What is so special about Macbooks?

ZodaEX

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So after getting comsically fucked by Valve ((they shot me a pop up for my steam deck, then allowed the charge to go through, then told me I couldn't get my steam deck because I was late, then all of a sudden I had a steam decks worth of steam bucks instead of my card refunded, que much swearing cursing, asking them to kill my steam account (stupid I know but oh well) which they did not do, and four days later after all this someone finally emailed me)) we just pulled the trigger and got the MBP 14 with an upgraded proc 32gb 1tb.

I know apple jerks people around as well and I'm not making much of a statement to valve but christ what a bunch of idiotic assholes.

You can still buy the deck with those Steambucks. All my friends are going crazy over theirs.
 
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You can still buy the deck with those Steambucks. All my friends are going crazy over theirs.

And yet no. It was to be a thing to use at work and the experience was so fucking horrible that after having been failed by valve on each past hardware issue I'm just done. I don't need this.
 
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Egads. I don't think Valve was being malicious, but that's not exactly inspiring confidence in the company's approach to hardware sales. Apple is a bastion of consistency and fairness in comparison to what you went through.

I suspect your MacBook Pro experience will be much better. Goodness knows I'd trip over myself to get one with those specs.

See, and that's the thing. I don't ask much, I just ask not the stupid. The MBP is great so far. Went to the store which is a few blocks from here, took it home, turned it on and after getting in we have appointment to learn all about it at the store. While that's still odd ass in "way too much info but oh well" it's not 'we took 700 bucks, won't give your your shit, so here is 700 in funny money" level insanity. Who does that?
 

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Have you tried Universal Control between the two?
Works well. Nice new feature, but I don't foresee using it much. If I keep the Air my iPad will be my primary media consumption device.
 

Mad Maxx

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Got my new M2 MacBook Air 16GB/1TB today. Feels strange using it after over a year with my M1 iPad Pro 12.9" and magic keyboard. I keep reaching for the Air's screen to touch an icon or scroll through a website. Had no idea how acclimated I became with the iPad's touch screen. Same with the iPad’s Face ID vs. Touch ID on the Air. Face ID easily wins that battle. If I made the decision today, I'd return the Air and stick with my iPad + magic keyboard setup. Gotta give it at least a week, though. Never thought I'd be so comfortable with a tablet.

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Well, after 2 days my M2 Air is on its way back to Apple. I didn't need a week of use to know it had to be returned. All it took was a text from the director at my agency that they offer remote workers who've been with the company longer than 5 years a $2500 equipment allowance. I had no idea. They couldn't simply reimburse me because any job-related purchases need to go through them. Process takes 30-45 days, but I can live with that! :) (y)
 
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