I wouldn’t say it’s shitty - it’s done that way because of the thinness
You CAN remove a key, clean the spot it’s in, and replace it along with the mechanism. I’ve done it.
I’ve also pulled a car apart to replace some stupid part. But Apple doesn’t do it because it’s easier and faster for them...
I upgrade when they get slow... iPad 3 in that case.
Or when they break. Someone dropped my Mini 2, I was about to get a new one anyway. Got the current iPad on slickdeals from best buy, not sure how much but it was cheap.
2018 MacBook Pro 15"
16GB RAM/256GB SSD
Radeon Pro 555X 4GB
Basically new, < 10 battery cycles on it.
More pics: https://imgur.com/a/mmFtX3j
2016 MacBook Pro 13"
3.3GHz Intel Core i7
AppleCare until November 19, 2019
SOLD SOLD SOLD
Works and looks great. Had a T480 at my old job so I never used it and now I don't have a need for a Windows laptop.
Lenovo ThinkPad T460S
OS: Windows 10 Pro
Memory: 8GB RAM
Storage: 256GB Samsung PM871a M.2 SATA SSD
CPU: i5 6300U 2.4GHz
Screen: 2560x1440 (non-touch)
I loved the old Air...but this screen is a little dim, only 2 USB-C ports...
Ended up buying a 2017 Pro (non-Touchbar) for some light Mac stuff we have to do at work. Thought about the Air for a little bit though.