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    Apple's fall hardware update plans come into focus

    We are likely to see a new Mac Mini, an iMac with a beefy GPU upgrade, and more.
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    Re: Apple's fall hardware update plans come into focus

    The new MBPs are already available at eye watering cost.

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    Re: Apple's fall hardware update plans come into focus

    £1749 for entry model I believe
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    Re: Apple's fall hardware update plans come into focus

    lol, is it me or have they bumped the prices up AGAIN....

    Even as someone who works in design, where Apple is supposed to be king, I just can't see any justification for their prices these days.

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    Re: Apple's fall hardware update plans come into focus

    The base models look to be around the price of comparable Windows-based machines (Or were last time I checked at least), CPU with Iris graphics, high res screen / NVMe SSD ect.
    I would like to see them revamp the Air into a good "entry" level machine though.
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    Re: Apple's fall hardware update plans come into focus

    Quote Originally Posted by Platinum View Post
    The base models look to be around the price of comparable Windows-based machines (Or were last time I checked at least), CPU with Iris graphics, high res screen / NVMe SSD ect.
    I would like to see them revamp the Air into a good "entry" level machine though.
    Priced considerably above the Surface Book 2s no?

    Not to mention the Surface Laptop would be more comparable to the entry level stuff.

    I don't think many people will be wanting a Iris 655 over a 620 considering they could have double the SSD for the price.

    The less premium brands are even cheaper. This is kind of expensive.
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    Re: Apple's fall hardware update plans come into focus

    Quote Originally Posted by TheAnimus View Post
    I don't think many people will be wanting a Iris 655 over a 620 considering they could have double the SSD for the price.
    While the iris is likely twice as fast (if not a little more) than the 620, iris is aimed at 'professionals' and as someone who would fall in that category, it is anything but a professional level gpu lol.

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    Re: Apple's fall hardware update plans come into focus

    Quote Originally Posted by LSG501 View Post
    While the iris is likely twice as fast (if not a little more) than the 620, iris is aimed at 'professionals' and as someone who would fall in that category, it is anything but a professional level gpu lol.
    That's kind of my point, if you cared, you would want something more. No one who turns their nose up at a 620 is going to be in love with a 655.

    I am not aware of much performance improvement between the 7th and 8th gen Intel CPUs either.

    I can't help but feel it's quite expensive for what it is, that anyone in the target market would probably be better served by something else. The 13" low end pros, I think can't compete with what the Air should be and what the Surface Laptop is.


    Edit: oh is it really a 640 in the i5 models?
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    Re: Apple's fall hardware update plans come into focus

    Building a Surface Laptop to the exact same spec as the entry 13" Macbook pro comes out at £30 more expensive, thats MS site and Apple site.
    Like you say though for most users the i5 option with the 620 graphics will likely be enough.

    Most Mac users buy because of MacOS though so unless they are looking to build a Hackintosh theres not much point in comparing, I only do it every now and again to show that the "Macbooks are more expensive than Windows machines" line is a myth, like for like spec they come out about the same.

    A fairer statement would be to say that you can get Laptops with Windows and a lower hardware spec (Which will again do most people just fine) cheaper.
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    Re: Apple's fall hardware update plans come into focus

    Erm:

    Surface Laptop - 256 GB / Intel Core i5 / 8GB RAM £1,199.00 incl. VAT

    Surface Book 2 - 13.5"/ 128GB / Intel Core i5 / British £1,149.00 incl. VAT

    MBP 13" 2.3GHz Processor 128GB Storage £1,249.00 (inc VAT)

    I know which I'd choose any day of the week.
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    Re: Apple's fall hardware update plans come into focus

    They will NEVER Turbo up to anything....those chips are thermal throttled for days....It would be like you buying a racehorse and not being able to let it go past a fast walk.

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    Re: Apple's fall hardware update plans come into focus

    Quote Originally Posted by FromUSA View Post
    They will NEVER Turbo up to anything....those chips are thermal throttled for days....It would be like you buying a racehorse and not being able to let it go past a fast walk.
    I have a macbook air from 2011. They put an i5 in it. Great. Except it throttles so badly that it struggles with Youtube after a while on a warm day. It was all about marketing.

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    Re: Apple's fall hardware update plans come into focus

    Apple has listed the Blackmagic eGPU with Radeon Pro 580 at $699.
    Add one to your MacBook Pro setup via TB3

    https://www.apple.com/shop/product/H...lackmagic-egpu

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