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Old 20-05-2020, 01:19 PM   #181
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From what I understand, the 10th gen Intel CPU in the 13 inch MBP is the i5-1038NG7. It seems that the 28W TDP isnít fully utilised because the 13 inch MBPís thermals arenít that good. Meaning to say the boosted clock speeds would likely not be realised. A quick google search showed an article about this based on early benchmarks. Is it then worth the premium over the 8th gen CPU in the base model?

Context: Iím currently on the 2015 15Ē inch MBP with the i7-4870HQ CPU (no discrete graphics chip) and am thinking of upgrading to a 13 inch MBP.

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Old 20-05-2020, 01:42 PM   #182
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Anyone can confirm the keyboard for refurb sets?

Donít seem to have any description for it and the touch are MBP pro all show UK kb on the image
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Old 20-05-2020, 10:47 PM   #183
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Hi Apple macbook/ipad Pro users,

Can I check if let say I crafted a word document in windows pc/laptop, when I open it in word in Apple macbook/iPad Pro, will it open up in exactly the same format and able to read all the symbols used?

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Old 20-05-2020, 11:55 PM   #184
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Hi Apple macbook/ipad Pro users,

Can I check if let say I crafted a word document in windows pc/laptop, when I open it in word in Apple macbook/iPad Pro, will it open up in exactly the same format and able to read all the symbols used?

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For most of the texts and symbols, yes. Unless you are using custom fonts (or symbols).

If youíre using custom fonts, you have to install on the devices youíre going to open the word document with.
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Old 21-05-2020, 05:01 PM   #185
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From what I understand, the 10th gen Intel CPU in the 13 inch MBP is the i5-1038NG7. It seems that the 28W TDP isnít fully utilised because the 13 inch MBPís thermals arenít that good. Meaning to say the boosted clock speeds would likely not be realised. A quick google search showed an article about this based on early benchmarks. Is it then worth the premium over the 8th gen CPU in the base model?

Context: Iím currently on the 2015 15Ē inch MBP with the i7-4870HQ CPU (no discrete graphics chip) and am thinking of upgrading to a 13 inch MBP.
I have the i5 MBP and i7 MBA 2020. Wanted to test out which was better before returning/selling either one.
The 10th gen difference vs 8th gen is only faster graphics processing and slightly higher multi core performance. Which to me is negligible because day to day use you most likely only utilise single core.

Unless u are hard up about the lack or ports then get the 10th gen. If not the 8th gen with 2 ports is more than enough.
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Old 21-05-2020, 06:13 PM   #186
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Anyone looking for a 16" MBP, can try amazon. It is having a $300 discount right now.

https://9to5toys.com/2020/05/20/16-i...-amazon-low-2/
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Old 21-05-2020, 06:36 PM   #187
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Anyone looking for a 16" MBP, can try amazon. It is having a $300 discount right now.

https://9to5toys.com/2020/05/20/16-i...-amazon-low-2/
adding shipping and stuff does it make sense? and of course the power socket is diff plug also
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Old 22-05-2020, 10:35 AM   #188
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I have the i5 MBP and i7 MBA 2020. Wanted to test out which was better before returning/selling either one.
The 10th gen difference vs 8th gen is only faster graphics processing and slightly higher multi core performance. Which to me is negligible because day to day use you most likely only utilise single core.

Unless u are hard up about the lack or ports then get the 10th gen. If not the 8th gen with 2 ports is more than enough.
I will most likely go with a 10th gen processor due to the better integrated graphics. Comparing the i7-1060N7 on the MBA and i5-1038NG7 on the MBP, the benchmarks seem to suggest what you have described (I.e. similar single core performance, better multi core performance). But at 512GB SSD / 16GB RAM configuration, the MBP cost $300 more and has 2 additional USB C ports.

My consideration would be: does the MBP have longer battery life and better screen? Weight wise seems similar 1.27kg vs 1.4kg. I donít do any video editing, but I do run boot camp for windows 10 occasionally and game on it (lowest settings and 720p of course).
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Old 22-05-2020, 11:11 AM   #189
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Anyone looking for a 16" MBP, can try amazon. It is having a $300 discount right now.

https://9to5toys.com/2020/05/20/16-i...-amazon-low-2/
why ah ?

why are they giving discounts ?

is it a new refresh is coming or they wanna clear this batch for new model ?
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Old 23-05-2020, 11:51 AM   #190
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I looking at 13 mpb. Is 256 ssd upgradable in the future? The additional $300 to increase to 512gb is a bit too much.

I Mainly use it for coding and my wife would bootcamp to windows
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I looking at 13 mpb. Is 256 ssd upgradable in the future? The additional $300 to increase to 512gb is a bit too much.

I Mainly use it for coding and my wife would bootcamp to windows
no, it's soldered on.
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Old 23-05-2020, 06:04 PM   #192
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Anyone looking for a 16" MBP, can try amazon. It is having a $300 discount right now.

https://9to5toys.com/2020/05/20/16-i...-amazon-low-2/
save the hassle and get refurb,

there are some refurb models including CTO refurbs in the online store now

Refurb models are as good as new. no scuffs, no marks, no damage. checked thoroughly, come with 1 year warranty and is eligible for applecare+


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Old 23-05-2020, 08:41 PM   #193
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I second what Chevalier and adiboy says. I just received my refurbished 16" and I seriously cannot tell apart between a brand new set and this. Tried to find some scuffs or visible faults by peering into the ports even but everything looks and smells brand new. I saved a bit of money and guys.. The speakers for the 16" is insanely good! I don't think there's any laptop that can beat the sound!

I would really suggest to re-consider if you can pay a little more. Refurbished sets seems to come with brand new cables and charger and battery. Didn't know that they will change the outershell too.
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Old 23-05-2020, 09:08 PM   #194
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I second what Chevalier and adiboy says. I just received my refurbished 16" and I seriously cannot tell apart between a brand new set and this. Tried to find some scuffs or visible faults by peering into the ports even but everything looks and smells brand new. I saved a bit of money and guys.. The speakers for the 16" is insanely good! I don't think there's any laptop that can beat the sound!

I would really suggest to re-consider if you can pay a little more. Refurbished sets seems to come with brand new cables and charger and battery. Didn't know that they will change the outershell too.
I think we should have 16" MBP thread! Haha.
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