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MacBook Air goes quad core and has scissor keyboard
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Mar 19, 2020, 08:26 AM
 
Here's an overview of the new MBA. It's definitely compelling.
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Mar 19, 2020, 01:41 PM
 
Ports: 2x thunderbolt (USB-C), headphone jack.
SSD still proprietary. No mention of upgrades, which likely means solder.
RAM apparently soldered down. No mention of upgrades.

We won't have confirmation on the internals until iFixit does their magic.
     
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Mar 19, 2020, 06:17 PM
 
And this is how Intel’s 10nm arrives four years late - not with a bang, but with a whimper. This is Ice Lake, the redesign on 10nm that was originally planned after Cannonlake, the 10nm shrink of Skylake. Will be interesting to see some benches, in particular of the GPU now that it has the memory bandwidth it needs. Mainly I want to see what the 13” MBP looks like when it finally launches, as that one will have a TDP that will let the GPU breathe.

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Ports: 2x thunderbolt (USB-C), headphone jack.
SSD still proprietary. No mention of upgrades, which likely means solder.
RAM apparently soldered down. No mention of upgrades.

We won't have confirmation on the internals until iFixit does their magic.
The SSD is never going back to something upgradeable, I think. Apple has put the controller in the T2 chip for security, and that makes upgrades impossible.

As for soldered RAM...LPDDR is always soldered - there are no DIMMs available. Since the benefits of using it are significant, Apple isn’t going to back down from that - and the Air always had soldered RAM anyway.
The new Mac Pro has up to 30 MB of cache inside the processor itself. That's more than the HD in my first Mac. Somehow I'm still running out of space.
     
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Greetings!

After a long hiatus from the Mac-owning world, I will soon be returning with one of these! For quite a while now I have lived in a post PC world but current events have had me looking for full OS capability. Very excited for it to arrive within the week here and I expect I’ll be lurking the forums frequently once again!

I weighed my needs long ago and realized I only really needed an Air to fit my uses, but was holding back on the previous model due to several well known areas of complaint. The 2020 addition seems to have fixed most of those so I pulled the trigger and feel that new Mac excitement in the air! I already recognize many screen names from back in the day... thanks for keeping this place alive!
I have returned... 2020 MacBook Air - 1.1 GHz Quad-Core i5 - 16 GB RAM
     
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Congrats!
     
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Originally Posted by andi*pandi View Post
Congrats!
Thanks! First forum post from the new machine... Loving it so far!
I have returned... 2020 MacBook Air - 1.1 GHz Quad-Core i5 - 16 GB RAM
     
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Just wanted to show off the new rig and desk
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nice, and nice desktop photo too!
     
   
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