Microsoft announced a new laptop in 2021 that still uses a proprietary port for charging, still does not have Thunderbolt port, and uses a CPU a generation behind.

Just tweeting in case you were wondering if the company was still disconnected from reality.

@jeremiahlee There’s an ongoing global processor (and microchip) shortage. No one can get any quantities of the current or even last generation processors. Prices keep raising every week. Manufacturing of all sorts of equipment (including cars) has stopped entirely. So, no. They’re not disconnected from reality, but — as ever other manufacturer — needed to compromise to ship *something* this year.

@da I was unaware of that problem affecting AMD and Intel. I thought it was more specialized processors for cars.

@jeremiahlee It’s just about everything including the tiny chips that go into chargers and toasters.

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