If you were to take a poll of YouTube creators on what laptops they use to get work done, it's likely you'd hear Apple's name thrown around a lot. But for Lewis Hilsenteger, the face of Unbox Therapy, it's time to quit Apple.
In a new video, titled "Here's why I'm officially quitting Apple Laptops," Hilsenteger explains the reason behind his switch from Apple faithful to the world of Windows. Essentially, it comes down to reliability, following the well-known keyboard woes Apple's laptops have faced in recent generations.
For his Windows laptop of choice, Hilsenteger has gone with the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon. And despite the necessary adjustments to an "inferior trackpad" and odd mouse key placement, Hilsenteger says he's happy with his choice, particularly when it comes to what is arguably a laptop's most important component: its keyboard.
There's something to be said about the turnaround in the PC scene in recent years. Apple has always held onto its place as the "cool" brand, but PC manufacturers as a whole have started to chip away at that notion. Apart from Microsoft's own Surface Pro 6 and Surface Laptop 2, brands like HP and Dell have shaken things up with premium designs and materials with their Spectre x360 and XPS 13, respectively.
The real winners here, however, are consumers. The more choice, the better, and competition between premium Windows PCs and Apple's lineup can only enhance that.
The X1 Extreme is all about portable performance
In order to enjoy extreme levels of performance, Lenovo decided to throw everything into the X1 Extreme without going overboard. There's an NVIDIA GTX 1050 Ti GPU, latest Intel Core i7 processors, and a 4K display, but you'll still get respectable battery life.
Cheaper entry model with the option for LTE and HDR support
The Carbon doesn't scream about specifications unless you bring up HDR and LTE in the conversation. Not only can you save some money, and enjoy solid battery life and a lighter notebook, but also one that makes content pop on-screen.
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