V is my Macbook Pro replacement


#1

I certainly hope Eve can deliver the V in October and early November. I’ve been patiently waiting to try-on Windows 10 and move on from my 4 year old MacBook Pro which is doing great; but in the event that it is not doing great, I have no intention of buying a new one given the specs and articles such as these:

https://medium.com/@johnrisby/why-i-owned-a-macbook-pro-for-a-day-and-what-it-says-to-me-about-the-future-of-apple-75b84458d86c

Eve has a great opportunity if they can take advantage of the open window other vendors have left for them. I think the screen selection/vendor replacement took far too long to make that decision given all the shipping and customs clearance delays that should have been anticipated.

Hopefully, my V comes in time before I have to succomb and buy a Surface Pro


#2

What a BS rant.
Sry, but better I can’t interpret that article.

If you buy a new macbook pro now, there is nothing wrong with them, the v will hardly be a great replacement as it is limited in the gpu department.


#3

That article feels like a sponsored-content sally-sob-story to scare people away from buying apple products. I’m no fan of apple myself, but even I have to admit that the new MacBook is a great piece of hardware.

If you do have a problem with buying a new Mac product, then the solution is in the title of that article. Return the thing, and get another one. Apple will accept the return and send it to a factory for refurbishment.


#4

Well, you may be right that it’s sponsored content; but it may also be a very honest rant. I’ve been a Mac user since 1998 and fully switched from Windows with OS X. However, based upon many reports, I’m happy my 4 year old MBP is still providing good value and trouble free. That said, I do think for many people, the Eve can be a replacement for what they use a MBP for. Yeah, the Eve has no dedicated GPU; but for many users, this is not a factor.


#5

I really liked what Apple did with the Macbook before the last 2 or 3 iterations. The white ones were amazing, and even the ones before it, the smaller 12 inchers were nice and powerful. The pros I feel are a bit too big and heavy, albeit can be powerful, but very expensive as well!

It really depends on your needs; if you are one who needs to render video daily, you would want a strong CPU, lots of RAM and a solid video card. If you are taking advantage of the web and related services, office type work, music, browsing, the V is a fantastic buy. Even members of the Eve team have used V samples for their own work!


#6

There is EVERYTHING wrong with them. Seriously, the best way to describe that article is “wow, crapple brainwash is actually curable?”


#7

Do you even own any apple devices or have you ever?

Or more specific, do you own a macbook?


#8

Come on man, this is the internet! Everyone can be a self-employed Hater. You don’t need experience or knowledge. :slight_smile:


#9

That’s why I was asking.


#10

I don’t own one, because I’m smart enough not to waste my money on them.


#11

So why do you judge them?


#12

To be fair to @pauliunas, that’s kind of like saying you don’t live in America so don’t judge our president. Or like saying you don’t play in the NHL/NBA/UEFA so don’t critique a bad play or coaching decision. While your opinion might carry less weight that doesn’t make it invalid.


#13

Can Canucks judge your president?


#14

Perhaps “can” is the wrong wording. I meant more so that “you are not qualified to judge/critique…”

In this case, Paul may have never owned a Macbook so his opinion might carry less weight, but that doesn’t mean it is invalid or that he can’t make good points about it (although personally I don’t think quite as lowly of them as he does).


#15

I still don’t understand the “less weight” part… IMO most people who’ve owned a macbook don’t have a good understanding of the value of their money.


#16

That’s not true … MacBooks last and work way longer so you are wrong about “value”.


#17

True, many people forget that Apple is excellent at making software as well. Since Apple controls both the hardware and software like with their phones they’re able to create a lot of value.


#18

I don’t know about their computers, but their phones are annoying. I prefer android. I have an iPhone 7 plus right now and it isn’t something that I enjoy using. This is due to the software and hardware. The software is restrictive and boring. The hardware is actually pretty uncomfortable and ugly. But they do make good products. I don’t think their phones suck, rather they just don’t fit my preferences.


#19

Oh you mean the dumbed down sandbox nonsense? You made me cringe IRL.


#20

MacBook pros will for sure outperform the V in rendering, so creatives will probably/should get a MacBook.