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  • Apple refreshes MacBook Pro with six-core processors, 32GB of RAM

    Those monster windows “laptops” with 17” plus screens, an inch thick, plastered with ports and extra keys. Mostly marketed for “Gaming” capabilities, I think are truly ridiculous.  I’ve only seen posers with them, always plugged in, doing simple web and office duties.
    The power users (generating live graphics, mixing audio etc) bring iMacs (now pros) to my one day event gigs. 
  • Apple refreshes MacBook Pro with six-core processors, 32GB of RAM

    jimh2 said
     I'd like to have seen some ports returned, but that is not that big a deal.
    Truly not a big deal. I have some very compact and remarkably cheap (~$20) usb-c multifunction port adapters that work better for accessories than direct connect.  Dock multiple connections with one plug, easier visual and physical  access for sd cards, usb etc. 
    with 2 of these, I have 4x usb3, Ethernet, 4K hdmi, sd card, along with charging input looped.  They are on a short cable making connections easy (lift, look, rotate).  2 ports left for dedicated thunderbolt 3 or usb-c devices. 
    Its a feature!
  • Apple refreshes MacBook Pro with six-core processors, 32GB of RAM

    Awesome. Truly pro. As an early adopter of the new generation (late 2016 mid pack), I’ve been very happy with touchbar, keyboard (hasn’t been abused yet), retina screen, and it has felt decently snappy for on location video editing of red carpet & non streamed live switched footage for news feeds at events.  It’s the h264 compression bottleneck that can leave us impatient sometimes.
    6 cores, 32gb, and a refresh of graphics are doubtless a kick in the rear. 
    $6700 though...  
    that 4tb ssd has got to be a big chunk of that.
    then apple’s ram prices are of course inflated.
    here’s my question (I’ll check these upgrade prices myself)...
    will drive & ram be user upgradable?
    OWC has been a reliable $ saver for me for well over  decade of macs, hope that’s an option.
  • How do a pair of HomePods compare to a $180 soundbar?

    Are you sure that audio settings for the movies are not in some surround sound mode?  If there is a simple stereo option that makes a huge difference. I've experienced this on my home audio receiver with very weak audio because other channels are completely missing.