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This Windows laptop almost (YES ALMOST!!) rivals the 16-inch MacBook Pro, and it’s 45% cheaper | TechRadar

This Windows laptop almost rivals the 16-inch MacBook Pro, and it’s 45% cheaper | TechRadar:

Almost every time Apple launches a new product, it often instantly becomes an icon, whatever the niche. The 16-inch Apple MacBook Pro is a fine example of that, but with excellence comes a hefty price tag.

Yes, the 16” MacBook Pro requires oxygen if you are buying a high end version. I am planning to do that in the next month or so…

It is the ALMOST part that gets me…

My 2015 MacBook Pro 15” is ALMOST as good as the 2019/2020 version, but not really. The package Apple is offering is powerful, well designed, has great GPU performance for video editing, and the longest battery life possible in a laptop of this size. And it uses macOS, a far cry (as I have learned over the last 3 years) from Windows.

After using, programming and supporting Windows laptops from Windows 3.11 to Windows 10, I have discovered the power of a beautiful and simple OS that allows everything to work with everything else.

Simply hitting Command + Space allows me to find almost any file using a word of phrase. How do you do that in Windows?

Learning the different key layout is a pain, but macOS is superior and much more consistent and reliable that Windows 10.

I own a Dell XPS 13, and every time I boot it up, I have to wait fo 10-30 minutes while it installs updates and reboots.

On the Mac, this happens every 6 months or so, and takes far less time. And I can decide to put it off until…

So, if you are cheap, get the cheap Windows option, I you want something that is powerful, light, and reliable, get Apple to build the machine you really need.

This leads some in the Windows sphere to see an opportunity to offer a competitive yet affordable alternative. Enter HIDevolution, a company that builds bespoke mobile workstations based on existing laptops.

HiDevolution has taken an MSI Prestige 15 A10SC laptop and upgraded it heavily. You could do this at home, but using an authorised built-to-order seller means there’s less chance of frying your laptop or having to return components because of incompatibility issues.