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  1. Using a 2013 11 inch Macbook Air...

    Before I sell my MacBook Pro, do I have to reset it to factory defaults to erase any personal information? I don’t know of any other way to do that.
  2. Using a 2013 11 inch Macbook Air...

    I don't care if I get an ultrabook, although I don't mind the lack of ports on my MacBook Pro. I just want deep scissor switch keys and and a trackpad that has a real physical click, a simulated one.
  3. So late last week, we were out of printer ink at my house, and I asked my next door neighbors if I could please print something out. They let me, and the computer that I used was a 2013 11 inch MacBook Air. I LOVED it! It's the Core i5 model, and the keyboard felt wonderful to use! The key travel was at least as deep as it is on the Lenovo keyboard on my Dad's desktop PC. And the click on trackpad (or clickpad?) was wonderful as well! They were only running Yosemite on it, but it felt snappy. There is a Mac swap group on Facebook that I'm a member of, and I'd love to trade my 2016 MacBook Pro for a 2013 11 inch MacBook Air. But my concern is that it's a 2013 model-it's not considered vintage yet by Apple, but it won't be long.. So how long would I actually be able to use it for? Because at this point, I either trade my MacBook Pro, or I'd like to sell it and just get a PC laptop that has keys that nice, and a trackpad that's as good, or close to being as good, as the MacBook Air's.
  4. Does Apple "own" the butterfly switch design, or are there other companies that use it?
  5. I do too; that's part of what convinced me to buy my MacBook Pro at Best Buy in March 2017. (It isn't the best keyboard that I've ever used; I'm 41 and I've used a lot of different keyboards in my life.) And that's why this news stinks so much.
  6. Which games require quad core CPUs?

    Yeah, the Ryzen 3 1200 is cheaper then the i3-8100.
  7. So for a CPU for a PC build, I’ve been eyeing the Pentium G4560, which has two physical cores and four threads, but I’m concerned that I won’t be able to play the latest titles, like Far Cry 5 with it. Which games out there today require four physical cores?
  8. Yeah, I should, especially with GPU prices as low as they are.
  9. The only companies I know of that will build you a gaming PC are Origin and Digital Storm, but neither are budget oriented enough for my tastes. I don't care about rgb lighting or fancy PC cases. I just want something like a Ryzen 3 1200 or i3-8100 and either a 1050 or 1050ti, with 8 gigs of DDR4 RAM and a solid power supply. But I don't know of any companies out there that build PCs like that.
  10. Well if Apple’s using some better 2017 version of the butterfly switch in their MacBooks, as some people are claiming, and they’re replacing broken MacBook keyboards with it, then they have an obligation to let consumers know-it would go a long way towards restoring confidence in their MacBook products, and all it would take is a video on Apple’s website, and on YouTube. As things stand now, for those of us who own a MacBook, we have absolutely no proof that Apple’s doing anything other then replacing broken keyboards with bad keyboards that have their flawed butterfly switches in them. Well, I guess if I ever do sell my MacBook Pro, maybe I can hock it a lemonade stand where neighborhood kids are selling drinks. Thanks a lot Apple.
  11. What type of keyboard switches are in the Apple Magic Keyboard 2? Unless Apple can find a way to somehow strengthen the current butterfly switches, I don't think it would be a bad idea for them to use the same switches that they use in that keyboard.
  12. Yeah, but is the design of the keyboard switches to blame?? If it’s true that something as small as a speck of dust can render a key unresponsive, then all of us who own 2015-present MacBooks are in trouble.
  13. Now I feel like I've been screwed over by Apple. My 2016 MacBook Pro's keyboard works fine-for now. But if it breaks, then won't Apple just be replacing it with the same flawed keyboard design? If this butterfly key design, which people argue allows even a small amount of dust to render a key nonfunctional, is not inherently flawed, then I would really like to know why. And if I ever need to sell it, then who the heck's going to buy a laptop with a keyboard switch design that's that bad and prone to failure.
  14. Well www.gog.com handles the emulation so you don’t have to worry about finding and setting up, for example, an emulator that can play Windows 95 games.
  15. So I've thought about getting the Intel NUC with this processor in it, and 8 gigs of RAM. By "older", I mean Windows games from gog.com up until the year 2000. Like the first 4 games in the Wing Commander Series, for example.