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Macbook Air/Pro updates, 12" Macbook discontinued, SSD upgrades less $ on desktops


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#1 Sneaky Snake

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Posted 09 July 2019 - 02:07 PM

Not a huge update, but a nice update for quite a few Macs today:
  • 13" MBP now has quad core in all configurations. Touch bar, touch ID, and T2 chip also added to base config.
  • Macbook Air now has true tone display and price dropped to $1100
  • 12" Macbook discontinued (too close to the MBA I guess)
  • Keyboards on new 13" MBP and MBA upgraded to the gen3 gen3.5 (thanks for the clarification Thain) butterfly switches, which means more durability hopefully
  • 1TB, 2TB, and 4TB SSD upgrades are less expensive now on pretty much all Mac desktops (Mac Mini, iMac, iMac Pro, Mac Pro)

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Posted 09 July 2019 - 02:31 PM

View PostSneaky Snake, on 09 July 2019 - 02:07 PM, said:

12" Macbook discontinued (too close to the MBA I guess)
That's likely. Sad though, because it was really nice with a fan-less laptop! I really like mine (Except for the keyboard, picking it up after its 3. repair tomorrow). Only but is that I would have liked a slightly faster CPU.

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Keyboards on new 13" MBP and MBA upgraded to the gen3 butterfly switches, which means more durability hopefully
Generation 3.5. It has the new material underneath the keys, which the 2018 MBA didn't have. :)

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1TB, 2TB, and 4TB SSD upgrades are less expensive now on pretty much all Mac desktops (Mac Mini, iMac, iMac Pro, Mac Pro)
Yay!! :D
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#3 Sneaky Snake

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Posted 09 July 2019 - 02:56 PM

I did like the 12" Macbook (Wife has the 2017 model) but I'm guessing it just didn't sell super well compared to their other laptops.

The Air is using the same class of chip, but it having a cooling fan allows it to actually have much higher performance then the 12" Macbook since it can run a full turbo for much longer.
16" MBP: i9 9880H @ 2.3 GHz || Radeon 5500M 8GB || 32 GB DDR4 || 1TB SSD
Desktop: 5600X || RTX 3070 || 32 GB DDR4 || 1TB 970 EvoPlus + 1TB Seagate FireCuda
Other: 30TB Plex Server || Series X || PS5 || iPhone 12