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What?! The new MacBook models only have TWO USB 4 ports..?! THE FUCK, Apple.. 😳

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@moritzheiber don‘t they replace only the „small“ 13“ Pros that only Hand 2 TB ports before too? The previously escape pros?

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@Thegcat the “small” Pros had four ports, at least the Pros I know of..? Am I missing something?

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@Thegcat first is Intel MacBook Pro 13 inches, second is M1 MacBook Pro 13 inches 🤷

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@moritzheiber Yes, that is the current gen. In the previous gen, there were 8th gen Core quad-core 13" MacBook Pros with 2 Thunderbolt, See the Mid 2020 ones (MacBookPro16,3) here en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MacBook_ or the 15,4, 14,1, 13,1 and so on before.

From what I can see the M1 replaces the "low end" of Macs, those with older gen Core Intels, with max 2 Thunderbolt ports, with 8GB or 16GB of "slow" RAM.

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@moritzheiber My guess is those are the easiest to replace as in "few complicated ports", "no complicated peripherals" and probably currently the "easiest" gains (more power, lower consumption compared to chips more than 1y old).

In the bigger Macs, portable or not, more TB ports will be expected, more RAM will be expected, the option of a dedicated GPU will probably be expected. That's all complexity they don't have to tackle now.

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@moritzheiber For example the new crop of M1 Macs doesn't seem to support eGPUs. My hope is that this is a software thing (drivers not ready?) and also the reason Macs where you'd expect a discrete GPU are not out yet, because it's still being worked on. More RAM is probably a fab thing, more TB ports is probably a fab thing.

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@Thegcat That makes sense, thank you for clarifying!

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@Thegcat (Notwithstanding that I think having just two ports on _anything_ these days is .. a letdown? Maybe I'm being oversensitive 😅 )

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@moritzheiber Two ports is doable, and from what I see that was a way to bring the MacBook Pro, along with an older gen CPU, down a few price notches. From what I can gather there always has been a MBP13 with 2 TB ports.

I'd go so far that I could live with 2 ports if they were left and right and not on one side only 😄

What was really infuriating were the MacBook Airs with 1 port for charging and connectivity (one generation even had only USB rather than TB on that one port)…

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@Thegcat I have a colleague I'm working with right now who's on a MacBook from the last generation with just two ports .. she'd be furious at your statement here I'd say 😆

But sure, that's subjective, obviously .. although I have to say, given the electrical/heating issues we've seen recently, USB ports on either side would've been nice.

But maybe Apple "solved" that problem by switching to ARM 😏

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@moritzheiber tbh I have a 3,5y old MacBookPro, and I don't really need more CPU, GPU power or even RAM. Faster storage? Why not. Less heating? Why not, but it spends a lot of time on a laptop stand, so not that important either.

More reliability would be nice. Not needing to get the keyboard serviced for example :-D A part of my Touch Bar is also acting up (just the display and not the touchy part). I'd go for a 16" MBP even with the current stuff, no fan, one port on each side 😂

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@Thegcat I was talking about this issue: eshop.macsales.com/blog/61253-

Coincidentally, Apple mentioned absolutely _nothing_ about the keyboards yesterday, or did I miss that? They've been so elaborate about their improvements in that region it's almost puzzling they didn't talk about it this time .. 🤔

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@moritzheiber oh, I had heard of that but it's not one of the more egregious things I tend to remember 😄

Regarding the keyboards, they backed away from the butterflies and went back to scissors some months/years(?) ago, those seem to work as expected and to not have any problems, and I'm guessing it's still the scissor ones in the new Laptops.

Folgen

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@moritzheiber Ist aber wenn ich's richtig sehe nur "neue/andere Tasten" und nicht "Andere Tasten-Switch-Technologie", oder?

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