This laptop is only a year old, and if I had known it can’t even handle normal software engineering loads, I would have forced my company to buy the 32GB version. Lately I was thinking about buying one of the new Apple towers with 28 cores and capability of 1.5TB RAM. They’re $5k which is expensive but that kind of power would be viable for the next decade.
Now I’m !#^&@@ though that I can’t even swap my 16GB chip out for a 32GB. I’m going to build my own computer; I’m gonna make a hackintosh and also just not use OSX if they ever figure out a way to prevent it from loading on my machine. And to be clear, I was going to just stick with the Apple tower because it makes it easy to run OSX fully legal, but now I’m going to take a different path, one that involves punishing Apple for crippling my laptop’s viability as a docked mobile workstation.
The sociopathic intent of Apple is clear. I can’t support a company like that. I’ll give them the right to repair trust, but it will take major effort on their part. In the meantime, I’ll keep pulsing anti-Apple sentiments out on every information medium.