Repairability, upgradeability, configurability, capability…there are a lot of abilities Framework offers over traditional manufacturers that make it tough to compare a Framework to the big guys. I think we get a lot for the “premium”, though I personally would not even define the premium by comparing benchmark/price. It really depends what you want your laptop for.
Frameworks, Thinkpads, and MacBooks are all very different machines so I’d make that comparison with plenty of grains of salt handy and probably, in the end, just go with my gut. One of them should really be tugging at your heart more than the others, and I’d say just take a deep breath and go all in for that one and I doubt you’ll be disappointed. I also doubt there’s an answer that won’t have you wondering what could have been if you chose differently, unfortunately!
Haha nah, no shade from me here. I still love and regularly use my 2015 Air. Yeah the company blows and I hate what they’ve done to the secondary market, but MacBooks are undeniably slick and pretty darn future-proof (or at least future-resistant). Apple may be the villain, but I can’t imagine a world without them!