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re: What PC would you buy as a new dev now? VIEW POST

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2013 15" MacBook-Pro for all the things! The latest is also nice but the keyboard is just too fragile.

 

Isn't it absurd that we're holding on for dear life to older Macbook Pros because the new one are faulty?

What happened to Apple? 😂

I mean, the keyboard is the primary input, one thing they had to get right :D

 

I wouldn't mind having a touch-only-keyboard if it means less repairs and more stability. They nailed the touch-pad, so why not go super-bold and ditch the buttons. Like on the first Surface-Machines, but better.
If I could work in a terminal-based environment I'd only get an iPad and ssh into everything.
Recently I wanted to do some light coding (Elixir) on vacation, so I got a cheap virtual server and a small BT-keyboard for the iPad. I'm used to VIM-Keys anyway, so it was a good dev-experience. I used Tmux to have a split view with Vim and IEX, and connected the server to the Github-repo. After a little getting-used-to it worked really well!

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I wouldn't mind having a touch-only-keyboard if it means less repairs and more stability.

The thing is that the previous keyboard had zero problems, they can just re-use it :D

They nailed the touch-pad, so why not go super-bold and ditch the buttons. Like on the first Surface-Machines, but better.

I don't know. There's a difference between a tablet and a laptop, maybe in the future they will converge but I don't see the keyboard disappearing anytime soon for every kind of user. Maybe the Surface Pro is the right device, maybe not.

I think there's space in the market for tablets, hybrids and laptops right now

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