How Powerful?

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  1. ghsNick macrumors 68020

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    I ended up pulling the trigger on the MacBook sale at Best Buy yesterday.

    I understand that's it's a First Gen device and I was planning on waiting until Gen 2/3, but after all the discounts and coupons I got it for $648.

    I wanted to know how powerful it was compared to other Apple devices. For example, I have an iPhone 6s Plus and 2011 iMac.

    Is there a chart comparing it to other Apple Products? Thanks!
     
  2. Weaselboy Moderator

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  3. MRrainer macrumors 6502a

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    648? That's insane. Too bad we don't get deals like that here.
    I hope I can hold out till the damned Skylake edition comes out.
     
  4. ghsNick thread starter macrumors 68020

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    This thing is sick! Haven't purchased a Mac since 2011 and I'm definitely happy with it.

    2 questions!

    1) This FileVault thing is automatically setting itself up. Is that good? Do I need it?

    2) Which is the best AdBlock to use with El Capitan?
     
  5. ghsNick thread starter macrumors 68020

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    This thing is sick! Haven't purchased a Mac since 2011 and I'm definitely happy with it.

    2 questions!

    1) This FileVault thing is automatically setting itself up. Is thing good? Do I need to do it?

    2) What is the best AdBlocker with El Capitan?
     
  6. Weaselboy Moderator

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    1. FileVault encrypts your drive so nobody can access your data if they steal your computer. On newer Macs like yours it is pretty transparent and not much of a performance hit. I turn it on first thing on every Mac I buy. Definitely a good idea to have it on.

    2. There is a new type of adblocker called "content blockers" that work on Safari now. I have tested most of them and ended up using Wipr. It is not as configurable as some others, but is fast and does the job.
     
  7. ghsNick thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Thanks.

    I never set it up on my 2011 iMac. It's been a few hours but it's almost one configuring now.

    Is it better than uBlock, Adblock or AdBlock Plus? I just want something that is fast, efficient, and works with YouTube.
     
  8. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Those three are much more configurable if that is what you are after. But the newer content blocker style adblockers tend to be faster.
     
  9. double329 macrumors 6502

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    I thought the content blocker is IOS Safari only, not the desktop version? Am I missing something?
     
  10. Weaselboy Moderator

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    They are available on OS X Safari also. See this thread.
     
  11. double329 macrumors 6502

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    Cool, thanks for the pointer!
     

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