I use a macbook air. My favourite thing about it is that I got a big gelaskin sticker with a pretty motif on it, and it covers the entire front side (back of the screen).
My bad. Turns out that's a brand name and not the actual name for the sticker. It's basically a printed vinyl sticker at the size of the device. GelaSkins | Protection with Style since 2005. Made in TorontoSorry, what's a gelaskin ???
My bad. Turns out that's a brand name and not the actual name for the sticker. It's basically a printed vinyl sticker at the size of the device. GelaSkins | Protection with Style since 2005. Made in Toronto
Dell is not a choice? I currently write on one of three computers, only one of which is a laptop. If I recall it is a Dell 6410. Its heavy, but it works. I stole it from work. Sue me.
I really don't like Apple, and used to have a thinkpad before they were Lenovo. I've also had an HP but they have too many lights for me. For me, the machine matters less than the space I am writing in. My current writing space is in my car, outside of a library, where I can connect to their wifi. After many years of not having a writing space, turns out this works out okay.
If I was to buy a new PC, I might buy one that was thinner and lighter, and did not require me to go through a routine to set it up and turn it on, but then, every time I have had one of those, they bit me the end. I really need computers that have a full set of ports, and I can open up and work on the insides with. Most of the lightweight things are not really that
What I don't need, is a mac.
The MacBook butterfly keyboards have certainly caused problems for some. They're not bad to type on. I like the feel of them. However, some people have had recurrent problems with dust settling under the keys and making them not work properly. I've only had it happen once, eight or nine months ago, but if it happened often I could see it being a huge pain.
You can get a nice MacBook that is pre-butterfly keyboard. They last a long time, so even a MacBook a couple of years old is a good device (but still not cheap). There are plenty of computers with similar form factor these days, however, so it comes down largely to whether you prefer Windows or MacOS.
Hell, I’ve used the same blue tooth keyboard for ummm... 7-8 years for my desktop, God only knows how many words for work and writing. Damned thing still holds a charge without showing signs of weakness despite the many chips and chunks from concrete landings marring its armor. Heck, it even fell and the blade of one of my axes one day and lived to tell the tale, heh heh. But, I am more brutal when I’m not typing, apparently.I use a Das Keyboard 4 with Blue switches. Pretty sure it will outlive me. The letters are laser-etched and color-filled so they can't wear off (though I wish I was enough of a badass to buy the nifty blank one). I went through two non-mechanical keyboards and a laptop keyboard in 4 years, but this sucker hasn't even shown a dent over nearly two years of hard use. I've probably put half a million words through it, so it's at roughly 1/20 of its advertised working life of 50M keystrokes. Pricey, though; it was around $170. I compared that to buying a new ergonomic every six months and it was a no-brainer.
Not sure what a butterfly keyboard is. I've found that Macbooks from around 2010/2011 are good and durable but most of the ones after that have problems and a lot of complaints. I've had PC after PC since my iMac from 2002 crashed in 2009 and I decided to make the switch to a PC only so I could download Microsoft Word since it was then considered the industry "standard." My how times have changed.
Wish I'd known that my 2016 Dell had a 2012 battery in it that was not long for this world when I originally ordered it off Amazon. I won't do that again. But I don't want the sales pitch or a bunch of useless software from a salesman if I go to a store because commission, either. After all these years using a PC, it would be like learning a new language switching back to a Mac.