Yesterday was Apples WWDC and while normally it’s software focused, yesterday they announced a bunch of hardware updates. One of those updates was to the MacBook Pro which received the Kaby Lake processors. Out of everything yesterday this is the only news I really cared about since it triggered my “buy” order on the Apple Store.
My other MacBook is pretty much dead right now, I’ve tried getting it to boot but to no avail. I’m saving the SSD from it as an external drive or something that I can take with me to transfer pictures and other things. Similar to my now dead Macbook, I just had to modify the configuration. I opted for the 13″ screen instead of the 15″ screen since the 15″ was too heavy to carry around. I also maxed out the RAM and the SSD to 16GB and 1TB respectively. I left the processor alone at the 2.9Ghz i5. The older MacBook I spiced up the processor so it was an i7 quad core but I don’t need that sort of thing. It needs to do iMovie more and more since I take more video which is why the RAM and SSD are important. I also have tons of things that take up space like pictures and video. While I do offload that stuff to the cloud it’s part of my crazy backup strategy so I never lose a photo.
The unfortunate part is that I won’t get the MacBook until next week. It takes 3-5 business days just to get out the door let alone ship it to my home. I can survive a little longer with my daughters computer but I will say it was painful doing Azure on Chrome. This one will hopefully last at least 5 years like my last MacBook Pro. Although if it could last as long as my desktop that would be amazing since it’s 9 years old running Windows 10. With the extra power, maybe I’ll update to Final Cut Pro for video edits. The templates in iMovie are few and far between and the stuff from GoPro is good but the editing interface sucks.
The great thing with the MacBook Pro is that there will be minimal configuration needed. Just a few apps here and there and that’s it! I’m going to find a way to import my iTunes playlists and music from the NAS and keep that crap off the laptop so it’s not cluttering my drive. I had problems with it on my desktop but then again it’s running Windows. Worse comes to worse, I have a time machine backup to make it a quick restore.