Who's buying the new 2018 macbook pro?
I'm currently using a surface pro 1 and a t480s.
Jul 12th, 2018 8:12 pm
Jul 12th, 2018 10:23 pm
Jul 12th, 2018 11:57 pm
If I get a refurbished one would I miss out on the latest and greatest? The 8000 series processors is supposedly heads and soldiers above the 7000 ones.jechin1 wrote: ↑Jul 12th, 2018 10:23 pmWhat do you plan to do with it? If your new to macOS, it probably won't matter which one you get. I'd say go for a refurb unit since it's an easy way to shave a few hundred off. Unlike other companies, refurb units are pretty much new from apple with the same 1 year warranty that new ones get. These new ones won't be in the refurb section until close to end of year I'd say.
Jul 13th, 2018 12:03 am
I haven't seen any benchmarks other than apple's claim. In my OP I said refurbs for this new gen probably won't be out until end of year. if you can wait until then you can get one much cheaper and have the benefit of hearing any problems a few months from launch. If you need one right now, well that's up to you.
Jul 13th, 2018 12:15 am
Jul 13th, 2018 12:38 am
But benchmarks everywhere states the improvements in intel's processor. I plan on editing videos for youtube. Mostly cutting clips here and there. Maybe light gaming. If I wait a couple months down the line for a refurb, I'll also lose the apple student promos.jechin1 wrote: ↑Jul 13th, 2018 12:03 amI haven't seen any benchmarks other than apple's claim. In my OP I said refurbs for this new gen probably won't be out until end of year. if you can wait until then you can get one much cheaper and have the benefit of hearing any problems a few months from launch. If you need one right now, well that's up to you.
You still haven't said what you plan to do with it, the previous gen will most likely do fine as everyone who has one has been able to make do with it including myself.
Jul 13th, 2018 12:40 am
But even microsoft datamines you and I don't want to go through the hassle of configuring the system only for it to be reversed after every update. And who knows of all the privacy invasive practices that they don't talk about.EugW wrote: ↑Jul 13th, 2018 12:15 amI don't think privacy is a good reason to switch. If you're concerned about browsing privacy, just use Tor browser or even Firefox or something.
And while the new models are indeed WAY faster than the old ones, it's probably overkill for most people. As already stated, you haven't mentioned what you are doing with it.
I personally just use a 2017 12" MacBook Core m3 and its performance is fine for what I need it for (which is business applications, surfing, email, and Netflix). I got it with 16 GB though, since on the road I may run most of those things at the same time.
Jul 13th, 2018 2:39 am
Jul 13th, 2018 2:53 am
*sexyj wrote: ↑Jul 13th, 2018 2:39 am1) heres what you need to know about MS's "data mining" ~ https://www.theverge.com/2017/4/5/15188 ... y-concerns
2) If you are concerned about chrome tracking you, then use firefox. So when you are on a mac, you are only going to use safari ?
Jul 13th, 2018 9:23 am
I guess I should point out that Apple is one of the biggest data miners in the world.
Jul 13th, 2018 11:29 am
Jul 13th, 2018 1:36 pm
op just get the best refurb unit you can afford and call it a day. if you can, wait till august and pick up something from the back to school sales.
Jul 13th, 2018 2:14 pm
Jul 13th, 2018 2:52 pm
Apple Back To School sale started yesterday.
Agreed. You could probably do that on a 12" MacBook.editing youtube clips doesn't require the latest and greatest CPU.
Good luck to him. IMO anyone would be crazy spending $5000 on that.
Jul 13th, 2018 3:00 pm
agreed. i was thinking more best buy and staples as they always have a mac book on sale for a $100 or so off. the op should compare those sales against refurbs and pick the best unit they can afford imo.