You can find performance differences yes, but If you spent $4000 on an M1 Max, and then a year later can afford to spend another $4000 on an M2 Max and then another year later afford to spend another $4000 for M3 Max, you're in a class of buyer that Marques isn't trying to address anyway. And that person already knows who they are and they're going to buy regardless of the review.He seems very jaded lately. He doesn’t get excited about much anymore.
I'm sure there are. I'm on M1 Max and I'd have to say the only way I can get it to slow down so far is by trying to stack a bunch of effects and trying to play back in real time at native resolution (even doing a denoising + renoising pass plays back almost at native in 6k, which is double the resolution of 4k, pretty crazy). Or in transcoding specifically to 12-bit h.265 (in my case from PRR). Something like PRR to PR or h.256 whether long-gop or all-intra to any form of ProRes happens so absurdly quickly it almost feels SSD limited and not chip performance limited. It isn’t in actuality, but it’s fast enough to feel that way.There were some video editing projects that would choke on the M1 Max that are butter on the M2 Max (on my friend’s laptops).
Sure. But he does edit his pieces on the road, which was when laptop editing for him was happening in the first place. VS his previous machine for travel which was a maxed out 2017 iMac Pro.It was night and day. Marques doesn’t really do very much video editing himself anymore. He has a team for that. He said himself he does light video editing now.
I think you're not paying attention to Apple's messaging then. Because to a certain degree he was "forced" to talk about that talking point.I don’t really think this laptop is for him and his comment about games was empty and pointless. He doesn’t even use the new features of the M3 and didn’t test them at all. As much as I’ve generally respected his thoughts on things, his review was one of the laziest and shortest I’ve ever seen from him.
I'm glad you like it.Okay, I had half a day of working/playing around with it. Setup and getting everything up and running was much easier this time since I already had the basics down. As mentioned earlier when I had the M2 Pro, Internet browsing is SUPER snappy on this thing. Completely destroys my desktop PC when it comes to Internet browsing speed and snappiness. This is with using Safari on macOS 14.1.1. My score on Speedometer 2.1 is 100 points higher (which is a massive difference for this benchmark) with the M3 Pro than with the M2 Pro. As I noticed with the 14" M2 Pro, the screen is simply awesome and blows away my 27" ASUS PQ279Q in picture/image quality. Overall, yes I am going to stick with it and sell my desktop PC (which is now going to be 12 years old this January). I don't game these days and I won't miss not really having the ability to game. In the worst case scenario, I could just get a PlayStation 5 later on if I do come across some game that I just must play or build a new desktop PC just for gaming.
I went to go see the Space Black color in person before pulling the trigger. It definitely looks fantastic.Oh, and the Space Black color is awesome. I like how it changes hue depending on the lighting conditions. Happy I got this over Silver.
I just went with the base 16” Max with 36 GB RAM and 1 TB of storage.
Yes, the trackpads on Macs are in a class of their own. I still use a mouse at my desk, though.By the way, I am not sure if I want to get a mouse for this. I always got a mouse when working on Windows laptops. The trackpad on this thing is awesome so I am not sure if a mouse will be better?
Yeah, we talked about it earlier in the thread when discussing media players. I'm relatively new to it, as I just stumbled on it while looking for players. And I'm very happy with it. Mostly because it's properly colour managed and deals with HDR properly as well as being very light weight and utilizing metal. I used VLC + QT for so long, I just hadn't looked for alternatives in a while. Quiz in his search also stumbled upon it independently as he was also looking for apps on his first macOS journey.
Another video player I really enjoy is Infuse: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/infuse-video-player/id1136220934Yeah, we talked about it earlier in the thread when discussing media players. I'm relatively new to it, as I just stumbled on it while looking for players. And I'm very happy with it. Mostly because it's properly colour managed and deals with HDR properly as well as being very light weight and utilizing metal. I used VLC + QT for so long, I just hadn't looked for alternatives in a while. Quiz in his search also stumbled upon it independently as he was also looking for apps on his first macOS journey.
Haha, I think we talked about that one too. I only play local stuff and don't have a huge database of video files so I'm happy with a "VLC like" player. If I ever get around to creating some sort of home media server, I'll take a look at this again. But for me, something light weight is what I'm happy with.Another video player I really enjoy is Infuse: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/infuse-video-player/id1136220934
It's not free though. It's 10 dollars a year. It can handle huge libraries and it automatically pulls images/cover art and other data from online and lets you download missing subtitles and whatnot. It can also connect to things like seedboxes and cloud storage services.
Look, if you want to do it, go ahead. You keep asking about it.Do you guys remove leftover files (whether through the use of a third-party "cleaner" app or manually) after uninstalling/deleting an app or just let them be? I know UnknownSouljer said to not worry about it but I thought I'd still ask.
Yes. I use the Find Any File app. And I'll occasionally run Onyx about once a month for maintenance.Do you guys remove leftover files (whether through the use of a third-party "cleaner" app or manually) after uninstalling/deleting an app or just let them be? I know UnknownSouljer said to not worry about it but I thought I'd still ask.
I've started to really love this MacBook Pro. My grasp of macOS improves everyday. I've been spending far more time on it than my desktop PC (which I put up for sale).
I think the value propsition that Apple is bringing is far higher than a lot of hardcore PC enthusiasts want to admit. Especially in mobile. But even in desktop, if you're doing certain types of workloads.I bought my daughter an M Macbook Air this past week, I am very impressed by it too.. I might buy my own and dump my windows laptop..
I think it works reasonably in a pinch, but I think all of us would much rather keep our machines from having to swap constantly. If it has to "sometimes" that's fine, but for basic operations, that's sub-optimal. Even if realistically I'll never reach the max write cycles.One thing of concern around the interwebs is how much swap usage one may encounter.. especially for 8/256... but at the same time, I saw this thread and this single post which put to bed my concerns.. There are speculations that Apple must be using enterprise grade chips for their SSDs to handle such large write cycles.. thus a theoretical write limit of 1.6 petabyte per 256GB (not 150TB like normal consumer grade stuff)... As I said, this is speculation, but the SMART calculations seem to confirm.. If something does fail, it is likely the controller chip that provides voltage to the NANDs and when it goes out kills the NANDs with overvoltage (covered by Rossman). Still not a bad idea to monitor your write cycles periodically.
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Depends on who you ask. Louis Rossman famously gets people's broken machines. I have personally never had this issue in a 2015 MBP, 2019 MBP, or now in my 2021 one. And in fairness to the ultra-hardcore right to repair folks, it does create the issue of un-repairability in the event of a faulty SSD. Not necessarily that it has come up to the end of its write cycles which theoretically will never happen in the useful lifespan of the device. But rather in the advent of a hardware failure, there is no recourse. Even a 1% defect rate means there are at least a few thousand people affected every year. While those folks will be made whole under Apple care, it does suck if it fails outside of the repair window. Either through Applecare or Applecare+.Speaking of it, did anyone hear of a worn out SSD in modern Macs? I didn't.