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The current Air can drive a 27" 1440p Thunderbolt display, which is around the same as the 13" rMBP resolution. Even at 7.5W, Broadwell should match that.The iPad Air 2 benchmarks faster than the Iris in the current Macbook Air for graphics and only a little behind in CPU performance.The iPad is a Retina fanless device. The hardware is there. Other manufacturers are going this way already.It already is that; it's actually a slight downgrade considering the lower resolution...
That's not true for memory. It caches things but it won't page to the hard drive until you are running out of RAM. Having that amount of free space is a good idea but not a requirement.History shows that old amounts of RAM weren't enough for modern 64-bit programs with Retina graphics. Modern amounts of RAM are sufficient and aren't causing pageouts. Even if 8GB somehow became inadequate due to some new type of computing in a few years (4-6 years), computers will be more...
Speaking of trust, there are a few recent articles talking about how advertisers are being allowed access to snoop on private data, including photos:https://uk.news.yahoo.com/video/smartphone-apps-access-kids-photos-110121273.htmlThe video there keeps highlighting iPhones and lumping them in with all mobile devices but the articles about it narrow it...
Make sure you have energy saver sleep set to never. USB is slower than TB but should be enough for HDDs.They have it on the Mac Pro order page for $800. They don't have an aftermarket upgrade but if you enquired about it, a store might be willing to do it for you. They should offer an aftermarket service on their website or even just the bare drive for Mac Pro owners as it can be installed easily. It might cost a bit extra as they would either be taking your old used SSD...
8GB is plenty for everyday use and is suitable for light productivity tasks.People sell higher capacities on eBay and OWC has started making some PCIe models. If the OP only has a low amount of storage needs then it's a non-issue.There's no 20% limit for paging and it would only slow down if there's a process continually demanding more RAM than is available. They said it wasn't for high-end use so with 8GB, this won't happen.Someone buying a non-Retina machine now is...
The point of ULT processors is low power draw. If the point was performance, they wouldn't have such low TDPs. People who struggle with the Air's performance should get a MBP but the Air is only half the performance anyway. If they make a super thin, lighter, quieter, longer-lasting, Retina Air, that's more compelling to low-end buyers than CPU/GPU performance most won't be using.12" Retina fanless Macbook (from $999), 14"/15" Retina fanless Macbook (from $1299), 15"...
You can get the Retina model with 8GB RAM and 256GB SSD for ~$15 more:http://store.apple.com/us/product/FE865LL/A/refurbished-133-inch-macbook-pro-24ghz-dual-core-intel-core-i5If it's for basic use, you won't need to upgrade the RAM. The SSD also means you never have to shut it down even when moving it around as it has no moving parts, you treat it like an iPad.The SSD can still be upgraded, you'd have to get it from eBay but the laptops can be opened easily. Upgrades can...
They have lower configurable TDPs that go down to 7.5W:http://www.engadget.com/2015/01/05/intel-broadwell/Asus introduced some slim machines with Broadwell in their usual Apple parody style, even making direct comparisons to the Macbook Air and iPad Air because it has a touchscreen:Retina IPS display $799. Tack on 20% profit margin and you get a $999 Retina Macbook Air with 128GB SSD, 8GB RAM would be nice but it can start at 4GB DDR4. DDR4 will allow 32GB laptops if Apple...
It looks like they plan to double or triple capacity, some expecting to ship in 2015:http://spectrum.ieee.org/nanoclast/semiconductors/materials/layer-of-nanospheres-enables-a-pure-lithium-anodehttp://www.economist.com/news/science-and-technology/21637344-adding-sulphur-electrical-cells-may-quintuple-their-performance-whiffIt's about time. The big thing IMO is electric vehicles replacing fossil fuels. If they can get 2x battery life, they can ship vehicles with half the...
If they had made the 6 a bit smaller like 4.3-4.4" and the 6 Plus 5", they'd have been able to cover the one-handed and phablet market with just two models. They can't really go back now but they'll want to hit a lower priced entry point so I can see the 5C or 5S design being updated to iPhone 6 internals while the 6 and 6 Plus move to the S versions with A9 and PowerVR 7.I'd like to see the 5S design used over the plastic 5C, it's the nicest iPhone design they've had and...
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