Since 2017, pretty much all of my work was produced from the then-new 2016 15 inch MacBook Pro with the touch bar. I never switched right away, as I was a stubborn Windows user at the time and sworn by it, but after some temptation (well, peer pressure), I made the switch and bought the 16GB RAM model off Amazon at a slightly reduced price.
I never looked back, and my Windows tower PC has been locked away in the garage ever since. I’m not even sure it turns on now.
Anyway, fast forward to 2019 and I’m in love with the MacBook experience. So in love that I ploughed nearly £4,000 on a more specced our 16 inch MacBook Pro in November just gone.
I’ve now used the 2019 model for just over a month, and it fulfills every one of my needs and brings some much welcomes improvements on the 2016 model, including;
- The new scissor switch keyboard, which hopefully means I won’t have to take this laptop to Apple 3 times
- The return of the escape key, which is so much more developer friendly
- The 16 inch screen, of course. That extra screen space actually makes a huge difference
- The extra power with the much higher spec configuration
The MacBook is perfect for me because it allows for portability within seconds, but also allows me to use in “desktop mode” while connected to my ultrawide external monitor (which is 90% of the time).