New MacBook Pro: Should you upgrade?
In short, early reviews were all very similar. People were impressed with how much hardware Apple had packed into a small space, but most were skeptical that Thunderbolt 2 would take off as a meaningful way to expand the capabilities of the machine. In that time frame, the Retina iMac came out and complicated matters, as Marco Arment wrote:. In fact, the case for the Mac Pro for anyone but advanced video editors, 3D modelers, and heavy OpenCL users is now weaker than ever.
That comment about OpenCL is an important one.
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Apple had bet big that executing computational tasks on the GPU was going to be a big deal, but it never really took off on the Mac. Maybe that was due to OpenCL itself, or the high cost of entry to the Mac Pro, but the truth is that the CPU remained the heart of most workflows for high-end Mac users. Apple today launched a new Repair Extension Program that addresses video issues on some late Mac Pro models, according to an internal notice obtained by MacRumors. Apple has determined that graphics cards in some late Mac Pros, manufactured between February 8, and April 11, , may cause distorted video, no video, system instability, freezing, restarts, shut downs, or may prevent system start up.
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Apple or an Apple Authorized Service Provider will repair eligible Mac Pro models affected by the video issues free of charge until May 30, Apple lists a turnaround time of about days. Even with the GPU issues, Apple failed to revise the computer in any way. Customers felt stranded without a path forward, and many opted for maxed-out Retina iMacs when their Mac Pros aged out. Then in April , news broke that Apple was working on a new Mac Pro.
John Gruber was there and wrote:.
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View all handpicked deals Latest news , All news posts. Unless, of course, you're all about thin, light, barely there computers. In that case, stick with it. You should upgrade. No question. Either way -- particularly when it comes to battery life -- your old MacBook is now way, way behind the curve.
MacBook Pro (2015) vs MacBook Pro (2014): Is it time to upgrade?
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