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New Macs on the way
Posted by: ztirffritz
Date: April 27, 2021 09:59PM
Just ordered 2 new MacBook Air machines, one for the wife and one for the boy. So tomorrow Apple should be releasing the updated MacBook Air machine with M2 chip sets. You’re welcome.



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Re: New Macs on the way
Posted by: SKYLANE
Date: April 27, 2021 10:07PM
LOL, Thanks for paving the way for the M2 release. Usually, that’s been my job to pave the way to the next iterations of any Apple Device!

Enjoy your new Macs!




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Re: New Macs on the way
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: April 27, 2021 10:09PM
Just ordered 2 new MacBook Air machines...


It's a dangerous, thankless task, but somebody's gotta do it.

So thank you for taking one for the team.

The current M1 will do for me for quite a spell.

My 2012 MB is still capable enough for my pedestrian use, but the screen just got too small, given all the presentation tweaks that webmasters throw at one.




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Everybody counts or nobody counts.

When a good man is hurt,
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You and I have memories longer than the road that stretches out ahead.

There is no safety for honest men except
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Re: New Macs on the way
Posted by: space-time
Date: April 27, 2021 10:18PM
14 day return policy, plus a few days shopping. Expect new Macs on May 18.
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Re: New Macs on the way
Posted by: jdc
Date: April 27, 2021 10:26PM
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ztirffritz
Just ordered 2 new MacBook Air machines, one for the wife and one for the boy. So tomorrow Apple should be releasing the updated MacBook Air machine with M2 chip sets. You’re welcome.

Youre safe. Hopefully, if you ordered base models, you got in on the $899 deals.

We have been on an Apple spree since late 2020 -- 2 M1 MBAs, a M1 mini, 3 iPhone 12s and one 12 mini. We are good until the new large iMac comes out... need one -- then done for years. We were rocking 2012 13" MBPs, plus 2010, 2009 and 2008 iMacs...

out to pasture...






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Re: New Macs on the way
Posted by: p8712
Date: April 27, 2021 10:39PM
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jdc
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ztirffritz
Just ordered 2 new MacBook Air machines, one for the wife and one for the boy. So tomorrow Apple should be releasing the updated MacBook Air machine with M2 chip sets. You’re welcome.

Youre safe. Hopefully, if you ordered base models, you got in on the $899 deals.

We have been on an Apple spree since late 2020 -- 2 M1 MBAs, a M1 mini, 3 iPhone 12s and one 12 mini. We are good until the new large iMac comes out... need one -- then done for years. We were rocking 2012 13" MBPs, plus 2010, 2009 and 2008 iMacs...

out to pasture...

Nice pasture!
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Re: New Macs on the way
Posted by: sekker
Date: April 27, 2021 10:43PM
jdc, I have two such era machines on the way out. Really hard as the screens and CPUs are fine. Just a PItA to upgrade the internals to anything really useful.
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Re: New Macs on the way
Posted by: GGD
Date: April 27, 2021 10:47PM
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jdc
out to pasture...

Ya know, if they were just thinner, you could fit a lot more of them in that space.
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Re: New Macs on the way
Posted by: jdc
Date: April 27, 2021 10:56PM
I hear ya.

white 2006 20" isnt worth the upgrade $.
2007 24" has a SSD inside, but OS limited
Two 2008 20", stock, with extra ram, but not worth the upgrade $.
2010 27" still runs quick -- SSD inside, 32 GB ram... but power supply is going, gets really hot on upper left... only a matter of time.
2011 21.5" prob has the most potential... but have to unglue the screen for SSD... so meh. But can run SSD external via USB 3.

Not shown are a 15" iLamp with USB 2, and a 2012 13" MBP. MBP has SSD and 12 GB ram.. but whole case is kinda off. screen doesn't shut flush and coming unglued. Great otherwise.

I just don't know what good they are to most peeps, since too old to run any modern OS. I would need to plug in and reformat all the drives... too much work. Prob just e waste them all...





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Re: New Macs on the way
Posted by: Speedy
Date: April 27, 2021 11:21PM
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GGD
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jdc
out to pasture...

Ya know, if they were just thinner, you could fit a lot more of them in that space.

smiley-laughing001



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Re: New Macs on the way
Posted by: p8712
Date: April 28, 2021 12:50AM
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jdc
I hear ya.

white 2006 20" isnt worth the upgrade $.
2007 24" has a SSD inside, but OS limited
Two 2008 20", stock, with extra ram, but not worth the upgrade $.
2010 27" still runs quick -- SSD inside, 32 GB ram... but power supply is going, gets really hot on upper left... only a matter of time.
2011 21.5" prob has the most potential... but have to unglue the screen for SSD... so meh. But can run SSD external via USB 3.

Not shown are a 15" iLamp with USB 2, and a 2012 13" MBP. MBP has SSD and 12 GB ram.. but whole case is kinda off. screen doesn't shut flush and coming unglued. Great otherwise.

I just don't know what good they are to most peeps, since too old to run any modern OS. I would need to plug in and reformat all the drives... too much work. Prob just e waste them all...

