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    Apple MacBook A14X specs, pricing, launch date leaked

    After the 8th Sept iPhone event, Apple will follow up with a 27th Oct iPad and Mac event.
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    Re: Apple MacBook A14X specs, pricing, launch date leaked

    256 ssd, it is not enough even for basic use, why they offer it?

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    Re: Apple MacBook A14X specs, pricing, launch date leaked

    Quote Originally Posted by rave_alan View Post
    256 ssd, it is not enough even for basic use, why they offer it?
    Apple are the upsell experts.
    That's why they started soldering memory, and nobody (much) complained.
    Recently they've started soldering SSDs as well because using proprietary SSD connectors wasn't enough for their greed and some third parties made adapters.

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    Re: Apple MacBook A14X specs, pricing, launch date leaked

    Quote Originally Posted by rave_alan View Post
    256 ssd, it is not enough even for basic use, why they offer it?
    To make the entry cost lower to help justify the CPU swap?

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    Re: Apple MacBook A14X specs, pricing, launch date leaked

    Quote Originally Posted by rave_alan View Post
    256 ssd, it is not enough even for basic use, why they offer it?
    Surely that depends on what you want to use it for, bear in mind it is the entry level product, so people using the OS, possibly some sort of Office suite, assuming the tools provided by Apple arent to your tastes, and that leaves quite a lot of the disk free, just where do you think that target market is going to fill it with?

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    Re: Apple MacBook A14X specs, pricing, launch date leaked

    Quote Originally Posted by rave_alan View Post
    256 ssd, it is not enough even for basic use, why they offer it?
    Because they offer you iCloud as a service, you silly .

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    Re: Apple MacBook A14X specs, pricing, launch date leaked

    Quote Originally Posted by DevDrake View Post
    Because they offer you iCloud as a service, you silly .
    Its the same reasons iPhones/iPads and Pixel smartphones don't have expandable storage,as Apple and Google want you to subscribe to cloud storage.

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    Re: Apple MacBook A14X specs, pricing, launch date leaked

    Quote Originally Posted by rave_alan View Post
    256 ssd, it is not enough even for basic use, why they offer it?
    It's fine for work use - in fact many of ours are 120GB SSDs. The only thing that goes on them are apps that have to be installed locally. For everything else there are servers and cloud.

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    Re: Apple MacBook A14X specs, pricing, launch date leaked

    To be honest, 256GB 'would' be enough for what I'd likely use on a thin and light laptop, actually most laptops unless it was a 'workstation'.

    Would I buy this though.... not sure in all honesty, I'm quite heavily in the windows camp for software anyway (no mac versions in most cases) but I do keep 'toying' with the idea of grabbing an iPhone (privacy is slightly better) and iPad but keep falling back to... I prefer windows lol

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    Re: Apple MacBook A14X specs, pricing, launch date leaked

    256 GB is plenty of storage - if you're using netflix or similar for films and not installing AAA games, then most people just don't need all that much

    If the specs and price is true then it'll be a great laptop - maybe this'll be the device that makes everyone else start putting effort into windows on ARM?

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