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2021-05-15 9:40:27 PM  
You gotta do some kickbacks to keep your revenues up, with Fox News kicking your ass.
 
2021-05-15 10:04:31 PM  
From the top of the page in question:

CNN Underscored is your guide to the everyday products and services that help you live a smarter, simpler and more fulfilling life. The content is created by CNN Underscored. CNN News staff is not involved. When you make a purchase, we receive revenue.

Seems pretty clear that it's not even trying to be hard-hitting news, or news of any kind.
 
2021-05-15 10:09:20 PM  
That was an unflinching expose into the way you can start doing something on your phone and finish it on your iMac.  Gritty stuff.
 
2021-05-15 11:43:56 PM  
Yes, please buy a an ARM powered Mac. There is already too much competition for more performant processors and they don't need to be wasted on Instagram influencer dittoheads.
 
2021-05-16 4:58:43 AM  
Any farkers that have this setup let me know how you like it and how you use it.
 
2021-05-16 5:46:38 AM  

Thrakkorzog: Any farkers that have this setup let me know how you like it and how you use it.


Alright, Susan.
 
2021-05-16 6:11:13 AM  
No subby, the right time to buy a mac is when you have more money to spend than common sense and are deluded enough to believe the lies of a luxary brand at face value
 
2021-05-16 6:23:41 AM  
$1300 for a workstation with integrated graphics?  What a deal.
 
2021-05-16 6:24:03 AM  
Ummmmm....M1 power.

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2021-05-16 6:52:56 AM  

lifeslammer: No subby, the right time to buy a mac is when you have more money to spend than common sense and are deluded enough to believe the lies of a luxary brand at face value


Pricing on MacBooks is right in line with other ultra books.
 
2021-05-16 6:55:41 AM  
I'll bet subby also gets fooled by those ads in magazines that look like articles but clearly say at the top of the page, "THIS IS AN ADVERTISEMENT."
 
2021-05-16 7:03:21 AM  
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2021-05-16 7:16:05 AM  

lifeslammer: No subby, the right time to buy a mac is when you have more money to spend than common sense and are deluded enough to believe the lies of a luxary brand at face value


Please show me a cheaper 13inch laptop that has the same performance and size of the current Macbook Air
 
2021-05-16 7:16:57 AM  

Thrakkorzog: Any farkers that have this setup let me know how you like it and how you use it.


Mini with 16 gigs ram. I have yet to hear the fan kick in. Games ok, large excel files no problem. No crashes like on pre intel macs.

Far as I can tell the M1 chip is the real deal.
 
2021-05-16 7:32:00 AM  

Norfolking Chance: lifeslammer: No subby, the right time to buy a mac is when you have more money to spend than common sense and are deluded enough to believe the lies of a luxary brand at face value

Please show me a cheaper 13inch laptop that has the same performance and size of the current Macbook Air


He cannot. And it never gets hot. For the price, it's a god damn miracle
 
2021-05-16 7:40:41 AM  

H31N0US: Thrakkorzog: Any farkers that have this setup let me know how you like it and how you use it.

Mini with 16 gigs ram. I have yet to hear the fan kick in. Games ok, large excel files no problem. No crashes like on pre intel macs.

Far as I can tell the M1 chip is the real deal.


I'm eying one of Mini's w/16GB. I'm also frustrated with inability of self-upgrades. There are 3 2012-2014 Mini's in this house; Intel, which I could upgrade. This new M1; albeit great on paper, is a potential roadblock due to everything on one chip.
 
2021-05-16 7:53:19 AM  

Thrakkorzog: Any farkers that have this setup let me know how you like it and how you use it.


I have the MacBook Air with 16GB RAM and a 512GB SSD. We make books, marketing materials, restaurant menus, and basically anything else printed. The files can be massive and my last machine (2015 MBP with i7, 16GB RAM, 512 SSD) would chug and beachball a lot.

It's been great. Only one beachball so far and it smashes big files. The best part is probably converting the files. We have to put them in a PDFx format for our printer and it takes forever even on my desktop OpenCore hackmac I built (9600K, 32GB RAM, 4TB M.2, RX5700 vanilla). The MacBook Air still takes a while, but it's faster than either of those other machines.

Not sure this iMac is worth it when you can grab a Mac Mini and pair it with a biatchin' monitor. Unless you really like the look of it or something...
 
