The Apple Discussion Thread

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

  1. GreenFrog

    GreenFrog Senior member

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    It's coming out on April 10th. No pre-ordering as far as I'm aware.

    Gonna go for the base model in gold. Might upgrade the cpu only cause 256 gb is plenty for me.

    So glad they stuck with 8 gb of ram. Would not have put it past them if they had 4 as standard.
     
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    Lawl... Did you just ask if anyone is going to adopt a new USB standard?

    This will be everywhere in a few years.
     
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    Here's a handy chart of all the available Watch configurations and prices.

    It's nuts that they're selling a $10000 gold watch with a plastic band. Anyone who's spending in that range is going to pony up for the leather band, so basically the real starting price of an Edition is $15000 for the "classic" band. Modern band is $17000. Wow.

    Only option I'd really consider for a gen 1 is the Sport, for workouts.
     
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    New Macbook is tempting, been considering picking up the 3rd Gen Lenovo X1 Carbon but this Macbook is even lighter and cheaper. However only 12" vs the X1's 14" and also only Intel Core M vs 5th gen Intel Core i. Would be interested in seeing some speed benchmarks.

    I've switched over to the cloud/email for transferring files lately so lack of dedicated USB is not a dealbreaker.
     
  5. ChetB

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    It's the most appealing laptop I've ever seen. The thinness and weight are moving toward early iPad territory. The portability of the 11" Air has always appealed to me but felt a little small for everyday use. 12" seems like the sweet spot for portability and usability (for my purpose at least: writing). Plus you have the Retina display on basically an Air computer, with lots of carefully considered small details throughout.

    Other iPad parallels: a simplified range of options (two choices: $1299 or $1599 version). Color choices. No fan. Single port.

    Suddenly my 2013 retina Macbook Pro with regular old scissor switches feels like a dinosaur.
     
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    TBH, I'm starting to have some doubts about the new Macbook's performance potential. I hear that pc counterparts that use the same Intel Core M CPU are weak in the performance department. I worry that it may have moments of lag and stuttering. Hopefully I am woefully wrong.
     
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    I'll finally be replacing my Spring 2010 13" MacBook Pro... With a Spring 2015 13" MacBook Pro. Faster workflow, here I come!

    The new MacBook? It's just an iPad with a keyboard slapped on.
     
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    But butterfly switches, @Fueco . Butterfly switches!

    Pretty much every product Apple announces gets the "it's just a blank with a blank" thrown at it. It's all about the subtle details.
     
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    Correction, most things that Apple releases are just new shiny objects so that Apple can separate the masses from their money... Those of us who use computers for work need actual computers.


    Subtle nuances between devices are fine if you really want one thing for each activity (I was chatting with a friend recently who admitted to owning three Apple computers (a MacBook Air, a MacBook Pro, and an iMac), an iPhone, and an iPad. I'm trying to go in the other direction... Simplification. I have an older iMac that only gets used as a jukebox these days -since it only can run Adobe CS2, I can't even really use it for graphics. The new laptop, along with a new monitor at some point, will make my office much more streamlined. That, and an iPhone is all I truly need. As always, YMMV...
     
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    I'd wait to gen two on the laptop. Let them work out the kinks and it will have a better processor.
     
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    there may be, but I think Apple is betting that people doing a lot of video editing and the like are going to step up to the Macbook Pro anyways.



    I initially poo-pood the single-jack, but it makes sense for most users. And it is the future. I use my USB at most once every 2 months, and that's just to import pictures from my phone into my iPhoto library. That's it. If i'm a student, and once a quarter I need to plug into a projector, I'll just grab an adapter (and don't forget, most tech support would rather just supply you with some crappy laptop that they know consistently connects to the network and to one of their projectors).
     
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    I would fit perfectly into the target audience for the new MacBook. All I do is surf the web and consume media on my personal laptop. I never use any of the ports except for the charging ports and headphone jack.

    I'm still concerned that the new MacBook may suffer from slight lag with just basic functions tho. Who knows, I'm gonna buy it anyway. Can't stand my current MBA.
     
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    Apple Watch is here.. :slayer:
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