[Boards: 3 / a / aco / adv / an / asp / b / biz / c / cgl / ck / cm / co / d / diy / e / fa / fit / g / gd / gif / h / hc / his / hm / hr / i / ic / int / jp / k / lgbt / lit / m / mlp / mu / n / news / o / out / p / po / pol / qa / qst / r / r9k / s / s4s / sci / soc / sp / t / tg / toy / trash / trv / tv / u / v / vg / vip /vp / vr / w / wg / wsg / wsr / x / y ] [Search | Home]
4Archive logo
Hey faggots. I'm pulling the trigger...
If images are not shown try to refresh the page. If you like this website, please disable any AdBlock software!

You are currently reading a thread in /g/ - Technology

Thread replies: 58
Thread images: 8
File: 1.jpg (48 KB, 770x433) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
1.jpg
48 KB, 770x433
Hey faggots. I'm pulling the trigger on a 15 inch, i7, 16gb memory Macbook Pro Retina. Any shitty shilling attempts to stop me? Will be using for CS major.
>>
>>45711172
your money I guess mate, have fun.
>>
Are you sure 15 inch is for you? I've always found the 15 inch to be too bulky for me; but it's a shame only the good internals are in the 15inchers
>>
>>45711172
integrated graphics?
dedicated graphics?
just a warning, all of the macfags dropped out of my CS class by the end of second semester

the keyboard is shit for prolonged typing
>>
>>45711192

I'm a pretty big dude with giant hands, the 15 inch just feels right. And yeah the high end 13 inch just didn't seem worth the price.
>>
>>45711204
what laptop keyboard is any good for typing?
>>
>>45711207
Yeah, you're gonna love it. Just make sure you don't get Intel Iris, I got that on my current 13 inch and fucking sucks donky dicks; even PDFs lag sometimes because of the Retina.
>>
>>45711214
I was probably going to get the intel iris.... i-i-is it really that shitty?
>>
>>45711204
Submitting my doctorate in artificial intelligence this semester, and I use a Mac. Your blanket statements make you look like a fool.
>>
>>45711204

The majority of my CS lecturers use macs. Not sure why because they all have to use mono and other shitty things like mono.
>>
>>45711222
Yeah don't do it. Get the dedicated nvidia card.
>>
>>45711172
If you're getting the 15" go for the 750m version.
>>
>>45711222
Iris has problems pushing these many pixels. It's better than the Ivy Bridge chips Apple used in the first generation, but you're much better off with the Nvidia 750M.
>>
File: 2.png (22 KB, 790x77) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
2.png
22 KB, 790x77
>>45711240

looks like I can choose between "high performance" or "effective" graphics, kek
>>
>>45711225
I don't have anything against macs
I was just using anecdotal evidence and you have a different anecdote, good for you
>>
File: 3.png (51 KB, 578x213) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
3.png
51 KB, 578x213
>>45711263

any idea how it will compare to my current system as far as graphics go?
>>
>>45711266
effective means it gets the 5-6 hours of battery life or whatever they claim it is
dedicated graphics are going to get you like 2 hours
>>
>>45711288
No idea, but it works for me and I can play Dota 2 on pretty low-medium graphics; that's the extent of gaming I do.

I'm not sure if it's Iris or my i5, but I cannot Skype vidchat and watch a video or browse 4chan/tumblr at the same time; Skype uses every last resource of this machine and it fucking sucks.
>>
>>45711225
Apple shill please leave
>>
I would try to help you out, but you called me a faggot.
>>
>>45711310

kk, thanks for info I'll have to think about it
>>
>>45711360

Woops, sorry faggot.
>>
>>45711172
I bought one a few weeks ago. Maximum fucking around and giggling are in store. Fuck everyone.
>>
>>45711225
And your victim complex makes you look like a faggot.
>>
>>45711172
>I'm pulling the trigger on a 15 inch, i7
No you're not.
You'll fantasize that you don't have that shitty Toshiba your Dad gave you when his work threw it out.
But you'll never have a good, high-quality laptop, ever.
>>
>>45711204
What kind of a warning is that? It's just an anecdote, and it's frankly more revealing about your college than about macs.
>>
>>45712023
If we stop making generalized statements, and start judging people individually, you'd be surprised how many problems we could start solving.
>>
>>45711213
Just ask the keyboard thread. I'm pretty sure there are Lenovo devices with mechanical keyswitches.
>>
>16Gb
no
>>
File: 1418757989398.jpg (88 KB, 566x960) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
1418757989398.jpg
88 KB, 566x960
>>45711263
whats battery life like with a 750M?
>>
>>45712179
No idea, sorry. I only own Intel Iris.
>>
>>45712188
I've asked in 10 different threads and nobody answers.

I found an i7/16GB/750m model for $650 and I'm worried about battery life.
>>
>>45712179
any of them using the dedicated you will get like 3 hours. unless you run the program to dictate which one you want to use have fun with the dedicated turning on when you visit webpages with anything other than plain text and shit
>>
>>45712204
holy fuck i don't care how the battery life is buy that shit IMMEDIATELY.
>>
>>45712209
There's no way it drops that much. I get 8-9 hours on my Iris, you're telling it the 750M will suck that much?
>>
>>45712214
it's probably stolen, and I'm going to have the cash soon.
>>45712209
if I disable the 750m while it's not on my desk, do you think it'll give me better battery life?
>>
>>45712231
integrated doesnt pull much power at all. i got about 6-7 on integrated and 3 on dedicated on my 2011 with an ssd. dont expect much difference, there is no 100% no reason to use dedicated anyways unless you are hitting photoshop hard or going to an external display
>>
>>45712204
GTX Mobile modules are Optimus, meaning you can switch between the integrated and discrete GPU. So, not that much different from normal if you have it configured well.
>>
>>45711310
>I'm not sure if it's Iris or my i5,

If it's a 2013/2014 13" mac its an iris.

you run dota 2 on full hd or native res?

