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The FOMO is strong with these new Apple Silicon Macs
Posted by: sekker
Date: November 18, 2020 03:39PM
I personally have absolutely no reason to buy one.

And it is true my lovely SO has a greatly underpowered Mac. But she's not banging the door for a new machine.

But the FOMO keeps saying - wouldn't she BENEFIT from one?!

FOMO, I see and hear you!
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Re: The FOMO is strong with these new Apple Silicon Macs
Posted by: jdc
Date: November 18, 2020 03:47PM
yeah... wife has been complaining about her 2009 iMac... maybe time to bite the bullet.

basic mini + my 27" screen (then get a new 4K screen for me =)

$700 just doesn't buy that much used iMac... like 2013. and 21.5" have a huge gap between 2014 and 2018.



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Re: The FOMO is strong with these new Apple Silicon Macs
Posted by: M A V I C
Date: November 18, 2020 03:52PM
An IT admin I know hates them. They only support one monitor at a time and he's got users that expect at least two.




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Re: The FOMO is strong with these new Apple Silicon Macs
Posted by: kahuna1342
Date: November 18, 2020 03:52PM
Wow, it't like this topic was meant just for me. My wife's 2009 13" MBP is getting rather long in the tooth and the new MBA is calling out with it's siren song to buy one.





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Re: The FOMO is strong with these new Apple Silicon Macs
Posted by: kj
Date: November 18, 2020 03:56PM
I agree. I haven't bought a new mac in a long, long time (only pc's) and this mac has me trying to figure out why and how I can get one. Dang.
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Re: The FOMO is strong with these new Apple Silicon Macs
Posted by: pRICE cUBE
Date: November 18, 2020 04:01PM
I too I have this FOMO in regard to the M1 Macs.



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Re: The FOMO is strong with these new Apple Silicon Macs
Posted by: Markintosh
Date: November 18, 2020 04:02PM
I am trying to patiently wait until Apple makes Friends and Family discounts for employees available on the M1 MBAs...I'm not sure I can hold out.

I am about to take in some cash on a website build project and it will be tough to just bank that money...



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Re: The FOMO is strong with these new Apple Silicon Macs
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: November 18, 2020 04:11PM
I will likely buy a 2nd gen mini if it has 32 GB of RAM and HDMI 2.1. The Core Solo Intel mini was borderline POC.



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Re: The FOMO is strong with these new Apple Silicon Macs
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: November 18, 2020 04:11PM
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kj
I agree. I haven't bought a new mac in a long, long time (only pc's) and this mac has me trying to figure out why and how I can get one. Dang.

I bought one just under three years ago and I still want a new M1.

Having a relatively recent Mac will make it easier to wait to see what the release of the next line of ASi Macs brings, though.



It is what it is.
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Re: The FOMO is strong with these new Apple Silicon Macs
Posted by: anonymouse1
Date: November 18, 2020 04:13PM
Commme with meeeee, MRF'ers.....Comme with meee to......THE M1 SIDE! BWAH HAH HAH HAH HAH!
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Re: The FOMO is strong with these new Apple Silicon Macs
Posted by: Lew Zealand
Date: November 18, 2020 04:13PM
I guess that working with Macs in IT, I'll eventually see one so my FOMO is somewhat muted.

Put another way: 5 (yes five) very specific Macs that were on my Most Wanted list when they came out are now mine thanks to Apple Refurbs and other people wanting to upgrade, 4 for free and the Apple Refurb paid of course:

2009 13" or 15" MBPro (I have one of each now!)
2011 15" MBPro HiRez screen (but it died 2 weeks ago, sigh)
2012 2.6 Quad Mini (bought refurb in 2014)
2013 or '14 15" MBPro retina (a 2014 with a very mild screen defect)

I can wait.

BTW I'm waiting for the last of my Most Wanted: 2013- '15 13" MBPro retina. One day it will be mine!
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Re: The FOMO is strong with these new Apple Silicon Macs
Posted by: timg
Date: November 18, 2020 04:40PM
Not me. Not again. I bought a 7100/66 PowerMac. Wait for the next generation.

Yes, I hold grudge.



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Re: The FOMO is strong with these new Apple Silicon Macs
Posted by: Article Accelerator
Date: November 18, 2020 04:46PM
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M A V I C
An IT admin I know hates them. They only support one monitor at a time

Huh?

[www.apple.com]
"Simultaneously supports up to two displays:
"One display with up to 6K resolution at 60Hz connected via Thunderbolt and one display with up to 4K resolution at 60Hz connected via HDMI 2.0"
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Re: The FOMO is strong with these new Apple Silicon Macs
Posted by: jdc
Date: November 18, 2020 04:51PM
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M A V I C
An IT admin I know hates them. They only support one monitor at a time and he's got users that expect at least two.

Assuming you mean the M1 MBA and the MBP?

Even tho I dislike them, maybe ultrawide screens...



