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« on: June 06, 2012, 03:57:38 PM »

WWDC starts on Monday and there are rumors that there are going to be massive updates to the Mac product lines.  Keynote is Monday morning this year.  I can't wait to see what's getting updated!

http://9to5mac.com/2012/06/06/new-macs-spec-sheet-leaks-out-into-the-internet-pricing-and-names-included/
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« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2012, 04:03:31 PM »

God I need a new desktop so badly. Finally.


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« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2012, 04:10:58 PM »

Quote from: gellar on June 06, 2012, 04:03:31 PM

God I need a new desktop so badly. Finally.


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« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2012, 05:14:16 PM »

I did!  Just after I landed in LA.
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« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2012, 05:25:17 PM »

I just got my Macbook air in Jan ...

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« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2012, 05:26:15 PM »

I actually think the Air is the one that won't get a major upgrade.
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« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2012, 05:28:19 PM »

Quote from: gellar on June 06, 2012, 05:14:16 PM

I did!  Just after I landed in LA.

Damn, Tapatalk will post your exact location.  icon_eek
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« Reply #7 on: June 06, 2012, 05:37:22 PM »

Quote from: rickfc on June 06, 2012, 05:28:19 PM

Quote from: gellar on June 06, 2012, 05:14:16 PM

I did!  Just after I landed in LA.

Damn, Tapatalk will post your exact location.  icon_eek

Yeah but only if you want it to.
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« Reply #8 on: June 07, 2012, 06:39:39 AM »

Quote from: Crusis on June 06, 2012, 05:25:17 PM

I just got my Macbook air in Jan ...

<throws wallet at screen>

Same for my iMac. Oh well. I still love it, maybe just a little less. paranoid
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« Reply #9 on: June 07, 2012, 03:04:41 PM »

Quote from: gellar on June 06, 2012, 05:26:15 PM

I actually think the Air is the one that won't get a major upgrade.

I do love the air but I would gladly trade up to a slimmer MacBook Pro in the 15" range. The Air is a fantastic portable but I need a larger to go easier on my eyes.
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« Reply #10 on: June 07, 2012, 04:05:36 PM »

Quote from: Crusis on June 07, 2012, 03:04:41 PM

Quote from: gellar on June 06, 2012, 05:26:15 PM

I actually think the Air is the one that won't get a major upgrade.

I do love the air but I would gladly trade up to a slimmer MacBook Pro in the 15" range. The Air is a fantastic portable but I need a larger to go easier on my eyes.

I'm the opposite - I have a 13" MBP and lust after the Air.  I just can't get one since it's a bit underpowered for my use.
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« Reply #11 on: June 07, 2012, 05:56:51 PM »

Quote from: gellar on June 07, 2012, 04:05:36 PM

Quote from: Crusis on June 07, 2012, 03:04:41 PM

Quote from: gellar on June 06, 2012, 05:26:15 PM

I actually think the Air is the one that won't get a major upgrade.

I do love the air but I would gladly trade up to a slimmer MacBook Pro in the 15" range. The Air is a fantastic portable but I need a larger to go easier on my eyes.

I'm the opposite - I have a 13" MBP and lust after the Air.  I just can't get one since it's a bit underpowered for my use.

From a gaming standpoint, or general professional power?

I'm in the market for a new laptop for pharmacy school and have been considering Mac products.  The challenge is choosing between the Air and the Pro.  I'll have zero gaming time, so the final product will primarily be used for document production and academic organization, but eventually I hope for it to have enough longevity to handle pharmacy-specific professional software post-graduation. 
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« Reply #12 on: June 07, 2012, 06:09:22 PM »

Quote from: PeteRock on June 07, 2012, 05:56:51 PM

Quote from: gellar on June 07, 2012, 04:05:36 PM

Quote from: Crusis on June 07, 2012, 03:04:41 PM

Quote from: gellar on June 06, 2012, 05:26:15 PM

I actually think the Air is the one that won't get a major upgrade.

I do love the air but I would gladly trade up to a slimmer MacBook Pro in the 15" range. The Air is a fantastic portable but I need a larger to go easier on my eyes.

I'm the opposite - I have a 13" MBP and lust after the Air.  I just can't get one since it's a bit underpowered for my use.

From a gaming standpoint, or general professional power?

I'm in the market for a new laptop for pharmacy school and have been considering Mac products.  The challenge is choosing between the Air and the Pro.  I'll have zero gaming time, so the final product will primarily be used for document production and academic organization, but eventually I hope for it to have enough longevity to handle pharmacy-specific professional software post-graduation. 

I have pretty specialized needs.  Basically I have to have 8GB of RAM (more, ideally) due to what I do for a living.  I don't think general software would need that *unless* you had the need to virtualize Windows and run the software in there.
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« Reply #13 on: June 07, 2012, 06:27:36 PM »

http://www.cultofmac.com/172136/what-we-expect-apple-to-announce-at-wwdc-2012-feature/?utm_medium=twit&utm_campaign=spread-us
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« Reply #14 on: June 07, 2012, 08:12:16 PM »

I have a 2011 Air and it's fantastic for everything except 3d gaming of any kind.  I primarily use OSX Lion but I have Win7 installed and use it through VMWare Fusion.  Works like a charm.