I bought a 15" with a 750m and i still fear that dota2 wil be unplayable...only gaming i do its dota2 and Wargame RD (wich is prolly shit on macs)...too bad it probably won't arrive until next year...
>>
>>45712301
resolution is fucked up, it's running at barely HD, and I can't seem to set it higher. Works fine for what I need it do; doesn't entirely effect my gameplay but the lack of a numpad really hurts since that's where most of my hotkeys are.
>>
>>45712313
>Works fine for what I need it do; doesn't entirely effect my gameplay
Meh, i always fear for slowdowns on intense teamfights...

>the lack of a numpad really hurts since that's where most of my hotkeys are.
Shit, i never had tought about that....
>>
>>45712330
I've been rocking 5k mmr on this so I really don't think it's that much of an issue. It's more of a mental thing than anything else; classic example of the golf set doesn't make the golfer.
>>
>>45712345

True, as for me i'm still on the trench...life sucks.
>>
>>45712313
>the lack of a numpad really hurts
>not carrying an external numpad
>>
>>45711204
Seconding This. I'm third year comp sci. I made fun of the Mac Fags in first year, and i think 1 or 2 made it to second year but now there are none left. Get a thinkpad, we are programmers not graphic designers.

>>45711225
Doctorate in AI doesnt mean shit! You spend more of your time infront of a piece of paper doing math than infront of your laptop.

>>45711233
Not in any reputable university. I once had the highest paid cs prof at my school compliment my T61 as i asked him a question

>All you faggets comparing graphics
>Will be using for CS Major
>Let me calculate how much graphical power is required to run a text editor and compile code.

Tl;dr Get a 4:3 T61 and Code more Procrastinate Less
>>
>>45712410
>You spend more of your time infront of a piece of paper doing math than infront of your laptop.

I don't eve know where to begin with how wrong you are with that statement.
>>
>>45712248
this is a 2013 haswell
https://nwct.craigslist.org/sys/4794608633.html
>>
>>45712410
>>Let me calculate how much graphical power is required to run a text editor and compile code.
a lot of fucking horsepower at 2880x1800 running the most bloated desktop environment possible
>>
>>45712441
>the most bloated desktop environment possible
You can always just switch it to a lower resolution and dick around with init.rc to switch to Sawfish or whatever. What's the problem?
>>
>>45712441
My macbook runs xmonad and I wouldn't call that bloated.
>>
>>45711172
I bought a late 2013 15" and it's served me well in my CS courses. Xcode is a pretty nice IDE, and the terminal has basic functionality. Try to find one used and save some money.
>>
>>45711172
I own a 17 inch 2011 Retina display. And while the form factor is super nice (ugh, so thin and simple) it's kind of a waste of money.

The hardware spends so much resources on keeping up the crisp display. And if you're going to lower the resolution of the mac for better performance, what's the point of getting a retina display? Plus the memory and batter are soddered in.

I definitely have buyers regret. I could have easily spent 1500 on a laptop with comparable specs, and had a better desktop with the saved money.
>>
>>45711172
Dell XPS
Seriously, way better.
>>
>>45712810
Even my fucking ARM tablet can drive a 2560x1600 display with no lag. You must be doing something wrong.
>>
File: 20141220-OT.jpg (198 KB, 2048x1536) Image search: [iqdb] [SauceNao] [Google]
20141220-OT.jpg
198 KB, 2048x1536
>>45712424
Please respond
>>
>>45712549
Iris or Nvidia?
Feedback in the listing in >>45712424 ?
>>
>>45712532
How well does it work?
Is it buggy?
Does it work with Aqua apps?
Are you using OSXMonad, Xquartz?
Does it work with Safari, iTunes, Finder, etc?
Would a different window manager (herbstluftwm) work as well?
>>
>>45712913
I don't use OS X you cockmongler. I have no idea what the fuck you are talking about.
Thread replies: 58
Thread images: 8
Thread DB ID: 27918



[Boards: 3 / a / aco / adv / an / asp / b / biz / c / cgl / ck / cm / co / d / diy / e / fa / fit / g / gd / gif / h / hc / his / hm / hr / i / ic / int / jp / k / lgbt / lit / m / mlp / mu / n / news / o / out / p / po / pol / qa / qst / r / r9k / s / s4s / sci / soc / sp / t / tg / toy / trash / trv / tv / u / v / vg / vip /vp / vr / w / wg / wsg / wsr / x / y] [Search | Home]

[Boards: 3 / a / aco / adv / an / asp / b / biz / c / cgl / ck / cm / co / d / diy / e / fa / fit / g / gd / gif / h / hc / his / hm / hr / i / ic / int / jp / k / lgbt / lit / m / mlp / mu / n / news / o / out / p / po / pol / qa / qst / r / r9k / s / s4s / sci / soc / sp / t / tg / toy / trash / trv / tv / u / v / vg / vip /vp / vr / w / wg / wsg / wsr / x / y] [Search | Home]

All trademarks and copyrights on this page are owned by their respective parties. Images uploaded are the responsibility of the Poster. Comments are owned by the Poster.
This is a 4chan archive - all of the shown content originated from that site. This means that 4Archive shows their content, archived. If you need information for a Poster - contact them.
If a post contains personal/copyrighted/illegal content, then use the post's [Report] link! If a post is not removed within 24h contact me at [email protected] with the post's information.