In-depth Review: 12-inch MacBook – Should you buy it?

I’m a big fan of computers that I can take with me everywhere I go. For most people, the smartphone in their pocket is the most active computer that they use for pretty much everything. Not me, though. I use my iPhone mostly for notification of emails, messages, social media, some YouTube and Netflix (mostly sitcoms), and starting recently, reading books.

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That post about MacBook Pro’s keyboard

It was only a matter of time until I published a post dedicated to the issues I’ve been having with my 2017 MacBook Pro with Touch Bar.

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Seeing the trend of people having issues with the MacBook Pro that’s been going around the web, it shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone.

It wasn’t too long ago when MacBook Pros were the best in the industry. I had the luck of enjoying the glorious days with my 2015 MacBook Pro. It didn’t fail once. I thoroughly enjoyed that device until the day I gave it back.

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Apple Keyboards Compared: The best and worst keyboard made by Apple

Some people are obsessed with cameras. Some can’t get enough of smartphones. Some have a lot of watches while others are fascinated by the good old pen. I’m obsessed with keyboards, and not the ones that are musical instruments.

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My life with computer started in what’s known as cyber cafes that charged hourly for accessing the web. Those were some really bad computers with beat up keyboards. As I discovered my passion for blogging, the keyboard that I use became of paramount importance to me. I think that’s where my obsession with keyboard started.

I always loved MacBook Pro keyboards because they were the best I’ve ever tried. My editor at an online newspaper had a MacBook Pro and I loved typing on it.

Eventually, I got a MacBook Pro and I loved its chiclet keyboard (also known as island-style keyboard). Some people are enthusiastic about mechanical keyboards, and I’ve tried a few, but I always loved the chiclet-style keyboard. It gave my typing experience joy.

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Everyone deserves a better display

I purchased my first desktop computer when I was in school. It had a dual-core processor with 2 GB RAM and a 15-inch monitor with 720p LCD display. Back in 2010, when CRT monitors weren’t extinct yet, having an LCD display at home meant you had something that’s truly next-gen.

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Although it doesn’t have the best display (by Samsung’s standards, at least), I love the natural look of the iPhone displays. (Except the ones on the X.)

As pretty as that monitor looked on my desk, everything else on the web didn’t look as nice. The internet connection was painfully slow, web pages were full of bmp icons and low-resolution images. The web simply didn’t look good.

A few years later, I was using Windows laptops that still had 720p displays. It didn’t make the web look any better, but the web did start to look better. Average internet connections became faster, so the web developers increased the quality of the icons and pictures they put on their websites.

However, the windows laptops were still stuck in all 720p displays. And because of that, the beautification of the web largely went unnoticed.

And then, Apple dropped the bomb with its MacBook Pros with Retina Display. The web suddenly took a downfall in terms of how good it looked. Of course, I couldn’t afford a Mac at that time, so I only read about how the web suddenly became ugly. But it didn’t take long for websites to start using ‘retina-ready’ icons and images.

Fast forward to the present day, the web now looks glamorously beautiful. Icons have taken a flatter yet modern look. Images are high resolution. Text is crisp. But you will miss out on all of that unless you have access to the web with a high-resolution display.

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