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The MacBook Pro is a lie | Not designed for professional use



The updated MacBooks from Apple have newer chips, but not that much newer, with Apple using yesteryear’s Intel Skylake CPUs and not this year’s Kaby Lake. They have faster storage, which is an indisputable benefit, but they also max out at 16GB of RAM. For consumer or casual use, that’s perfectly adequate, but "for a developer work machine, 16GB is the uncomfortable minimum requirement," as web developer Baldur Bjarnason points out.

The new Touch Bar is not a pro feature. It’s cool, it works really well, and it has tons of potential for the future, but it clashes with professional workflows, many of which involve external monitors and keyboards. Apple showed how DJs might use it, but those same people would probably prefer to have dongle-free USB ports for the rest of their gear and a MagSafe charging adapter in the event of some inebriated clubber tripping over their cables.

The ultra-flat keyboard with 0.55mm key travel is also not professionally minded. Its purpose is overall thinness, but I know of no app developers, globetrotting businesspeople, or digital artists that had "more thinness" anywhere near the top of their priority list of MacBook Pro improvements. Professional writers might have asked for more tactile response, not less, and Apple's keyboard alterations seem to primarily serve to optimize and harmonize its design rather than enhance any functionality.

Source & more: http://www.theverge.com/2016/11/7/13548052/the-macbook-pro-lie

I'm actually glad Apple is fucking up here. Let's hope Microsoft manages to score here with the Surface Pro's and Studio.

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Re: The MacBook Pro is a lie | Not designed for professional use
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2016, 04:16 »
Man, I think someone's poisoning the design team at Apple. Feeding them all crazy pills or something.

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Re: The MacBook Pro is a lie | Not designed for professional use
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2016, 06:37 »
Man, I think someone's poisoning the design team at Apple. Feeding them all crazy pills or something.
http://forums.themavesite.com/index.php?topic=33048.0

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Re: The MacBook Pro is a lie | Not designed for professional use
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2016, 04:45 »
Man, I think someone's poisoning the design team at Apple. Feeding them all crazy pills or something.
http://forums.themavesite.com/index.php?topic=33048.0
Is... is there something in the water of the USA?

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Re: The MacBook Pro is a lie | Not designed for professional use
« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2016, 10:16 »
Man, I think someone's poisoning the design team at Apple. Feeding them all crazy pills or something.
http://forums.themavesite.com/index.php?topic=33048.0
Is... is there something in the water of the USA?
You think it's just the water? Oh man.

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Re: The MacBook Pro is a lie | Not designed for professional use
« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2016, 05:32 »
Man, I think someone's poisoning the design team at Apple. Feeding them all crazy pills or something.
http://forums.themavesite.com/index.php?topic=33048.0
Is... is there something in the water of the USA?
You think it's just the water? Oh man.
Maybe it's built on an ancient Native American burial ground.

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Re: The MacBook Pro is a lie | Not designed for professional use
« Reply #6 on: November 16, 2016, 09:29 »
Man, I think someone's poisoning the design team at Apple. Feeding them all crazy pills or something.
http://forums.themavesite.com/index.php?topic=33048.0
Is... is there something in the water of the USA?
You think it's just the water? Oh man.
Maybe it's built on an ancient Native American burial ground.