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    Apple updates MacBook Air with 10th gen Intel processors

    Base storage is doubled to 256GB, and Apple uses the more reliable 'magic keyboard'.
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    Re: Apple updates MacBook Air with 10th gen Intel processors

    It's 2020 and the base storage has been doubled _to_ 256GB? Seriously?

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    Re: Apple updates MacBook Air with 10th gen Intel processors

    Quote Originally Posted by Nelviticus View Post
    It's 2020 and the base storage has been doubled _to_ 256GB? Seriously?
    Apple seriously - if that's a phrase nowadays
    Old puter - still good enuff till I save some pennies!

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    Re: Apple updates MacBook Air with 10th gen Intel processors

    I like how stereo speakers are bullet pointed....

    Way to go Apple STEREO like it's erm new
    Old puter - still good enuff till I save some pennies!

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    Re: Apple updates MacBook Air with 10th gen Intel processors

    £799 for that Mini with an i3-8100: just in case you didn't think NUCs were expensive enough

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    Re: Apple updates MacBook Air with 10th gen Intel processors

    I have a 2011 Air. I think it's awesome. I really like it as a change from Windows for many reasons but, when I had a problem, despite it being £1200 of machine, despite me having Apple's care plan and despite me showing up to the store with the defective part in person..... Apple did not want to know. The store guy said "no, unless you bring the whole lot in, not just the defective part" and emails went unanswered.

    For The price of the kit it goes beyond a simple laptop purchase and into the realms of a long term investment for which there should be adequate support. It's like buying a car - if the manufacturer has poor support you could be left with a totally useless, expensive paperweight. Especially with Apple trying to make it almost impossible to repair outside of their own services.

    My Air is amazing to use but I can not justify the risk of buying an Apple product and them treating consumer protection like it's optional. If I buy something dirt cheap I know the support will be the part that suffers and I accept that risk. Just from memory we have:

    -the keyboard issues which they denied existed (ingress, now "MAGIC" keyboard which is magic because it works)
    -the phone which lost signal because most of the people who bought it were "holding it wrong"
    -chargers which fail JUST outside of the warranty period and electronics so fragile that anything other than a very high quality third party charger could kill your device
    - phones which rely on a brand new battery to perform as specified, slowing down over time as the peak available voltage drops off and extortionate battery prices (until caught)
    - the bricking-by-update of phones which had a non-Apple screen replacement
    - "Genius bar" which prescribe a new mobo for a dodgy connection
    - engineering fails such as claiming a "unibody" where it's actually glued together and putting the glue holding it together next to the heatsink and then refuse to resolve the £2000 machines that drop apart
    - having high voltage pins unprotected and next to low voltage data pins (leading straight to the CPU or an expensive ASIC) in a connector in a notoriously fluid ingress prone position with no proofing, using capacitors in always on circuits not designed to be always on and letting them fail, requiring expensive repairs or new products
    - offering repairs for a problem (?GPU?) for machines that came out in 2010 only for three years from the date of purchase and oh, yes, starting that "warranty" repair service in 2013, leaving early adopters screwed, only servicing those who bought the machine when it was old stock.
    - "repairing" boards by baking them as a temporary fix to get it to last a few more months and then fail again.
    - failing batteries which are so tightly packed in when they expand due to failure they distort the case and crack the trackpad so your machine dies and no, you can't change the battery yourself and you'll have to pay for the secondary damage from a known battery failure mode.
    - making user upgrades / repair practically impossible so as to force you into the Apple system under the guise of "security" or "think different". No, my SSD doesn't need to be on a different board and tied to a specific chip for security. It just needs to be encrypted but you're making sure I can't just replace it with a different M.2 drive without coming through you....

    That's just off the top of my head, I'm sure there are loads more. For me, they didn't support me and left me out of pocket. That being said, I repaired with a third party component and it has lasted maybe 7 years now. The Apple ones were known for failing in 14-18 months, repeatedly and costing £60 a go...

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