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News Apple releases macOS 10.14 Mojave beta

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by bit-tech, 27 Jun 2018.

  1. bit-tech

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  2. perplekks45

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    So, my MacBook Pro (early 2011) is not supported by the beta? Any idea whether or not it will receive the full release? If not I might have to look at a long-term replacement.
     
  3. Gareth Halfacree

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    If it's not supported by the beta release, then - as far as I'm aware - it won't be supported by the full release.
     
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    Dark mode coming to both MacOS and Windows... in both instances about effing time...
     
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    Well, that deserves a :sigh:.

    Off to rummage the ol' intarwebz for reviews of current MacBook alternatives.
     
  6. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    Dell's XPS line is the stand-out not-a-mac for most.
     
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    You're fast, mate. Cheers!
     
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    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    This is true: I replaced my godawful MacBook Air with an XPS13 and have never been happier. Smaller, lighter, much better screen, not-stupid keyboard, more powerful, and I don't have to run mac-flamin'-OS.
     
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    Indeed, they even do versions running Ubuntu [like what Gareth went for] if not-windows is a requirement/preference.
     
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    I have a spare Win 10 key somewhere, so I'm covered either way. But, and that is quite important for me, what about build quality? My MacBook looks almost like new after seven years of (ab)use.
     
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    Given that I'm more than happy with my XPS and Apple is currently replacing MacBooks left, right, and centre 'cos the keyboard's a lemon, I'd say Dell's probably beating it on that front.
     
  12. RedFlames

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    given i know someone with a current spec MBP who is currently on his 3rd keyboard, the XPS could be built of chinesium and still hold up better.
     
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    Build quality for current Macbooks is best described as 'lol,'

    The major issue right now is that the Butterfly Keyboard is not only incredibly loud, but can also be jammed solid by the tiniest spec of dust. It's riveted into the frame and the keys are near impossible to remove, so you can't get under the keys to clean it and can't remove the keyboard without the aid of a drill.

    The typing experience is bad too, like typing on a bed of mobile phone keys circa 2007 (admitted Cherry MX Brown obsessive), it's far worse than any normal membrane keyboard. With so many laptops coming out with low profile mechanical keyboards this has been a real misstep for Apple.

    Plus the cooling is inadequate on Macbooks right now, so they are always throttling. No proof but surely a system than runs at 95 the whole time will die before one that's running at 75,
     
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    Thanks for all the input, guys. I know the new MB Pro are a disgrace, I was more hoping for a comparison to the 2011-built-like-a-fortress MB Pro. But I guess you answered that as well.
     
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    Soooo.... the Huawei MateBook X Pro? Any opinions? Sounds bloody tempting right now.
     
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    Has some good reviews... some people arent't sure what to make of the funk pop-out webcam... hard to get your hands on one in the UK/Europe though iirc...
     
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    I really don't mind the camera, won't use it very often anyway. And maybe I can ask a few former colleagues about contacts within the PC hardware section.
     
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