2021-05-16 8:23:39 AM  
I want a computer not an over priced appliance dumping out SaaS.
 
2021-05-16 8:28:38 AM  

H31N0US: Thrakkorzog: Any farkers that have this setup let me know how you like it and how you use it.

Mini with 16 gigs ram. I have yet to hear the fan kick in. Games ok, large excel files no problem. No crashes like on pre intel macs.

Far as I can tell the M1 chip is the real deal.


Likwit: Thrakkorzog: Any farkers that have this setup let me know how you like it and how you use it.

I have the MacBook Air with 16GB RAM and a 512GB SSD. We make books, marketing materials, restaurant menus, and basically anything else printed. The files can be massive and my last machine (2015 MBP with i7, 16GB RAM, 512 SSD) would chug and beachball a lot.

It's been great. Only one beachball so far and it smashes big files. The best part is probably converting the files. We have to put them in a PDFx format for our printer and it takes forever even on my desktop OpenCore hackmac I built (9600K, 32GB RAM, 4TB M.2, RX5700 vanilla). The MacBook Air still takes a while, but it's faster than either of those other machines.

Not sure this iMac is worth it when you can grab a Mac Mini and pair it with a biatchin' monitor. Unless you really like the look of it or something...


Thanks. Very helpful.
 
2021-05-16 8:56:12 AM  
15" Dell Inspiron, i7, 16 GB RAM & 1 TB SSD with discrete Geforce graphics and Windows 10 Pro. $1000 on sale. The only time I hear the fans is when I'm gaming hard. And it can do everything that $1300 entry-level Macbook can do and more.

/under the skin it's almost all the same components anyway
 
2021-05-16 9:03:48 AM  

KRSESQ: 15" Dell Inspiron, i7, 16 GB RAM & 1 TB SSD with discrete Geforce graphics and Windows 10 Pro. $1000 on sale. The only time I hear the fans is when I'm gaming hard. And it can do everything that $1300 entry-level Macbook can do and more.

/under the skin it's almost all the same components anyway


Not really. The M1 chip is an ARM core processor, not Intel. And it's really fast.

I'm not an Apple fan. I develop for Windows mostly and need lots of Windows software (the M1 can't do cross-platform), but Apple have made a very good machine.
 
2021-05-16 9:04:04 AM  
It turns out I need an Apple device to subscribe to Apple TV + on my Fire TV to watch a couple shows. Or install iTunes bloatware on my PC. Or something ridiculous compared to other streaming services, where they're happy to have a simple credit card and contact info.

Apple: the market leader in enforced ecosystems.
 
2021-05-16 9:10:11 AM  
I've never understood the appeal of all-in-one desktops. You have to integrate everything in a laptop for portability, but a desktop is just better with a separate box and monitor. If I wanted a Mac I'd get a Mini.

Continuity is the linchpin of the Apple experience - the software backbone that lets you easily move something from one device to another, all without really lifting a finger, be it in the form of a shared clipboard to easily copy and paste across your devices or in the ability to quickly share a PDF between devices. It's the core utility features baked into iOS, iPadOS, watchOS and, of course, macOS. And with the new iMac's 24-inch display, it might just be the perfect big screen and centerpiece to move your work onto.

I just add something to my phone bookmarks and it synchronises, or I send a gmail to myself. And it's rare that I ever do it. It's nicer, I guess, but it doesn't feel like a high value thing to me.
 
2021-05-16 9:12:48 AM  

farkeruk: I've never understood the appeal of all-in-one desktops.


They're cheap.
 
2021-05-16 9:13:24 AM  
Same hard hitting network that

Lets Fanone on air multiple times without asking about his tattoo

Lets maggie habertreason duranty on air every day with asking about her conflicts or disclosing them on chyron

Lets Mary k scam lie about her husband's Healthcare and launch it into a career

Etc etc etc
 
2021-05-16 9:13:46 AM  
Ps, apple sucks and so do its customers
 
2021-05-16 9:27:13 AM  

Norfolking Chance: lifeslammer: No subby, the right time to buy a mac is when you have more money to spend than common sense and are deluded enough to believe the lies of a luxary brand at face value

Please show me a cheaper 13inch laptop that has the same performance and size of the current Macbook Air


There's actually no comparison. Macbook Airs are forced to run Mac OS, and are thus worthless.
 
