Apple announce new 14" & 16" MBP with M1Pro and M1Max

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KVRAF
10681 posts since 4 Jan, 2017 from Warsaw, Poland

Post Wed Oct 20, 2021 1:40 am

Is there any video yet showing the actual units in people's hands? The reveal was just CGI and even the shots from the "lab" had no actual new hardware unit in sight.
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KVRAF
1768 posts since 28 Mar, 2007

Post Wed Oct 20, 2021 2:16 am

The "notch" is a brilliant marketing tool.

In two years time, the new "notchless" Mac book will be presented with great acclaim, and "notch" Macs will be dumped En masse. But 30 years later, the "notch" Mac will be hailed as a vintage design classic and become highly collectible and people will be climbing into their lofts to retrieve them. :hihi:

KVRAF
8236 posts since 2 Dec, 2004 from North Wales

Post Wed Oct 20, 2021 2:39 am

dellboy wrote:
Wed Oct 20, 2021 2:16 am
The "notch" is a brilliant marketing tool.
Yeh, one of the big new features of the iPhone 13 was the 'smaller' notch- If they didn't have a notch how could they have made that incremental improvement! :lol:

The 'truth' is Apple are behind here, plenty of other phone manufacturers have already mastered under display cameras, for example https://www.androidauthority.com/xiaomi ... 4-1021479/ so it obviously can be done and I have absolutely no doubt will be done by Apple at some point (probably next year as I just got a new 13 with the 'smaller' notch!
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KVRAF
5472 posts since 17 Aug, 2004 from Berlin, Germany

Post Wed Oct 20, 2021 4:25 am

The new Macbooks sound very interesting. I think I'll wait for the next generation of Mac Minis and then possibly switch from PC to Mac. There are already rumors about a M1X. But since I will change only next year or the year after, perhabps there should be a M2 by then :D

KVRAF
5130 posts since 16 Nov, 2014

Post Wed Oct 20, 2021 5:00 am

How could i now skip the non-skipable adds on you-tube. With touch bar this works….ask for a friend.

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KVRAF
20406 posts since 3 Feb, 2005 from in the wilds

Post Wed Oct 20, 2021 8:15 am

4damind wrote:
Wed Oct 20, 2021 4:25 am
The new Macbooks sound very interesting. I think I'll wait for the next generation of Mac Minis and then possibly switch from PC to Mac. There are already rumors about a M1X. But since I will change only next year or the year after, perhabps there should be a M2 by then :D
The M1X just shipped... but early next year, there will be the M2 for the Air

KVRAF
8236 posts since 2 Dec, 2004 from North Wales

Post Wed Oct 20, 2021 9:07 am

pdxindy wrote:
Wed Oct 20, 2021 8:15 am
4damind wrote:
Wed Oct 20, 2021 4:25 am
The new Macbooks sound very interesting. I think I'll wait for the next generation of Mac Minis and then possibly switch from PC to Mac. There are already rumors about a M1X. But since I will change only next year or the year after, perhabps there should be a M2 by then :D
The M1X just shipped... but early next year, there will be the M2 for the Air
Also expect a glut of pretty swanky Win 11 laptops to come out- Great time to upgrade (even if you are buying older stuff as the price will fall)!
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KVRAF
2661 posts since 31 Dec, 2004 from People's Republic of Minnesota

Post Wed Oct 20, 2021 9:09 am

Cinebient wrote:
Wed Oct 20, 2021 5:00 am
How could i now skip the non-skipable adds on you-tube. With touch bar this works….ask for a friend.
Since installing ad-block I haven’t seen a single YouTube ad in over a year.

KVRAF
2403 posts since 26 Mar, 2002 from london

Post Wed Oct 20, 2021 12:35 pm

dellboy wrote:
Wed Oct 20, 2021 2:16 am
The "notch" is a brilliant marketing tool.

In two years time, the new "notchless" Mac book will be presented with great acclaim, and "notch" Macs will be dumped En masse. But 30 years later, the "notch" Mac will be hailed as a vintage design classic and become highly collectible and people will be climbing into their lofts to retrieve them. :hihi:
Unfortunately I do think Apple use that strategy constantly, to induce upgrade purchases. E.g. some of the specs on the new machines are a little sub-par, the HDMI and Wifi.
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KVRAF
1921 posts since 15 Mar, 2002 from Seattle, WA - USA

Post Wed Oct 20, 2021 12:46 pm

The notch is most likely here to stay for the long haul until the next major redesign in 4-5 years. I suspect it's bigger than it needs to be right now because at some point in the near future they'll squeeze in Face ID.

KVRist
87 posts since 23 May, 2020

Post Wed Oct 20, 2021 12:52 pm

The notch is just waaaay to wide for housing only 1 camera. But....it's the exact height of the menubar (or vice-versa) so more screen for apps. If Apple DOES decide to put more sensors in that area in the future, then this notch is just designed as it is to smoothly eeeeease users into a wider notch.

Kind of like a gimp suit.

KVRist
294 posts since 18 Jul, 2021

Post Wed Oct 20, 2021 12:53 pm

RugerioDelStereo wrote:
Wed Oct 20, 2021 12:52 pm
Kind of like a gimp suit.
that escalated quickly.

KVRian
1183 posts since 4 Aug, 2004 from Ain't tellin' ya...

Post Wed Oct 20, 2021 1:17 pm

Looks like an absolutely fantastic option for anyone in digital workstations. And this comes from someone who never really cared much.

Beats the vast majority of desktop options out there in a portable and easy to use package.

What's not to like?!

I'll be looking at these in a couple years if I ever need to move around.
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KVRian
1182 posts since 2 Sep, 2019

Post Wed Oct 20, 2021 1:27 pm

Apple has a really great trade-in program and monthly payments. And a really good student discount program as well. Utilizing all of these, you could end up paying nearly half the sticker price divided up over a year, which makes buying a new Macbook Pro way more practical and affordable than a higher-end Windows laptop.
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KVRian
622 posts since 18 Feb, 2004

Post Wed Oct 20, 2021 1:34 pm

Thank you to whichever mod did the clean up.

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