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Discussion on: Going from Windows (Lenovo 14") to MacBook Pro 13"

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Charanjit Chana

It all depends on what you are using it for, I guess? When I first moved from Windows to Mac some 15 years ago I hated it for a day, fell in love the next and never looked back!

The only specific thing I remember when I first switched was that I found using the ⌘ key for shortcuts far more comfortable in the keyboard than the CTRL key on Windows. Sounds trivial but it’s a combination that gets used many times a fast and it adds up.

The other thing I liked all those years ago was that you turned it on, connected to your network and you were done. That isn’t the case anymore thanks to apps and the ever increasing number of settings.

Being in a cohesive ecosystem is very convenient and under appreciated.

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Emmanuel Obogbaimhe Author

Awesome. This is encouraging. You're right im beginning to see myself getting more accustomed to it and actually enjoying the experience more. Especially now that it seems like I have gotten the hang of the smaller keyboard. Thanks for sharing!

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Charanjit Chana

For work I just went from the 16" to the 13" which was jarring! The current keyboards are excellent IMO. I’m glad I didn’t have to use one from the past few years which would get certain keys stuck!

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Emmanuel Obogbaimhe Author

Yea I compared the two macbooks side by side and the difference was quite astonishing. I'm getting the hang of the 13" keyboard. How was the adjustment for you and did it feel uncomfortable for you at first? Because my old laptop had so much real estate I could just rest my hands pretty far apart like a mini table. Then going to this macbook its a whole different story.

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Charanjit Chana

For a couple of days it felt tiny in comparison but I'm used to it already and it isn't holding me back. Admittedly I'm not really doing anything taxing with it at the moment so it's a little bit of an odd comparison. The 16" I had I was doing design work in Sketch and writing code in various IDEs so the extra real estate was really welcome.