There is trouble in paradise. My 2011 iMac has a faulty graphics card and has all the classic symptoms. After taking it for a checkup with an Apple tech, they confirmed my own diagnoses. After doing some research I found there was an recall on my iMac, but I was unware of it at the time in 2013 when they issued it. Now I am stuck with a computer that is going to cost more than it’s worth to fix. So I guess it’s time to recycle it and start saving for a new one.
I decided long before the new MacBook pros were out I couldn’t wait any longer and just got the very best spec MacBook. Sure it isn’t a workhorse vs the MacBook Pro, but I really won’t be using it that much. I have another dedicated machine I use for everyday work. I’ve had it for a couple of months now and I really have enjoyed it. I didn’t think I would like the keyboard, but it’s ok for browsing and doing light stuff… If I need to use the laptop to do work then I usually carry a bluetooth mouse and keyboard with me. I do mostly only coding work on it so the laptop actual fairs quite well for that.
I also like the portability of the computer as it’s super thin and light. I really don’t like the idea of all the dongles, but so far I haven’t had to use any. Though I would love to set it up with a monitor at some point to use it as a second machine for simple tasks at the office.
It has almost been 10 years since I’ve had a new laptop. 10 years is about the normal time span I wait to buy new computers. My old laptop has been failing for sometime now, but I’ve holding out waiting on Apple to upgrade the MacBook Pro series. Since I can’t wait forever for the release I think I will go with a MacBook for now. I like everything about the computer except for just having one USB-C port and the fact you have to use dongles for everything. Actually I’ve have always had iBooks and MacBooks so this wouldn’t be my first one. I would be upgrading from a Mid 2007 ( white) MacBook to a new Space Gray MacBook. Just don’t know yet which spec I will go with.