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D13H4RD

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About D13H4RD

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    I'm a self-proclaimed idiot who loves photography...and hardware
  • Birthday Aug 29, 1997

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  • Location
    Somewhere in the Abyss
  • Gender
    Male
  • Interests
    Photography, automobiles, technology, anime, exploring
  • Occupation
    Student

System

  • CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
  • Motherboard
    ASUS TUF Gaming X570-Plus Wi-Fi
  • RAM
    32GB (16GBx2) XPG Spectrix D60G DDR4-3200
  • GPU
    MSI GeForce RTX 2070S Gaming X Trio
  • Case
    Cooler Master MasterBox NR600
  • Storage
    512GB XPG SX8200 Pro + 2TB Seagate Barracuda Compute 7200RPM
  • PSU
    750W Corsair RM750i
  • Display(s)
    25" Samsung S25HG50 + 24" LG 24MK600M
  • Cooling
    be quiet! Dark Rock 4 with Kryonaut
  • Keyboard
    Logitech G810 Orion Spectrum
  • Mouse
    Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum
  • Sound
    Samson SR850 + Sony WH-1000XM2
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro
  • Laptop
    Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i 13"
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  1. TIL, it's possible to make the menu bar in macOS completely black.

     

    There you go. Notch problem solved...

    1. DrMacintosh

      DrMacintosh

      Well it’s also an exclusion zone pretty much. Notch will turn off in full screen and since the display is slightly taller than 16:10 content won’t get cut off and apps can’t put UI up there. 

    2. D13H4RD

      D13H4RD

      26 minutes ago, DrMacintosh said:

      Well it’s also an exclusion zone pretty much. Notch will turn off in full screen and since the display is slightly taller than 16:10 content won’t get cut off and apps can’t put UI up there. 

      I've always felt like they could've put an all-black version of the menu bar in full-screen mode for easier access. IMO, it would actually look pretty cool with MiniLED's sweet contrast.

  2. It should be pretty strong. The last MacBook Pro 16" had pretty good battery life for its class, so the new one should be even better, theoretically that is. But I personally love the fact that they didn't gimp the 14" by much and can be specced in much the same way as its bigger counterpart. So you don't have to give up much if portability is more of a factor.
  3. Hear me out here. I think the 14" MacBook Pro is going to be the new meta for on-the-go photographers/videographers who need a powerful machine to handle all of their high-resolution photo/video files and still be portable. Considering that you can spec the 14" in the same way as the 16" with the M1 Max, 64GB of unified memory and up to an overkill 8TB of storage, I think it's a no-brainer for those kinds of people who can justify the cost. As a photographer myself, the 14" is extremely appealing to me for that reason, and since I am going to upgrade to a higher-resolution camera i
  4. Also, mega hot take

     

    I think everyone is making an overly big deal about the notch on the new MacBook Pros. Yes, it looks pretty stupid especially on the official product renders, but seeing how the space around it is reserved for the menu bar, and how every full-screen app they showed doesn't make use of the area around the notch, I don't get why this is such a big deal.

     

    I legitimately feel like once you start using it, you just stop focusing on it and just move on...

    1.   Show previous replies  6 more
    2. BondiBlue

      BondiBlue

      3 minutes ago, DrMacintosh said:

      Yes it is, its separated by by empty space.  

      Yes, varying amounts of space. Some programs have several menus, and now there will be a solid object between the menu items instead of being all together. 

    3. RockSolid1106

      RockSolid1106

      For the most part, unless you're using a light theme, I don't think it will be noticeable. But I'm kinda curious as to how full-screen apps work with that. Do they just not use the top part at all or just ignore the notch and display contents under it? IMO it'll take quite some time for apps to get updated for the notch.

    4. D13H4RD

      D13H4RD

      18 minutes ago, RockSolid1106 said:

      For the most part, unless you're using a light theme, I don't think it will be noticeable. But I'm kinda curious as to how full-screen apps work with that. Do they just not use the top part at all or just ignore the notch and display contents under it? IMO it'll take quite some time for apps to get updated for the notch.

      It looks like the area around the notch simply gets blacked-out in full-screen mode, basically turning it into bezel.

       

      Might be different as time goes on, but all of the apps shown did that in full-screen mode.

       

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  5. "And, more importantly, what will you do?" 

     

    - Closing sentence, M1 Pro/Max MacBook Pro ad

     

    Trying to put a decked out M1 Max MacBook Pro to its knees by making a panorama stitch from the 102mp Fujifilm GFX100S. Lol

     

    Seriously, the new MacBooks look like an absolute beast 

  6. Possibly one of the best deals I've gotten ever. Just randomly browsing through the classifieds and came across a RRS BH-55 for the equivalent of $137. Was initially hesitant but eventually took the plunge simply because it was a deal too good to just let it slide. For reference, a BH-55 retails for $455. This is an older revision featuring the previous RRS logo, as the current model features minor refinements like a redesigned knob for the tensioner. Otherwise, same great ballhead.
  7. Exactly why this whole "nm" nonsense just doesn't make sense when we're doing comparisons between wholly different manufacturing processes. 10nm SF in terms of density is more akin to TSMC 7nm, but because 7 is lower than 10, and apparently, lower nm is automatically better, then we're in a situation where CPUs are memed because their transistors nanometers aren't lower...
  8. Yep, that's the way it usually has been. Though I will admit, having a laptop that largely maintains its performance off the charger has been nice for photo-editing on the go, especially in places where charge points aren't easy to come by, but I also understand that my usecase is quite specific. For what it's worth, I don't think Intel's approach is any more or less "wrong", or "correct". It's just different, so they really shouldn't claim superiority, especially if they have to sacrifice runtime for it.
  9. 10 hours on that machine is pretty good. I average around 7-8 on my 1135G7-equipped machine, likely due to the smaller 50Wh battery. This figure was attainable if I put a muzzle on the processor so that it didn't go ham on the turbo through the use of a power saver plan. In balanced mode, I got closer to 5 hours. If AMD had let the processor run in a similar way to my 1135G7 on balanced, the battery life differences would probably even out. Because they didn't, they were able to squeeze extra hours out of the battery, even though performance was sacrificed as a result
  10. I think another new part is how a lot of new Windows machines, especially from Tier-1 OEMs, have begun moving the power plans from the Windows Control Panel to whatever pre-installed utility is supplied by the OEM. So it's possible that a lot of these tests were done with the power plan set to "Balanced", even with the slider set to whatever. I've noticed that those tend to have a larger impact on power draw.
  11. Some users report that the Blade 14 can feel somewhat sluggish off the charger in the Windows desktop. So APU throttling?
  12. Wonder if that's what's causing the sluggish performance on the Blade 14 off the charger.
  13. Yeah, the cooling solution sounds like shit if it's that bad. I doubt it would fare much better with a Ryzen processor if it's really that bad. Sadly, a lot of gaming laptops have mediocre cooling solutions. My old ASUS GL502 had a pitiful cooling system.
  14. The Tamron. The GM is good but I would only go for it if you really, really need that extra 1mm wide-end and the 35mm long end.
  15. From what I understand, the "TDP" rating on a CPU's box or ARK page isn't necessarily what the CPU will follow. On Intel for instance, the TDP rating is its PL2 power limit. Since Coffee Lake, how it works is that it will blow past that PL2 rating to go much higher on what's called a "PL1" rating when a workload which demands that boost period fires up. So your 45W CPU might actually be chugging much more than that, for a predetermined amount of time. Once that time is reached (assuming it doesn't thermal-throttle), it throttles down to PL2, and stays there until the task is finished. This als
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