What’s everyone’s thought on the new MacBook Pro ?
Lovely but I’m retired so can’t afford
I think that emoji effectively sums up my thoughts.
Apple and I clearly have different definitions of what “studio-quality” means
Apple and their classic marketing gimmicks.
Who needs a laptop that big! I have a 13" pro and its perfect size for use on the go.
Just a personal preference though
The overall size is similar to current 15 inch version. They reduced the bezel size. Looks impressive. Waiting for reviews before making up my mind
I could counter that by saying who needs a Monzo account? Different people need (and want) different things
Everyone of course!!
But I understand it will be perfect for lots of people
Would love to get one. I feel I’d have to go for at least 32GB RAM and a 2TB drive - to future-proof it - so it really would be quite an expensive investment!
Someone like me! My eyes are starting to deteriorate, and a bigger screen would be a definite advantage.
We all love Monzo
I might consider dealing with the touch bar if they add 64GB to the 13" model and deal with whatever bug causes Chrome to eat CPU cycles and destroy battery life.
Expensive but might be worth it, if it lasts 5-7 years.
The size makes it a non-starter for me. I’m currently using a 12-inch MacBook and it would be hard to switch back to anything else. Also the fact that I always stick to the cheapest model means I can treat them as disposable and not cry too much if I damage them, but I can’t imagine doing that with a 2k+£ piece of hardware and so I don’t want the associated anxiety with the risk of smashing it.
I guess everyone has different priorities. When I bought my MacBook Pro retina first Gen back in june 2012 , it was pretty high spec for that time. 2.3ghz quad core , 16gb Ram and 256 SSD. Even after 7 years some of the baseline MacBook Pro 12 and 13 inch is still slower then my 7 years old laptop. I guess it varies what the user preferences are and money vs how long you are planning to use it. This laptop of mine served me well for 7 years 4 months and it’s still working well. It’s interesting to see everyone’s thought.
I agree in terms of performance it definitely makes sense to buy the new one, but for me with a piece of hardware I carry every day (including on crazy drunken nights out after work) with an elevated probability of smashing it I don’t want to invest too much. So I always go for the base model and do the resource-intensive stuff on EC2 or my home server. Also the weight is a big concern when you carry it pretty much all the time.
That’s just chrome being awful.
Except it only happens under MacOS. I wonder why it doesn’t happen at all on my Windows and Linux machines
Apple can’t fix bugs in Google software.