For the second time this year I’m migrating an old MacBook Pro to its replacement. It seems rather strange calling the M1 old given I only bought it in June, however, it was never intended to be a long-term computer given limitations with connectivity. Were it not for its being hobbled I could happily have kept this machine as it is fantastic.
In mid-October, I had ordered the original replacement, a 14 inch MacBook Pro M1 Pro, however, it just wasn’t moving beyond processing. I’d have canceled earlier and gone with another vendor, but I had this large gift card balance with Apple I wanted to apply to this purchase; ugh 😩 this, last night I canceled the order when I discovered Apple could supply today another machine for a few hundred extra, the 16 inch behemoth.
Having ordered I dropped into the city, catching the train on this rare occasion, to collect upon store opening. Whilst awaiting my laptop to be brought out the helper at Apple Store helped me select an appropriately sized sleeve, upon its arrival I finally got a sense just how damned bug my new machine would be, massive is understating it. Gulp!
When the laptop finally arrived I felt its weight, lordy it was heavy, I’d not had a larger laptop now for some years, so had forgotten the heft the extra size packed.
I’m sitting on the couch now awaiting my data’s migration via a peer-to-peer network. It’s agony waiting to have a play, though I guess had I not cancelled it would have been weeks away yet still.