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dreyfus2 said:If this delivers the advertised performance, it is quite a steal. ATTO's TB2 to 10 GbE adapters sold for around $1k.
Soli said:I'm glad to see there's an option, but I'm a little surprised its size.
Mike Wuerthele said:macxpress said:gmgravytrain said:I'd really like to get a 10-core model iMac Pro this year. It just seems more practical to buy an iMac Pro than a full-CTO version of a regular iMac if I'm going to keep it for five years or more. It would be nice to grab a refurbished iMac Pro later this year.I'm guessing April on refurbs.
k2kw said:brucemc said:gumbi said:jkichline said:I'm not buying the 13.5 hours of battery life though. The claim is that this is with video playback without WiFi and screen on low brightness. However, that's not typical usage. I know for a fact that I can get 12+ hours from an iPad with it actually being used. I
This device is about 50% thicker than the iPad Pro and the latter has more pixels. Notice how they compared it to the 12" MacBook instead of the iPad Pro... why are we comparing laptops to tablets exactly? Why isn't the iPad Pro considered a computer by statistics companies again?
The thing also weights more. I'm not saying it wouldn't be a great device, but I don't think it's all that much better than the existing iPad Pro lineup and Apple is set to announce something new in less than two weeks...
And I am sure you are absolutely horrified at the lack of ports and 16GB limit...
The ball is in Apple's court now. Hopefully the i5 without fan SP means Apple can come out with an i5 MacBook.
The iPP is definitely an impressive tablet, but it needs without mouse support its productivity is limited. Ironically Apple has added a keyboard to it but not the mouse. They've only have gone half way there. Time to add basic Mouse support (keep the fixed windows system). Apple needs to slowly expand iOS to do the things the Mac does (not the other way around). They are behind on touch screens besides SIRI.
i doubt it. There's no magic when it comes to cooling, and the most efficient way to do it's always using a fan. To achieve the same temperature as the air-cooled solution, you will need tons of copper, which makes it both heavier and hotter to touch. If someone said they build a "super cool and light system without fan", that basically means the chip won't have much heat to begin with, and usually lower performance. It's basically impossible to put a higher-performance chip without some drawbacks.
Back to 7300U, even most of the chip won't as hot as the i7-U, it will not be as low as 4.5W as well. Intel offers what's called "configurable TDP-Down" to make it runs @7.5W, which is the highest TDP that core m3 can achieved (yes, the TDP of 4.5W doesn't mean everything).
Back to 2016, where there are many notebooks that went "thinner" than the new MacBook, but using a full-power i5/i7 instead the core m. This truly put the MacBook in shame on paper, but all of them will definitely suffered from heavy throttling when you push these machines into some stressful situations.
So back to the topic, to build a MacBook which equipped with a i5/i7 ULV, is either will equipped with a fan, or lowering the TDP, and I will suspect the new Surface Pro did the same.