Just got my new MacBook Pro 2019

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by millydog, May 25, 2019.

  1. millydog macrumors 6502

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    15” 2.4ghz 8-core i9
    32GB ram
    1TB SSD
    Radeon Pro 560x

    Purchased at Highpoint Apple Store (Australia).
    On my way home to set it up. Pretty excited, upgrading from a MacBook Pro 2013 4-core i7, 16GB ram, 512GB SSD.
     
  2. Mac-key macrumors 6502a

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    Great looking machine! Let us know how hot it gets.
     
  3. SweWriter macrumors member

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    We need details on heat (during stress test), throttling of any kind and feel of the keyboard. :D
     
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  5. millydog thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I don’t plan on stressing it, I’m sorry. I just want to use it and enjoy, not kill it. It’s the highest spec without the graphics card upgrade, as how they have off the shelf. So this model was available for walk-in purchase.
    First impressions of the keyboard are that it feels different with the less travel for me, coming from the 2013. I don’t mind it though, actually, it’s kind of cool. Hoping that I don’t get any keyboard issues, but I’m happy that it will be covered for 4 years if I do.

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  6. StuKatz1 macrumors member

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    Buy an iPad next time
     
  7. millydog thread starter macrumors 6502

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    There is a 1.27GB T2 chip update out of the gate, so downloading that before anything else.
     
  8. millydog thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for your suggestion, but I have one. I’m sure that there are many YouTube videos with guys stressing it to the limits already.
     
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    Actually, it's a downgrade in many ways.
     
  11. millydog thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I’m happy and so is my 17yo daughter who will get my old one.
    In what ways is it a downgrade? No USB ports or keyboard? Keyboard seems fine to me and my latest portable drive has USB-C and A cables. I’ll get a USB-C dock to connect older drives, but it’s not something that I need to rush out for with other computers in the house.
     
  12. smirking, May 26, 2019
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    Dude, there are a million threads full of people crapping on your favorite topics to crap on. This girl started a thread to share that she's elated with her new purchase. Let her have a moment.
     
  13. millydog thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Or this girl.
    Thanks. I am just sharing my excitement for my new MacBook Pro, when my previous one was a 2013 model.
    I’m actually a Senior Programmer. I might edit a few home videos in iMovie, but as a programmer and tech girl geek, I appreciate the speed of this machine as much as the next guy (or girl).
     
  14. Stephen.R macrumors 65816

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    I went from a 2011 to a 2018 and had similar sort of response: it took some time to get used to (and was a bit weird when I swapped back and forth while setting it up and still using the old one for a day or two), but I didn't really understand all the complaints about them.

    I think that's a good attitude, the constant negativity from some parts of the community about this is getting ridiculous IMO.

    Great stuff. Enjoy it!



    Someone doesn't want to run performance/stress bench tests for you, and your response is "buy a tablet"? What a childish response.

    If you think so, don't buy one. Why are you so bothered that someone else has a new laptop?
     
  15. smirking macrumors 68020

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    You'll want to pick up some USB-A to USB-C adapters. The least expensive options are on eBay. You can get them by the handful and stash them in different places if you're ever worried that you'll be caught without a way to connect a USB-A device. Here's a 5 pack for $5 (US).

    A dock will still be nice though. I have an LG 5K monitor serving as my dock. I love the convenience I get from the USB-C plug. I used to have to deal with four different plugs whenever I wanted to grab my 2012 Unibody and leave my office. Now it's just one plug.

    The keyboard takes a little getting used to. I absolutely hated it at first, but I eventually grew to like it once I figured out how to type on it. It's an acquired taste, but I prefer this keyboard to other laptop keyboards now. It requires some tweaked mechanics. You have to learn how to type with smaller and more relaxed movements.

    If you get through a year of regular use on the keyboard and it doesn't act up, the keyboard will likely be fine. People who complained of problems usually developed them within a few months.
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    Of course! Thanks for the correction.
     
  16. lillefot macrumors newbie

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    Congratulations. Interested to hear what you think of the keyboard too! I like the feeling of typing on my 2017 model, but annoyed by the "sometimes it won't type the keyboard letter I clicked"-thing.
     
