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 Post subject: Re: New Portable Macs
PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2016 9:32 am 
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here's a pretty good roundup of current non-apple alternatives: http://www.onebigfluke.com/2016/10/alte ... uters.html


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 Post subject: Re: New Portable Macs
PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2016 3:36 pm 
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Another rundown of the new MBPs. I think there are errors in there but it's worth a watch. And this one actually made me laugh. Love it how he doesn't look into the camera. Very Ive. :D

EDIT: Stingingly funny and a new Hitler one. In the same vein as the Hitler videos. Cruel perhaps but I had to laugh.

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 Post subject: Re: New Portable Macs
PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2016 6:15 pm 
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There's literally no escape. :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: New Portable Macs
PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2017 10:19 pm 
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Looks like OWC has decided to sell a product that turns a 2016 MBP into a 2012 MBP.

http://blog.macsales.com/39345-owc-make ... ng-product

Given the battery issues that are so prevalent on the 2016 MBPs that Apple actually went ahead and removed the estimated remaining time on battery feature from 10.12.2 (on all systems), I wonder if they're going to try and tuck a battery inside that thing. I'm guessing it piggybacks onto the device using the USB-C in Thunderbolt mode, which wouldn't prevent it from charging the MacBook at the same time.


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 Post subject: Re: New Portable Macs
PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 2:15 pm 
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Yes. I saw that. Looks like a desktop solution as I can't see any clamping hooks. If they could make it fix to the bottom and therefore mobile, a battery option would be a nice option.

Although I'm not going to touch one of these machines.

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 Post subject: Re: New Portable Macs
PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 2:44 pm 
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My guess? Glue. If it's good enough for Apple, it's good enough for everyone else I suppose.

It would be funny if they included an optical drive and displayport thunderbolt port. Then it really would be a 2012 MBP replacement. For a lot more money, of course. And only dual core CPUs.


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