The Slow Death of the Pro Mac

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Here i was cautiously optimistic that Apple had renewed its interest in the ‘Pro’ aspect of the MacBook Pro by including seemingly capable dedicated GPUs in all its most recent 15-inch models (something they had not done for some time)…

It turns out, of course, that this entire line of dedicated GPUs were created to provide low-end consumer performance, maximizing battery life…

It’s sort of ironic that Tim Cook was quoted as saying that VR will be a game changer; seems Apple is resolutely excluding itself from that game, and, as usual, only the faithful ‘Pro’ users suffer…

There will eventually come a point when Pro users’ dislike for Windows is superseded by their inability to get work done because their beautiful-super-extra-thin rigs are woefully underpowered…
Don’t forget that this means less development resources, which means even less professionals, and even less dev, etc.. etc..

What is this obsession with getting extra-thin and light hardware at the expense of everything else?!?!
Especially when there is (technically) an ‘non-pro‘ line that is supposed to address these concerns of aesthetics over performance!!

it really sucks watching this slow-motion computer-icide that Apple has been performing on itself for so long!!!
Grrr!!

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