A week ago, I got a new MacBook Air. I didn't expect to buy one this year, but the old one crashed almost 1 month ago.
Suddenly, the screen didn't turn on anymore.
I opened it, examined it, and I didn't know what was wrong with it. Funny thing: if I open the laptop now, the fan begins to spin, but the screen remains black.🥺
I'm obsessive about buying things that last a very long time (ideally until the end of times). I don't like to renovate equipment frequently. Electronics evolve quickly, and what is good today, is not good anymore tomorrow.
Is the nature of tech, I guess, but wouldn't be nice if you could upgrade your laptop instead of buying a new one? Let's go crazy here; wouldn't be nice if you have the right to repair your laptop?
Honestly, my old MacBook Air was sufficient to develop websites with VSCode. If I could repair it, replace the battery, change the keyboard or add a new screen for a reasonable price, I would have done it. No doubt.
I have good memories of my old MacBook Air. I bought it before flying to Germany to finish my studies. I wrote the Master's Degree final project with it (and LaTeX), and I also created the final project using Unity3D.
At that time, it wasn't the very best and for some simulations, I needed to run the code into a university computer, but it was sufficient for 99% of the time I used it.
Now I have a new machine, very portable, smaller than the previous generation, 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of SSD. Enough.
The best thing about this new laptop is that is fanless. The old one had a problem with some kind of sensor, and the fan turned on randomly, and it was like having a plane at home. Annoying. The second best thing is the duration of the battery. I've charged it only once since I got it. 🥰
Anyway, I'm enjoying this small guy, and I hope that it lasts as long as the previous model (~8 years).
Hi, I'm Erik, an engineer from Barcelona. If you like the post or have any comments, say hi.