Jack Miller describes the future of the Mac through PCs of the present.
Sorry, Apple. You’re behind the times. Two new phrases have hit the personal computer industry and Apple has no dog in either fight. ‘Always On’ means a notebook with up to 20 hours of usage. ‘Always Connected’ means a notebook with a cellphone network data connection options– you know, like iPhone and iPad. Always On and Always Connected are two new features to PC notebooks that Apple does not have.
This is becoming a thing, especially on less expensive notebooks, either Chromebooks or Windows 10 PCs.
What is the advantage of a notebook that is Always On and Always Connected? Always On means battery life that goes through all of your waking day. Such devices may not always hit 20 hours, but most of us don’t need to be on a notebook that long anyway. What about Always Connected PCs? The time is ripe for all our devices to be online. Always. Apple has iPads with 4G LTE data connections. Even Watch has LTE with call and talk capability built in.
The best iPad I owned was the cellular data model. Loved it.