which would be best for Scrivener: a new mac or iPad?

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Sun Jun 07, 2020 10:36 am Post

tsolignani wrote:Thank you everyone.

As a matter of fact, I own an Air 11 and I love it. It's the max I use at the office, hooked to an external monitor, keyboard and... trackball - yes, I prefer it.

Over the time, its shell got bent. It's like something exploded inside and it looks egg shaped now, you can't close the lid. I have no idea why, first time it happens with a Mac. Since I use it as a desktop machine I just don't care.


Eventually I found out a 12 MacBook with i5 and 500g SSD refurbished late 2017 and I bought it. With 350€ more I could have bought a brand new MacBook air but with 128 SSD and a even if just a bit larger size and weight. So I don't know if I did it right, I guess I'm just trying it then I could return if it doesn't click with me and go with the 2020 MBA.

Thank you and have a nice Sunday.

Regarding the section I emphasized, do an internet search for swollen batteries. If that’s what’s caused your Air’s shape to become distorted you should unplug it/stop using it. It needs repair—it’s a fire hazard.

A sample article from iFixit:
https://www.ifixit.com/Wiki/What_to_do_ ... en_battery
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Sun Jun 07, 2020 12:51 pm Post

scshrugged wrote:
tsolignani wrote:Thank you everyone.

As a matter of fact, I own an Air 11 and I love it. It's the max I use at the office, hooked to an external monitor, keyboard and... trackball - yes, I prefer it.

Over the time, its shell got bent. It's like something exploded inside and it looks egg shaped now, you can't close the lid. I have no idea why, first time it happens with a Mac. Since I use it as a desktop machine I just don't care.


Eventually I found out a 12 MacBook with i5 and 500g SSD refurbished late 2017 and I bought it. With 350€ more I could have bought a brand new MacBook air but with 128 SSD and a even if just a bit larger size and weight. So I don't know if I did it right, I guess I'm just trying it then I could return if it doesn't click with me and go with the 2020 MBA.

Thank you and have a nice Sunday.

Regarding the section I emphasized, do an internet search for swollen batteries. If that’s what’s caused your Air’s shape to become distorted you should unplug it/stop using it. It needs repair—it’s a fire hazard.

A sample article from iFixit:
https://www.ifixit.com/Wiki/What_to_do_ ... en_battery

Second that! I had it happen with the battery in my first 17" MBP. I was about to give a class at the time, and suddenly found I couldn't use the trackpad. I also realised the MBP was unstable and had a look underneath and saw that the battery—fortunately exterior!—had swollen slightly. So I took the battery out and used mains power.

By the time I got it to the dealer, two hours later, the battery had swollen by another centimetre!

Sadly, batteries are no longer accessible from the outside.

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Sun Jun 07, 2020 12:59 pm Post

Thank you to the both of you.

I guess you are right, I'll see if I can get it fixed. I just wonder whether replacing the battery would get back its previous shape or instead the ovalization is there to stay.

Thank you.

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Sun Jun 07, 2020 1:06 pm Post

lunk wrote:
auxbuss wrote:
lunk wrote:The nicest part about a Macbook 12" is that it is as silent as an iPad and it doesn’t het as hot as my MBP. I can use it in bed when my wife is going to sleep.

The new MBA is similar – I don't know about the old one. The only time I've heard the fan is during macOS updates.

The 12" doesn’t have a fan. :)

Yes, I know. That's why I qualified the fact the new MBA has a fan. :?
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Sun Jun 07, 2020 1:41 pm Post

auxbuss wrote:the new MBA has a fan. :?

Well, my 12" MacBook actually has one fan - me! :D
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Sun Jun 07, 2020 1:48 pm Post

lunk wrote:Well, my 12" MacBook actually has one fan - me! :D

A friend of mine had one, so I tried it out. Had it not been for the screen size, I'd have bought it. It's pretty much perfect as a writing machine.
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Mon Jun 08, 2020 12:46 pm Post

tsolignani wrote:
Over the time, its shell got bent. It's like something exploded inside and it looks egg shaped now, you can't close the lid. I have no idea why, first time it happens with a Mac. Since I use it as a desktop machine I just don't care.


This sounds a little like the battery has warped; if so it’s potentially dangerous to keep using, and you should get it checked out!

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Mon Jun 08, 2020 1:36 pm Post

Thank you. I had already been told and provided subsequently. Thanks again.