I bought a 16" MacBook Pro in April because my MacBook Air was just not cutting it with what I needed to do when WFH due to COVID-19.
I knew it wasn’t really when I wanted to buy a new laptop, but I didn’t really feel like I had a choice at the time.
On a whim, I went through the Apple configurator to see what I would get for a trade-in towards a new MacBook Air with M1.
For just under $500 (or $40/mo for 12 mon) I could get a new MacBook Air with 16GB of RAM and 1TB of SSD (which is what I have on my MacBook Pro). That also includes AppleCare.
I’d be losing 2 ports, but I have the CalDigit T3 hub, so most of the time when I’m plugged in at home I’m only using one plug.
The 16" vs 13" seems like a wash… when using it at my home office, I have a 4K monitor that I connect it to anyway. When using it on the couch as a laptop, 13" might actually be a little easier to deal with.
Seems like a pretty good move…and I was tempted to do it.
Then I remembered that that MacBook Air would not have the Touch Bar… and now I’m pretty certain that I will do it. Because as hard as I have tried to like the Touch Bar, I just do not like the Touch Bar. In fact, I would say it’s the only thing I don’t like about the MacBook Pro.