It’s why I’ve long felt technology’s thinolympics has been a waste
of time. “Our new product is so much thinner than the competition
that you can fit one more sheet of paper into your messenger bag!
You’ll need to make room for the charger, though, since we cut out
some battery. Sorry!”
The equation has long been: Thinner + lighter = poorer performance
+ shorter battery life. Both the Spectre and the MacBook, updated
in April, still require you to make some sacrifices. But the
trade-offs no longer outweigh the benefits of owning a laptop that
could double as a cheese knife — if that’s what you want.