, 2015 and filed under thoughts.