Last chance to buy a proper MacBook #

Model Base Price Ports Keyboard SSD replace-able? Battery glued? MagSafe 2 Other
MacBook Air (13-inch, 2017) $999

Two USB 3 ports

One Thunderbolt 2 port

MagSafe 2 port

SDXC card slot

3.5 mm headphone jack

In retrospect, the best MacBook keyboard ever


Standard NVMe SSDs work beautifully via Sintech ST-NGFF2013C.

No Yes

Going back to my Macbook Air

MacBook Air. Apple’s best product ever

MacBook Air (Retina, 13-inch, 2018) $1199

Two Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports

3.5 mm headphone jack

Worst. Keyboard. Ever.:

The New MacBook Keyboard is Ruining My Life

Unreliable MacBook Pro Keyboards

The 2018 MacBook Keyboards Have the Same Old Problems

Apple Engineers Its Own Downfall With the Macbook Pro Keyboard

An ode to Apple’s awful MacBook keyboard

Appl Still Hasn’t Fixd Its MacBook Kyboad Problm

No No, but must remove logic board to replace No:

Apple is killing off MagSafe, one of the MacBook's best features

Please Apple, don't kill MagSafe

Why oh why did Apple kill MagSafe?

Apple removed its safest, smartest invention ever from the new MacBook Pros

Will your new MacBook crash to the ground without MagSafe? (Yes.)

The one serious MacBook Pro security flaw that nobody is talking about

5 things we wish we could change with the new MacBook Air

I've got some bad news.

MacBook (Retina, 12-inch, 2017) $1299

One USB-C port

3.5 mm headphone jack

No Yes Charge or plug in a peripheral!
MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2017, Two Thunderbolt 3 Ports) $1299

Two Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports

3.5 mm headphone jack

Only with a proprietary SSD Yes

Don't buy the MacBook Pros even on sale, in my opinion

MacBook Pro? No

MacBook Pro board design flaw

MacBook Pro flexgate shows Apple might be losing its touch

MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2018, Four Thunderbolt 3 Ports) $1799

Four Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports

3.5 mm headphone jack

No Yes

Yet more...

UPDATE: Monterey: "A required firmware update could not be installed."

/mac | Nov 19, 2018

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