I have recently started using a Macbook Pro 13”, I must say – I am a bit disappointed. Don’t get me wrong, it is a great machine and will probably be my laptop of choice (well the Ivy Bridge version) as I move onto London Business School (LBS) for my MBA this July. But, it has a few ‘issues’ that are quite frustrating, from a Windows user’s perspective:
- Where the heck is the delete key? Yes I get you can Fn + Delete but that’s crazy and a waste of time.
- Right click – Seriously?
- Function keys are off by default
- The function of the Control is key and Alt (Option keys) are at times reversed and other times completely changed
- The different ‘dashboards’ useful at times can be quite excessive.
- Getting to applications is not quite obvious
- Office is horrible – yes one can blame it on Microsoft but I will take it out on Macs 🙂
- Not being able install a lot of applications that I used to be easily get
- Backwards compatibility of applications
- Pressing Enter doesn’t open documents or applications
- Sorting / Arranging within the finder view isn’t fully fledged to support normal functions (for eg: ascending or descending)
- Needing to click more – this is probably heavily dependent upon just getting to know all the keyboard shortcuts
- What’s up with iPhoto creating it’s own copies of pictures
Two general things:
1) The MacOS is not quite ‘prettier’. I am not sure why this has been such a claim but it is quite disappointing.
2) Why doesn’t the screen tilt back further?
Some really cool things:
- Built in boot utility
- Spotlight is presented very well
- The screen is very nice
- The keyboard is surprisingly comfortable even with the spacing on the key