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Posted: 1/16/2021 8:33:15 PM EST
What's the current speculation on when the MacBook Pro 16" with the M1(X) chip is going to be released?

Thanks.
Link Posted: 1/16/2021 8:45:41 PM EST
I haven't seen dates yet, just rumors of its features. Sounds like I should've waited. The touch bar is gone and real functions keys are coming back. They're also adding new I/O ports so you don't have to use a fucking dongle for everything.

I'm not very happy with my 2019. Battery life sucks and resetting NVRAM etc doesn't seem to do shit. It also reboots on a whim and 9 times out of 10 when I sleep the fucker drains the battery. The latest fun is the audio interface shitting the bed. I'll be listening to videos or whatever and the audio just dies. I've tried killing pulseaudio to restart it but that doesn't do shit. It's a very expensive POS.
Link Posted: 1/16/2021 8:52:03 PM EST
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Originally Posted By JaxShooter:
I haven't seen dates yet, just rumors of its features. Sounds like I should've waited. The touch bar is gone and real functions keys are coming back. They're also adding new I/O ports so you don't have to use a fucking dongle for everything.

I'm not very happy with my 2019. Battery life sucks and resetting NVRAM etc doesn't seem to do shit. It also reboots on a whim and 9 times out of 10 when I sleep the fucker drains the battery. The latest fun is the audio interface shitting the bed. I'll be listening to videos or whatever and the audio just dies. I've tried killing pulseaudio to restart it but that doesn't do shit. It's a very expensive POS.
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Never knew the '19's were that fucked-up.

My 2009 is still running strong, but it's SLOW, and support for different aps is dropping by the week.

Link Posted: 1/17/2021 12:49:56 PM EST
I may have just gotten "lucky". I need to take it in the bar but I don't know if I believe they're geniuses.

I had a mid-2012 that was awesome. I'd switch back to it if I could remember where I put the damned charger.
Link Posted: 1/17/2021 12:57:38 PM EST
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Never knew the '19's were that fucked-up.

My 2009 is still running strong, but it's SLOW, and support for different aps is dropping by the week.

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This, last night I looked at my 2009 and I guess its too old for the VPN that I wanted to use with it. But computer still runs fine.
Link Posted: 1/26/2021 8:26:25 AM EST
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I really, really like my 15" 2019 MBP but the battery won't hold a charge past 2-3 hours anymore (despite being less than 2yo), despite resetting SMC and NVRAM.  And I really cannot give it up for several days to get the battery replaced.  Even if I could, all the Apple authorized svc centers within 1 hour are booked up for weeks. What a PITA.
Link Posted: 1/28/2021 8:06:01 PM EST
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Originally Posted By spartacus2002:
I really, really like my 15" 2019 MBP but the battery won't hold a charge past 2-3 hours anymore (despite being less than 2yo), despite resetting SMC and NVRAM.  And I really cannot give it up for several days to get the battery replaced.  Even if I could, all the Apple authorized svc centers within 1 hour are booked up for weeks. What a PITA.
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That's why I'm holding out for the M1X.  It's supposed to have a very low power consumptoin.
Link Posted: 1/28/2021 8:11:56 PM EST
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That's why I'm holding out for the M1X.  It's supposed to have a very low power consumptoin.
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Originally Posted By spartacus2002:
I really, really like my 15" 2019 MBP but the battery won't hold a charge past 2-3 hours anymore (despite being less than 2yo), despite resetting SMC and NVRAM.  And I really cannot give it up for several days to get the battery replaced.  Even if I could, all the Apple authorized svc centers within 1 hour are booked up for weeks. What a PITA.


That's why I'm holding out for the M1X.  It's supposed to have a very low power consumptoin.

I'd like to get an MBP with that chip, but it's my understanding it won't run Win10 in a VM, and that's a mandatory requirement for my work (my work requires that I upload pdfs to a certain federal court a few times a week and the only way to do it is via Internet Explorer in Win10 -- and I'm not buying a separate Win10 laptop just for that).
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