I have a good power supply for that 27.
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Re: New Macs on the way
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: April 28, 2021 02:39AM
Ya know, if they were just thinner, you could fit a lot more of them in that space.[/]


POMTL!

I have as many iMacs as that pic, fortunately, two are in use, but the latest on is a 2015 27", and I want– more power!




I am that Masked Man.

Your boos mean nothing to me, I've seen what you cheer for.

Insisting on your rights without acknowledging your responsibilities isn’t freedom, it’s adolescence.

I've been to the edge of the map, and there be monsters.

We are a government of laws, not men.

Everybody counts or nobody counts.

When a good man is hurt,
all who would be called good
must suffer with him.

You and I have memories longer than the road that stretches out ahead.

There is no safety for honest men except
by believing all possible evil of evil men.

We don’t do focus groups. They just ensure that you don’t offend anyone, and produce bland inoffensive products. —Sir Jonathan Ive

An armed society is a polite society.
And hope is a lousy defense.

You make me pull, I'll put you down.

I *love* SIGs. It's Glocks I hate.
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Re: New Macs on the way
Posted by: ztirffritz
Date: April 28, 2021 07:59AM
Wife’s MacBook Air was almost as old as my 11 year old son. Still running fine but I figure it’s days we’re numbered. Son was using a machined handed down from the in-laws. It’s keyboard and trackpad didn’t work any longer, but he’d been using it with a wireless keyboard/trackpad weekend the screen went out on it.



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Re: New Macs on the way
Posted by: mikebw
Date: April 28, 2021 09:38AM
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jdc
I just don't know what good they are to most peeps, since too old to run any modern OS. I would need to plug in and reformat all the drives... too much work. Prob just e waste them all...

According to OWC, you can install Chromium OS on the following (or higher)

iMac 7,1 – 2007 20 and 24 inch models
iMac 8,1 – Early 2008 20 and 24-inch models
iMac 9,1 – Early/Mid 2009 20 and 24 inch models
iMac 11,2 – Mid 2010 21.5 inch model
MacBook 3,1 – Late 2007 13-inch black or white plastic
MacBook 4,1 – Early 2008 13-inch black or white plastic
MacBook 5,1 – Late 2008 aluminum 13-inch unibody
MacBook 5,2 – Early/Mid 2009 13-inch white plastic
MacBook 7,1 – Mid 2010 13-inch white plastic
MacBook Pro – Mid 2012 13-inch Core i7, Core i5

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Re: New Macs on the way
Posted by: sekker
Date: April 28, 2021 09:54AM
Dosdude likely supports some of those models for Catalina, too.

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Re: New Macs on the way
Posted by: jdc
Date: April 28, 2021 10:17AM
I get all that... but Im not doing the work. =)

I wouldn't mind installing Catalina on the 2010 27"... but as soon as M1X iMacs are announced, my current 2014" iMac will become my second workstation...





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Re: New Macs on the way
Posted by: mikebw
Date: April 28, 2021 01:11PM
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jdc
I get all that... but Im not doing the work. =)

I wouldn't mind installing Catalina on the 2010 27"... but as soon as M1X iMacs are announced, my current 2014" iMac will become my second workstation...

Perhaps I should have also suggested that some local computer user groups will do that for you.
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Re: New Macs on the way
Posted by: jdc
Date: April 28, 2021 01:36PM
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mikebw
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jdc
I get all that... but Im not doing the work. =)

I wouldn't mind installing Catalina on the 2010 27"... but as soon as M1X iMacs are announced, my current 2014" iMac will become my second workstation...

Perhaps I should have also suggested that some local computer user groups will do that for you.

I used to be in those groups... they have all but disappeared. Ken SP runs the local one. Maybe I will shoot him a PM.





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Re: New Macs on the way
Posted by: Speedy
Date: April 28, 2021 02:16PM
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jdc
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mikebw
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jdc
I get all that... but Im not doing the work. =)

I wouldn't mind installing Catalina on the 2010 27"... but as soon as M1X iMacs are announced, my current 2014" iMac will become my second workstation...

Perhaps I should have also suggested that some local computer user groups will do that for you.

I used to be in those groups... they have all but disappeared. Ken SP runs the local one. Maybe I will shoot him a PM.

He’s busy solving Phy’s problem.



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Re: New Macs on the way
Posted by: p8712
Date: April 28, 2021 05:52PM
Pm me off you wanna toss that 27
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Re: New Macs on the way
Posted by: steve...
Date: April 28, 2021 10:46PM
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ztirffritz
Just ordered 2 new MacBook Air machines, one for the wife and one for the boy. So tomorrow Apple should be releasing the updated MacBook Air machine with M2 chip sets. You’re welcome.

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Re: New Macs on the way
Posted by: mikebw
Date: April 29, 2021 03:54PM
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ztirffritz
Just ordered 2 new MacBook Air machines, one for the wife and one for the boy. So tomorrow Apple should be releasing the updated MacBook Air machine with M2 chip sets. You’re welcome.

So that means the M2 is for you then, good plan!
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