If they come out with a slimmer Pro for a reasonable price, I would consider upgrading.  I would like to play Diablo smile
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« Reply #15 on: June 07, 2012, 08:19:34 PM »

Diablo can run on your Air!
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« Reply #16 on: June 07, 2012, 09:06:40 PM »

Quote from: wonderpug on June 07, 2012, 08:19:34 PM

Diablo can run on your Air!

I have the high end 2011 MBA (best aside from custom order on apple store) and D3 chugs on my laptop, even with everything cranked down low.  WoW ran great, but D3 not so much.
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« Reply #17 on: June 07, 2012, 09:46:31 PM »

I love my Air. Great for anything except modern gaming and video editing.
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« Reply #18 on: June 07, 2012, 10:57:59 PM »

Quote from: leo8877 on June 07, 2012, 09:06:40 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on June 07, 2012, 08:19:34 PM

Diablo can run on your Air!

I have the high end 2011 MBA (best aside from custom order on apple store) and D3 chugs on my laptop, even with everything cranked down low.  WoW ran great, but D3 not so much.

Yeah this was my experience with the Beta.  It runs, but with some big reservations.  I turned everything down and it would seriously chug whenever any moderate activity was on screen, including some 5+ second freezes/hitches.
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« Reply #19 on: June 08, 2012, 04:21:18 AM »

Quote from: kathode on June 07, 2012, 10:57:59 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on June 07, 2012, 09:06:40 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on June 07, 2012, 08:19:34 PM

Diablo can run on your Air!

I have the high end 2011 MBA (best aside from custom order on apple store) and D3 chugs on my laptop, even with everything cranked down low.  WoW ran great, but D3 not so much.

Yeah this was my experience with the Beta.  It runs, but with some big reservations.  I turned everything down and it would seriously chug whenever any moderate activity was on screen, including some 5+ second freezes/hitches.

I get about 25 fps on the Air at max rez. Im pretty sure it's the solid state drive. I had a 2010 MBP but the Air ran circles around it.

I do all of my writing on my Air. It can load a 400 page manuscript in Word in seconds. Even an edited manuscript with pages of notes and corrections doesn't challenge the lil guy. This with safari and other crap running.

The only real negatives are the battery life, and the screen size. I'd probably keep a 15" MBA for many years.
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« Reply #20 on: June 08, 2012, 07:01:04 PM »

iOS 6 is confirmed:

http://www.macrumors.com/2012/06/08/wwdc-banner-confirms-ios-6-discussion-and-name/

http://9to5mac.com/2012/06/08/ios-6-related-banners-go-up-at-moscone-west-ahead-of-wwdc/
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« Reply #21 on: June 08, 2012, 07:44:03 PM »

Quote from: leo8877 on June 08, 2012, 07:01:04 PM


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« Reply #22 on: June 09, 2012, 02:14:00 AM »

I'm waiting to see what the new 27" iMacs look like.  My current MBP is getting a bit long in the tooth for photo work, mostly because I am maxed on RAM.
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« Reply #23 on: June 11, 2012, 12:00:34 AM »

it'd be nice if they gave some sort of hint about the next iPhone, because the Samsung Galaxy S3 is looking sexier than Kathode in a teddy.
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« Reply #24 on: June 11, 2012, 01:20:22 AM »

Quote from: CeeKay on June 11, 2012, 12:00:34 AM

it'd be nice if they gave some sort of hint about the next iPhone, because the Samsung Galaxy S3 is looking sexier than Kathode in a teddy.

If by hint you mean what the OS will be then you'll be ok, otherwise I wouldn't expect to hear anything until Sept.  Here's a preview though, it'll be better than anything else on the market.
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« Reply #25 on: June 11, 2012, 04:50:56 AM »

Quote from: leo8877 on June 11, 2012, 01:20:22 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on June 11, 2012, 12:00:34 AM

it'd be nice if they gave some sort of hint about the next iPhone, because the Samsung Galaxy S3 is looking sexier than Kathode in a teddy.

If by hint you mean what the OS will be then you'll be ok, otherwise I wouldn't expect to hear anything until Sept.  Here's a preview though, it'll be better than anything else on the market.

Sure.
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« Reply #26 on: June 11, 2012, 02:10:01 PM »

For gellar

http://9to5mac.com/2012/06/11/more-new-mac-specs-macbook-airs-now-come-with-4gb-ram-standard-go-up-to-8gb/
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« Reply #27 on: June 11, 2012, 04:14:41 PM »

Quote from: leo8877 on June 11, 2012, 01:20:22 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on June 11, 2012, 12:00:34 AM

it'd be nice if they gave some sort of hint about the next iPhone, because the Samsung Galaxy S3 is looking sexier than Kathode in a teddy.

