Are you satisfied with this morning's spec bump?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by emilioestevez, Apr 19, 2016.

  1. emilioestevez Suspended

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    + Skylake
    + HD 515 graphics
    + faster flash storage
    + faster RAM
    + additional hour of battery life
    + rose gold color option
     
  2. NutsNGum macrumors 68030

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    Wonder if BoltJames will acknowledge this update's existence.
     
  3. miduga macrumors newbie

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    I'm only here to see everyone rub it in his face lol
     
  5. PTLove macrumors 6502

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    I am, but I also understood the reality Apple faced. They weren't going to redesign a motherboard for a single generation since Kaby Lake+ supports TB3 natively. As such, my expectations were probably lower than others.

    Its the bare minimum, which is exactly what I expected, and Im happy with it.
     
  6. applesith macrumors 68030

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    Yes because all the speculation drove Best Buy to do massive sales on the previous gen.
     
  7. deeddawg macrumors 604

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    Yep. I spent over $500 less on my month-old openbox 1.2/512 model than I'd have to pay for the updated 2016 model. There's nothing in the new version that gives me cause to second-guess that decision.
     
  8. samven582 macrumors 6502a

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    nope. Entry level macbook comes with a m3 processor lol
     
  9. kylera macrumors 65816

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    All I cared about was whether there would be an improvement in battery life or not, since I don't have reliable access to outlets when I'm out and about. Even though it's only one more hour, it's still better battery life than the first generation for the same price.

    Besides, I won't be able to upgrade my iPad for some time, so I'll need a portable Retina display for reading on the go.
     
  10. Mr Retina macrumors regular

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    Its a simple spec bump, nothing to go crazy about..I don't think Ill bother selling my Gen 1 machine at this point, because it works perfectly for my needs.
     
  11. PTLove macrumors 6502

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    The Core M variants have zero architectural differences between the M3, M5 and M7 variants. Only clockspeed. Its not like the Core I3 (no hyperthreading), Core I5 (Hyperthreading), and Core I7 (larger cache).
     
  12. T'hain Esh Kelch, Apr 19, 2016
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    Turbospeeds are also different. Which are lower than they were for the 1. generation M CPUs.
     
  13. zhenya macrumors 603

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    Exactly the update I expected. I had only thought that 4k/60hz/USB 3.1 Gen2 came natively on Skylake but it apparently still needs the daughter board. So no reason at all for me to think about upgrading! My wallet is safe.
     
  14. Howard2k macrumors 6502a

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    Waiting to see the becnhmarks, but I'm happy.

    I wasn't expecting anything significant. I'm also happy that the Air got the 8GB bump. I had (briefly) a 4GB variant and it didn't cut the mustard. I'll likely pick up a new gen Macbook or an 8GB 13" Air. I'll wait for benchmarks before finalizing. Or if Best Buy in Canada offers heavy discounts on the Gen 1 Macbook that's an option too, but I don't see that happening.
     
  15. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    As a gen1 owner, I see zero reason to update. The best thing about the update? It just made that $300 off at bestbuy plus 10% movers coupon feel like an even bigger steal.
     
  16. kfscoll macrumors 65816

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    I'm satisfied all right -- so satisfied that I don't feel compelled to upgrade my 2015 1.3GHz 12" rMB. :)
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    Hey, you post in the Vizio P-series thread over on AVS, don't you? I'm "Schwa" over there. It looks like we travel in the same circles. :)
     
  17. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    yes sir!

    We love our technology :)
     
  18. marmiteturkey macrumors 6502

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    Can I recommend to you the USB-C Anker portable batteries? They'll double the life of your rMB and they're cheaper than the price of a second power supply.
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    Only i7 has hyperthreading; i5 does not.
     
  19. Kal-037 macrumors 6502a

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    I was expecting a 1.2 base Ghz model then 1.3 then 1.4. Also a 720P FaceTime Camera... Other than that, everything is as expected.



    Kal.
     
  20. Emergo macrumors member

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    How much will this be? I probably should have bought the discounted MacBooks at Best Buy. Sigh
     
  21. Kal-037 macrumors 6502a

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    Wait is this not capable of running 4K at 60fps like Skylake was touted to be able to do? (Or this MB was anyway.)


    Kallum.
     
  22. Emergo macrumors member

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    Is this in stores today? Might as well get it.
     
  23. meboy macrumors regular

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    No need to be mean. Just add him to your ignore list.
     
  24. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    It looks like 4K at 30fps still.

    $1299 starting price, same as gen 1.
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    order online today, in stores tomorrow. Granted they said that with gen1 and it was not in stores for a long long time. Well a few made it to stores.
     
  25. PTLove macrumors 6502

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    I believe thats only the desktop parts. AFAIK, the mobiles are only max turbospeed for GPU and cache.

    Intels naming is so ridiculous.
     
  26. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

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    It is limited by USB-C 3.0.
     

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