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  • Apple's new MacBook Pro has generated 7x more revenue than 12" MacBook at launch

    Slice get their numbers through looking at online receipts.

    But since something like 90% of MacBook owners buy their laptops online (only place you can preorder) and the vast majority of PC owners get their laptops in physical stores, through their workplace or professional sales channels, Slice can't tell us anything about how MacBooks did vs. Windows laptops.

    But what they tell us about the sales of MacBooks is troubling.

    According to Slice, 40% of people who got a MacBook in 2014, went out and got a Windows PC as their next laptop. F O U R T Y percent. That's almost half.

    That means that people ARE starting to abandon Macs, as we have been warning about. 

    Remember when hen people used to abandon Windows and switch to Macs? Those were the days!
    asdasdmj web
  • Apple limits 2016 MacBook Pro models to 16GB of RAM to maximize battery life

    jmpmk2 said:
    dig48109 said:
    What a terrible decision. We buy high end Macbook Pros in our company. We buy lots of them and we max it out with 1TB SSD and a discrete graphics card. (Blah, blah, blah) This is frustrating. We've been stuck at 16GB for too many years. There is no excuse for the top end Macbook Pro (w discrete graphics card) to be limited to 32GB.
    I hate to break it to you, but you're in the market for a desktop, not a mobile computing device. You might want to look cool rendering video at Starbucks, but that's not what 99% of consumers are using these devices for. I'm sure these "terrible" decision makers would be happy to point you to a number of iMacs and Mac Pros that are capable of utilizing much more memory.
     Or, he could get a Dell XPS15 with a 4K screen, Nvidia GT960 discrete graphics, an i7 CPU, 1 TB SSD HD, AND 32GB DDR4 SODIMM RAM THATS USER REPLACABLE...

    All that for a lower price than what Apple charges. And it's an Ultrabook too, not an 8lb semi-luggable machine.

    The "welp, we could only put 16GB RAM in it because of power" excuse is dumb and dishonest.

    And the only reason Apple can get away with screwing their customers with overpriced, behinds the curve hardware, is because fanboys don't demand better, but come up with ridiculous excuses, or tell other Mac owners that they shouldn't get a laptop, but need an iMac instead.

    Macs used to be about empowering users by not making conpromises. Not: "If you want as much RAM as a Windows machine, you need to get an iMac!"

    Pathetic.
    singularity
  • Apple limits 2016 MacBook Pro models to 16GB of RAM to maximize battery life

    As an Apple owner and enthusiast, it's sad to see what Tim Cook has done with the legacy that Steve Jobs left him

    On top of almost abandoning the Mac and creative professionals, very little actual innovation has been seen lately from Apple. 

    Without passion and good ideas, Cook & co. are forced to resort to the old thinner and lighter when introducing new products.

    And the result is a "pro" MacBook, that most professionals can't use. Either because they need more than 16GB RAM, or because the quest a for 2mm thinner laptop cost the ports that they need, and adapters aren't a solution.

    Sad.
    baconstangpulseimages
  • Apple debuts affordable 13" MacBook Pro model, axes 11" MacBook Air



    Welcome to Tim Cooks Apple! 

    Where the laptops not only get pricier, but also less capable than the ones they replace.

    What was that? You actually NEED some of the old ports? No problem! 

    For only $149, you'll get a dock to permanently place on your desk, and you'll regain the functionality lost when you upgraded to the new model!

    Oh, you may also need to bring the 1 lb dock with you everywhere you bring your MBP but hey look at the bright side... Your MacBook weighs 100 grams less!
    singularityentropys
  • Apple debuts affordable 13" MacBook Pro model, axes 11" MacBook Air

    benji888 said:
    I don't have a problem with the move to USB-C ports, they are actually multi-functional, including moving power in both directions. Here's a cool dock for USB-C Macs: https://eshop.macsales.com/shop/usb-c/owc/usb-c-dock

    Ah yes, welcome to Tim Cooks Apple! 

    Where the laptops not only get pricier, but also less capable than the ones they replace.

    What was that? You actually NEED some of the old ports? No problem!

    For only $149, you'll get a dock to permanently place on your desk, and you'll regain the functionality lost when you upgraded to the new model!

    Oh, you may also need to bring the 1 lb dock with you everywhere you bring your MBP but hey look at the bright side... Your MacBook weighs 100 grams less!

    baconstang