re: The new MacBook Pros are overpriced VIEW POST

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Do you think 2018 MacBook Pros models are overpriced? Am I missing something?

All Mac's are overpriced :P

But for real, I do* all of my dev work on a $280 Thinkpad x230 that I bought last year. It's an old computer, but it is also upgradable and repairable. It's got 16gb of ram and a 256gb SSD. If something goes wrong with it, I can probably fix it or at least repair the part that broke. I can't say that about my Mac (which is a 2015 Mac Pro, that I found for half off). I have Arch Linux installed on my Thinkpad - it is blazing fast and configured the exact way I like. Not saying this is for everyone, but it definitely works for me.

As far as software goes, I definitely feel the differences between Linux and macOS, but as more things move onto the web it gets easier and easier to make the switch. I'll probably stick with Thinkpad+Linux moving forward. I just have to remind myself that the people who built the tools I really love had to build those tools without that tool, so I can probably build things without it too. :P


  • After switching to my newest job, I couldn't get the platform running on my Arch machine, but we just got docker running so I'll be switching back soon.
 

But for real, I do* all of my dev work on a $280 Thinkpad x230 that I bought last year. It's an old computer, but it is also upgradable and repairable.

Nice, I don't really want two separate computers though

Not saying this is for everyone, but it definitely works for me.

That's the gist I think :D

I just have to remind myself that the people who built the tools I really love had to build those tools without that tool, so I can probably build things without it too.

Ahahah something like "well, they used to punch cards into computers, so now I'm living the dream" :D

 

Ahahah something like "well, they use to punch cards into computers, so now I'm living the dream" :D

Exactly! Lol

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