Single Status Update
The Late 2011 17” Macbook Pro is dead. Long live the MBP.
The GPU chip suddenly failed out of the blue. The temps were always fine on thatmachine. The thermal paste was replaced and the heatsinks were clean and it failed after 8 years. Had a good run. Will be hanging the logic board on a wall at some point.
15” HP Gaming Pavilion will ship tomorrow.
8GB DDR4 (will be upgraded to 16GB)
16GB Optane drive with 1TB 5400 rpm HDD (will be upgraded to 1TB WD Blue SSD)
GTX 1060 Max-Q
1080p IPS screen
Purple keyboard backlight