- I started out with a 15" Apple MacBook Pro in 2006. This was a great machine; stable, beautiful and one click access to the CLI
- I then changed to a 11" MacBook Air in 2011. A bit small, and underpowered - a mistake
- A 13" MacBook Air later in 2011 was a good compromise, esp when paired with a 27" iMac. This was the beginning of my current computing paradigm, which is a current daily driver / travel machine paired with a slightly older (and MUCH bigger screen) desktop
- The 13" MacBook Air was replaced with a Retina 13" Pro and the iMac got upgraded in 2013
I frankly didn't see the need to change from my 2013 Retina 13" Pro, until I started traveling frequently last year. Carrying around the 13" Pro seemed too much, so I bought a 12" MacBook.
It has massive pro's, and only two con's;
- Pro - the chiclet keyboard has been derided, but new Apple notebooks are coming with it so better get used to it
- Pro - the big touchpad is pretty awesome to use
- Pro - its light and small
- Pro - the retina display is beautiful
- Con - single USB-C port
- Con - performance is spotty and a smidgen too slow
While this has been derided as an iPad with a keyboard, its actually quite useful. But having a single USB-C port is simply damn stupid. So, I'm considering the new 13" Pro's with the touch bar.
Its a significant cash investment, and I'm considering waiting for the upgraded version of it, esp with Kaby Lake processors. Decisions :-(