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Apple MacBook Pro 16, most expensive overheating gadget
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    Base system

    • 2.6GHz 6-core i7
    • 3072 x 1920 IPS display, 500nits brightness tops, slimmer bezels means much more broken screens
    • 16GB RAM (around $50 cost to Apple in parts, Apple asks $400 for it)
    • 512GB SSD (around $40 cost to Apple in parts, Apple asks $200 for it)
    • If you have any issue with SSD, it is impossible to restore data or repair SSD
    • Radeon Pro 5300M with 4GB GDDR6 (sic!) (around $70 cost to Apple in parts)
    • Return to old keyboard (aka ones used in other notebooks)
    • 100Wh battery, up to 11 hours of light video watching on low backlight
    • $2400, only around 2-2.5x of comparable Windows note
    • https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1520434-REG/apple_mvvj2ll_a_16_macbook_pro_late.html

    Top system

    • 2.4GHz 8‑core i9
    • 3072 x 1920 IPS display, 500nits brightness tops
    • 64GB RAM (around $200 cost to Apple in parts)
    • 8TB of SSD storage (around $500 cost to Apple in parts)
    • If you have any issue with SSD, it is impossible to restore data or repair SSD
    • Radeon Pro 5500M with 8GB of GDDR6 (around $200 cost to Apple in parts)
    • Return to old keyboard (aka ones used in other notebooks)
    • 100Wh battery, up to 11 hours of light video watching on low backlight
    • $6100, at least this one is better and match current Apple smartphones margins

    Cooling had been improved, but for top configs it is absolutely not enough with it's single heatpipes for CPU and GPU.
    Even much cheaper Xiaomi Notebook Pro this year offers double the cooling with lighter heat output.
    Horrible heat design again, Apple!

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  • GPUs specs are really weak

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    AMD Radeon Pro 5000M series mobile GPUs are built upon the all-new AMD RDNA architecture, designed from the ground up. The new GPUs include up to 8 GB of high-speed GDDR6 memory with up to 192 GB/s memory bandwidth - double the bandwidth of GDDR5 - and also deliver up to 4.0 TFLOPS of single-precision floating-point (FP32) performance. The GPUs are optimized for content creation applications and compute-intensive image rendering workloads.

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  • Return of scissors keyboard (still much inferior to famous Thinkpad keyboard)

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    Apple still mainly aims to shortest travel possible to advertise thickness of laptop (that has zero value if it is lower than certain quite high value) and do not properly make leak proof construction.

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  • Looks like a great update from Apple! I might get one to replace my iMac!

  • @retrospective

    Get instead any good universal small PC with AMD card and install hackintosh on it.

    As this thing will be throttling and will have around 30-40% performance of any normal 8 core PC that is real cheap now.

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    Speakers grill is designed and located to maximize chances of water damage.

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  • Adorama providing $100 rebate for this model preorders

    https://www.adorama.com/acmvvj2lla.html

  • Totally unrepairable construction

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  • As told on day one - this thing throttles

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    Small fun is how she downplays this, as no, not all notebooks throttle.
    But to not throttle you need two additional heatpipes and better coolers.

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  • Special - Apple 16" MacBook Pro, i9 2.3GHz, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD, Radeon 5500M 4GB, Silver, $154 discount

    https://www.adorama.com/acmvvm2lla.html?EmailPrice=T

    Simpler config - https://www.adorama.com/acmvvl2lla.html?EmailPrice=T

  • I ordered one with 1TB SSD, 8GB GPU, 32GB RAM and 2.3Ghz i9 to use with Asus PA32UCX monitor. Both should arrive by the first week in January.