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Re: The FOMO is strong with these new Apple Silicon Macs
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: November 18, 2020 04:54PM
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timg
Not me. Not again. I bought a 7100/66 PowerMac. Wait for the next generation.

A man of principle!

....with plenty of time to reflect upon it.... smiley-laughing001



It is what it is.
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Re: The FOMO is strong with these new Apple Silicon Macs
Posted by: AllGold
Date: November 18, 2020 05:06PM
I normally want to resist change and stick with what I have. However, lately, I don't know if it's the pandemic or what, but I have an urge to buy Mac stuff I don't really need just to tinker with. The M1 Macs are right up that alley.







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Re: The FOMO is strong with these new Apple Silicon Macs
Posted by: sekker
Date: November 18, 2020 05:31PM
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N-OS X-tasy!
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timg
Not me. Not again. I bought a 7100/66 PowerMac. Wait for the next generation.

A man of principle!

....with plenty of time to reflect upon it.... smiley-laughing001

You may be asked to save us all!
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Re: The FOMO is strong with these new Apple Silicon Macs
Posted by: sekker
Date: November 18, 2020 05:34PM
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jdc
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M A V I C
An IT admin I know hates them. They only support one monitor at a time and he's got users that expect at least two.

Assuming you mean the M1 MBA and the MBP?

Even tho I dislike them, maybe ultrawide screens...

I said the very same thing to my son - but our second UWHD monitor just arrived!

We are perfectly set in my house to move to Apple Silicon...
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Re: The FOMO is strong with these new Apple Silicon Macs
Posted by: Robert M
Date: November 18, 2020 05:47PM
Sekker,

I don't get the FOMO. If you don't buy one now, you can buy one later. You can buy a second generation model. It isn't like Apple is going to stop making Macs. Maybe years down the line but not for a long time yet. smiling smiley

Robert
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Re: The FOMO is strong with these new Apple Silicon Macs
Posted by: sekker
Date: November 18, 2020 05:55PM
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Robert M
Sekker,

I don't get the FOMO. If you don't buy one now, you can buy one later. You can buy a second generation model. It isn't like Apple is going to stop making Macs. Maybe years down the line but not for a long time yet. smiling smiley

Robert

Great logical advice.

But I hear they are FAST! Don’t you also want to experience FAST?!
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Re: The FOMO is strong with these new Apple Silicon Macs
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: November 18, 2020 06:26PM
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AllGold
I normally want to resist change and stick with what I have. However, lately, I don't know if it's the pandemic or what, but I have an urge to buy Mac stuff I don't really need just to tinker with. The M1 Macs are right up that alley.

I'm exactly the same. I don't think the recent urge is COVID-related - I think it has more to do that, for the first time since 2006, interesting things are afoot in the world of Mac hardware.



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Re: The FOMO is strong with these new Apple Silicon Macs
Posted by: jdc
Date: November 18, 2020 06:49PM
maybe FOMO isnt the right acronym...?

But the desire to buy new iron, that isn't the "same ol thing" (even tho it is) is drawing me in.

2018 mini is great -- but lackluster. i3 chip and suck graphics. Been that way for years... in a rut.

but the M1... no crappy i3, and a realish GPU

$700 is still daunting. Would have been better at $599. or even $499...

I know this is just a benchmark... but this is the wow -- and why waiting for M2 isn't even necessary





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Re: The FOMO is strong with these new Apple Silicon Macs
Posted by: GGD
Date: November 18, 2020 07:54PM
I've been thinking of the MBA for a completely different reason. It's getting to be time to replace the iPad 2 that tops out at iOS 9, and I had been thinking of an iPad with an Apple keyboard. That starts to get a bit pricey, and an M1 MBA should be able to run the iPad apps instead.

This would also let me evaluate Big Sur and Arm based Mac apps for future transition.

But I'm in no rush, maybe wait for the next generation or for these to show up in the refurb store.
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Re: The FOMO is strong with these new Apple Silicon Macs
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: November 18, 2020 08:06PM
I think what you all have is LUST. I feel it strong off of you, the scent is unforgettable and long lasting. I will outlast you all...
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Re: The FOMO is strong with these new Apple Silicon Macs
Posted by: Speedy
Date: November 18, 2020 09:24PM
I’ll buy one when it can run Office 2011.



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Re: The FOMO is strong with these new Apple Silicon Macs
Posted by: mattkime
Date: November 18, 2020 09:46PM
The specs look amazing if you were in the market for a lower end laptop. If you're interested in higher end then you're hoping this strategy scales. No reason why it shouldn't but Apple still has to bring it to market.



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Re: The FOMO is strong with these new Apple Silicon Macs
Posted by: M A V I C
Date: November 18, 2020 10:11PM
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sekker
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jdc
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M A V I C
An IT admin I know hates them. They only support one monitor at a time and he's got users that expect at least two.

Assuming you mean the M1 MBA and the MBP?

Even tho I dislike them, maybe ultrawide screens...