  17. leman macrumors G3

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    Don't worry about ti, it's built to be stressed. You can run it under high load for long periods of time without any adverse effects. So just use your computer as you see fit.
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    Its a downgrade solely in MacFather's delusional mind. Just ignore posters like that, they disagree with some of the design choices and in their small world "I don't like it" means "Its bad".

    It gets just as hot as the 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014 model... you get the point. Heat and noise of all Mac laptops since Ivy Bridge has been basically identical.
     
  18. bevsb2 macrumors 68000

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    Congratulations and enjoy! I've had the 15" 2018 since launch and no problems with the keyboard or anything else. I love it.
     
  19. clangers23 macrumors regular

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    Nice, I just want one of these purely for the idea of having 8 cores in a laptop even though I'd probably never push it to it's limits. I probably need to go into therapy! ;)
     
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    I don't know what to compare it against (my Late-2013 15" did the same) but it gets HOT under load. Was syncing 40Gb of dropbox folder for a few hours and underneath/left was uncomfortably hot on my knee.
     
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    Congrats, on your new baby and good luck. Its a beautiful machine, and the screen is gorgeous to be sure.
     
  22. Dave245 macrumors 604

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    Enjoy your new machine :) i love Apple's simple packaging, the presentation is brilliant.

    on another topic, do you guys think that with this kind of usage (please seen screenshot) i should upgrade to the 16GB Ram on the 13" Macbook Pro OR just stick with the 8GB as standard? I see that people have previously mentioned that if the bar is green (which it is) then it's fine. However i have noticed that Memory used is 10.74GB and app memory says 8.91 :confused:. This is on my 2012 iMac by the way, i currently don't have a Macbook since my 2011 Pro died late last year :(.
     

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    Unused memory is wasted memory. You're mac has plenty of ram and its not needing much of it right now, hence the graphic presentation is green and not high.
     
  24. Dave245 macrumors 604

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    Thank you for explaining that, i thought it was what apps were using :rolleyes: that's currently with all the apps open that i use, Pixelmator Pro, iMovie, Safari with a few tabs open, iTunes with Apple music playing, Pages and Final Draft open for writing.

    In that case, am i correct in thinking that 8GB would be enough, if i were to get a Macbook Pro or the 2018 Macbook Air?
     
  25. millydog thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yes, it feels different, but in a good way. I like the keyboard. No complaints so far. I am happy that Apple included it in the 4 year plan to fix keyboard issues, but the whole issue might be overblown, as you said, there is a lot of negativity about it. I figure that Apple are standing by their products by offering us 4 years of support for it, so at least I know it's covered if I have issues.

    Thanks for the advice regarding adapters. I will get a few things or a hub for sure.
    Sounds good that even someone who wasn't a fan of the keyboard now really likes it. I've started off happy with it, so all good so far. Feels nice to type on to me.

    I only have my 2013 MacBook Pro keyboard and Apple Wireless keyboard to compare it to, so I never tried the last few MacBook Pro keyboards. I can't tell you if it has improved since last year or anything, only that I'm happy with it.

    Oh I will no doubt tax it soon as I convert video to load onto mine and the kids iPads and I plan on editing family holiday videos. I can tell it's fast. I ran the Geekbench CPU test and got 5827 Single-Core Score and 30846 Multi-Core Score and I was also downloading applications while the tests were running.
    I've never run the stress video test before, so don't even know what app that was….and I have nothing scientific here to test temperatures with here either. I could run a test, but I've never run it before and I'm a bit cautious about the results including any identifying information like serial number or something.

    Thank you, it's good to hear that some people are happy with their recent MacBook Pro purchases.

    Yeah, 8-cores is crazy. I bought it for longevity though. Well, my 2013 MacBook Pro is still going strong, but I could do with extra ram and speed. I need to run Windows 10 in Parallels sometimes and it would be good to have some extra speed and ram for that. I don't do it often, but sometimes need Windows apps for work. I program with Oracle database, Java web services and now my work is moving to .Net programming. For personal interest, I want to learn Xcode and gain some other programming skills too. I also have a huge Photos library and use iMovie for basic home video editing. I figured that going from 4-cores to 8, 16GB ram to 32, 512GB to 1TB, etc, meant that I was getting a good upgrade all round with a plan of having this MacBook Pro for a number of years.
     

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