2021-05-16 9:30:35 AM  
I'm a Windows/Android/iPad guy (I'll use whatever I like best in each category). My wife's MacBook Air with ARM is an unbelievable computer. Seriously, Apple has flipped over the table again with this one, just like they did with the iPhone in a world of Blackberries or the original Air in a world of plastic Toshiba laptops.

It runs cool, the battery lasts forever, and it runs office/productivity apps lightning fast, faster than my new i7 Dell Precision. I'm jealous. Too bad it's just macOS
 
2021-05-16 9:33:27 AM  

Nimbull: I want a computer not an over priced appliance dumping out SaaS.


Well, good luck building your time machine. That ship has sailed.

I'd wager in another ten years it will be nearly impossible to "build your own" PC because all manufacturers will have switched to an SoC architecture and demand for piece parts and modular components will become too niche to stay competitive.
 
2021-05-16 9:49:23 AM  

dukeblue219: Nimbull: I want a computer not an over priced appliance dumping out SaaS.

Well, good luck building your time machine. That ship has sailed.

I'd wager in another ten years it will be nearly impossible to "build your own" PC because all manufacturers will have switched to an SoC architecture and demand for piece parts and modular components will become too niche to stay competitive.


That prediction has been made again and again for the last 30 years.  The last year of component demand proves otherwise though.  Shortages aside the component makers are churning out more then before and still not meeting the demand.

There is room for both.  Professionally I have no time to hand-build each PC or server and sure as fark don't want to screw around with every individual manufacturer's warranty/RMA process, pre-built & centrally warrantied systems are great.

At home though the construction of my PCs is a hobby in itself and the landscape hasn't changed on that front in over three decades.
 
2021-05-16 10:13:32 AM  
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2021-05-16 10:38:08 AM  
M1 mini w 16gb. It's the real deal. Hasn't made a peep. Had to google to find out if it even had a fan.  Runs x86factorio about 5x faster than my 2017 x86 MacBook Pro, again, with zero fans.  Apps snap open etc.

Caveat emptor: docker has some issues. One being that inotify refuses to work. Ymmv
 
2021-05-16 10:47:28 AM  

lifeslammer: No subby, the right time to buy a mac is when you have more money to spend than common sense and are deluded enough to believe the lies of a luxary brand at face value


After having laptops that last me 3,4,5 years tops, and now have 9 years with this MacBook (mid-2012 MBP), the next one will definitely be another MacBook.  I had one issue pop up with workmanship (the SATA flex cable), and it was fixed out-of-warranty, for free at the Apple Store.  I upped the memory and replaced the HDD with an SSD, and had the nice folks at the Genius Bar replace the battery after about 7 years, but otherwise, it's been perfect.

I used to hear stories about people using the same Mac for 10 years, and thought they were just eccentric.  How could a computer still be running well after a decade?  It made no sense to me. 

I'll probably get the loaded 13" MBP for $2K-ish and then continue to shrug about "bbbbbut they're so expensive" for another decade.  If you're buying a laptop once a decade, who cares how much it costs?
 
2021-05-16 11:02:01 AM  

Izunbacol: lifeslammer: No subby, the right time to buy a mac is when you have more money to spend than common sense and are deluded enough to believe the lies of a luxary brand at face value

After having laptops that last me 3,4,5 years tops, and now have 9 years with this MacBook (mid-2012 MBP), the next one will definitely be another MacBook.  I had one issue pop up with workmanship (the SATA flex cable), and it was fixed out-of-warranty, for free at the Apple Store.  I upped the memory and replaced the HDD with an SSD, and had the nice folks at the Genius Bar replace the battery after about 7 years, but otherwise, it's been perfect.

I used to hear stories about people using the same Mac for 10 years, and thought they were just eccentric.  How could a computer still be running well after a decade?  It made no sense to me. 

I'll probably get the loaded 13" MBP for $2K-ish and then continue to shrug about "bbbbbut they're so expensive" for another decade.  If you're buying a laptop once a decade, who cares how much it costs?


I've had my 15" MBP for eight years now and it still works beautifully. Runs the latest version of macOS, does everything I want it to do.

I bought it when I went back to school, and it's far outlasted that endeavor. Next laptop will be another Mac, but I don't even know when that will be - I certainly don't need a new one yet.

P.S. I've dropped it a couple times, including once it slid off a kitchen counter and landed right on the corner (laptop was closed). Didn't miss a beat.
 
2021-05-16 11:10:50 AM  
Yeah yeah. But does it churn butter?

