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rogifan_new said:o0Spoonman0o said:rogifan_new said:This isn’t me. Lots of people hold up the Dell XPS as a top of the line Windows PC. Some even claim it’s better than a Mac. I’m just pointing out that it too has throttling issues so this isn’t just Apple and it’s obsession with thinness. And if Apple had upended their mid-design cycle with a thicker and heavier laptop Marco Arment and his ilk would have been happy but all the tech writers and hipsters over at the Verge would’ve been hating on Apple for going backwards. I remember everyone complaining about the 3rd gen iPad getting thicker and heavier.
Putting hardware into a thermal envelope that cannot come anywhere near handling it is not ok. Some limited throttling is tolerable on locked chips as long as they still get near their potential for intended uses. But if you're going to put an unlocked chip in a machine it needs thermal headroom. Otherwise it's just a deceitful money grab.
Shame on both Dell and Apple for this nonsense.