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SenKa

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  1. Full disclosure, writing this on my 2020 iPad Pro 12.9” + Magic Keyboard.

     

    I 100% expected this to be a Linus missing the mark extravaganza as the other iPad reviews of late have been. However, i think he basically got it.

     

    I am, by trade, a device repair technician at a business that I own. The device i use to get business is basically irrelevant to how much money I will make. All I need is something that turns on every time with no major weird quirks, and a good battery. So, I bought an MacBook Air. And while it was CERTIANLY an upgrade from my slowly dying Thinpad X201T, it still felt... slow? Not slow as in the sense of things took to long to open, that was fine. It was a very quick device every day. But it kind of felt like I was doing around a race track in a Rolls Royce Phantom, while everybody else were in Katerham’s. Like a massive vessel being lazily thrown around by a rough tide. Trying to fight an MMA champion with a sledge hammer. You get the point.

     

    Switching from my MacBook Air to my iPad made everything feel faster. While I have no hard proof that switching made me make more money, every action feels sharper.

     

    By hobby I am a writer and video editor, and by education I am a student majoring in law. As a writer, I love the keyboard. These new switches feel fantastic, and the key caps have this soft coating on them that just feel excellent. The adjustment of the display also helps with neck pain, an issue i was having with my MacBook Air. I would either tilt the display back enough to solve that and strain my eyes, or bring the display close enough to see comfortably and strain my neck. As a video editor, truth be told I haven’t actually had anything to edit as of yet. But, I know the power is there. And finally, as a student, the extra snap compared to even a quick laptop just makes me more productive. The ONLY thing that sucks, and this isn’t Apple’s fault, is that I cant have 2 instances of chrome running side by side. I have to use chrome and safari if i want 2 browsers open. I don’t mind it, but it was an adjustment.

     

    I have already written quite a bit on this keyboard between school and my hobby, and can 100% say that this is only a quarter-step down from the full fledged magic keyboard on the new MacBooks. But, everything else i gain over those device 100% makes up for it.

     

    Overall, the iPad Pro with the Magic Keyboard feels like what the Surface Pro wishes it was. A way to use a device that can adapt to any situation that comes to mind, yet is not conventional in any of them. A sort of Swiss Army knife device. If you can only carry one knife with you for every situation, you pick up a Swiss Army knife. If you can only carry one productivity device with you for every situation, you pick an iPad Pro. While it is a bit unconventional in the way that you interact with it, it is quite possibly the most well rounded “laptop” we have offered to us at the moment. Plenty of power, a fantastic display, lots of battery life, a massive suite of software, and a way to interface with it that allows options that will fit almost everybody. While it isn’t the best at any one thing, I don’t feel like that’s ever been the spirit of the iPad. 


  2. 2 minutes ago, WI-FIultrasnoop said:

    Why do you want to build a PC submerged in a fluid of some kind?

    Mineral oil PC's have impressively low temps (lower than conventional water cooling), at the expense of high maintenance.


  3. Looks quite good. As for the notch, you DO have to remember everything that is *in* that notch. Lots more than most of the "notchless" phones out there. I dont mind it personally.

     

    I really love the direction Apple is going with their Pro mobile devices. The flat edges and round corners... reminds me of everybodies favorite iPhone design series, the 4 through SE. As an avid fan of the 5s especially, its a good direction to be going in. If there isnt much of a price jump, and the spec bump is great enough, might upgrade my 11 Pro Max to the 12 Pro Max. Can say, not a fan of the navy. Wish/hope they keep midnight green around. Though, it not being included on the iPad Pro refresh kind of spelled that one out.


  4. Just now, linusfanboi_skrub1 said:

    my friend is gonna build a pc with those parts and he also thought it was a bottleneck. Thanks for letting me know

    Nope, bottleneck calculators are absolute garbage and should never be trusted. I play at 1440p 144Hz flawlessly.

     

    The word "bottleneck" somehow managed to get demonized in the past year and a half or so, and im not sure how. You will always be bottlenecked in some way, even if its a couple percent. No system will perfectly match up in every game you play. Just choose your components based off of informed decisions and you will have a fantastic gaming experience.


  5. 1 hour ago, GeneralGusher said:

     

    I was also wondering if you guys know which I should but first. The case or AIO? I currently have the cooler master master box lite 3 case

    Case first, that looks horrid for airflow.


  6. I used to drink 2 or 3 every day, for a while. Now its at most an average of one a day (some days I have none, others i have 2, ect...) Though, I have a more acceptable reason for it. I have severe bipolar depression, and can't take medication for it. C affine, for some reason, keeps me at a good level emotionally without the normal caffeine side effects.

     

    Though, Rockstar is disgusting IMO.


  7. 1 hour ago, DrMacintosh said:

    Well it exists for this who want significantly more power than the MacBook Air. While I agree that it being on 8th Gen still makes no sense, it does have a place in the lineup. 

    Id rather the 4 TB3 version have spec-down versions with 8GB RAM and 256GB of storage, along with a price cut across the 13" pro lineup

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