Tools vs Appliances

PCs are tools, and Macs are appliances. Fundamentally, when Apple designs a Mac, they’re making a device that looks like a computer but is targeted at very specific use-cases. At one point, it was the “digital hub” idea. Now it’s added a “internet client” flavor. Their high-end stuff is arguably targeted at content creation. In […]

Two hour impression of x220

Test driving this smaller thinkpad at work. Seems plenty fast, even to drive the 30 inch screen (unlike the previous x201 which had the crappy old intel graphics). I didn’t get an IPS screen so can’t tell how that is. Bummer. Screen is also definitely lower contrast than Apple display. Touchpad is awful as usual. […]