Apple Updates MacBook Pros with 8th-Generation Intel CPUs and 32GB RAM

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  1. tonymacx86

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    Jul 12, 2018 at 1:30 PM #1
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    Jul 12, 2018 at 6:11 PM #2
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    It's nice to know that 8xxx CPU's will officially be included in OS X. Not that they didn't work before, but there's always a warm and fuzzy feeling in knowing that they're part of the official Apple family!
     
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    Jul 12, 2018 at 6:31 PM #3
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    Im assuming that they probably already added support for these machines on 10.13.6 High Sierra update.
    it's up to us to test this and find out.
     
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    Jul 12, 2018 at 7:22 PM #4
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    Luxury laptops for the very wealthy. Apple is leaving the majority of people behind. Thankfully I have a hackintosh already running an 8th generation intel cpu. I can only assume that if Apple ever gets around to updating the desktop (Mac mini, Mac Pro) they will be similarly priced. From a business and personal standpoint the investment in genuine Mac doesn’t seem to make sense anymore.
     
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    Jul 12, 2018 at 7:44 PM #5
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    To be fair, the $6700 price is a bit deceptive. The 4TB SSD upgrade costs $3400. Stick to a 256GB SSD and the price drops to a much more manageable $2900. Still a hefty chunk of change, but not nearly as outrageous.

    Really nice specs. Can't wait to see what Apple does with the other Mac models.
     
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    Jul 12, 2018 at 8:05 PM #6
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    In my opinion SSD/NVME storage prices are somehow nonsense.
    What's the point of a 4TB storage to cost more than a top tier spec-ed custom build PC ?

    Im excited for the rumored "Mac Mini" and the "Cheaper MacBook Model".
    Hopefully the will have a reasonable price but knowing past & current pricing not something i expect.

    Some nonsense pricing strategy that they have & that drives me crazy is:

    - 2015 Macbook Pro
    - 2016 Macbook Pro or 12" Macbook
    - 2017 Macbook Pro or 12" Macbook

    Have decent hardware difference & logically they should have decent price changes between models BUT, why on planet earth across all the differentiation they price change is 100-300$ difference from each other ??

    Why would i picked an older model (m3 12" model) to save 100-300$ when i can get the 2017 Pro model( if i already spend 1000-2000$.)
     
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    Jul 12, 2018 at 8:43 PM #7
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    My first Gustomac
    Thanks to Pastrychef I am up an running the strixmachine my first working "Gustomac".

    My MacBook Pro broke down under the strain from writing big time, got repaired. This has happened two times in a row, at the same critical point in time. I had to do something completely different. Now scared I had to build a stronger backup computer, going to be my primary when I have learned have to modify EFI fluently, and adjusting SuperDuper! to new cloning procedures.

    On the funny side. I only read Pastrychefs recipe before I went along with the project, I thought it was a stand-alone-manual. It is not. It is very very beautiful written and taken care of, but I will suggest to add an mandatory explanation of the EFI part, and ... that Unibeast does not make the drive bootable, which I thought, to others who might write guides.

    Up and running. My plan was more memory for the money than speed. I experienced complete computer halts, when I reached some upper limit for open PDFs (around 100). My solution for this is gaining access to more memory. I compare this to a basic MacBook Pro mid 2014, with 512 GB SSD and 16 GB RAM. This is more snappy. I have started with 16 GB RAM, my plan is 24 GB.

    By the way, I accidentally dropped the stock CPU-fan on the floor, so I had to replace it. I chose Cryorig H7, and that made my computer completely silent, except from a sound like "what the filipo, I want i7".
     
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    Jul 12, 2018 at 9:36 PM #8
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    The relevance of the former post ;-) that my first day with my/our first build, Apple announced a price tag on the new basic MacBook Pro with 32GB/512SSD, at USD 4200 (Nordic prices) , and I spent USD 1000.
     
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    Jul 12, 2018 at 11:27 PM #9
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    The argument for staying with 16GB in the 2017 MacBook Pro was due to the limit intel had with LPDDR4 maxing out at 16GB. I believe Ice Lake or something like that will have this support but its not out yet, did they use regular DDR4 instead?
     
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    Jul 13, 2018 at 1:10 AM #10
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    Yep regular ddr4 since they managed to increase the battery.
     

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