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*** Official October 18th Apple Event (18:00 BST) ***

Discussion in 'Apple Hardware' started by Irish_Tom, 12 Oct 2021.

  1. HACO

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    The point is:
    • Alternative 1: You get 16:10 with a top bezel of 6mm.
    • Alternative 2: You get 16:10, as well as 73 pixels on top of it for the top menu, everywhere except the notch. Top bezel is 3.5mm everywhere, and 6mm where the notch is.
    The notch might not look great, but you're not losing anything. You're gaining extra screen real estate.

    Just buy XPS then? Top bezel is 5.5mm-7mm across the XPS line though, compared to MBP's 3.5mm.
     
  2. chrismscotland

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    If only it had a touchscreen!
     
  3. jonneymendoza

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    The notch u will see stil on none mac os apps.

    it is still so very anoying and come on now, 3.5mm vs 7mm. you wont bloody tell teh difference.

    You will notice the 10mm notch though.....
     
  4. Raymond Lin

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    That day will come when the iPad sales hits the floor.
     
  5. Razor Time

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    I can't beleive they put a notch on a laptop. :confused:
     
  6. chrismscotland

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    This is true; I just struggle without one these days; too used to my work Surface kit!
    New upgraded M1 chips looks like beasts though!
     
  7. chanjy

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    XPS webcam is terrible though

    It’s a game of trade offs
     
  8. Feek

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    Look at it another way.
    They've added some extra pixels above the top of the screen to hold the dock, therefore giving you the full resolution for your applications, using space that would otherwise have been wasted on a bezel.

    Doesn't bother me either way, I won't be buying one.

    I expect them to do the same when the 27" iMac replacement comes out and it won't bother me then either.
     
  9. Bouton Aide

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    You won't be buying one :eek:

    This is a first.
     
  10. Feek

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    My MacBook was four years old when I replaced it last year, my iMac will be five years old when I replace it. I don't rush out and buy everything with an Apple badge on it :p ;)
     
  11. Bouton Aide

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    aw :( why not they quality products. :p
     
  12. ChrisD.

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    jonneymendoza with the 'buy an XPS' rhetoric yet again in an Apple forum.
     
  13. Bouton Aide

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    Don't get me wrong XPS systems are nice though. But I still would prefer an Apple.
     
  14. ChrisD.

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    I'd rather a MPB but you won't find me in an XPS thread bashing it.
     
  15. Bouton Aide

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    Mindset. That's all.
     
  16. GMac11

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    Resurrecting the XPS argument every time a MacBook comes out.
    For me, while there are arguments both ways in terms of hardware vs pricing etc but the mere fact of using MacOS over Windows is enough to sell any Mac product to me personally.

    Of course everyone is different but I just find MacOS a much superior OS to use.
     
  17. chanjy

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    Actually I think the XPS are great laptops design wise (although hopefully they copy Apple in bringing back some extra ports :p). But it's clear that Intel is not competitive any more on power/efficiency which makes the Macbooks much more attractive personally.
     
  18. englishpremier

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    Think of it more like the screen ends below the notch, and you are gaining an extra bit of real estate above the the traditional screen area. If I understand correctly that area isn't usable for anything other the menu bars.

    I imagine most people will get it up like LG phones and run a black bar to make things easier on the eye.
     
  19. ShortWarning

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    These look amazing. I have an M1 air and a gaming PC (which I also use for video editing/music production) so definitely won't be picking one up.

    If games were developed for OSX I would sell both and replace them with one of these. Alas, I don't think this will ever happen.
     
  20. visibleman

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    Lack of bandwidth/connectivity on the SoC? :confused:

    I initially thought the same and thought it would ruin fullscreen productivity but, i might have been a little hasty as it seems that it simply becomes a black bar when using fullscreen apps. I need to see one IRL and reserve judgment until then.

    Admin both daily and you'll realised they're both equally good and **** at the same time; definitely "horses for courses".
    Although, OS9 and 10.6 were Mac's real sweet spots :cool: