>Apple's new Macbook is all about style
>This is apparently the 'notebook redefined'
>Holding it is quite unnerving
>The new Macbook couldn't perform during rudimentary testing.
APPLE DORKS BTFO
It reminds me of the AMX 13 F3 SPG. It's ammunition and crew were transported separately, so it was basically just a launcher and could not do anything alone. Akin to that, the new Macbook needs 10 accessories before it can provide the usability you'd expect out of a fucking $2000 notebook, so you end up spending $5000 on a piece of aluminum that will look like shit with 5 cables coming out of it.
>needs 10 accessories
But that's the point, it doesn't need those 10 accessories.
Apple are banking hard on wireless everything being even bigger in the next year or so than they've ever been in the past, and they're almost certainly right with that regard.
>mfw we reach the point where the 2.4GHz band becomes too crowded for anything to work in it
I will be sitting here with my 0 wireless devices (excl remotes, which don't use RF and radio/tv which is one way broadcast) enjoying my working technology.
>First to high res screens
>First to bring out a decent 3:2 laptop
I mean they're doing everything right, why do they not have a business version of this computer with a matte display and a 7row keyboard with decent travel and revel in the inevitable businesscash?
Are you retarded? Do you even know how thin that layer is? Besides, aluminum oxide is a ceramic, mainly used for grinding applications. It is not a material suited for computer cases. Being a ceramic, it is too brittle for that.
>The new Macbook couldn't perform during rudimentary testing.
What is reading comprehension?
>The new Macbook felt super speedy in tests, but then again with that much power on board I'd worry if it couldn't perform during rudimentary testing.
Still won't ever buy apple though
What are you trying to prove?
Wargaming, a company that literally makes up tanks and calls them "historical", says that a vehicle with only storage space for personal items of the crew can carry 25 rounds of 155mm ammunition..Yeh..Great source.
It's base model only has the power of a Low Power Sandy Bridge i7, but with much better graphics than the 2011 MacBook Air
It's insane that the Sandy Bridge processors are still relevant to this day. Or did you guys junk all of your 2500/2600k's yet?
Is that so? Can I get 250 Mbytes/s on a HDD connected via Wifi? Wireless USB drives with decent speeds? What if I have to use a projector that doesn't support wireless connections? Can I magically connect mice and keyboards without an adapter? Not to mention all of the above at once. Any fucking $800+ notebook is superior to this .1mm sheet of aluminum.
99% of customers use it as a Facebook machine and that's exactly what it has become now. Don't pretend it's anything more.
>Marketted as a machine for professionals
>PROFESSIONALS DON'T NEED TO SHOW PEOPLE THEIR THINGS USING BIG SCREEN, THEY JUST PASS AROUND A LAPTOP, ITS SO MUCH EASIER, AREN'T CAPS FUN!?!?!?!?!?!
No, it hasn't. The vast majority of americans with wifi still have routers that only operate on 2.4GHz. Whtat /g/ fails to understand is that most non-tech people just want tech that works and they wants to to work for as long as possible. We've literally reached a point where most people are happy with their computers as they are and don't want to drop money for better ones.
>>Marketted as a machine for professionals
but it isn't grandpa, that's the macbook pro, this is an ultraportable
you cucks will make up all kinds of ridiculous scenarios to justify to yourself why this product is bad, when in actual fact it is really not
>slower than 2011 macbook air
>smaller than a raspberry pi!
Because your mast is considerably thicker than an iphone, therefore has much greater strength?
Considering the price of an Iphone, they should be easily able to custom mill aluminum bodies for ther phones, in which case they wouldn't bend so easily. But they are jews, so what can you expect.
>Considering the price of an Iphone, they should be easily able to custom mill aluminum bodies for ther phones, in which case they wouldn't bend so easily. But they are jews, so what can you expect.
that's exactly what they do, the phone doesn't bend under normal use
How dare I try to connect a pen drive and a wired external display to it, I mean this is the sort of stuff that only sysadmins do.
