2018 Macbook Pro

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  1. ice

    ice PhilMUG Addict Member

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    Just wondering...

    My Photos and iMovie library are both stored in an old external hard drive (USB-A). I'm also using an inexpensive USB-C Hub on my Macbook Pro...

    I'm honestly NOT very happy with the speed of my Photos and iMovie...

    Will the speed improve if I use a more modern USB-C Hard Drive/SSD for my libraries?
     
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    I replaced my old external hard drive with an external ssd. And oh boy it is significantly faster but also significantly more expensive!
     
  3. ice

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    Thanks...

    I was just afraid of spending hundreds of $$$ for a new external USB-C SSD and not get any improvement .
     
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    yoh_hectic PhilMUG Addict Member

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    Any SSD whether SATA or PCIe will be faster than HDD. As a stop gap a SATA SSD may be the ideal compromise unless you routinely transfer TB of data.
     
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    The new graphics cards are now available...

    $250 for the Pro Vega 16
    $350 for the Pro Vega 20

    on top of the laptop’s $2,799 base cost

    Apple updates MacBook Pro with AMD Vega GPU options | The Verge

     
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    Need inputs, i have a mid-2012 Retina 15inch mbp. Is it worth to upgrade now? Or wait for next year’s?
     
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    Macbook Pro is 126 days old (as of today)

    I'm sure a new model will be available by middle of 2019 (before the back to school promotion)

    There will always be a better model next year (Apple might even give the Macbook Pro Escape a processor upgrade)

    So if you really need a new laptop now, I can see the 2018 Macbook Pro to last a reasonable time.
     
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    Bought this one today at shopee. Hopefully it can save my MacBook from accidents.

    Baseus Type C To Type-C Magnetic Elbow Adapter For Macbook

    [​IMG]
     
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    I’d love to see a MacBook Pro Escape with Touch ID.
     
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    Rumors circulating a 16.5 MacBook Pro is coming.
     
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    16.5"? This is something I really cannot understand from Apple's perspective, why they keep releasing Products against Global Classification Standard?
     
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    Apple sets the standards! - haven't you noticed most notebooks these days? - kulang na lang lagyan ng Apple Logo eh = specially Dell.
     
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    I could not see the Apple likeness in Dell’s flagship notebook, the XPS 15.
    Anyhow I hope this year faceid would come to the macbooks, it just makes perfect sense there.
     
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    As long as MacBooks remain what they are, meaning true-blue laptops, while the rest of the industry cater to 2-in-1s because,well consumers want it that way, Apple will only be that niche in the market for expensive,
    non-conformist products, but why not join the trend all the way?

    I don’t see a reason why it will come up with a 16.5 MBP when other companies are shrinking theirs, unless it’s something Apple hasn’t yet done before: a true gaming laptop (but hey, why not?).
     
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    lol.
     
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    Planning on purchasing an MBP 15" in a few months, should I wait for the upcoming MBP 2019 (16.5"?)? :D
     
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    hi sir, how's this adapter holding up with use? would really like to know your experience with it. also, does it support data transfer too or just power delivery? thanks in advance!
     
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    hi guys. can’t afford to back read. i was just wondering what’s the best usb type c hub for the macbook pro? can you share what you guys are using
     
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    Satechi and Hyperdrive. A bit expensive but quality is very good.

    For cheaper options, try UGreen or Baseus usb-c hub. Just search it in Shopee or Lazada.
     

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