Hi has anyone ordered one of these yet, or with the LG Ultrafine 5K display?
I am interested in hearing others opinions on it
i wonder if i can use my A1 speakers with the USB C dock on the back of the LG display as computer speakers
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My 15" MBPro (touchbar) arrives sometime in the first week of December. (I'm upgrading from a Late 2011 13" MBPro)
Similar to elephant, I'm disappointed that Apple is abandoning routers and displays -- especially the displays. I'm curious where they're headed. Additionally, the termination of Sal Soghoian's position is also worrysome. For those who don't know, Sal is basically Mr. AppleScript, AppleEvents, Automator, and all of the backend tools which made the Mac even more efficient to use.
Ed, it's interesting isn't it? I am also coming from an education perspective - I did finally manage to see a review of the 5K screen, but i think it is mainly a "first take" - would love to find out if it actually can be used with say my work computer.
I read that Apple was moving staff out of the "airport" side of the business but nothing about them abandoning the actual division. Its short sighted if they did as they have so much money they don't necessarily need to axe the Dept. I thought perhaps they were going to move the staff to enhaance airport capabilities in other areas.
I may use my older MBP as a "mac mini". Ive had this MBP for 3 years so it was a time for me. I am reading that everyone is banging on about dongles. I thought it was also an issue, but i rarely connect anything to it, so its an inconvenience, but not a real biggie
Why did you go with a 15 over a 13? Was it because it had the dedicated GPU and 16GB RAM standard?
I ordered the 13 with 512 last week. I would have loved to have a dedicated GPU but didnt want the 15 size just because of it and the price was creeping up there.
For me it will mainly used for beoworld, facebook, excel, and civilization and video chat.
Aussie Michael, apologies for the long winded response...
I am currently using a late 2011 13" MacBook Pro / 16GB RAM / 2.4GHz i5.
My previous main machine was a Mid 2010 Mac Pro ("cheesegrater").
I surprised my wife with a 15" Retina MacBook Pro very early last year, and then the musical Apple Chairs game began. I took her Late-2011 MacBook Pro as my main machine (see above). I also wanted to see how a laptop would fare as my main computer.
I had always had "Pro" Macs since the mis 90s starting with a PowerMac 6100. The Mid 2010 Mac Pro is now being used as a server, feeding music to the Essence MkII via iTunes (Twonky), and Plex for video. I had already decked it out with 5 internal Hard drives, 16GB RAM, and an upgraded Graphics card and I know, I know, a total waste of computing power for what it currently does, but I can't bear to part with it. It has just been a flawless workhorse.
My wife's hand-me-down laptop did just fine for the most part of what I use it for. It is a personal machine that I use for work, email, MSOffice, and the normal duties for surfing the net, and writing long posts on BeoWorld . The heaviest lifting it does is when I run X-Plane - a flight simulator. What I liked about my first foray into laptop land is that I can take my main computer with me and have no compromises or "homework" to tidy up when I get home with it. My wife just shrugged and said "I told you so" as she has ONLY used Apple laptops for her computing life.
Since I now know that I liked the portability of a laptop, and that my wife and I go for years and years before buying new computers, I decided to pony up for the higher end 15" for the headroom it can potentially provide me for the next few years or longer -- at least -- since Apple no longer offers user-serviceable parts (i.e. hard disks, RAM) in their laptops. So the computer that arrives on Tuesday is the 2.7 Core i7 / 16GB RAM / 1TB SSD / Radeon 460. Basically a desktop level machine that is relatively portable.
We're both currently running our MBPros connected to 27" Apple Cinema Displays (non thunderbolt) with OWC Thunderbolt 2 docks, so I've ordered the Thunderbolt 3 to 2 dongle. The dock already has all of the connections I need, so I'm not one of those clamoring on dongles. I will, though, consider OWC Thunderbolt 3 dock when they release it next year. I do hope (and have a feeling) that USB-C (and the thunderbolt 3 form factor) is here to stay. It is far too elegant an interface to not catch on.
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