It is not very often that I find it hard to say goodbye to a device. But yesterday, I was sad when I packed up the MacBook Pro 13 powered by the Apple M1 chip and shipped it back to Cupertino. The loaner was heading home. As I mentioned before, the 8GB base model had … Continue reading Hard goodbye to M1 MacBook
After a long chat with Apple’s executive troika, I asked my media contact at the company if I could try the 13-inch MacBook Pro model version. The executives’ comments about the M1 had convinced me that, if the chip was as good as they said it was, then the 8 GB would be enough. So … Continue reading My Shortish M1-based MacBook Pro 13-inch review
At the end of 2019, I traded in my two-year-old 15-inch MacBook Pro, sold off some older Apple gear (an iPad and older iPhones), and decided to spring for one of the newer 16-inch laptops. I had used a loaner device for a month, and it was quite an upgrade from my old laptop. My … Continue reading MacBook Pro 16 Has a Fan Problem
Apple sent me a MacBook Pro 16-inch version and even, at first sight, it looks bigger than my 15-inch MacBook Pro 2019 model. You can see the size difference when you stack the 15-inch version on top of the 16-inch machine. It feels a little heavier — and I kept missing the letters on the … Continue reading MacBook Pro 16-inch: Bigger is just bigger.
Just before the holidays, a friend asked me:
You are always recommending and choosing the best products to buy and use, from clothes, electronic devices to travel bags and beyond. I’d like to know how you do it. How do you figure out what’s the best?
Well, to be honest I didn’t really know how to answer that question. I guess, a lot of it has to do with intuition. But when I started thinking, I realized that I do indeed have an internal process. So, I put on my thinking hat and started to breakdown my own process of object evaluation and why I like certain things and why I hate others. What do I think about when looking at a product or an object? Continue reading “Why I love certain objects & services”