Some people think to parrot received 'common wisdom'. It's like the first time I mentioned I bought this thing, someone spit up something from some hack journo, things like 'The display is gorgeous, they say but it is not true 4k'. NONE of it meant a damned thing.Deep Purple wrote: ↑Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:18 pmRather than just ask the question I think you were deliberately provocative.TS-12 wrote: ↑Thu Feb 07, 2019 8:27 pmSorry I don’t understand your point. Please elaborate on itDeep Purple wrote: ↑Thu Feb 07, 2019 7:47 pmThe OP seemed like an attempt at baiting to me, or to give the benefit of the doubt, it intertwined dubious claims with questions.
I understand that people come here with questions, but I think sometimes those questions are rhetorical, as the entertainment is in lighting the bag of shit and ringing the doorbell before running off to watch from a distance...
Less ports? Less options to configure hardware? It's scary to think what Apple will do in the future? The last MacBook suitable for music production was mid 2015?
What is all that based on?
I don't personally equate being able to get inside a MacBook Pro to its viability as an audio production machine.
It's a non sequitur.
Evidently mine is, and that's it for me. It's expensive, but it was around half what I paid a decade ago for a machine, and this performs vastly better. The rest of it is, like I said, on the level of gossip, it might be good for small talk but that's really about it afaic.
Putting aside the discussion of the merits of being able to swap out the RAM (apparently you just cannot now), this equates to professional in music how? As far as I know, 'professional' means 'gets paid'. So here computer geek gets blended into a question of musicians tools. I've swapped out the RAM numerous times in the past, now I can't. It's not something I did for laughs. I've called their prices gouging inside this thread.
People complain about the new ports. Fine. But since I'm NOT paying for more than the 1TB because of the insane price (I don't expect necessarily to make money with the music I make) I want as fast a bus as there is in this world for external storage, and I would have to research what actually uses it.
OTOH, if I were in the industry, I shouldn't be worried about cost as I am.
In point of fact, this has 4 ports. One of them is for the power adaptor. Was there some MBP that had more than 3 USB?
I've owned 5 of them before this one, and as far as that goes, no. So there's just this confusion of terms. It has 3 of the new ports besides the power adaptor, but this is no longer for a professional.
Before users easily could upgrade SSD and ram, now it’s all soldered in to mobo.
There is no upgrade from 32GB DDR4 2400 for this machine.
There is nothing faster to upgrade to from the NVME SSD either.
So are we supposed to live in the future? If I took a job in audio, I would expect to make enough to keep up with changes as they come such as buying the next generation when it's out. So the whole of that argument to me is bullshit. It's people thinking negativity is the one critical, smart look. But it's just regurgitating some tropes that are out there, it's not critical thinking.