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Little bit misleading advertising by Apple, Macbook Air M1



 
 
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Old February 5th 21, 11:50 PM posted to alt.comp.periphs.videocards.nvidia
skybuck2000
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Default Little bit misleading advertising by Apple, Macbook Air M1

This website:
https://www.apple.com/shop/buy-mac/macbook-pro/13-inch

Statements the following:

"Two Thunderbolt / USB 4 ports"

^ This is a bit misleading.

It may be interpreted as two thunderbolt + 4 usb ports.

Or a conversion from 2 thunderbolts to 4 usb ports.

This is not the case.

This means usb 4.0 protocol/version.

So heads up !

Nice chip this M1.

Also this airbook does not have ethernet port, so wifi required which kinda sucks.

And the screen is tiny and is IPS... no OLED... so might be a bit less colorfull.

Also if you get this device, definetly by the 16 GB ram version, you can't upgrade it later.

And this 16 GB is split between CPU and GPU !

The 16 GB version will make this device last much longer. The 8 GB feels like a scam and a waste of money, it will be obsolete very fast !

Bye,
Skybuck.
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Old February 6th 21, 01:39 AM posted to alt.comp.periphs.videocards.nvidia
Ant[_3_]
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Default Little bit misleading advertising by Apple, Macbook Air M1

Yep, that's confusing. I didn't like the M1 MBPs only had two ports
while its Intel MBPs have four ports. Also, get the biggest storage size
too since internal SSDs can't be replaced. I don't like the newer models
that don't let users replace inside like the older ones like from 2012.



skybuck2000 wrote:
This website: https://www.apple.com/shop/buy-mac/macbook-pro/13-inch


Statements the following:


"Two Thunderbolt / USB 4 ports"


^ This is a bit misleading.


It may be interpreted as two thunderbolt + 4 usb ports.


Or a conversion from 2 thunderbolts to 4 usb ports.


This is not the case.


This means usb 4.0 protocol/version.


So heads up !


Nice chip this M1.


Also this airbook does not have ethernet port, so wifi required which kinda sucks.


And the screen is tiny and is IPS... no OLED... so might be a bit less colorfull.


Also if you get this device, definetly by the 16 GB ram version, you can't upgrade it later.


And this 16 GB is split between CPU and GPU !


The 16 GB version will make this device last much longer. The 8 GB feels like a scam and a waste of money, it will be obsolete very fast !


Bye,
Skybuck.


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Old February 6th 21, 01:40 AM posted to alt.comp.periphs.videocards.nvidia
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Default Little bit misleading advertising by Apple, Macbook Air M1

Also, why is this in NVIDIA newsgroup?

skybuck2000 wrote:
This website:
https://www.apple.com/shop/buy-mac/macbook-pro/13-inch


Statements the following:


"Two Thunderbolt / USB 4 ports"


^ This is a bit misleading.


It may be interpreted as two thunderbolt + 4 usb ports.


Or a conversion from 2 thunderbolts to 4 usb ports.


This is not the case.


This means usb 4.0 protocol/version.


So heads up !


Nice chip this M1.


Also this airbook does not have ethernet port, so wifi required which kinda sucks.


And the screen is tiny and is IPS... no OLED... so might be a bit less colorfull.


Also if you get this device, definetly by the 16 GB ram version, you can't upgrade it later.


And this 16 GB is split between CPU and GPU !


The 16 GB version will make this device last much longer. The 8 GB feels like a scam and a waste of money, it will be obsolete very fast !


Bye,
Skybuck.


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Old February 6th 21, 11:38 AM posted to alt.comp.periphs.videocards.nvidia
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Default Little bit misleading advertising by Apple, Macbook Air M1

skybuck2000 wrote:
This website:
https://www.apple.com/shop/buy-mac/macbook-pro/13-inch

Statements the following:

"Two Thunderbolt / USB 4 ports"

^ This is a bit misleading.


The name of the standard, is without the space character.

It is not "USB 4".

Officially the name is "USB4".

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USB4#Name

"Name

The USB4 specification version 1.0, released 29 August 2019,
uses "Universal Serial Bus 4" and "USB4". Several news reports
before the release of that version use the terminology
"USB 4.0" and "USB 4".[3][4] Even after publication of rev 1.0
some knowingly write "USB 4", claiming "to reflect the way
readers search".[5]
"

It's not "misleading". It is "incorrect".

And the sentence needs elaboration, because:

"compatibility with Thunderbolt 3 is only optional
for USB4 hosts and USB4 peripheral devices"

You don't know what you're buying, unless someone
writes the specifications out for you. What
rates does it run at ? 10Gb/sec ? 20Gb/sec ? 40Gb/sec ?

This is why I tend to ignore and discount the latest
standards, as they do not have precise definitions
and thus, who gives a ****.

Why would I buy "mystery meat" at the grocery store,
when it's easy for the store to properly label the meat ?
As a result, I do not eat such mysterious products.

Does it have a headphone jack ?

Or do I need Thunderbolt headphones ? :-)

Paul
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Old March 22nd 21, 02:58 AM posted to alt.comp.periphs.videocards.nvidia
Shinnokxz[_2_]
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Default Little bit misleading advertising by Apple, Macbook Air M1

On Saturday, February 6, 2021 at 4:38:21 AM UTC-7, Paul wrote:

Does it have a headphone jack ?

Or do I need Thunderbolt headphones ? :-)

Paul


This is Apple, they engineer even their low tier hardware to
require some sort of $100 dongle for you to use any sensible
modern components on it. They haven't had headphone jacks
on their phones in 5 years
 




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