Tech update: 2 new laptops!

It’s been a while since I last posted as I have been super busy with classes and a new job I have taken up. The 2 new laptops are as you guessed related to the later. First off is a new MacBook that replaces the Late 2013 that I will likely always regard as my favorite computer I have ever owned. Many fond memories and important projects were made possible thanks to that fantastic machine and will now go on to serve someone else as a refurb. Replacing it is a beefed up 2018 MacBook Pro, configured as 15 inches with a 6-core Intel Core i7, 16GB RAM, 512GB PCIe SSD, and Radeon Pro 555X graphics. I won’t be doing a review since there are tons already out there but in short this thing is pretty damn powerful. It’s still thin and relatively light but my only complaint would probably be the keyboard, its just too loud for a laptop keyboard. The giant trackpad with Taptic Engine is responsive as ever albeit a little too big but not complaining and the lack of ports hasn’t really been much of a problem for me. No more MagSafe is a bummer but its nice to be able to charge on either side. Now, you are probably wondering what the other laptop is and its a ThinkPad! My new job requires a Windows machine and since I travel often I figured why not get a dedicated laptop instead of running a VM. Considering the new MacBook was a pretty penny I went for the more value minded ThinkPad E570 with a dual core i5, 8GB RAM, and 256GB PCIe SSD. I will be reviewing this in another post (only had it for one day). Initial impressions are pretty good and for $630 I’d be hard pressed to find a better built machine from Dell or HP. More to come.

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