I said the very same thing to my son - but our second UWHD monitor just arrived!

We are perfectly set in my house to move to Apple Silicon...

Yes. MBA/MBP. He's not going to go buy 1000 widescreen monitors so his users can buy M1 machines.




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Re: The FOMO is strong with these new Apple Silicon Macs
Posted by: jdc
Date: November 18, 2020 11:26PM
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Speedy
I’ll buy one when it can run Office 2011.

LOL. I haven't run any version of Office since maybe 2001.



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Re: The FOMO is strong with these new Apple Silicon Macs
Posted by: Article Accelerator
Date: November 19, 2020 12:01AM
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M A V I C
Yes. MBA/MBP. He's not going to go buy 1000 widescreen monitors so his users can buy M1 machines.

I'm still confused…
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Re: The FOMO is strong with these new Apple Silicon Macs
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: November 19, 2020 01:31AM
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Article Accelerator
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M A V I C
Yes. MBA/MBP. He's not going to go buy 1000 widescreen monitors so his users can buy M1 machines.

I'm still confused…

Users already have dual 1080p/1440p 19:10 desktop monitors. There is a chance the right dock (or a dongle) would allow dual monitors but that adds to the cost.



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Re: The FOMO is strong with these new Apple Silicon Macs
Posted by: davester
Date: November 19, 2020 11:02AM
I'm waiting for the M3.



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Re: The FOMO is strong with these new Apple Silicon Macs
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: November 19, 2020 11:41AM
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davester
I'm waiting for the M3.

Ask and you shall receive!





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Re: The FOMO is strong with these new Apple Silicon Macs
Posted by: mattkime
Date: November 19, 2020 11:55AM
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N-OS X-tasy!
Ask and you shall receive!

M3 wagon plz.



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Re: The FOMO is strong with these new Apple Silicon Macs
Posted by: Article Accelerator
Date: November 19, 2020 12:14PM
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davester
I'm waiting for the M3.

I'm thinking the M1 is a pretty good start so why wait…

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"Basically, the $5000 iMac Pro I bought three years ago has been humbled by a $999 MacBook Air and a $699 Mac mini. This is real life. This is where we are now."


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Re: The FOMO is strong with these new Apple Silicon Macs
Posted by: sekker
Date: November 19, 2020 12:16PM
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jdc
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Speedy
I’ll buy one when it can run Office 2011.

LOL. I haven't run any version of Office since maybe 2001.

Codeweavers has announced windows apps now running on M1 Macs...

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Re: The FOMO is strong with these new Apple Silicon Macs
Posted by: Sarcany
Date: November 19, 2020 12:32PM
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Article Accelerator
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davester
I'm waiting for the M3.

I'm thinking the M1 is a pretty good start so why wait…

More than 16GB RAM, more than 2 USB/TB ports, support for multiple displays, better GPU or support for ATI/Nvidia graphics, support for external GPUs.



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Re: The FOMO is strong with these new Apple Silicon Macs
Posted by: M A V I C
Date: November 19, 2020 12:50PM
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M A V I C
Yes. MBA/MBP. He's not going to go buy 1000 widescreen monitors so his users can buy M1 machines.

I'm still confused…

Users already have dual 1080p/1440p 19:10 desktop monitors. There is a chance the right dock (or a dongle) would allow dual monitors but that adds to the cost.

AA, he's an IT guy for a big company. They have people receiving M1 MBA's & MBP's that want dual display support. He's not going to replace all their monitors with a single widescreen monitor.

Simultaneously supports full native resolution on the built-in display at millions of colors and:
One external display with up to 6K resolution at 60Hz


He did try docks and dongles, no dice.




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Re: The FOMO is strong with these new Apple Silicon Macs
Posted by: sekker
Date: November 19, 2020 02:57PM
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Sarcany
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Article Accelerator
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davester
I'm waiting for the M3.

I'm thinking the M1 is a pretty good start so why wait…

More than 16GB RAM, more than 2 USB/TB ports, support for multiple displays, better GPU or support for ATI/Nvidia graphics, support for external GPUs.

You are not in the M1 customer segment from these specs! Get an Intel Mac and enjoy, the 16" laptop does all of these things, and well.
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Re: The FOMO is strong with these new Apple Silicon Macs
Posted by: macphanatic
Date: November 19, 2020 04:46PM
I get the issue with the lack of dual monitor support.

With everything I've read, 16GB RAM may be more than enough for 99.9% of users. The M1 appears to use RAM much more efficiently/effectively than legacy systems. We very well may need to change how we perceive RAM needs.
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Re: The FOMO is strong with these new Apple Silicon Macs
Posted by: Article Accelerator
Date: November 19, 2020 09:00PM
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M A V I C
He did try docks and dongles, no dice.

This one works: [www.youtube.com]

Beyond that, Apple's suggestion is to run one monitor off the Thunderbolt port and the other off the HDMI port—no docks or dongles required.
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