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case2001

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I know the forums often have hate/problems threads. But I wanted post a thread about how much I love my 2018 MacBook Pro 13". I have had it since new. Drag it daily to and from work. I do have a ghost shield on the keyboard and plastic case on the outside. It has been flawless. I came from a 2013 MacBook Air. No complaints. In fact, yesterday I slipped on our stairs and dropped it about 3 feet on hardwood stairs. I thought it was a toast. But it is perfect. Love it more and more everyday!

Thanks Apple! :)
 

Donnation

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Glad you like it. I think you'd probably find the vast majority of people do love their devices. These forums exist largely to discuss issues people have with their devices so you see a lot of negative in here.

I had a 2018 and loved everything about it but the keyboard. I came from a 2015 and just could not get adapted to the keyboard no matter how hard I tried. I even started taking those typing tests online to try and improve. I finally realized that it wasn't me, it was the keyboard and it just wasn't suited for my tastes. Outside of that I had it for nearly 2 years and didn't have a single problem with it.
 

decisions

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Glad you like it. I think you'd probably find the vast majority of people do love their devices. These forums exist largely to discuss issues people have with their devices so you see a lot of negative in here.

I had a 2018 and loved everything about it but the keyboard. I came from a 2015 and just could not get adapted to the keyboard no matter how hard I tried. I even started taking those typing tests online to try and improve. I finally realized that it wasn't me, it was the keyboard and it just wasn't suited for my tastes. Outside of that I had it for nearly 2 years and didn't have a single problem with it.

Did you end up getting a Mac with a new keyboard? I've been using the 2018 for about two years myself now and while I find the laptop quite interesting as a design that completely conforms to aesthetic (keyboard, cooling, etc.), I really envy owners of the 16-inch MBP. Just seems like an all-around superior laptop.

With all that said, I can say that my overall satisfaction level with my 2018 MBP is very high, and I would definitely say I love it (this is also my first Mac! Windows seems like bad dream now) However I am ready to move on...
 

bo-waleed

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Same for me, I have the Touch Bar 13'' and I like it too much.

I am still in Mojava and may not upgrade for a while, Unless there is a really good future in a new OS upgrade.
For that reason I am not bothered by the 16 inch because you got stuck with Catalina there.
 

Donnation

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Did you end up getting a Mac with a new keyboard? I've been using the 2018 for about two years myself now and while I find the laptop quite interesting as a design that completely conforms to aesthetic (keyboard, cooling, etc.), I really envy owners of the 16-inch MBP. Just seems like an all-around superior laptop.

With all that said, I can say that my overall satisfaction level with my 2018 MBP is very high, and I would definitely say I love it (this is also my first Mac! Windows seems like bad dream now) However I am ready to move on...

Yes, I immediately bought the 16" as soon as it was available. The keyboard was the single reason I bought it as I didn't have any other issues with the 2018 model, and loved it outside of the keyboard. I couldn't be happier with the 16" as for me, its everything my 2018 was but better and with a keyboard that I love to type on.
 

mikethebigo

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Yes, I immediately bought the 16" as soon as it was available. The keyboard was the single reason I bought it as I didn't have any other issues with the 2018 model, and loved it outside of the keyboard. I couldn't be happier with the 16" as for me, its everything my 2018 was but better and with a keyboard that I love to type on.
This happened to me too. Upgraded from the 2018 13" to the 16" just for the keyboard. Also, the trackpad has a slightly more noticeable thunky click to it which I like.

But it has its own problems. It's bigger, runs hotter, and I don't really need the extra power. In many ways other than the tactile interface the 13" was a much more balanced machine. I may eat the cost of the swapping and switch back whenever the 14" is out.
 

case2001

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This happened to me too. Upgraded from the 2018 13" to the 16" just for the keyboard. Also, the trackpad has a slightly more noticeable thunky click to it which I like.

But it has its own problems. It's bigger, runs hotter, and I don't really need the extra power. In many ways other than the tactile interface the 13" was a much more balanced machine. I may eat the cost of the swapping and switch back whenever the 14" is out.

I may be in the minority but I enjoy my 2018 keyboard. I have a light touch when I type so the butterfly keyboard feels good to me. I would be lying if I said I didn't worry about longevity. I can't see myself upgrading any time soon.

Patrick
 

ISKOTB

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Aug 6, 2011
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+1 here but all of a sudden I got a dead pixel!?


I know the forums often have hate/problems threads. But I wanted post a thread about how much I love my 2018 MacBook Pro 13". I have had it since new. Drag it daily to and from work. I do have a ghost shield on the keyboard and plastic case on the outside. It has been flawless. I came from a 2013 MacBook Air. No complaints. In fact, yesterday I slipped on our stairs and dropped it about 3 feet on hardwood stairs. I thought it was a toast. But it is perfect. Love it more and more everyday!

Thanks Apple! :)
 

cwosigns

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Jul 8, 2008
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I know the forums often have hate/problems threads. But I wanted post a thread about how much I love my 2018 MacBook Pro 13". I have had it since new. Drag it daily to and from work. I do have a ghost shield on the keyboard and plastic case on the outside. It has been flawless. I came from a 2013 MacBook Air. No complaints. In fact, yesterday I slipped on our stairs and dropped it about 3 feet on hardwood stairs. I thought it was a toast. But it is perfect. Love it more and more everyday!

Thanks Apple! :)
Me too. I have the 15” 2018 and it’s awesome. No keyboard issues, plenty fast for my needs (office docs, presentations, and video editing).
 
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mikethebigo

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I may be in the minority but I enjoy my 2018 keyboard. I have a light touch when I type so the butterfly keyboard feels good to me. I would be lying if I said I didn't worry about longevity. I can't see myself upgrading any time soon.

Patrick
If the butterfly keyboard has taught me anything, it's that I can sometimes be a pretty heavy typer, especially when I'm in certain moods haha. It can range for me between just fine if I remember to type gently, to painful within an hour if I'm typing a report I'm not in the mood to do. On the 16" I can whack away to my heart's content without too much pain ?
 

Riviera122

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Sep 14, 2008
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I have a '17 and still love it! Keyboard is great, gorgeous screen, beautiful trackpad. Ideal now that many external devices are now USB-C.
 

Kaelbron

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Jul 9, 2011
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Do you all thinks MacBook Pro 15" 2018 it's a good choice even now in 2020 and 4-5 years onwards?
 
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