Anonymous, 13 Jul 2018They pissed off Graphics designers due to the lack of updates. Gamers do not care. Document ... moreYou forgot a large number of people who use Macbook Pros for photo/video editing.
Jamesschwarz987, 13 Jul 2018Agreed. Benchmark is just a number. Daily or evenmore long-term usage would be different, depe... moreGeekbench is a cross-platform benchmark so if you let it do certain processor intensive tasks, it can do the job as fast as fast i7. Here's the catch, since A11 is a fanless chip and the area for heat dissipation is much smaller on a phone than on a laptop/desktop, it cannot sustain the peak performance unlike laptops with i7 processor. It's more like Core M where it can burst out the performance of higher end Core series but quickly throttles back to sub-Pentium speed after a few minutes. A10X can maintain the peak frequency much longer due to larger body.
Anonymous, 13 Jul 2018benchmarks mean nothing, an iphone is nowhere near the performance of an i7 processor, belive ... moreAgreed. Benchmark is just a number. Daily or evenmore long-term usage would be different, depends on usage factor.
i don't exactly know why people saying Apple A is a desktop grade SoC, evenmore saying it's on par with an i7... other than because of those Geekbench number.
Walter C. Dornez, 12 Jul 2018iPhones are kinda the same though. They last long and are almost as powerful as their laptop c... morebenchmarks mean nothing, an iphone is nowhere near the performance of an i7 processor, belive all you want.
Jamesschwarz987, 12 Jul 2018he meant for the price and worth level for buying those apples.this guy gets it
They pissed off Graphics designers due to the lack of updates.
Gamers do not care.
Document / email users do not care.
The only remaining groups are the developers. Which they are pissing them off with weak keyboard, touchbar (for what??) we need function keys!!. We have to deal with other IDE Apple.. don't be selfish.
The 13 inches non touch bar version NOT UPDATED. Still on 7 gen chips.
This group have no CHOICE, if theres XCode on Windows or Linux.. Apple's macs will die.. HORRIBLY.
"Ohai, Apple here. Can we interest you in a $3,000 laptop with an operating system we'll discontinue in two years?"
I hear, some people buy MacBook because tired about viruses on Windows. But there is altenative like Chromebook.
Anonymous, 12 Jul 2018The batteries of the new ones are much bigger compared to the 2017, so the difference between ... moreWhy do you lie, Mr Anonymous?
The new ones have almost the same sized battery and port selection of the 2017 models. They are for all intents and purposes, the same machine as the 2017, with chipset upgrade.
All in all, that means they cannot match the 2015 models for practicality... so they aren't as future-proof. These new models also have higher prices, which doesn't bode well when Apple is making them more disposable (and less "Pro").
Anyway you go enjoy your company, and dongle-life. Me, I will stick to comparing products based on its merits and not the logo... and I will spend MY money on the product that I objectively think is better.
i9 Macbook and it would be priced like five times of Desktop version of i9 itself lol
Herr Zeba, 12 Jul 2018I have MacBook Pro mid 2008 and it still works (CD drive died and as card seldom allows write)... morei have a Presiario v3000 (2008). Core duo. 1GB RAM. No hardware issues. Yes it still runs Windows 7, also with no issues.
Durability and Longevity are relatives. It also depends with much factors, like how do you use it, taking care of it etc.
Anonymous, 12 Jul 2018my laptop which has a gtx 1070 16gb of ram and 2tb of storage was only 1700$
and apple want... more2TB of NVMe? How heavy? What kind of battery life do you get?
My hunch is that you're comparing completely different products - these thin and light ultrabooks, and a chunky but powerful (and power hungry) gaming machine.
But they still haven't fixed that fragile keyboard that fails to work if you get a single spec of dust under it. Better use these overpriced laptops inside a clean room with no dust because if you breathe on them wrongly, the keyboard might stop working.
Herr Zeba, 12 Jul 2018I have MacBook Pro mid 2008 and it still works (CD drive died and as card seldom allows write)... moreiPhones are kinda the same though. They last long and are almost as powerful as their laptop counterparts, not to mention that people judge you less in my area.