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Why does Apple hate the Macbook Air??

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Do the iMacs include a stand?

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There's a solid following of people who buy macbook airs (mostly intel) in here and apple honestly treat them like second class citizens with the repair times, which is awful.

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5 minutes ago, Stahlmann said:

Do the iMacs include a stand?

I hope so. I wont be paying over 400 dollars for a stand. 

i will make a makeshift stand for 5-10 dollars instead. Assuming that i woul ever touch any Apple product that has somethign to do with computers. 

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49 minutes ago, SavageNeo said:

I hope so. I wont be paying over 400 dollars for a stand. 

i will make a makeshift stand for 5-10 dollars instead. Assuming that i woul ever touch any Apple product that has somethign to do with computers. 

Yeah but the average Apple consumer will happily pay $400 for an Apple original stand compared to a $20-$30 one off amazon with the same features but not from Apple.

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2 hours ago, Stahlmann said:

Yeah but the average Apple consumer will happily pay $400 for an Apple original stand compared to a $20-$30 one off amazon with the same features but not from Apple.

Wrong, the Apple stand is paired to the Secure Enclave on the M1. It comes with an intergrated stand btw.

 

Don't buy Apple M1 computers with 8GB of RAM

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The soldered SSD, Macbook Air level of motherboard and cooling and IO make this thing pretty dumb

 

Don't buy Apple M1 computers with 8GB of RAM

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I find it astonishing that Apple are now using the same M1 chip (well, two variants of it anyway) in five separate machines; they really are making the most of the R&D costs involved in developing these.

 

As for the new iMacs, it's fair to say that they are pretty much overgrown iPads at this point (albeit without touch), but I'm sure they will be very nice to use. I just think that they should have opted for matching colors for the display bezel - the white is kind of ugly imho.

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3 hours ago, just_dave said:

The soldered SSD, Macbook Air level of motherboard and cooling and IO make this thing pretty dumb

If you're expecting any user upgradable parts on the Apple Silicon machines, you're very much not going to like post-Intel Apple.

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the lack of 2.5 or 5gb lan on the imac is sad. It less than 10$ to add and it would make them a much more interesting buy for video editors.
I'm happy to see that the mac mini M1 finally has 10gb lan.

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what about 10 gig on the mini?

 

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So uh, the new iMac is not the first time a desktop Mac has had an external power brick. The first generation (in terms of physical design) Mac mini used a power brick. Both of mine do, a 2005 PPC and 2007 Intel.

 

I do find it interesting that they are putting the ethernet in the brick. I wonder, though - is that parallel conductors in the same cable (not great for signal noise induction), or are they modulating the network signal through the power conductors themselves somehow?

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1 minute ago, Euchre said:

I do find it interesting that they are putting the ethernet in the brick. I wonder, though - is that parallel conductors in the same cable (not great for signal noise induction), or are they modulating the network signal through the power conductors themselves somehow?

I guarantee someone will do a teardown and show everyone.

Perhaps iFixit will do a teardown.

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On 4/21/2021 at 4:33 PM, NelizMastr said:

If you're expecting any user upgradable parts on the Apple Silicon machines, you're very much not going to like post-Intel Apple.

I have the M1 MacBook Air and given how small and densely built it is, I am OK with a soldered SSD. I hoped they wouldn't be dicks with machines where this doesn't matter, but apparently they are.

 

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