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'Cause I've got a yearnin' for some churning'
 
2021-05-16 11:18:05 AM  
My current Mac Mini is a 2012 model.  I replaced the 2 spinners a couple of years ago with a 1 terrabyte and 2 terabyte SSDs for 3 terabytes internal.  Startups take a few seconds now.  It really feels like a new machine.

I have no reason to upgrade at this point, but if it failed tomorrow I think I have gotten my money out of this one and would happily replace it with a new Mini.
 
2021-05-16 11:19:25 AM  
Likwit

Not sure this iMac is worth it when you can grab a Mac Mini and pair it with a biatchin' monitor. Unless you really like the look of it or something...

About to retire my 2010 iMac, and plan on going with a new mini. Can you recommend a decent monitor?

/ I know everyone hates apple but 11 years of service from a refurbished machine....
 
2021-05-16 11:20:57 AM  

fustanella: It turns out I need an Apple device to subscribe to Apple TV + on my Fire TV to watch a couple shows. Or install iTunes bloatware on my PC. Or something ridiculous compared to other streaming services, where they're happy to have a simple credit card and contact info.

Apple: the market leader in enforced ecosystems.


You can watch Apple+  in a browser.
I had a free subscription, and I just streamed it from my media PC to the TV.

No iTunes installed.
 
2021-05-16 11:23:24 AM  

KRSESQ: farkeruk: I've never understood the appeal of all-in-one desktops.

They're cheap.


I think the goal is to throw it away if any single part breaks.  I'd think of that as a problem, but the only person I know who has bought one (and replaced it with another) likely thinks of that as a plus.

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: lifeslammer: No subby, the right time to buy a mac is when you have more money to spend than common sense and are deluded enough to believe the lies of a luxary brand at face value

Pricing on MacBooks is right in line with other ultra books.


The iMac pricing is insane.  Then again, the desktop (non-laptop) market is sufficiently dead (and what is left has definite un-Apple interests) to make it an afterthought.

I'd think that an all-in-one Chromebook (chromedesk?) would make sense to all-in-one buyers as well, but they might be stuck to specific software.
 
2021-05-16 11:33:07 AM  

New Age Redneck: Likwit

Not sure this iMac is worth it when you can grab a Mac Mini and pair it with a biatchin' monitor. Unless you really like the look of it or something...

About to retire my 2010 iMac, and plan on going with a new mini. Can you recommend a decent monitor?

/ I know everyone hates apple but 11 years of service from a refurbished machine....


Unfortunately, I can't. I just use a big ass Toshiba 4K TV in HDR game mode for my Hackmac (probably a terrible idea since we need colors to be accurate... but it hasn't been a problem yet). Sorry I'm not any help
 
2021-05-16 11:34:26 AM  

trialpha: Norfolking Chance: lifeslammer: No subby, the right time to buy a mac is when you have more money to spend than common sense and are deluded enough to believe the lies of a luxary brand at face value

Please show me a cheaper 13inch laptop that has the same performance and size of the current Macbook Air

There's actually no comparison. Macbook Airs are forced to run Mac OS, and are thus worthless.


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2021-05-16 11:35:20 AM  

Likwit: Norfolking Chance: lifeslammer: No subby, the right time to buy a mac is when you have more money to spend than common sense and are deluded enough to believe the lies of a luxary brand at face value

Please show me a cheaper 13inch laptop that has the same performance and size of the current Macbook Air

He cannot. And it never gets hot. For the price, it's a god damn miracle


I get my M1 MacBook Pro a bit toasty at times. I went for the Pro over the Air, for the brighter screen, and active cooling. Just playing WoW on medium settings, it does heat up pretty nicely. Now to be fair, it's not a gaming machine, but it is under similar loads when rendering video.

Overall, I am very impressed with the M1 performance.

I use Windows and MacOS throughout the day. I don't have a strong preference one way or the other for most tasks. Still like Mac for when I do PhotoShop work.
 
2021-05-16 11:40:35 AM  

Likwit: Thrakkorzog: Any farkers that have this setup let me know how you like it and how you use it.

I have the MacBook Air with 16GB RAM and a 512GB SSD. We make books, marketing materials, restaurant menus, and basically anything else printed. The files can be massive and my last machine (2015 MBP with i7, 16GB RAM, 512 SSD) would chug and beachball a lot.

