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  1. lusid1's Avatar
    I suddenly find myself without a laptop, so I need to buy one a year ahead of schedule. So I walked into my apple store ready to drop a few grand, but came home defeated. For some reason, they only stock 13" laptops with 8gb of ram. For what I do, a 16gb config is minimum viable product, and still extremely confining. I stared in disbelief at the 15" for long while. I tried to convince myself, its only an extra pound, its only an extra $600, I'll only need a slightly larger laptop bag, but I just couldn't do it. I can't believe I have to do a custom order for such a common config.
    02-22-2018 04:38 PM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Based on what customers typically buy in that particular Apple Store, they probably made the decision to stock more of the 8GB models than the 16, but I can't say with any certainty. In any case, you still were able to order the one you want so it's still a win for you, in my opinion.
    02-22-2018 07:41 PM
  3. lusid1's Avatar
    I haven’t found a win yet. I checked all the apple stores in the region, none stock a 13” rmbp with anything more than the minimum spec. And the Apple website has the same problem. 13” laptops are only stocked with 8gb. I can order one custom built, but I’ll be weeks without a machine.
    02-22-2018 11:59 PM
  4. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I haven’t found a win yet. I checked all the apple stores in the region, none stock a 13” rmbp with anything more than the minimum spec. And the Apple website has the same problem. 13” laptops are only stocked with 8gb. I can order one custom built, but I’ll be weeks without a machine.
    Via the Apple Store app, I selected a space gray 13” MBP. IN addition, I selected to have 16 gigs of RAM installed. Anyway, the delivery date would have been the first week in March. Anyway, have you tried Best Buy?
    02-23-2018 07:03 AM
  5. Lee_Bo's Avatar
    First week in March is delivery date

    02-23-2018 07:08 AM
  6. lusid1's Avatar
    Early march is what I'm seeing too. I checked BestBuy, they can get it to me faster but only in the 2 dongleport version. On the plus side it has the full keyboard, but I know from my usage patterns I'll need all 4 dongleports a good portion of the time. I'll probably pull the trigger on a custom build, but it won't solve my today problem. On a side note, I see some good port replicators for the left side. Any good ones for the right side?
    02-23-2018 12:07 PM
  7. msm0511's Avatar
    I'm wondering if they're planning a spec bump soon and that's the reason.
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    02-24-2018 07:45 AM
  8. lusid1's Avatar
    One would hope, but they are unlikely to produce a better machine until at least cannon lake, and they're usually at least a year behind on chipsets, so we are probably looking at late 2019 or 2020 before something better comes out.
    02-24-2018 10:29 AM
  9. Blackcash's Avatar
    Just a thought. Is there anything in the refurbished section that would work? If there is, you can usually get that shipped within a day or 2.
    I picked up a refurbished 15" and I'm liking it.
    02-24-2018 10:58 AM
  10. lusid1's Avatar
    That is an excellent idea.
    02-24-2018 11:28 AM
  11. lusid1's Avatar
    Success. I went back in to take one last look before placing the order, and they had one in stock. 13", 16gb RAM, 1tb SSD and 4 dongleports. Now I can get on with with living the dongle life, trying not to hate on the keyboard, and learning to VIM with no escape.
    Last edited by lusid1; 02-27-2018 at 08:04 PM.
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    02-25-2018 11:53 PM
  12. Blackcash's Avatar
    It's always good to hear a success story. I'm glad it worked out for you.
    02-26-2018 12:06 AM
  13. msm0511's Avatar
    Success. I went back in to take one last look before placing the order, and they had one in stock. 13", 16gb RAM, 1tb SSD and 4 dongleports. Now I can get on with with living the dongle life, trying not to hate on the keyboard, and learning to VIM with no escape.
    Congrats! That's similar to the model I have except I have the 512GB model. How are you liking it?
    03-01-2018 12:04 PM
  14. lusid1's Avatar
    So far so good. Battery life definitely took a hit coming from a comparably spec'd 2015. The keyboard is taking a little getting used to, but I'm adjusting. I'm testing an app that adds haptic feedback to the touchbar which helps a lot. Still waiting for some dongles to get here but between the hyperdrive and an apple HMDI dongle I have most things covered. Still trying to solve the ethernet problem though. I'd like to avoid daisy chaining my old thunderbolt ethernet dongle and a new TB3->TB2 dongle, but the only other options I've found are USB. Aside from that puzzle and the big battery life hit, I'm liking it.
    03-02-2018 02:45 AM
  15. msm0511's Avatar
    So far so good. Battery life definitely took a hit coming from a comparably spec'd 2015. The keyboard is taking a little getting used to, but I'm adjusting. I'm testing an app that adds haptic feedback to the touchbar which helps a lot. Still waiting for some dongles to get here but between the hyperdrive and an apple HMDI dongle I have most things covered. Still trying to solve the ethernet problem though. I'd like to avoid daisy chaining my old thunderbolt ethernet dongle and a new TB3->TB2 dongle, but the only other options I've found are USB. Aside from that puzzle and the big battery life hit, I'm liking it.
    I was coming from a late 2011 MBP that only worked when plugged in, so I'm fairly happy since I can actually use the battery.
    03-02-2018 06:30 AM
  16. lusid1's Avatar
    Thats a huge step up. I would be thrilled.

    For me, with my usual assortment of apps going I'm getting just shy of 4 hours on this one, vs just short of 6hours on the 2015. It seems whatever power management they use to hit 10h running iPad-like workloads isn't helping in my case, so I'm seeing the impact of them removing 1/3 of the battery capacity directly on my runtime.
    Last edited by lusid1; 03-02-2018 at 02:43 PM.
    03-02-2018 10:55 AM

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