Macbooks literally are Facebook machines. Utterly useless for any other tasks. Terrible with video production, awful for 3D modelling and rendering, okay ish for graphics (but can't do anything that other laptops can't), shit for gaming. All it does is look good and work quietly. But do any 'heavier' task and it will start overheating like a bitch.
t. MBP owner
Overheats and renders slowly, similar to heavier video editing. I bought it like a year ago thinking that I'll finally be able to do all of these tasks on the go and I still have to do everything on my PC. All I ever do on this piece of shit is browse the internet. And use illustrator sometimes, Photoshop lags too lmao
Im looking to buy a macbook pro 15 inch for video production tomorrow. Should I?
>he doesn't own a RoG
>settled for iPoor Facebook machine
yeah dude, I can't possibly imagine what kind of compromise has to be made in order to achieve good thermals on a laptop
I was considering getting one based on previous claims of it being great for editing photography/graphic design/web design and also for coding complex and simple programs.
>What laptop does /b/ recommend for the things I require and that has a great battery life with good performance and life while getting the most bang for my buck?
What I don't understand is why Macbooks are so common among tech professionals. I get that it's a compromise between the power of *nix and the usability of Windows, but if you're able to code surely you know how to use Linux, so why shell out for an MBP?
it is good for graphics, coding and web design, retina display only makes it better
battery life isn't anything special
nice trackpad, comfortable keyboard etc.
you just cant fucking expect to render 3d graphics on a laptop, whether its apple or not
I use mine for the following things:
Emulating SNES/PSX/N64/PS2 games
Internet Browsing (includes mails, messaging stuff like that)
That is like 99% of what I do with it and it's also everything I do for work.
It's a luxury item. There is no other reason I can think of other than maybe battery life.
I'm guessing all it would take to dethrone it is a more expensive, glossier laptop with a web 3.0 looking UI.
Would I get the same expected or similar results by running Linux on a Chromebook?
I'm a bit tight on cash being a college student and all and am taking programming classes so I'd want a machine to use during breaks to build up my coding knowledge.
I bought a macbook pro retina about 5 months ago, it runs great but looking at say a thinkpad x220/x240 I can't help thinking I paid way too much for something I don't need.
I'm tempted to sell the macbook and buy a thinkpad. Do I do it /g/? are thinkpads just a maymay?
you won't run adobe cs on a linux or chromebook to begin with, and it's pretty crucial for the design/creative tasks you've mentioned
as for coding, a machine running on linux is perfectly fine, distro is just an os, the hardware is more important in this case
Storage-wise you should know yourself. I bought the 2.8 GHz/512 GB variant (I bought it before the update, because they've risen the prices by 200 EUR here in the EU), but it was honestly a bad idea. 256 GB are more than enough for what I do. The difference between the CPUs is not that important, but if you have the money, buy the higher specced one.
You'd be buying a fundamentally security compromised machine. I'm not sure why anyone would support Lenovo after this shit, just blindingly idiotic and anti-customer:
A trackpad that isn't a piece of shit, perhaps.
>implying I didn't recently have to spend a couple hours trying to beat Windows' shitty networking into submission to make it kinda-sorta do what Linux networking would do with 5 minutes of messing with iptables.