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The Laptop That Ended My Search
Reviewed in the United States on February 4, 2018
First, let me say... I have a hard time making a commitment to my tech. I have high standards and always looking for the perfect blend of performance and design. I have tried the Surface Pro, Surface Laptop, XPS 13, HP Spectre x360, Asus Zenbook and MacBook Pro. My wife is beginning to worry about my inability to commit lol.
Enter the 2017 MacBook 12 inch. At the same price as the MacBook Pro, it didn't make a lot of sense to buy something smaller with worse specs but I decided... what the heck... I'll give it a try.
Upon opening the box I was in awe of the build quality and weight. It is unbelievably comfortable to use on your lap and carry around the house. The keyboard is a joy to use as well with its edge to edge build. I was worried the screen would be too small but it honestly looks great and have no issues. The battery is fantastic too!
Heres the deal... I don't do anything too intense on this laptop. I don't game or do 4k video editing. I use multiple chrome tabs, MS Office products, Photoshop, Slack, Email and a few other things. This computer handles it all easily with no slowdowns.
I also don't need an awkward 2 in 1... Every 2 in 1 I have tried it too heavy to comfortably use as a tablet and makes sacrifices as a laptop. Just buy a good laptop and a good tablet, its way better.
The one port doesn't bother me all that much. Sure, it would be nice to have more but I don't use any accessories that need a port. Maybe I am in the minority here.
So, who is this for? Well, people like me who want a productive machine that is also comfortable to use and portable. People who want a fast machine, fanless, excellent build quality that can handle a good amount of tabs and apps open at the same time. Yes, I do believe this should be closer to $999 and not $1299. But, I will gladly pay a higher price to finally end my search for the perfect laptop for my needs.