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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.
    nadrielwatto_cobra