Re: Laptop recommendation

Subject: Re: Laptop recommendation
From: Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>
To: Ryan G Young <ryangyoung -at- gmail -dot- com>, "TECHWR-L (techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com)" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 5 Feb 2015 17:44:52 -0800

I mostly like my Retina Pro. Being able to pretend that it's Linux is
convenient except when it doesn't really work. The super-high
resolution is occasionally handy for editing large images when not
connected to an external monitor.

The main things I don't like about it are the lack of a CD/DVD burner,
not enough USB ports, no USB 3, the need for expensive Thunderbolt
adapters to connect Ethernet and 1394 cables, and the inability to
upgrade the RAM. I find the trackpad weird but I almost always use an
external trackball so I never get used to it. If I had to pay for it
myself I'd be pissed about the inflated price.

Given the choice I might be happier with a PC running Ubuntu, but I
haven't tried it.

I don't use any Windows-only apps, so emulation is not an issue.

On Thu, Feb 5, 2015 at 2:40 PM, Ryan G Young <ryangyoung -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
> A good problem: I'm starting a new job on Monday and I need to choose which laptop to use. The choice is between:
> - 13" Macbook Air
> - 13" Macbook Pro Retina
> - Lenovo ThinkPad T440p
> - Lenovo ThinkPad T540
> All of their documentation is currently in Markdown in various GitHub repositories. Presumably, we'll need some other tools at some point (maybe Confluence?) but not for a while probably.
> I'd personally--strongly--prefer a Macbook.
>
> Thoughts?
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Follow-Ups:

References:
Tech Writing tools and Windows 8.1 migration: From: Wroblewski, Victoria
Re: Tech Writing tools and Windows 8.1 migration: From: Chris Morton
RE: Tech Writing tools and Windows 8.1 migration: From: Dan Goldstein
Re: Tech Writing tools and Windows 8.1 migration: From: Uwe Ziegenhagen
Laptop recommendation: From: Ryan G Young

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