So it is near February 14, and I want to give the GF my base model 2018 Macbook Pro, since she is a UI Designer and her 2014 air feels slow and outdated. I'm not a fan of Apple Tech and use an XPS 15 myself, but she has her own reasons like Sketch and etc.
But the more I research the topic, the more horrible issues I see:
– Thermal throttle – should not be a problem, due to basic model
– Staingate – not a critical issue, since it becomes an option
– – Flexgate – I'm really afraid that since the 2016 model begins to die now and look like they eventually die from 1-2 years based on use
Do you think the base model without additional guarantee is a wise expense, or it will die for 2-3 years max because the display cable is flexible?