stimpy

About

Username
stimpy
Joined
Visits
16
Last Active
Roles
member
Points
15
Badges
0
Posts
16
  • 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
    baconstangelijahgdysamoria
  • Apple has 'great desktops' on Mac roadmap, CEO Tim Cook says

    Soli said:
    gustav said:
    volcan said:
    StrangeDays said:

    I've already mentioned it but as a pro software developer I certainly don't need those ports on my portable. My portable needs a good keyboard, a good screen, faster storage, and wifi. Tho this design is perfect for my use case, and putting in all those ports, with the sacrifices and tradeoffs any hardware design incurs, would be unfavorable.
    I find it odd that a software developer would depend on a portable device as their main computer. I do software development as well and I use an iMac 5k and a Mac Pro. For me using my MBP is the worst case scenario when I'm on the road and I do need a bag full of dongles because I don't want to leave home without them.
    Myself, and almost every software developer I know uses an MBP as their main computer. Beyond a charger and an lightning cable, what "dongles" does a software developer need? If you do presentations, a video dongle or two. But that's always been the case - not unique to this model of MBP.
    And if everyone has an Mac, an Apple TV using AirPlay with Conference Room Display mode is probably all you need. If not, the future will just be a single USB-C cable for that conference room that anyone can connect to with ease.
    Sure use with ease. I use my MBP 50% of the day at home with an external monitor, mouse and keyboard. The lid is closed. Touch bar N/A 50% of the day. I can plug in a USB-C to my non apple LG display with no TB3 and one USB-C port, no camera, and no touch bar. I am one of Apple's biggest fans but they have been designing their own peripherals into obsolescence even before the PowerMac 6100 HDI-45 and AV Display. 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.
    baconstangelijahgdysamoria
  • 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 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.
    kermit4krazypulseimagesdamonfxzu