If by hint you mean what the OS will be then you'll be ok, otherwise I wouldn't expect to hear anything until Sept.  Here's a preview though, it'll be better than anything else on the market.

Really? By what yardstick to you measure "better"? Personally, I still don't miss iOS5.
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« Reply #28 on: June 11, 2012, 04:16:18 PM »

Quote from: Purge on June 11, 2012, 04:14:41 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on June 11, 2012, 01:20:22 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on June 11, 2012, 12:00:34 AM

it'd be nice if they gave some sort of hint about the next iPhone, because the Samsung Galaxy S3 is looking sexier than Kathode in a teddy.

If by hint you mean what the OS will be then you'll be ok, otherwise I wouldn't expect to hear anything until Sept.  Here's a preview though, it'll be better than anything else on the market.

Really? By what yardstick to you measure "better"? Personally, I still don't miss iOS5.

I'm just an Apple fanboy, no need to read into it any further.  Everyone I know personally who had an Android phone ended up disliking it and everyone who had an iPhone loves it.  I expect the same trend to continue with the next version.
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« Reply #29 on: June 11, 2012, 04:31:30 PM »

Ah... I thought you had some info to share.

News starts in what, 30 min? smile We'll see.
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« Reply #30 on: June 11, 2012, 04:48:42 PM »

Quote from: leo8877 on June 11, 2012, 02:10:01 PM


Finally.  Not enough for me to 'upgrade' from my MBP, but nice to know there are options when my hardware refresh is due next year.
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« Reply #31 on: June 11, 2012, 05:01:24 PM »

Quote from: Purge on June 11, 2012, 04:31:30 PM

Ah... I thought you had some info to share.

News starts in what, 30 min? smile We'll see.

And it started smile
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« Reply #32 on: June 11, 2012, 05:28:24 PM »

Quote from: gellar on June 11, 2012, 04:48:42 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on June 11, 2012, 02:10:01 PM


Finally.  Not enough for me to 'upgrade' from my MBP, but nice to know there are options when my hardware refresh is due next year.

Ahahahahah F that, the new Pro looks awesome.  WANT.
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« Reply #33 on: June 11, 2012, 05:30:03 PM »

I have an ipad.  Is there anything I care about?

Mostly, I just want to know that if I have to update the OS, it's not going to bog down the ipad2.  The main thing I'd really like to see is persistent notification icons in the top bar.  Having them vanish into the no-man's land of the invisible notification tray is dumb.
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« Reply #34 on: June 11, 2012, 05:30:44 PM »

Quote from: gellar on June 11, 2012, 05:28:24 PM

Quote from: gellar on June 11, 2012, 04:48:42 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on June 11, 2012, 02:10:01 PM


Finally.  Not enough for me to 'upgrade' from my MBP, but nice to know there are options when my hardware refresh is due next year.

Ahahahahah F that, the new Pro looks awesome.  WANT.

Ha, let's see what the price is...
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« Reply #35 on: June 11, 2012, 05:43:38 PM »

Quote from: leo8877 on June 11, 2012, 05:30:44 PM

Quote from: gellar on June 11, 2012, 05:28:24 PM

Quote from: gellar on June 11, 2012, 04:48:42 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on June 11, 2012, 02:10:01 PM


Finally.  Not enough for me to 'upgrade' from my MBP, but nice to know there are options when my hardware refresh is due next year.

Ahahahahah F that, the new Pro looks awesome.  WANT.

Ha, let's see what the price is...

$2199, less than I expected.

EDIT:  Ah but that's with 8 GB RAM and only 256 SSD space.
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« Reply #36 on: June 11, 2012, 05:46:33 PM »

That's still less than a current gen MBP with those specs, I think?

Regardless I have to consider this versus an iMac for home use... we'll see.
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« Reply #37 on: June 11, 2012, 05:48:20 PM »

Quote from: gellar on June 11, 2012, 05:46:33 PM

That's still less than a current gen MBP with those specs, I think?

Regardless I have to consider this versus an iMac for home use... we'll see.

Same price as the top end 15" (not custom build) looks like.
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« Reply #38 on: June 11, 2012, 05:54:00 PM »

Quote from: leo8877 on June 11, 2012, 05:48:20 PM

Quote from: gellar on June 11, 2012, 05:46:33 PM

That's still less than a current gen MBP with those specs, I think?

Regardless I have to consider this versus an iMac for home use... we'll see.

Same price as the top end 15" (not custom build) looks like.

Yeah I'm rocking a 13" with i7, 8GB, and 256GB SSD and I'm pretty sure it cost in the mid 2Ks.  Not sure though.
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« Reply #39 on: June 11, 2012, 05:56:02 PM »

Yeah, mine was a little more spendy than that - but then, I'd be going well above the defaults of what the new one has too, so I bet it could still escalate quickly.

I'm also not due for a hardware refresh for a long time yet, but that's a pretty exciting laptop right there. Certainly makes me more likely to consider selling mine in the next year or so to accelerate the upgrade, for sure.
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