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  • 2018 i9 15-inch MacBook Pro review: Three years later, post Apple Silicon

    I had the 2016, 2017, and 2018 all of which had issues of their own. On the 2016 15in I couldn't reliably pull off 4K @ 60Hz and of course keyboard space bar and dongles. On the 2017 it was pretty good performance and 4K external. When the keyboard started failing I went back to my 2015 and sent the 2017 in for keyboard repair. I kept using the 2015 when mine came back and then kept the 2017 around for my 4K video player needs but was afraid to put too much use into it. Yes I bought the 2018 also and it has worked fine. No thermal issues and a bit better graphics than the 2017 but the ongoing spat with Nvidia that apparently will never be put to rest hurts us all.  I know not to use the keyboard to heavily and I never eat around it. I am desperate for a 16in with a real HDMI port and I would give anything not to need a dock, dongles, and adapters to USB 3.0. All the M1 13in I have used so far have been fantastic but everyone I helped needed adapters for their drives, keyboards, and video. I tried the 13in M1 on the same 4096x4096 I play on the 2018 and it doesn't work as well so I am holding out for a better graphics core on M1x, M2 or whatever they will call it.
  • Apple has 'great desktops' on Mac roadmap, CEO Tim Cook says

    Robin nailed it above. Buying a "new" iMac 21.5 gets you 2015 hardware, and slow notebook hard drive. For Fusion offerings a SSD "hybrid" HD where there is less than 1/5th the SSD portion of the faster 2013 models. You have to buy the middle model and upgrade it for another $100 to get the speed of a base 2013 model. Its frustrating to help my customers with these options. All this while my PC compresses video 3.5 times faster than an iMac and cost $900.
    macplusplusrobin huberpalominezimmermannravnorodom
  • Apple has 'great desktops' on Mac roadmap, CEO Tim Cook says

    nht said:
    stimpy said:
     I've seen it so many times and I have 8 adapters for my current stuff and have to go buy 6 more for USB-C. Losing a floppy is brave, making stuff where your two current products MBP an iPhone dont plug together with the out of the box items is just weird.
    Really?  6 more adapters?  Name them.  I bet there is a USB-C hub that replaces them with 1 unit.
    USB-C to TB,Ethernet,DVI,VGA,FW800, oh yeah and USB3. They are all in my bag along with more
  • Apple's 'Horizon Machine' iPhone calibration device coming to third-party repair shops

    This article should read "Authorized Service Providers" and not "Third Party Repair Shops"
  • M1 MacBook owners complain about easily cracked screens

    I personally wouldn't care in my notebook was 18mm thick vs 12mm thick if I could just have a little more support around the display and no wear on the screen from the unnecessarily tight tolerances. I don't know why they do this. From the front using a machine it only appears 1mm thick on the display so who cares. If weight is an issue you can leave 2 ink pens out of your bag to compensate or better yet one of my 4 DONGLES.
  • Apple discontinues Thunderbolt Display, no replacement announced

    Their head is so far up their *ss they use typical Apple "how to say no in a positive" "there are many great displays out there." Can you imagine going to buy a 3K Mac Pro at a retail store and they will be programmed not to tell you which monitor to buy unless its on the Apple Store website. I remember buying a new Mac when the Studio Display were discontinued and this was before the more aggressive employee programming.  They actually told me to go buy a Dell monitor. Great I'm at Apple buying a mac and they are advising me to go buy a Dell monitor because the poor employees were left with nothing to sell and a bag of crap with cranky people like me.
  • Some Mac Pro support pages archived by Apple, will no longer be updated

    If you one of the 29 people who bought one I bet your upset. The 300 US workers they hired to assemble it will be re tasked to process shipping iPads back to Asia to have broken screens repaired.