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Apple MacBook Pro now with 32Gb RAM and 4TB SSD

Discussion in 'PC/Mac Builders, Mods, Peripherals - New' started by Will Wilson, Jul 12, 2018 at 8:19 AM.

  1. Will Wilson

    Will Wilson All the gear, no idea

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  2. Actually, for $4000 cdn that's not too bad, I paid $3000 for my 2013 that's still going strong.
     
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  3. N.Caffrey

    N.Caffrey Senior Member

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    Same here, got a retina macbook pro from early 2013. It struggles with more than 80 orchestral tracks (but I think it's ok!) it was a great investment!
     
  4. Totally. And with 32GB, I could probably do away with using a slave. I never use more than 32GB total, even with the slave. Just need to think about the configuration with the T3 ports.
     
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    Will Wilson

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    Think I'll see what the upgraded Pro and Mac Mini end up looking like!
     
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    dcoscina Senior Member

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    The Minis need a serious update. They are much too overpriced given their performance. New MP will probably be ridiculously expensive but will drive down 6,1 prices.
     
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    Will Wilson

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    There are "rumors" of a full hardware refresh this year including the mini!
     
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    Imagine an i9 Mac mini going up to 64GB but still at the same physical size. That would be amazing. and hopefully some form of cooling so it doesn't get hot! Would be an awesome slave!
     
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  10. bjderganc

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    Very cool! However, no mention of a keyboard fix.

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    "... it’s just hard to trust a keyboard after so many reports that it can be rendered inoperable by a grain of sand and that is incredibly difficult and expensive to repair or replace. This new third-generation keyboard wasn’t designed to solve those issues, Apple says. In fact, company representatives strenuously insisted that the keyboard issues have only affected a tiny, tiny fraction of its user base. (There’s now a four-year repair program for the keyboard in case it fails.)"

    https://www.theverge.com/2018/7/12/...-touchbar-2018-intel-processor-siri-true-tone

    That's pretty disappointing.
     
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  11. N.Caffrey

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    on 9to5mac it says improved 3rd generation keyboard
     
  12. Symfoniq

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    The new keyboard is supposed to be quieter, but Apple claims it is not otherwise different from the 2nd gen.
     
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    I don't really want a laptop .I have a 13"MBP already for "work".

    I want something I can use in my studio like the Mac Pro or perhaps an upgraded Mac Mini that as long as it has the same RAM options I'd be happy .
     
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    i9 needs a HEFTY cooling solution, it is absolutely not adequate for Mac Mini case sizes at all.
     
  15. garyhiebner

    garyhiebner Senior Member

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    We can always dream! Yeah I thought that would be a no go for Mac mini.
     
  16. Nick Batzdorf

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    The one on my 2014 11" MacBook Air is perfect. There's only one direction to go from there.
     
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    Likewise on my 2013 MBP. My wife still uses it, and I consider that keyboard pretty much perfect. The 2017 MBP keyboard is a turd in comparison.
     
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    It is all possible. If Apple would quit putting their focus on design masturbation but consider things to be a bit more functional then with proper heatsinks you can have not only a Mac mini (granted a bit larger and heavier) but also high-end workstations without a single fan. That could be one reason why I might move to Windows next year after about 25 years if Apple has no new Mac Pro that is again a convincing workhorse.
     
  19. dcoscina

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    Me too. My MBA keyboard is lovely- quiet and works great.
     
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  20. bjderganc

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    According to iFixit they actually added a silicon barrier around the keys. Was this really to quiet them, or to fix a bad design without admitting fault?

    Either way, the keyboard is integral and the repair is insanely expensive (up to $700). Gonna stick to my 2015 for a while longer.
     

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