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Old 08-07-2020, 18:11   #31
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Re: Apple to transition Macs to their own chipset

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Given they aren't going to be selling ARM macs for a couple of years and they'll be supporting their existing Macs for a couple of years after that, I see no issue with buying a Mac today.

In 12-18 months that gets tricky.

Macs (And Apple hardware in general) tends to retain its value really well regardless.
The first ARM Macs are supposed to be released around Christmas. Nothing official mind.
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Re: Apple to transition Macs to their own chipset

I think the biggest issue is do you really want to be getting the first-generation of ARM-based Macs?
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Re: Apple to transition Macs to their own chipset

It might be moot, he’s now drooling over a Dell XPS 17. He went on his favourite Internet forum and asked “Mac or PC?” ... poor boy, doesn’t yet know how these things go. I tried explaining to no avail, kiddies just tell you to get what they already have (or want). The fact such debates were on this very forum and its predecessor since before he was born cuts no ice.

The Dell is very very shiny though. And it has a touchscreen.
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It might be moot, he’s now drooling over a Dell XPS 17. He went on his favourite Internet forum and asked “Mac or PC?” ... poor boy, doesn’t yet know how these things go. I tried explaining to no avail, kiddies just tell you to get what they already have (or want). The fact such debates were on this very forum and its predecessor since before he was born cuts no ice.

The Dell is very very shiny though. And it has a touchscreen.
The Dell XPS is really nice especially the quality of the screen and the compact form factor. Just make sure he doesn't need Logic Pro and the ports are up to spec. I was looking at a Dell XPS 13 but I couldn't work out if I could reliably dock two 25inch monitors via their version of the Thunderbolt port without using a dock.

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Re: Apple to transition Macs to their own chipset

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The first ARM Macs are supposed to be released around Christmas. Nothing official mind.
Ah,well I misunderstood the transition period!

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It might be moot, he’s now drooling over a Dell XPS 17. He went on his favourite Internet forum and asked “Mac or PC?” ... poor boy, doesn’t yet know how these things go. I tried explaining to no avail, kiddies just tell you to get what they already have (or want). The fact such debates were on this very forum and its predecessor since before he was born cuts no ice.

The Dell is very very shiny though. And it has a touchscreen.
In fairness for what he wants to do, it'll likely make little difference in the long run. Most of the big media editing packages are available on both and he'll probably get more for his money.
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