I hate typing on it, I hate the trackpad, itâ€™s slower than I expected, the screen is noticeably blurry from non-native scaling to get reasonable screen space, and I donâ€™t even find it very comfortable to use in my lap because itâ€™s too small.
Non-native scaling will always be blurry, compared to native scaling. In my initial observation of the 2015 MacBook:
There is one thing about the MacBook that is weird: the hardware-level pixel format is 2304Ã—1440, but you can only run it as high as 1440Ã—900.
Just look at that ugly number: 2304. Couldn’t make it 2560? Or if hitting a 16:10 aspect ratio was so important, why not go all the way to 2560×1600? Would have been tidy, and standard.
Speaking of keyboards and trackpads: More travel, not less. I know this is over the top, but I’d like a mechanical keyboard in a laptop. Like the good old days. And the trackpad on my 2009 MacBook Pro is failing. My two cents: make the trackpad simpler, so it can last longer, and if it breaks easily fixable. This new trackpad on the 2015 MacBook looks quite complex and I bet replacing it when it breaks will be expensive.
This concerns me more than you probably think it should. Not only does it represent compromised standards in areas I believe are important, but it suggests that they donâ€™t have many better ideas to advance the products beyond making them thinner, and theyâ€™re willing to sacrifice anything to keep that going.