It's been great. Only one beachball so far and it smashes big files. The best part is probably converting the files. We have to put them in a PDFx format for our printer and it takes forever even on my desktop OpenCore hackmac I built (9600K, 32GB RAM, 4TB M.2, RX5700 vanilla). The MacBook Air still takes a while, but it's faster than either of those other machines.

Not sure this iMac is worth it when you can grab a Mac Mini and pair it with a biatchin' monitor. Unless you really like the look of it or something...


I just ordered a 16Gig/512 Macbook Air for Mrs. Blahbbs, and I'm quite sure it's far, far, far more power than she needs.  I'm almost hoping that she'll hate it, so I can have it.  Benchmarks seem to indicate that it's twice the speed of my 2017 iMac i5... not that you need much power to sit around and Fark all day.
 
2021-05-16 11:47:11 AM  

Izunbacol: I used to hear stories about people using the same Mac for 10 years, and thought they were just eccentric.  How could a computer still be running well after a decade?  It made no sense to me.


My PC is from 2013, with an i7-4770 chip, and I expect it to last years more. My main tablet is a Surface Pro 3 from 2014 and again is nowhere close to needing replacing.  It helps of course that Windows 10 is upgraded continuously.
 
2021-05-16 11:49:22 AM  
From TFA:
It's also multimodal by design with a hinge that lets you tilt the screen and multiple user support. This means that members of a whole family could each have their own account, which means more users who can take advantage of the expansive workstation.

But you can't have that on your iPad because f*ck you that's why.

/Even the original Surface RT had user accounts FFS.
 
2021-05-16 11:52:04 AM  

Dr. Nick Riviera: I'll bet subby also gets fooled by those ads in magazines that look like articles but clearly say at the top of the page, "THIS IS AN ADVERTISEMENT."


More likely that he's so desperate to reach his quota of anti-Apple headlines that he didn't read carefully.
 
2021-05-16 11:53:11 AM  

bingethinker: Dr. Nick Riviera: I'll bet subby also gets fooled by those ads in magazines that look like articles but clearly say at the top of the page, "THIS IS AN ADVERTISEMENT."

More likely that he's so desperate to reach his quota of anti-Apple headlines that he didn't read carefully.


There he is. lol
 
2021-05-16 11:54:00 AM  

Buzzerguy: From the top of the page in question:

CNN Underscored is your guide to the everyday products and services that help you live a smarter, simpler and more fulfilling life. The content is created by CNN Underscored. CNN News staff is not involved. When you make a purchase, we receive revenue.

Seems pretty clear that it's not even trying to be hard-hitting news, or news of any kind.


What does the acronym 'CNN' stand for, again?

I don't hold it against Apple aficianados that they are willing to pay 50% to 100% more for their hardware.  They are, after all paying for a great experience.

For example, with iOS, the experience of using a phone with a walled-up filesystem that makes it difficult to share files among apps. The experience of owning older phones that mysteriously lose the ability to accurately report battery levels after software updates, encouraging the purchase of a new phone.

But, sarcasm aside, Apple gear is unquestionably the best marriage of software and hardware.
 
2021-05-16 11:55:04 AM  

fustanella: It turns out I need an Apple device to subscribe to Apple TV + on my Fire TV to watch a couple shows. Or install iTunes bloatware on my PC. Or something ridiculous compared to other streaming services, where they're happy to have a simple credit card and contact info.

Apple: the market leader in enforced ecosystems.


That sounds like a problem with your Fire TV. I have a Roku stick, and I can easily subscribe to Apple TV+ if I want to.
 
2021-05-16 12:05:27 PM  

BumpInTheNight: dukeblue219: Nimbull: I want a computer not an over priced appliance dumping out SaaS.

Well, good luck building your time machine. That ship has sailed.

I'd wager in another ten years it will be nearly impossible to "build your own" PC because all manufacturers will have switched to an SoC architecture and demand for piece parts and modular components will become too niche to stay competitive.

That prediction has been made again and again for the last 30 years.  The last year of component demand proves otherwise though.  Shortages aside the component makers are churning out more then before and still not meeting the demand.

There is room for both.  Professionally I have no time to hand-build each PC or server and sure as fark don't want to screw around with every individual manufacturer's warranty/RMA process, pre-built & centrally warrantied systems are great.

At home though the construction of my PCs is a hobby in itself and the landscape hasn't changed on that front in over three decades.


Been to Fry's or Radio Shack lately?
 
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