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rawweb

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I lost a swig of squirt opening this email moments ago...

EDIT: CONFIRMED HERE: https://www.owcdigital.com/DEC/

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thesaint024

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Wow, this is real! Just looked it up. I hope this satisfies everyone who is so unhappy with the new Macbook "for the masses". I hope they put their money where their mouths are and live with this thing. You can now carry around more battery and every possible port ALL the time, just like "pros" want!
 
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psingh01

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can't be real....what does it do exactly? lol

I see one usb-c port and an sd card slot. How does it connect to the MacBook pro? Do you unscrew the bottom plate and wire it in directly? :p wirelessly? you can put 8tb of storage and access via bluetooth :D
 
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mac_in_tosh

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Wow, this is real! Just looked it up. I hope this satisfies everyone who is so unhappy with the new Macbook "for the masses". I hope they put their money where their mouths are and live with this thing.

Not quite. First you have to pay for the overpriced, under-ported MB Pro. Then you have to pay for this thing. That is not what people have been wanting.
 
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jerryk

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can't be real....what does it do exactly? lol

I see one usb-c port and an sd card slot. How does it connect to the MacBook pro? Do you unscrew the bottom plate and wire it in directly? :p wirelessly? you can put 8tb of storage and access via bluetooth :D

It connects via USB-C cable (not shown). It is essentially an attached USB-C hub with up to 4 TB of disk, additional ports, etc...
 
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Miltz

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I still think this is a joke... If it ends up being for real the people at OWC who thought of this must have too much free time on their hands.
 

thesaint024

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Not quite. First you have to pay for the overpriced, under-ported MB Pro. Then you have to pay for this thing. That is not what people have been wanting.
That's too bad that it still doesn't meet needs. I would have loved seeing this thing in the wild because yes, it is funny. So even with the ports and the additional battery, still unhappy because of the price. Maybe I'll get lucky and still see one or two around anyway.
 

thesimplelogic

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I still think this is a joke... If it ends up being for real the people at OWC who thought of this must have too much free time on their hands.

I feel like it has to be. In addition to that, I want to know how much that thing will weigh because I would bet it would be pretty close to the weight of the actual laptop itself?!
 

SJTrance

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I would really be interested in a slick way to make my 13" MBP have a discrete graphics card.
 

thesaint024

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I would really be interested in a slick way to make my 13" MBP have a discrete graphics card.
I keep hearing about the usb-c graphics add-ons. I would prefer that to a built in one. Anxiously waiting this one too, but it won't be "slick" since it will be plugged into a usb-c port and likely desk bound.
 

SJTrance

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Yeah. I've definitely seen those. Quite expensive too. I wonder if it'll be cheaper to build or buy a gaming PC.
 

ctyrider

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It just needs a DVD drive and a few VGA ports.. then it will be perfect and will service the needs of even the most power hungry Pros.
 

leman

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A bit too early for 1st of April? That, or someone at OWC went completely mad.
 

thesaint024

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When you can buy a 32GiB-capable laptop for $500...
I cannot understand why you all keep talking about these machines instead of just going out and buying one? Just get one and I will sincerely be happy for you. As I stated many times, I have a PC. It's great, and I have nothing against them. Don't know why people keep talking about these mystical laptops on MR though. They are completely different machines and aimed at people with different needs. MR members will not put sufficient pressure on Apple to lower their prices. They will do their standard lowering of prices after rev A, but don't expect a $500 MBP anytime soon, or ever. PC's are a tremendous value if you don't think what Apple brings is worth the money. In the meantime, I will enjoy the launch of this Pro add-on device.

Edit: You have inspired me to just add my PC to my signature.
 

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I cannot understand why you all keep talking about these machines instead of just going out and buying one? Just get one and I will sincerely be happy for you. As I stated many times, I have a PC. It's great, and I have nothing against them. Don't know why people keep talking about these mystical laptops on MR though. They are completely different machines and aimed at people with different needs. MR members will not put sufficient pressure on Apple to lower their prices. They will do their standard lowering of prices after rev A, but don't expect a $500 MBP anytime soon, or ever. PC's are a tremendous value if you don't think what Apple brings is worth the money. In the meantime, I will enjoy the launch of this Pro add-on device.

Edit: You have inspired me to just add my PC to my signature.
I bought a 32GiB-capable TB3/NVMe/2.5/NVIDIA/ethernet quad-core i7 Skylake laptop in 2015 for half what the top rMBP cost then.
 

thesaint024

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I bought a 32GiB-capable TB3/NVMe/2.5/NVIDIA/ethernet quad-core i7 Skylake laptop in 2015 for half what the top rMBP cost then.
Not being a smartass, that is cool. I personally don't have a use for a laptop like that, but it sounds badass. I game on console and sometimes PC (now in my signature), and I don't do high stress computing. But back to topic, surely you can appreciate the humor of this add-on, right?
 
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