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      12-07-2020, 11:55 AM   #23
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So... any thoughts? They all got released recently... cannot decide between the Air or Pro... they seem so close in specs.
My 2015 i7 MBP took a dump, I had to buy a new one as it was beyond repair. Grabbed me a smaller M1 equipped MBP this time and it has been nothing shy of amazing. Two weeks in, zero bugs, zero issues and MY GAWD the battery life is staggering. I ran some benchmarks and the single core processing can't be beat. This is obviously the single most Important indicator. The only machines besting this out of box laptop are also 16 core gaming jams or 8 core i9 overclocked type units. that is impressive. I would HIGHLY recommend this to anyone looking.
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The biggest difference is literally the cooling fan!

MacBook Air doesn't have a cooling fan --- the irony isn't lost on me either.

MacBook Pro has a cooling fan which helps keep the processor runs cooler and helps processing output. So if you know you're going to be running Final Cut Pro and other processor hogs, you really don't have a choice.

But if you're not a power user, the Air is just about perfect.
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The biggest difference is literally the cooling fan!

MacBook Air doesn't have a cooling fan --- the irony isn't lost on me either.

MacBook Pro has a cooling fan which helps keep the processor runs cooler and helps processing output. So if you know you're going to be running Final Cut Pro and other processor hogs, you really don't have a choice.

But if you're not a power user, the Air is just about perfect.
I bought the 512 gb Air which comes with the 8 core processor like the Macbook pro... it's spectacular and cost $1249... $600 less than my mbp from 2015 and it blows it away in every way. Size is awesome, keyboard is awesome, battery is amazing and heat dissipation is incredible.
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Looking at the stellar M1 reviews really makes me wonder what Intel has been doing for so long. Apple Silicon/ARM processors aren't new but they seem like the rookie that's smoking the veterans with energy for overtime.
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The biggest difference is literally the cooling fan!

MacBook Air doesn't have a cooling fan --- the irony isn't lost on me either.

MacBook Pro has a cooling fan which helps keep the processor runs cooler and helps processing output. So if you know you're going to be running Final Cut Pro and other processor hogs, you really don't have a choice.

But if you're not a power user, the Air is just about perfect.
Linus Tech Tips just tested the batter between the Air and MBP and the MBP was significantly longer, I think 5-6 hours or something. Definitely makes the price difference better.
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Got a 13" M1 MBP on order with 16GB RAM and 512GB storage. Can't wait for it to get here. My 2012 13" MBP, which I'm typing on now, starts to sound like a hair dryer with any heavy graphics use. Plus it takes about a minute to open Photoshop and there's a pretty good lag to see 100% previews in Bridge. I bought a 27" Intel iMac back in the spring, and that is sooo much faster than the 2012 iMac it replaced. I'm hoping the new MBP will be equally as big of an improvement.
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Anyone special order one of these yet? If so, how long did you have to wait for delivery?

As I said above, my new M1 has 16GB RAM, which was a special order. I asked the university bookstore to order it for me on Jan 5. They said it would be 3 weeks. I sent them an email today asking if they'd received any updates and they told me the estimated delivery date is now Feb 4. That's 2 weeks from now. I'm wondering if they just forgot to put in my original order or waited a week or so to do it.
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IIRC, the Apple web site gives estimated shipping dates when you do a custom build.

Out of curiosity, does your university bookstore have better pricing than Apple's online academic discount?????
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I was initially going to buy the higher end mac pro but after I started researching how good the specs are on the base air machines... I skipped the pro but definitely a part of my decision was the long wait... some of these machines have oddly long wait times.
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IIRC, the Apple web site gives estimated shipping dates when you do a custom build.

Out of curiosity, does your university bookstore have better pricing than Apple's online academic discount?????
Same discount. In fact, it's the same website. When I go to the Apple section of our bookstore's site, it bounces me to the Apple academic discount site. And with the bookstore, I don't have to worry about UPS/Fedex snafus. My new MBP, even with the sales tax, was quite a bit less than the same configuration at B&H.
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When I priced out my i9 MBP beast last spring, a local electronics chain had it in stock for next-day UPS delivery...for less than the Apple academic price...and offered 24 month interest-free financing. Apple's site was quoting a few weeks out for delivery on the same common configuration at the time. My daddy didn't raise no fools, so I grabbed it from the local place while they still had stock in their own warehouse.....
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Any ETA announced on the M1 16" MBP?

I have a 2016 15" MBP and honestly it's still running strong. I use it mostly as a desktop hooked up to 3 4k displays and for the most part it doesn't skip a beat. I do use it as a laptop when we are traveling so I would like the bigger screen for that. I also find it has started to lag a bit after it has been on for several days and I have a lot of stuff going on or when I'm running windows 10 on virtualbox. So while I don't need to upgrade yet I'm starting to think about it. Apple did replace the battery a couple years ago as it was getting bloated, pretty sure I was out of warranty also so maybe it was a recall or something.

My previous MBP maybe a 2010 or 2012 don't remember is still kicking also although the battery on that one is shot, but as long as it's plugged in it runs perfectly fine.
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Any ETA announced on the M1 16" MBP?

I have a 2016 15" MBP and honestly it's still running strong. I use it mostly as a desktop hooked up to 3 4k displays and for the most part it doesn't skip a beat. I do use it as a laptop when we are traveling so I would like the bigger screen for that. I also find it has started to lag a bit after it has been on for several days and I have a lot of stuff going on or when I'm running windows 10 on virtualbox. So while I don't need to upgrade yet I'm starting to think about it. Apple did replace the battery a couple years ago as it was getting bloated, pretty sure I was out of warranty also so maybe it was a recall or something.

My previous MBP maybe a 2010 or 2012 don't remember is still kicking also although the battery on that one is shot, but as long as it's plugged in it runs perfectly fine.
Hi, no announcement of the 16 inch M1 MBPs. It's one I'm looking for as well.

Also, nice setup with your current configuration!
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