Ben Brooks on the iPad Pro, Surface Pro 4 / Surface Book, and MacBook:
What these three computers represent, in varying ways, is what someone would think a computer should be for today’s computer user. An iMac, or MacBook Pro, are fantastic machines with all the power in the world, but they are a relic of what we wanted and needed in the late 90s and into the early 00s.
It’s becoming evermore apparent that we’re in the middle of a transitionary phase. One that will conclude with most users doing the majority their computing on iPad-like devices rather than MacBook-like devices. Traditional computers aren’t going away entirely, but they will become less and less common as everyday machines and will become relegated to more specialized roles.