Re: Let me..
> Some, or all, of the following required in order of sheer bloody utility:
> at least one USB 3.0/A socket, SD socket, magsafe power
Next iteration, the whole market will have switched to USB-C. You won't find a decent laptop from any manufacturer with legacy USB.
It's not an Apple-thing, it's an Intel-thing. It comes with their reference-chipsets etc.
Magsafe had to go because of that. But no-one else has it either - so what's the point?
SD-card readers - who has them these days?
The new Apple laptops are a long bet, for a future that is all wireless.