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By Dan Moren

The Back Page: Apple, put the “Pro” Back in MacBook Pro

Apple is doomed.

Doooooooooomed.

And it’s all because of the decisions the company has made around its laptop line which, as it stands these days, is ridiculous.

I mean, who needs a paper-thin laptop that’s light and easy to carry around? Really. Who? Nobody wants that. No, we connoisseurs of computing want one thing and one thing only.

Power.

Sheer, raw, unabashed power. Eight-core 4.1GHz processors with Turbo Boost up to 4.2_GHz. 128GB of RAM. A Radeon graphics card that makes you wonder whether you’re looking into a computer screen or it’s looking into you. And ports, sweet mother of mercy, _ports. None of this “one USB-C” port for a whole machine nonsense: we need at bare minimum four USB-C connectors with Thunderbolt 3, a sprinkling of USB 3.1 ports, a headphone jack, Gigabit Ethernet, modem/fax, and, oh, what the hell, throw in a SCSI connector for good measure.…

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