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tht said:Xed said:MikeJB said:Regarding the opinion, "120 to 150 W peak power consumption may be in play." I doubt seriously that Apple Silicon will EVER return to those power hungry wattage designs again.
The memory compression really IS a remarkable feature. It literally doubled the useful life of my MacBook Pro at the time it was introduced — I was ready to replace it, and suddenly heavy productions that had stopped my machine in its tracks (heh, pun intended) started working fine again, literally overnight.
But that was in 2013 - a DECADE ago.
Arguing that in 2023 is a little weird.
chasm said:soundsinmotion said:I have the last intel MacBook Pro from late 2019. Spent almost $4000 on it. Unfortunately can’t justify upgrading for thousands more when mine works great still.
Thankfully, I didn’t spend $4K on my 2019 last-of-the-15-inch MBPs, more like $2.5K, and that’s still MORE than it would cost me to get a 14-inch MBP with M3 Pro (again, more than I need right now), which runs about $2K (before tax) with the specs I want, and I prefer the smaller size anyway.I’m still agog that the price of the base 14-inch MBP with M3 now costs $400 **less** than the same model did last year. THIS NEVER HAPPENS! I can’t believe the Mac sites didn’t make a bigger deal about this.The base M3 14" is the successor to the M2 13" MacBook Pro.The 14" never came with a non-Pro/non-Max M1 or M2 processor.