As I said, it's good if all you do on your computer is browse the web. But we kinda have phones for that.
the macbook isn't all about style, although that is one of the selling points for apple. the macbook is an iPad with a better keyboard than the on-screen or bluetooth connected ones.
anyone mocking it for its shortcomings as a working person's laptop is making a fool of themselves. it's just fortunate for your own sakes that you're posting anonymously
If you're using an external display you're on a desk. If you're on a desk, you can get an USB 3 hub that goes to a display/power/more ports etc. Just pretend it's a single cable dock.
When you're on the go (when laptops are meant to be used) one port is just fine.
>I have no idea how they got it so malleable
Have you ever typed in your life? Also that trackpad is exactly the same size and position as every other macbook. The large size has many advantages, that's why other manufacturers are slowly starting to copy that.
>Confirmed for never going to university, high school or working in skilled labour which requires you to do presentations with 'powerpoint style' projection displays.
Are you fucking retarded or what m8? Stop parroting this "business" shit about an ultraportable, there are macbooks that have all the ports you need for business use, they're called macbook PRO
By and large that actually is stuff most normies don't do. Like, sure college kids and business professionals will also do it, but they're ironically in the upper tier of computer users now and would get a pro if they went Mac.
>you're having an argument with someone whose parents gave up on him years ago
sure, but i'm on /g/ at 10:30am on a friday morning, so obviously i have time to kill
I used to work in IT at a university and we didn't issue Pentium 4s. Hardware was virtually always the most current generation (not top of the line, but current gen).
Maybe you're thinking of companies imaging older software? Are you trying to make an argument gesturing toward ease of technical support? Because that's the only reason we imaged computers with Windows 7 all the way up until last year.
The fact that the new Macbook was met with anything but universal laughter and everyone telling Apple to fuck themselves made has made me lose what little faith I had in humanity. It's proof that Apple can make ANYTHING, no matter how ridiculous and useless it is and people will defend them and throw their wallets. Even on /g/..
I think a more fitting term would be "netbook" and considering every new mac comes with a full office suite out of the box, they're much better for productivity than any Windows notebook, even the business ones.
>Weighs practically nothing
>Really low voltage
>High battery life
>Somehow surprising it doesn't run as machines that run at voltages several times higher
Seriously people, do you expect these machines to run on? Magic? Pixie dust?
On the other hand what should you expect anything more from the autists here on /g/? As soon as they unveiled this thing they were going on about how badly it fits their personal needs and how it's shit because of it as if there weren't any people with different needs other than theirs. Hell, people have even become convinced that all the other laptops Apple makes have the same limited array of IO.
>Apple unveils machine meant for people with very specific needs
>Some autist "looses his faith in humanity" when people don't hate it because they're not among the people it's aimed at
You must probably be raging about how all lorries, pick-up trucks, sports cars and executive sedans are shit.
5ghz isn't inherently better than 2.4ghz. Sure it's got higher throughput, implements newer technologies, and has more channels, but in terms of range, it's rubbish.
In short, it really depends. If you have an actual house (as opposed to a flat) and your bandwidth isn't super high (or you don't care since devices on wireless are likely to be phones and laptops), 2.4 ghz is ideal, due to its range.
I figure they're going to have to come out with a less absurd machine in another year or so, and my 13" rMBP will last me fine until then. I mean, yeah, it's got its flaws, what doesn't? All laptops are shit; the trick is finding the one that's least shit. So what are my alternatives? I can have a laptop that runs OS X, or a laptop that runs Windows, or a laptop that runs Linux. That's like choosing among HSV-1, HSV-2, and AIDS-related lymphoma. Yeah, it'd be nice to be able to fuck without worrying about any of these, but we inhabit an imperfect world, so I've got to choose, and an occasional cold sore is hardly a problem at all.
>Implying it won't sell like crazy
>Implying the average consumer gives a shit about specs and performance
You idiots really think that everyone is like yourselves and that they actually give a shit about the performance and hardware of their PCs.
That is so fucking stupid.
Wireless everything does not make up for one port you moron
You just pulled a random fucking tangent out of your ass and ran with it. Kill yourself my man.
