Just arrived today, making most of the updates, well, up to date.
I think I’m really going to like this laptop. Ironically not a pro model, but I think its going to do everything I need. I guess I can cope with the thermal heating when and if it happens for the harder stuff.
Its pretty well specced out:
Quad Core i7 – yes, arguably no benefit over the i5, but I’m good with that.
16 GB ram. As much as you can put into an air in 2020
1 TB SSD. Not as much as I could have gotten, but enough to future proof it.
Oh yes, it doesn’t have a butterfly keyboard, but it does have an escape key. I’m pretty happy with this keyboard. Its good.
Just spent the weekend configuring my Mac mini that’s arrived – its a 2020 model (ie the 2018 model with the feature bump):
1 TB SSD
16 GB ram (I know I could have got 8GB and expanded up for less)
Core i7 with 6 cores/12 threads.
Its a nice little server, and not a bad desktop. So I’m ready for when/if my 2012 Mac mini server fails… Amazingly its going strong to this day.
But this is a nice desktop, with room to grow. Interestingly, I noticed that my 500 GB server is actually doing ok now that I’ve pruned the snapshots of the virtual machines. So I have enough space for a while yet despite the emails that are filling it up. Still, ready for when that time comes, which will no doubt be fairly soon.
I think we are truly in the lucky country, although its more about being cohesive as a country than luck in reality.
We have pulled together and deaths from corona virus have been incredibly low by worldwide standards. So good that we are starting to relax the social isolation – groups of ten people permitted from here on in.
Just so lucky compared with other parts of the world.