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First MacBook Air worth buying since 2015
Posted by: anonymouse1
Date: March 18, 2020 09:29AM
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Re: First MacBook Air worth buying since 2015
Posted by: rjmacs
Date: March 18, 2020 11:57AM
Why are they so vague about the graphics chipset?

They only list, "Intel Iris Plus Graphics"



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Re: First MacBook Air worth buying since 2015
Posted by: sekker
Date: March 18, 2020 01:22PM
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rjmacs
Why are they so vague about the graphics chipset?

They only list, "Intel Iris Plus Graphics"

Likely depends on the CPU (dual core vs quad core).
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Re: First MacBook Air worth buying since 2015
Posted by: rjmacs
Date: March 18, 2020 01:57PM
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rjmacs
Why are they so vague about the graphics chipset?

They only list, "Intel Iris Plus Graphics"

Likely depends on the CPU (dual core vs quad core).

For other models (like the MBP), they list the chipset for each config.



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Re: First MacBook Air worth buying since 2015
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: March 18, 2020 02:07PM
For the moment it sounds like a nice step up. It will really grind through heavy duty work loads... for 15 - 20 seconds until the CPU overheats and throttles down. It would be really nice if they added at least one more TB3 port over the previous model.



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Re: First MacBook Air worth buying since 2015
Posted by: Carm
Date: March 18, 2020 02:31PM
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Re: First MacBook Air worth buying since 2015
Posted by: jdc
Date: March 18, 2020 02:41PM
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For the moment it sounds like a nice step up. It will really grind through heavy duty work loads... for 15 - 20 seconds until the CPU overheats and throttles down. It would be really nice if they added at least one more TB3 port over the previous model.

Who buys an MBA for heavy duty work loads?



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Re: First MacBook Air worth buying since 2015
Posted by: Carm
Date: March 18, 2020 02:42PM
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rjmacs
Why are they so vague about the graphics chipset?

They only list, "Intel Iris Plus Graphics"

Likely depends on the CPU (dual core vs quad core).

For other models (like the MBP), they list the chipset for each config.
Look for the lowest powered/cost iris Plus chipset and that’s what they put in the MBA



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Re: First MacBook Air worth buying since 2015
Posted by: SteveO
Date: March 18, 2020 04:40PM
Bummed there doesn't seem to be a 16gb/1tb option. Harumph. Looks like the wait continues. Maybe 14" MBP later this spring?
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Re: First MacBook Air worth buying since 2015
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: March 18, 2020 04:46PM
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For the moment it sounds like a nice step up. It will really grind through heavy duty work loads... for 15 - 20 seconds until the CPU overheats and throttles down. It would be really nice if they added at least one more TB3 port over the previous model.

Who buys an MBA for heavy duty work loads?

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Apple: "...MacBook Air delivers up to two times faster performance when compared to the previous generation. And with Intel Iris Plus Graphics, MacBook Air now delivers up to 80 percent faster graphics performance, so graphics-intensive activities like playing games and editing video are faster than ever."

Perfect for editing 8K video on the new XDR display...



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Re: First MacBook Air worth buying since 2015
Posted by: anonymouse1
Date: March 18, 2020 04:54PM
It shows for me....$1,599

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Bummed there doesn't seem to be a 16gb/1tb option. Harumph. Looks like the wait continues. Maybe 14" MBP later this spring?
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Re: First MacBook Air worth buying since 2015
Posted by: jdc
Date: March 18, 2020 04:54PM
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Bummed there doesn't seem to be a 16gb/1tb option. Harumph. Looks like the wait continues. Maybe 14" MBP later this spring?

huh?





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Re: First MacBook Air worth buying since 2015
Posted by: sekker
Date: March 18, 2020 05:29PM
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For the moment it sounds like a nice step up. It will really grind through heavy duty work loads... for 15 - 20 seconds until the CPU overheats and throttles down. It would be really nice if they added at least one more TB3 port over the previous model.

Who buys an MBA for heavy duty work loads?

Pre COVIDApocalypse, mobile users needed the most CPU they could get in a laptop. I do not need a TON of capacity, but the 2018 MBA was a little slow.

Fixing that - plus the new keyboard - means this machine would be smaller than my MBPR13 and still serve me well.

Not buying now, but if I were to need a new machine, this MBA would be it.
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Re: First MacBook Air worth buying since 2015
Posted by: Lew Zealand
Date: March 18, 2020 07:02PM
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Why are they so vague about the graphics chipset?

They only list, "Intel Iris Plus Graphics"

Likely depends on the CPU (dual core vs quad core).

For other models (like the MBP), they list the chipset for each config.
Look for the lowest powered/cost iris Plus chipset and that’s what they put in the MBA

If you believe the Wikipedia for the new MBAir, actually the Core i3 and Core i5 have the midrange Iris Plus chipset (not even the low-end, which they could have chosen) and the i7 has the top end Iris Plus chipset, so this is a considerable upgrade over the previous UHD 617 GPU.
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Re: First MacBook Air worth buying since 2015
Posted by: SteveO
Date: March 28, 2020 06:10PM
Thanks guys, not sure how I missed that, guess I didn't go to config page.

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It shows for me....$1,599

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SteveO
Bummed there doesn't seem to be a 16gb/1tb option. Harumph. Looks like the wait continues. Maybe 14" MBP later this spring?
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