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#1 Yohanan

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 01:24 PM

Hi, Considering diverses possibilities for a new Mac, I have this question among others: would Accordance XII work easily on a MacBook 12 2016 along with MSWord and Safari (as it does on my old MacBook Air) ? Or do I risk some difficulties ?

 

Thanks in advance for any help, I could not find a place for the required techs.

 

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 01:36 PM

It will work fine. I was previously using a 2015 12" MacBook. I upgraded to a new MacBook Pro a couple of months ago because I needed more processing power, but not because of any of the applications you mention. 


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Posted 11 January 2017 - 01:49 PM

I agree with Rick, it should work just fine. I have a Macbook Pro 2016, there are no issues. In fact it probably will run better than your older machine.


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Posted 11 January 2017 - 02:17 PM

Thanks a lot for the answers!



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Posted 11 January 2017 - 02:25 PM

I had a 12 inch PowerBook Wayback win. I really miss that little thing. It was so much more compact.

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 02:49 PM

By the way: happy with the new MacBook Pro ? Are the critics only partial and superficial ?



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Posted 11 January 2017 - 03:42 PM

By the way: happy with the new MacBook Pro ? Are the critics only partial and superficial ?

 

I have only two complaints: (1) It's overpriced [they had a captive market of customers wanting to upgrade] and (2) I would have taken a 32 GB RAM option which should have been available. It's not that I need 32 GB of RAM now, but if I were to hold on to this MBP for five years, I assume I might later on. 

 

With the two exceptions above, I'm quite pleased with the MBP. I don't use the touchbar a lot yet except occasionally in editing photos or video--or to add the creepy clown emoji.  Attached File  IMG_3519.jpg   29.68KB   0 downloads

 

I'm very pleased to have four USB-C ports. I only had one on the previous 12" MacBook, which did not force me to convert to USB-C across the board since I had to use a hub to connect more than one device anyway. However, now that I can connect peripherals without a hub, I've replaced all my previous USB-A cables with USB-C equivalents. And that's another benefit. In the past when transitioning to a different connection technology, the user had to buy all new peripherals. With USB-C, all you have to do is replace your cables. 


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Posted 11 January 2017 - 03:46 PM

Thank you Mithril, and battery life is okay ?



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Posted 11 January 2017 - 03:52 PM

Battery life stinks as always. I keep mine plugged in most of the time. When I'm not plugged in, unless I can just help it, I prefer NOT to turn down screen brightness or turn off discrete graphics. If I did those things, I might get 5 or 6 hours. As it is, I get about three. But this is no different from my experience on my previous machines or my current Acer Windows laptop. 


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Posted 11 January 2017 - 03:53 PM

I like the new MacBook Pro. Don't really use the touchbar too often but it does have potential to be good. I guess it depends on how 3rd parties will treat it going forward. I had the opportunity to try the MBP out for 45 days with the ability to return by Jan 8th if I wasn't satisfied. I realized each day I used it, I really enjoyed it. Battery life hasn't been an issue and they seemed to have addressed the issue in an update to Sierra. (Although I never personally encountered an issue with battery life) I have 16GB of RAM and for me that is plenty for others it may not be eventually. I used to have 4 on my older machine lol did me well for 5+ years.

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 03:56 PM

I usually don't keep my brightness all the way up. Like Rick pointed out if you did that with any device the battery would drain a lot faster. I tend to get about 6-8 hours. Really depends what you do on your computer too.

Edited by keithp, 11 January 2017 - 03:58 PM.

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 04:06 PM

I wish Apple would invest a few billion of their dollars sitting in their offshore accounts into improving battery life. Maybe a mini nuclear fusion battery that I could charge once every couple of years :-)


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Posted 11 January 2017 - 04:21 PM

I agree, I reported to the apple engineers that they should take battery life into consideration in their future laptops. For now this model will have to do for the next 5+ years hopefully haha


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Posted 11 January 2017 - 04:36 PM

Thanks again, very kind to both of you. I am a bit puzzled to get so diverse opinions about battery life. Some speak of around 10 hours and even 12 on the MBA (which I am not going to buy right now). I am promised  6-7 hours on the MacBook 12 2016. As I travel for conferences and biblical sessions, I would like to feel at ease with this. And no way I would go without the Accordance! (I have a 27" HDMI screen at home which makes the work easy.) I must say that I rarely use video material on the web.

 

Blessings.

 

Yohanan 


Edited by Yohanan, 11 January 2017 - 04:41 PM.


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Posted 11 January 2017 - 04:39 PM

You should be able to get 6 to 7 hours (or probably much more) on a 12" MacBook. 

 

Don't go by my experience. I don't follow their normal battery suggested settings. 


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Posted 11 January 2017 - 04:45 PM

Battery life depends on many different factors. Screen brightness makes a big difference in battery life, and so do the applications you use. Using Chrome instead of Safari, for example, can decrease your battery life by more than 10 percent, since it doesn't have all the optimizations that Safari has. Battery life is better with an i5 processor than an i7, and if you have a machine with a discrete GPU, your battery battery life will take a pretty severe hit every time it's accessed.


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Posted 11 January 2017 - 05:37 PM

I wish Apple would invest a few billion of their dollars sitting in their offshore accounts into improving battery life. Maybe a mini nuclear fusion battery that I could charge once every couple of years :-)


Not only for use but for longevity and durability. Im on my third battery in old trusty and it is already down to lasting 50% compared to when i first bought it. ;o(

Edited by ukfraser, 11 January 2017 - 05:38 PM.

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 06:21 PM

Battery life depends on many different factors. Screen brightness makes a big difference in battery life, and so do the applications you use. Using Chrome instead of Safari, for example, can decrease your battery life by more than 10 percent, since it doesn't have all the optimizations that Safari has. Battery life is better with an i5 processor than an i7, and if you have a machine with a discrete GPU, your battery battery life will take a pretty severe hit every time it's accessed.

 

All of which applies to me except Chrome (which I don't run unless I have to). But I do have an i7 and a discrete GPU (which I have it set to always use). Three hours is my average on my new MBP.


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2014 Mac Mini - 2.6 Ghz dual core Intel Core i5, 8 GB RAM, 1 TB HDD, Sierra/OS X Server

2016 15" MacBook Pro - 2.9 Ghz Core i7, 16 GB RAM, 2 TB SSD, Sierra

 

Windows

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Posted 12 January 2017 - 01:58 AM

Sorry to go on, but this seems to be the only place I could get some actual expérience. I am now in front of choosing between 1.1GHz m3 processor and the possibility of a version with m7 Intel Core 1,3GHz. Would this diminish the battery life ?Is it at all necessary ?

By the way, I am of these people who do not even know what GPU means (hum I have to ggogle this, I guess)

Thanks a lot for all the reactions!


Edited by Yohanan, 12 January 2017 - 02:00 AM.





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