Thinkpad or Apple

Two personal computers

Published: Sunday, Oct 16, 2022 Last modified: Sunday, Jun 9, 2024

ThinkPad T14 Gen 3

Thinkpad vs Apple

Apple Air M2

My choice?

As a builder I prefer the T14G3 since it runs Archlinux and I like to use the “Suckless desktop”, the dynamic tiling window manager dwm running on Xorg. Is Xorg better than MacOS? No. I choose it because it’s more open and developer friendly.

I enjoy the piece of mind of having pretty much full control of my Thinkpad.

Would I choose the Lenovo hardware over the Apple hardware? No, a bigger NO if it was running spyware like Windows.

I consciously choose the more open PC hardware since I want to see a more open computing ecosystem.

Why the M2?

It’s actually my wife’s. I recommend Apple to friends and family members who aren’t geeks like myself.

I do use the M2 for editing my videos. If I travel I would take this laptop. It’s easier to recover from. I get a break from my “developer focused” Thinkpad.