The Apple Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by ChetB, Sep 10, 2013.

  1. ChetB

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    Only Johnny Ive could make a Leica look like a Minox.
     
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    I hope they finally release a MBA w/ retina display come Oct. 22.

    My late-2010 MBA is getting pretty damn slow (takes a solid 3 seconds to exit Safari, ermegherd!)
     
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    ^ Haven't heard anything about a Macbook Air with a retina display. My guess is that it will remain a Macbook Pro feature for now, but who knows.

    Looks like the next event is October 22nd. This list of predictions that sounds pretty reasonable:

    Spitballing Apple's October Event
     
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    Agh. Bummer.

    I used someone's 15" MBP w/ retina the other day and it was fantastic. I've tinkered around with one in the Apple store in the past before, but using it up close in the space of a home somehow was a very different experience.

    The increased screen real estate was also a very welcome change. Not to mention, the speakers were great as well. Really made me realize how shitty my MBA's speakers are.

    Perhaps I will get one of those instead.

    Anyone able to hook me up with employee pricing? :devil:
     
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    as the owner of a 15" MBP with retina display, I'd take it over a non-retina MB-A any day. It's awesome, and the weight savings for the Air is not that significant.
     
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    I had a 15" MBP. I switched to a 13" retina a few months ago and like it a lot more. Since I carry my laptop everyday, the extra portability was worth more than the screen real estate. I use most apps in full screen mode anyway, so I'm not hurting for pixels.

    I briefly considered a 13" Air, but with the MBP specs and the minor weight difference between the two, it wasn't much of a contest.
     
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    I recall you purchased yours late last year. Have you been updating to the latest OS and whatnot? I've noticed a dramatic decrease in my MBA's performance since keeping up with the OS changes / updates, especially with Safari, and am wondering whether your MBP experienced the same as well.

    Also, weird question: do you use your laptop in bed, or are you more of a set it on a table while sitting on a chair type of guy?



    I would highly consider the 13 MBP Retina, too, but the lack of a dedicated GPU really bugs me for some reason (even though all I do is listen to music, surf the web, and watch movies :laugh:).
     
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    I've done updates as they come, but have not noticed any decreases in performance. I'm a set it on the table type, iPad is for other uses.
     
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    I have a Mid 2010 Model A1278 / 2.4, running 10.7.5, and Word takes 25 seconds to start up the first time. If i quit and start up again, 6 seconds.
     
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    Try clearing the browser cache, or even doing a fresh install of OS X. I use a 2008 white Macbook with Snow Leopard, and Safari exits instantly.
     
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    Good call, never thought about freshly installing the OS.

    If I get my old performance back I'll hold off on getting the new MBP, which I honestly don't need at all. Would be nice to have, though.
     
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    Anyone watching the Apple event this morning? You can live stream it on the Apple TV or on Apple's website.

    Highlights:

    —Mavericks ships today, free
    —New Macbook Pros, 13" and 15", performance boosts and a couple hundred bucks cheaper, available today
    —Mac Pro with crazy high specs priced at $2999, available in December
    —New versions of iLife (iPhoto, iMovie, and GarageBand) and iWork (Pages, Numbers, Keynote), available today
    —iPad Air—"the lightest full-sized tablet in the world," to replace the current full-sized iPad, $499
    —iPad mini with Retina Display and A7 chip, $399, available in November
    —original iPad mini price dropped to $299

    iPad 2 will continue to be sold for $399. Surprising to see it still on the market after so long.
     
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    I really, really want the 15" MBP.

    Though, I'm kind of sad it's not any thinner or lighter.

    Anyone know the difference between Haswell and Crystalwell?

    Also, if the Iris Pro is much more energy efficient than a discrete GPU, does that mean getting the MBP with the discrete GPU will reduce battery life? I'm assuming the GPU has better performance than Iris Pro.
     
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    I know the 13" MBP is thinner and lighter. Did they not say the same for the 15"?

    I've never heard of Crystalwell. I'm bummed that I didn't wait 6 months to get my 13" MBP with the Haswell chip, but oh well.
     

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