The people that are looking at the macbook were the people who were thinking about getting an ipad but were worried it didn't have a good enough keyboard. these people were never going to connect wired peripherals to it.
stop projecting your own needs onto literally every device. just because you're a career consumer doesn't mean every product was made for you.
whenever autists rage about an apple product they don't understand, that tells me it'll do fine in the market.
you'd think after a few years of thinking you have a finger on the pulse of consumer electronics and consistently being wrong some of you would figure you just don't know what you're talking about, but i guess introspection isn't one of /g/'s strengths
I know it's not marketed for me. I was objectively criticizing it on its merits vs what is on the market and expected from a laptop today.
I mean shit, a Ford Pinto isn't the type of car that is marketed to me, but I can still call it a shitty car.
>Implying it won't sell like crazy
But it costs like shitloads of money. It's pricey even for people in USA I think. Or everyone buys macbooks by financing?
Sorry for my England, im nigger from Sweden.
>ipad with a keyboard and a trackpad
>macfags will defend this
It's a laptop with a 5w processor.
That's about 3 phones' worth of energy use. And yet it can perform the same as a 17 watt Sandy Bridge ULV processor. Not every computer needs to run ARMA III at 4k60.
Everyone is saying "THIS JUST ISN"T MARKETED TOWARD YOU"
Well who is it for? Who specifically needs a 12" laptop with one port for $1300? I go to a University with 40k students and I see more Unibody Macbooks than anything, despite the fact that the rMBP was introduced 3 years ago. I haven't polled them but I imagine they chose the unibody MBP because it was cheaper than the rMBP and has more expansion ports and a CD drive.
There are plenty of morons in the US who buy status symbol things like Apple products on credit to look cool and fit in
Apple isn't about the technology, it's fitting into the brand image and adopting a certain status.
You're likening a modern computer to a car that's no longer manufactured? Is that intentional, or are you just 20+ years out of touch with automobiles and that was the best reference you could think of?
The Macbook is like a SmartCar. It's not for most consumers. In fact, all but a very small niche of consumers would never even consider it. But for a non-trivial number of people, it's not only sufficient but ideal for their needs.
See how I used a parallel to a car that was in production in the last 30 years?
Seriously. I used to get calls from my grandmother who tried to plug the magsafe power connector in the old Macbook Air I gave her into a USB slot and wonders why her computer won't charge the battery.
>wireless is the future
Except wireless is slower than wired, and going through a bunch of menus to connect a device to your laptop (and probably plugging the device into something else, since the laptop isn't giving it power) takes a lot longer than shoving a wire into a hole. It's worse in most respects.
The metaphor is still valid, you're just grasping at straws and going out on a tangent.
But no a smart car is for the environmentally conscious and people who want to save on fuel costs. This new "computer" is for people who want a shitty and expensive status symbol that doesn't do much. Kind of like a Hummer.
People would stop saying it if it wasn't true. Learn about marketing strategies idiot. Apple tries to make their products into a lifestyle for empty headed gen X consumers like you so you can fit in somewhere by the grace of mummy's credit card.
Consumers don't care about maximizing; they care about optimizing above a certain threshold.
Apple is betting that if they throw their weight into wireless peripherals, device makers will rush to build a sufficiently good infrastructure (exceeding the threshold users need) before they hit the floor.
They've been right in the past. Dropping the optical drive led to software makers delivering software via the internet rather than shitty CDs. Deploying high density displays prompted developers to update their software so it would scale arbitrarily without looking like shit. Pushing on the entire app paradigm in iOS made the whole mobile software market manageable. If you weren't using Windows CE back in the early 00's and late 90's, consider yourself lucky.
People who buy electronics for fashion reasons, or don't want to put in the effort to look for a good PC. Instead of doing a bunch of research on what's good and what's not based on specs they don't understand, they can just buy a mac and they're guaranteed (usually) that their computer will be at least okay.
>IT at a university
Oh, so you were just Jewing students every year.
