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At the following link, it notes that GTAT said they lost $1m per day running the plant:http://wire.kapitall.com/investment-idea/2-potential-winners-gt-advanced-apple/That would burn through a $440m investment from Apple pretty quickly although I wouldn't be surprised if they offered some bonuses to higher-ups in the company. Their revenue dropped massively between 2012-2013 so that probably strained the finances and then Apple's last move was too much to keep going.It...
Anandtech asked Apple about that and it seems they've blocked that ability:http://www.anandtech.com/show/8623/hands-on-apples-imac-with-retina-display"And for anyone wondering whether you can drive the 5K display as an external display using Target Display Mode, Apple has confirmed that you cannot."It's missing from the Retina model spec page:http://www.apple.com/imac-with-retina/specs/They had to make a custom timing controller to get enough bandwidth. Anand suggests it's...
There's a strong herd mentality with people and if a lot of people are seen to be doing something then people go along with it - celebrity endorsements, popular trends, fashion etc. You can also be as educated as anyone and still succumb to your biological urges.You can say why have parking regulations, people should be educated enough to make the right decision but decisions are made in the moment e.g I just need to do something for 5 minutes so it'll be ok to leave the...
It's still fault-tolerant as you can split up the SSD and HDD and although it's not mirrored exactly, it can be synced very quickly, especially if you switch the HDD with another SSD. If you had a mirrored RAID and a drive broke, you'd still have to take the machine offline to replace the drive. SSDs really shouldn't fail as much as HDDs either. Earlier batches weren't as reliable but they've improved the controllers.
Anything above about $1500 and you're better off with a MBP or iMac.They sell refurb 2012 MBPs for ~$1100 and you can upgrade those to 16GB RAM and 512GB SSD for ~$300 and these would be 2x CPU, 2x GPU power and portable with a display and optical drive for ~$1400.Even the brand new Retina MBP is only $2k for quad-i7, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD with Iris Pro. They have refurbs of the 750M model with 512GB for $2k.It's not about the initial purchase price but the depreciation.Say...
I think the portable drives are better as you don't have to plug them into power at all, they go up to 4TB now:http://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Backup-Portable-External-STDA4000100/dp/B00HXAV0X6http://www.amazon.com/Passport-portable-integrated-Thunderbolt-WDBRNB0040DBK-NESN/dp/B00ITI0514Tape should be reliable enough over time, it's what data centers use for backup but they can come with physical failures like the tape breaking (they run the tape through at 10 meters per...
Not for video but photos are often ~4K or higher now, even from the iPhone and 1080p video upscaled to 5K will look better than 1080p video on a 1080p/1440p display. Text on web pages will look sharper too and it gives the option to run at a larger scale for people who have poor eyesight.I think the current MP uses Displayport 1.2, which supports 4K, DP 1.3 supports 5K. I expected the MP refresh at this event too but it will move to Broadwell unlike Haswell refresh in all...
TV, internet and processed foods are trying to dumb everyone down first.Given that you have the Pegasus drives, getting just the SSD on its own would be more reliable and faster.There's a Thunderbolt tape drive out now to let you archive large amounts of old data:http://www.mlogic.com/products/mtapehttp://www.amazon.com/HP-Ultrium-C7976A-6-25-Cartridge/dp/B00AHQUV3SIt's expensive to begin with but it means you'll never run out of space on the Pegasus drives, you'd just...
Content will be scaled to 1440p same as before but all the content will just be sharper, nothing will be smaller. I expect them to have an option to scale to 1080p too so that you can even make everything bigger without it appearing fuzzy, which it would if you set the old one to 1080p.
They're all servers, you just buy OS X Server from the App Store.The CPUs are definitely slower than the quads, the 2013 i7 Air gets 2.89 in Cinebench and this chip is 15-25% faster so say 3.6. The old quad-core gets about 6.8.Iris 5100 (not Iris Pro remember) is double the HD 4000 though. Iris Pro is about 50-100% faster.The chips are lower power at 28W so likely less fan noise than the old quads.It's nice to see PCIe SSD. I expect soldered RAM too and this isn't a...
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