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Is anyone else tempted by the new 16-inch MacBook Pro that has just been announced? I don't need a new machine per se, but it sure sounds sweete. I'm still using my trusty old mid-2014 15-inch MacBook Pro which hasn't missed a beat and it's hard to justify purchasing a new machine.....but nonetheless, I do find myself tempted. Anyone else going to pick themselves up a new toy MacBook before Christmas?

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Very much tempted ( I am on an early 2013 macbook pro ). It is still running strong, but do have a problem with the battery ( I had it replaced via recall 2 years ago, but is already acting up again....not holding the charge as long anymore...maybe 2 hours if lucky ). This model may also not support next years OS upgrade as this year I think the 2013 was minimum requirement.

So, yes, very much tempted, but probably not for Christmas but early next year....if it is even available by then. It is not available for purchase on the apple thailand website yet, but shows a starting price of 90k. I will need to research if upgrading from 4gb to 8gb ram is worth it or not ( will probably be a 3 to 5k upgrade ).

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17 minutes ago, NiwPix said:

Watched a minute and turned it off....wouldnt want to waste 13 minutes on life to hear why somebody doesnt use / like a product.

I like apple products and thats all I really care about. But thanks for sharing the video 😉

The guy professionally repairs Apple products and he has lots of videos about problems with those products and incompetent Apple support - I think they call them genius 😉 

Obviously you don't have to follow his advice. But I think it's interesting that someone who knows the products in and out doesn't like them.

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45 minutes ago, NiwPix said:

Watched a minute and turned it off....wouldnt want to waste 13 minutes on life to hear why somebody doesnt use / like a product.

I like apple products and thats all I really care about. But thanks for sharing the video 😉

 

Back to topic: I think I will be going with the 4gb video memory instead of 8gb ( I was worried about future-proofing). I am not a heavy gamer ( especially not on a laptop ) and dont work with large pictures/videos. So the 4gb shoooould be good for a few years to come ( I currently have a NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M 1 GB and Intel HD Graphics 4000 1536 MB and that hasnt caused any problems or noticeable slower speeds / lesser graphics performance.

His whole business model is about repairing Apple products. Most of the time customer come to him after Apple support failed on them. Apple business model is all about keeping their customer captive and pay for overpriced stuff. 

 

 

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4 hours ago, OneMoreFarang said:

 

 

my 13 inch 2012 macbook pro had a power problem and apple support wanted 21000 baht as they said the logic board died. walked to an independant apple repair shop also at fortune praram 9 plaza and they replaced a logic chip on my board for 2500 baht. has worked great since (2 years) . luis rossman (guy in video above) is well known by the thai mac repair shops and is a hero for them.

the 2012 macbook pro is easy to repair, easy to upgrade unlike newer models that force you to but ram / ssd from apple at crazy high prices. nothing special or different about apple ram or ssd's 

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I have seriously gone off Apple of late. I have bought Apple products exclusively since about 2002 (3 iPods, 3 iPads, 2 desktops and 4 laptops....plus I don't know how many phones). To be honest, in 2002 Apple products were by far the best and had advantages over the competition. Now, the innovation simply is not there any more, and you are pay through the nose for the brand....and a heck of a lot for the same you can get half or a third the price with other systems. Also in places like Thailand having Safari is a bit of a pain....none of the government websites seem to accept you filling out forms with this browser...like the 90 day report or the TM 30. 

 

I have come to dislike Apple as a company. They pay the folk who make the phones next to nothing, despite earning the biggest profits of any public company in the world and charging an arm and leg for their products. I also dislike Apple not paying their fair share of taxes. 

 

I have decided my next phone will be Huawei. I am using my computers less and less these days as phones do more and more. I will likely but no more computers but buy an Android or similar tablet instead.

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i like the mac os more than windows. for standard business stuff and internet surfing linux is superb. runs fast and smooth and supports soooo much hardware.

 

have owned macbook pro's , airs but never a desktop or imac.

 

built many hackintosh's with great results

 

 

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1 hour ago, atyclb said:

 

my 13 inch 2012 macbook pro had a power problem and apple support wanted 21000 baht as they said the logic board died. walked to an independant apple repair shop also at fortune praram 9 plaza and they replaced a logic chip on my board for 2500 baht. has worked great since (2 years) . luis rossman (guy in video above) is well known by the thai mac repair shops and is a hero for them.

the 2012 macbook pro is easy to repair, easy to upgrade unlike newer models that force you to but ram / ssd from apple at crazy high prices. nothing special or different about apple ram or ssd's 

And the replaced chip cost likely not even 250B - but I understand that they charge "a lot" for the work. 2500 is still a very reasonable price.

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Just now, OneMoreFarang said:

And the replaced chip cost likely not even 250B - but I understand that they charge "a lot" for the work. 2500 is still a very reasonable price.

From what I understand most of the time you can't buy spare parts. They are salvaged from what they call "donor board". 

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