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Poll: *** The official 2020 MacBook Air/13" MacBook Pro thread (it has the M1 chip and everything!) ***

Discussion in 'Apple Hardware' started by Feek, 10 Nov 2020.

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What 2020 Apple Silicon notebook have you ordered?

  1. MacBook Air

    62 vote(s)
    69.7%
  2. 13" MacBook Pro

    27 vote(s)
    30.3%
  1. Rilot

    Don

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 20,894

    Location: Wargrave, UK

    I'm going to do a fresh install. Seems sensible with a change in architecture.
     
  2. Feek

    Commissario

    Joined: 16 Oct 2002

    Posts: 233,207

    Location: In the radio shack

    Never done it. Genuinely, I've never done it on any Mac I've had although when I got the iMac, I did a Migration Assistant from the old one so I suppose that counts.
     
  3. syke

    Capodecina

    Joined: 18 Feb 2006

    Posts: 10,584

    What browser are you guys running on the M1's?
     
  4. crazy8s

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 29 Jul 2011

    Posts: 1,235

    Is there a recommended portable dock to use with Macbooks?

    Looking for a few USB 3.0 ports, gigabit ethernet, HDMI 2.0 ([email protected]) or HDMI 2.1 as a minimum.
     
  5. Feek

    Commissario

    Joined: 16 Oct 2002

    Posts: 233,207

    Location: In the radio shack

    I'll run Safari, just as I am on my two Intel Macs.
     
  6. b0rn2sk8

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 9 Mar 2003

    Posts: 8,816

    Unsurprisingly safari performs best in Mac.
     
  7. syke

    Capodecina

    Joined: 18 Feb 2006

    Posts: 10,584

    Never been a huge fan of Safari for a good few years on my Mac's, maybe will give it another go. Shame there's a few things not supported, but can always use Chrome for those I guess.
     
  8. HACO

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 6 Oct 2009

    Posts: 2,250

    ARM Chrome also performs very well and is almost as fast as Safari, but is still a ram hog.
     
  9. Pez

    Mobster

    Joined: 20 Oct 2002

    Posts: 4,968

    Location: Warwickshire

    My 8/7/16/256 Air arrived this morning, it's a thing of beauty :D
     
  10. englishpremier

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 15 Feb 2003

    Posts: 8,637

    Location: Europe

    What are the first two numbers?
     
  11. syke

    Capodecina

    Joined: 18 Feb 2006

    Posts: 10,584

    Believe 8 Core CPU, 7 core GPU.
     
  12. Pez

    Mobster

    Joined: 20 Oct 2002

    Posts: 4,968

    Location: Warwickshire

    Spot on :)
     
  13. englishpremier

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 15 Feb 2003

    Posts: 8,637

    Location: Europe

    So the base air has 8 core cpu and 7 core gpu, but the 512gb edition air has 8/8?
     
  14. ElliorR

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 20 Feb 2009

    Posts: 9,314

    Location: Not where I'd like to be

    Yes.
     
  15. InfiniteNoise

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 3 Feb 2011

    Posts: 1,104

    Firefox Nightly for the time being, there's an issue with Firefox (including beta and Developer Edition) when running uBlock Origin and certain addons, where the browser just freezes, crashes, so basically it's unusable, it's probably fixed by now, I haven't checked yet, but at the time Nightly was the only build that worked.

    Few days of using the M1 MacBook Air, it's really as good as they say, and it's amazing how fast it is and it never gets hot at all, even with the removal of the fan in Air.
     
    Last edited: 23 Nov 2020
  16. Spleen Sauce

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 16 Jan 2005

    Posts: 1,656

    Location: UK

    Safari, although I don't much like the way extension works through it. Adguard is buggy currently too, but all being said it stills seems to run faster than anything else. I'll probably switch back to Brave once there's an M1 version out.
     
  17. LiE

    Capodecina

    Joined: 2 Aug 2005

    Posts: 22,757

    Location: Milton Keynes

    Safari for a number of reasons. Speed, KeyChain, hand-off, syncing to Safari on my other Apple devices. I believe it's better for battery as well, but I haven't tested that.
     
  18. Feek

    Commissario

    Joined: 16 Oct 2002

    Posts: 233,207

    Location: In the radio shack

    Wow

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    4K, HEVC, 10 bit. No frames dropped and the laptop isn't even warm to the touch. This is absolutely incredible.
     
  19. englishpremier

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 15 Feb 2003

    Posts: 8,637

    Location: Europe

    Can anyone with an Air and a Pro tell me what the corners are like on that little indent just below the track pad.

    On my old Air (2011) I never had an issue with then, but the Pro (2015) I sometimes find them quite sharp and digging into my hand depending on my position when using it.
     
  20. syke

    Capodecina

    Joined: 18 Feb 2006

    Posts: 10,584

    Not even noticed it on my MBA - although from memory one of my older Mac's definitely were more sharper. These feel somewhat rounded off.