I recently replaced my Macbook Pro with a Thinkpad x200 running Arch Linux and Windows Vista. After 5 years of using Apple products I decided to switch – to borrow one of their marketing terms – because frankly, I was sick of being abused as a customer and the lock-in was making me less and less comfortable. Here's a list of the things that really did it for me:
- Pricing the Macbook Air so high with such low specs.
- Releasing an pitiful update to the air along with a nice $100 price increase.
- Doing away with the matte screen option.
- Pulling the remotes from being included with laptops (admittedly not a huge deal, but felt like salt on a wound).
Is it just me or is Apple becoming a little too arrogant? Anyway, I know Lenovo won't be saints either, but at least in the non-Mac OS X world I can easily switch vendors down the road if I ever need to.