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chrisbmx116

Member since Mar 2009 • Last active Oct 2019

Yep.

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    Wouldn't entirely agree... when the 2016 MacBooks came out I thought they were wildly expensive and looked at the possibility of buying a windows laptop, even the top end ones looked and felt like crap, and we were talking near Macbook price.
    I am sure there are some exceptions but most other laptops are just crap.

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    I used to live there. It's expensive. One bed went for 400k about 10 years ago. Tommy from Groundforce was my neighbour.

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    Only thing to consider on this his how quickly you can move in.

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    I'm not sure I have had a single MacBook fail, apart from battery, I just keep passing them down... I know my folks have one that's at least 10 years old, anything post 2009 will be solid but I'd go for a 2012 (or newer) MacBook Pro (13inch) as they can run the latest macOS (Catalina) and very reliable and serivcable.

    Also a good choice (due to retina screen and SSD)...

    https://minkosmacs.com/index.php?route=p­roduct/product&path=80&product_id=87

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    I'd go Apple for sure... grab something refurbed.... all her current devices will sync and share accounts and info, plus Apple laptops (tend to, apart from the recent keyboard designs) last a long time.
    My nephew got a cheap second hand 2009 white Macbook and its still running fine (once I replaced the HDD with an SSD).

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    @iamalex @haveo
    The Black Magic egpu is only worth it if you already own a first gen LG Ultrafine 5K display (long story), otherwise its a bit expensive for what it is, plus it isn't upgradable... I actually have the 5K but still haven't bothered.

    Razer Core X is a good choice, there is also the Mantiz Venus which I use which has USB ports plus gubbins for an internal SSD, so it can be a one cable solution.

    I pulled an SSD from one of my hacks and put it in a caddy and it booted straight into Windows no problems, had to run Bootcamp drivers to get Wifi and BT but that was it.

    Its an odd time to be buying Vega, prices are quite high for new ones and the Navi cards are faster, cooler, and quieter... for about the same price or less, but as mentioned macOS support is yet to be implemented (it is only a matter of time though).

    You should check out egpu.io for all things egpu related.

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    I think I remember reading about the investors call being rescheduled, which people thought may be to fit in a cheeky announcement on the 29th... so next week for invites.

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    AMD + macOS = super simple eGPU solution. Natively supported so should be as solid as any Apple feature.

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    OH HAI.
    Go egpu for sure... you gaming in Windows or macOS?
    I actually have a spare Vega 56 atm.
    Nvidia doesn't work on anything above High Sierra and not sure it ever will... also GTX only, no RTX.
    Navi support is inbound, was meant to be in 10.15.1 but somehow wasn't despite being in Beta release notes (since updated).
    Anything else just ask, I could bore you to death for hours on eGPUs.

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