At a real college, we had i3-2120s in the computer lab, but then in the tutoring office where people actually did work in the evening, we had Athlon 64s, which replaced the three P4 machines. This was in 2013.
>Dropping the optical drive led to software makers delivering software via the internet rather than shitty CDs.
Not really. It was already pretty much the norm in the higher end sector. Steam had already taken over the PC gaming distribution market before Apple even started omitting disc drives, and that was arguably the market that had the greatest requirement for disc readers. (Due to the sizes involved)
Most enterprise laptops never even had disc drives to begin with - every single damn Dell Bussines laptop I've come across has had the disc drive replaceable with a battery, or externally attached via USB.
I have one of those damn externals around here somewhere.
tbh, all broadwell laptops are like this.
my sis just got the asus broadwell thin laptop thingy, 256GB ssd and a broadwell cpu.
and i shit you not, facebook is laggy when opened in Chrome. it was okish using IE11, but still, the fact that the machine had trouble with facebook says alot.
and this is what you pay for in ultra lightweight laptops.
But they are sexy AF
Just found this image. Why the hell are they still using aluminum in their phones? Even when they custom machine every body like pic related, they still tend to weak.
Why not just use steel? One can treat it to look similar to brushed aluminum.
>Why not just use steel? One can treat it to look similar to brushed aluminum.
Aluminium is soft, it absorbs impact. They used a steel bezel on the iPhone 4 and a lot more people broke them.
>you have been visited by the double trips of wisdom
>good structural design and physics will come to you
>but only if you respond "Gentoo is inherently a very strong distro"
The new macbook is a platform idiots. They will just drop skylake and cherrylake into this and not have to tweak the design at all.
Skylake brings wireless charging (why it has to be so thin).
Cherrylake will bring DDR4 to mobile platforms (muh battery life).
Meanwhile, Apple will be raking in billions without having to redesign their mobile laptop for the next 4-5 years.
Steel has a similar strength to weight ratio to aluminum, almost identical, actually.
Steel is 3x heavier than aluminum while being about 3x stronger than aluminum, depending on the alloys of the steel and aluminum in question. So one could make the steel 3x thinner than the aluminum body.
If one were to use spring steel for the body, it might have similar impact absortion to the aluminum body (minus the denting).
> Initially I was saddened by the loss of so many ports, but if it makes the new Macbook this thin, I'm all over it.
How fucking poorly is this written.
A breif mention of specs and then the entire 'article' goes on about the design and nothing else.
>I don't think I'll be able to survive on one port, which means that I'll be carrying around some connected doohickey for a long while yet.
>Shout has to go out to the new Retina display as well - its clear, bright and seems over the top in terms of sharpness already - that's Apple all over, right?
like wtf is this bullshit ?
its not like they are pushing the PPI numbers very high, this is just fucking jerking off into your hand and telling everyone how great it smells and tastes.
>A breif mention of specs and then the entire 'article' goes on about the design and nothing else.
Welcome to the non-obsessive's world.
Specs are the dork's measure of everything. I'll bet you have the specs of your pizza and Dr Pepper memorized. But you don't understand them, either.
this this this, I still use an x61 and it does everything that I ever want from a laptop
anything like rendering or videogames I just use my desktop for when I get home
It's the significance of the specs that is hard to understand without some education in that direction.
"Low-fat" yoghurt, for instance, is higher in sugar. Just looking at the spec might not make that obvious.
>So basically, it's an Ipad with a keyboard?
If you were taking any notice you'd know that the iPad is running ARM, while the Macbook runs Intel.
How come you're not obsessed with specs when it comes to Apple?
Steel doesn't take damage from a simple fall, aluminum crumples.
>they'll never sell the board only
All you would need is the dongle and you pretty much have a macbook pi. Hell you could even slap on a small heatsink for a bit more performance.
this, I've already seen this happen in my neighborhood with wifi, everyone is using the shitty AP's that they got from time warner which default to channel 1. I hear people complain about it all the time when Im smug and happy on my comfy channel 6 and will occasionally offer my services in exchange for money to change peoples channels.