• Ariel VerberAriel Verber, over 1 year ago

    starting a new job next month. should i ask for one? or is the 'no-touchbar' better?

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    • Account deleted over 1 year ago

      The specs on the new one are slightly better, but touchbars are a pain in the ass. My wifes keyboard is slightly fucked and some of the keys dont work. Also it feels a bit weird to use. Also, on a top spec 13" the battery life is abysmal. On top of that now the rear two USB-C ports have stopped working. Finally it doesnt charge when the lid is shut, and when the lid shuts the computer doesnt go into sleep mode, so yeah, go for the older one if you can. The new ones are shite.

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      • Mike StevensonMike Stevenson, over 1 year ago

        How old is it? Apple should just replace that lemon.

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        • Account deleted over 1 year ago

          Yep, its juuuuust over a year old, unfortunatley she is uber busy, constantly. She can barely afford to have an hour off, let alone a few days of downtime to set a new computer up and mess around with apple trying to fix her Macbook. Her old 13 MBP retina was flawless, this one... not so much.

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          • Mike StevensonMike Stevenson, over 1 year ago

            Total bummer. Does she backup to iCloud or any other service? When I get a new MacBook it takes an hour tops to set it up. Then I just let it sit overnight to download everything stored on the cloud.

            Apple might make a special exception since its just over a year old. This is the reason I always get a computer with AppleCare+, plus I find that the cost is offset due to higher resale value when it’s time to upgrade.

            Last time I had to bring my laptop into the shop, I just purchased a brand new MacBook and returned it when the work on mine was completed.

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            • Account deleted over 1 year ago

              No. We've got everything backed up on external harddrives, but she is crazy busy, so in the last 4 months (when these problem start really building up) we havent had time to get into an apple store, due to eitherbeing in New Zealand, where there are none, or travelling around and not being in the same country/place for more than a week. But yeah, shes got a break for the next three weeks so I plan on taking it into the apple store. To be honest this is one of the reasons why i dont mind paying more for apple products - the after purchase support is extremely good.

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      • Stuart McCoyStuart McCoy, over 1 year ago

        Apple doesn't put ports in the rear of the computer, the screen hinge would get in the way.

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