Apple to announce M1X-powered MacBook Pro this month

04 October 2021
A Mac mini is also expected to make an appearance.

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  • Anonymous

rizki1, 04 Oct 2021If you want something light, it's also there from wind... moreBut the Apple Silicon MacBooks have way better battery life and performance. And the Air is still pretty good for it's price.

  • Anonymous

Daimon, 05 Oct 2021A cheaper windows laptop can do all things that a mac can d... moreWell said and true, but these iEyefans will iDeny iEverything.....

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Anonym, 04 Oct 2021MacOS doesn't need the WSL virtualization layer for ve... moreA cheaper windows laptop can do all things that a mac can do. But not the other way around. So there's no reason to buy mac. Those who buy macs are not buying it for any logical reasons. They are just blindly following trend in their community.


Anonymous, 04 Oct 2021Real tech people use their brain. And in IT environment it&... moreusing a brain means using inferior laptops at the price?

Haha very funny.

Of course the corporate people are stuck using windows, they even took forever to even update their software to windows 10!

Tell me: what is the advantage of using a surface, thinkpad, HP, etc. with a core i5 processor compared to a m1 macbook air at the same price, which can run windows faster than them? What is the advantage?

You somehow turned people using a product with superior performance even AFTER running a different kind of software as an advantage for the inferior product? What mind games is this?

IT is simply too lazy to upgrade all their computers at once. They only stick to what's familiar, so that they can spend their mental capacity for the IT. Which is optimal for the buisness, but that isn't using their brain.

Anonymous, 04 Oct 2021Efficiency maybe, but performance? Keep dreaming, boy. You ... morecinebench is fooling you.

Essentially, all the battery tests are performed when the windows machines never do turbo boost.

On the other hand, performance scores are when the windows machines are turbo-boosted.

Doesn't matter if M1 macs are a bit slower than the ryzen 7 5800h when there are literally 0 laptops with ryzen 7 5800h at $1000.

At that price range, u find intel core i5s and ryzen 5 series chipsets. Which get smoked by m1 in terms of efficiency and price range.

The upcoming m1x macbooks will deliver 17% faster performance than the ryzen 7 5800h(12788 cinebench vs. 15000-ish for M1X), while not turbo boosted AND being the same price as most laptops that have it. AND, the macbook will have a 120hz mini-LED display and support for various iPhone apps.

Kriegsherr, 04 Oct 2021M1 macbooks are battery Champs and much smoother compared t... moreBattery Champs when running lightweight Mac OS where you can't even do basic things that are possible on 400$ laptops.
People buy windows laptop for their operating system. Mac OS feels like a century behind in terms of actual application support and other services.

Anonymous, 04 Oct 2021People into video production seem to disagree. And those mo... moreOnly people who use MacBooks in video production are those who learnt video editing on macs. These guys prefer that because they are familiar with that particular stock application on Mac OS. It doesn't mean that app is better, it's a matter of familiarity.

Rest of the people, which is the majority, steer clear of MacBooks as the video editing apps they want to work with are simply not available on Mac OS.

CptPower, 04 Oct 2021Man i have Lenovo notebook for 1800 bucks which is price ar... moreI agree... just got the Legion 5 pro. It blows the MacBook out of the water.
Even after so many years, MacBook simply can't compete with the Windows ecosystem of applications and services.

rizki1, 04 Oct 2021If you want something light, it's also there from wind... moreObviously there are top laptops with windows. But that doesn't make macbooks bad. I have thinkpad T series and macbook both. I know both of the device's strength and weeknesses. The amount of hatred People have for apple is extraordinary.

It's highly likely that it will be named M2, not M1X.

Kriegsherr, 04 Oct 2021Nope. Not better screen, may be a little more powerful but ... moreIf you want something light, it's also there from windows. Asus ZenBook/zephyrus, Microsoft Surface, Acer Swift/spin.

M1, same as any current top end ARM chipset. The X, is same as the Plus series. Next year will be M2 and then the end of the year they will offer and add the X. yawn.

  • Anonym

Daimon, 04 Oct 2021The truth is.. All developers i've seen always try to... moreThat's because our laptops are just glorified terminals to connect to servers that do the heavy lifting (welcome to the age of the private cloud). Very few need to hull massive workstations laptops with upgradable parts, the vast majority uses slim and light computers that fit anywhere and last a really long time when unplugged.

  • Anonym

Daimon, 04 Oct 2021Hehe.. There's no way i will use a macbook pro. A w... moreMacOS doesn't need the WSL virtualization layer for very obvious reasons -- it already is a *NIX based OS capable of running those apps natively (or, at least, with very little effort).

  • Anonym

Daimon, 04 Oct 2021"you will understand if you join the club" Haa... moreMust be nice living in a country where houses and cars are that cheap.

  • Anonymous

Daimon, 04 Oct 2021Hehe.. There's no way i will use a macbook pro. A w... morePeople into video production seem to disagree. And those mostly use Macs. I personally wouldn't know as I'm Windows 10 and Linux Manjaro user with AMD Ryzen systems...

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 04 Oct 2021Who says you need to be part of their "ecosystem"... moreEspecially if you are not using the Airpods with Apple devices. There are so much better sounding headphones on the market for that price. Or much cheaper for the same sound. These don't even support aptX and AAC cuts frequencies off rather early.

On topic: Filesystem compatibility/access or sideloading would be a reason.

Anonymous, 04 Oct 2021Who says you need to be part of their "ecosystem"... moreHehe..
There's no way i will use a macbook pro.
A windows 10 (or 11) + WSL is much more capable of doing a lot more things than a Mac.

A god, 04 Oct 2021Virtualization are ram and cpu intensive tasks, you speak l... moreThe truth is..
All developers i've seen always try to keep their laptops as log as possible, and they prefer laptops with upgradable parts.

  • Anonymous

A god, 04 Oct 2021Agree, its clear he doesnt have a job in tech, developing o... moreReal tech people use their brain. And in IT environment it's all HP Elitebook, Dell Latitude/XPS, Lenovo or Surface devices. But at the end of the day it absolutely doesnt matter how a device looks, if it's powerful enough for a certain task. Depending on which features are used. Not everyone needs Intel vPro and does Virtualization for example. Doesn't matter if it's advertised as a gaming notebook, they just have an ncredible price to performance ratio.

And an audio interface won't sound different on a Win machine with proper audio drivers. I've worked in webdev companys on apple macs and they crashed quite often for no obvious reason...