MacBook Pro 15" (Late 2016) Owner's Lounge

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  1. Raidriar

    Raidriar Notebook Virtuoso

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    OSx86 your P870DM...i'm sure that would be a fun project. I had osx86 on my M18x R2 and it ran beautifully, better than macs did in fact. Of course, it takes a lot of patience and tuning to get it all right, osx86 is very complicated.
     
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    darkloki Notebook Deity

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    Wow, I wonder if it can run stable on a Razer Blade. I really enjoy the OS and the ease of use for everyday things.
     
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    You can run on the blade, but you would not have access to the nvidia GPU in OS X, only the intel integrated graphics. We haven't found a way yet to get optimus type systems working in OS X. dGPU is another story. 980M works fine in OSx86 since I have it to output directly from the 980M and intel HD disabled.
     
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    Wait you mean 970 right? I dont think the 980 was ever in the Blade
     
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    Mobius 1 what is quality control?

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    I think he used macos on the 980M equipped machines
     
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    I mean 980M in my M18x R2, it works fine in OS X. the problem with the blade is its use of optimus. Apple/Macs have their own proprietary implementation of GPU switching that nobody has been able to figure out, and as a result, only the integrated intel graphics works, and we patch the discrete GPU out so it doesn't heat up or eat battery life when contributing absolutely nothing to Mac OS.
     
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    Hello,
    Can I ask you if basic Macbook Pro 2016 with i7 is good enough for occasional editing domestic FullHD videos please?
    I starting first time with a notebook.
     
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    Any computer from this day and age can edit 1080P video, just depends on how fast you want it done......
     
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    Mobius 1 what is quality control?

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    I guess it would take a while since the macbook will thermal shutdown every 5 minutes.
     
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    AnnekeVanG Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hi guys, so I recently purchased a Dell XPS 15 4K, and have a history of owning gaming laptops. I do a lot of serious photo editing work on Photoshop, and every Windows laptop I get, either the battery life is not sufficient, nor do the PC laptops calibrate color properly, nor do they get bright enough. And now the scaling issues...

    But because I am actually getting paid to do my photo editing work - the importance of quality and performance is way more important to me than gaming.

    I have used Windows all my life, and custom-built desktop computers, never touched a MacOS in my life. I am considering the top-tier Macbook Pro that my design university is recommending. It's brighter, lighter, less reflective and more easily calibrated than my current 4K XPS. And I won't have to deal with scaling issues. But I have a a few questions...

    1. I am an audiophile - do the MacBook Pro's have the capability of playing FLAC files?
    2. Can I get Steam, GOG on Mac? Only games I play are older ones like Vampire the Masquerade Bloodlines (from 2003) and FPS horror like Outlast. I am not a serious gamer at all.
    3. Are torrent programs available for Mac?
     
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