As the decision to buy a MacBook has settled the next step was to select what MacBook to buy.
Normally I like to have a notebook in the 13” range as it is portable and when used at home I always connect an external monitor to it.
My previous device was a Microsoft Surface Pro 6 so I was quite used to such a screen size and didn’t need to change it.
There is one problem with the MacBooks that was very prominent in the media: The butterfly keyboard seemed not to be the best decision Apple made. So it was clear to me: I don’t want to get a MacBook with a butterfly keyboard.
This ruled out all 13” Models before 2020 and all 15” models. So the available options were: 13” 2020 or 16” 2019.
The 2019 MacBook is roughly half a year old so it can be bought at some discount. The situation for a i7-10, 16GB RAM and 512GB storage device was that the 16” costs 100€ more than the 13”. I also noticed that the reviewers mentioned that the 16” has a redesigned cooling system that works much better than the old one and that the 13” sadly doesn’t have this improvement. Another thing that I’ve seen in the news is that the 13” has some USB 2.0 problems.
So I decided to go with the bigger device because it promised more power. Having a dedicated GPU can’t hurt, right?