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The latest MacBook Pro has a different keyboard, so is it safe to buy an Apple laptop now?


Added 11-13-19 11:31:02am EST - “Hooray! Apple has a new MacBook Pro with what we all surely hope will turn out to be an actually reliable keyboard! If you've been using a MacBook computer introduced in the last four or five years, this is really great news. We'll…” - 9to5mac.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From 9to5mac.com: “The latest MacBook Pro has a different keyboard, so is it safe to buy an Apple laptop now? - 9to5Mac”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Hooray! Apple has a new MacBook Pro with what we all surely hope will turn out to be an actually reliable keyboard! If you’ve been using a MacBook computer introduced in the last four or five years, this is really great news.

We’ll have to test the new keyboard out for ourselves before we reach a final verdict, but the key change here is higher travel and the return to scissor switch keys versus problematic butterfly key switches.

So does that mean it’s safe finally safe to buy an Apple laptop again without concern about durability? It’s complicated, but in short, I wouldn’t recommend my family spend $1000 and up on a new MacBook just yet.

That’s because Apple only “fixed” the keyboard problem in the top-of-the-line MacBook Pro. The new 16-inch MacBook Pro is priced lower than some of the rumors suggested, which is to say the same as the 15.4-inch MacBook Pro it replaces, but it’s still a $2400 laptop geared toward professional use cases.

The MacBook Air, on the other hand, starts at $1100 and serves as the starting point for many customers. You’ll know you need the power and specs of the 16-inch MacBook Pro if it’s the best option for you, but it’s not the most portable or convenient Mac laptop in the lineup — save for the probably reliable keyboard.

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