How do you all feel about the notch?

Bla1ze

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A lot of folks took issue with the notch on phones, so I'm curious as to everyone's thoughts on it making it's way to the MacBook Pro?

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Doesn't seem too objectional to me. There is a lot going on behind the notch. Be interesting to see other opinions.
 

EdwinG

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I don’t know. It really depends how it works in practice. If it stays out of the way, I’m okay with it.

I already know that this device is not for me, at the 2500$ starting price.

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Bla1ze

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I don’t know. It really depends how it works in practice. If it stays out of the way, I’m okay with it.

I already know that this device is not for me, at the 2500$ starting price.

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Yeah, the price is certainly up there this time around.
 

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Completely un-necessary IMHO!

My Dell XPS 9310 has thinner bezels all the way around and houses a webcam and Windows Hello IR camera which is MS equivalent of FaceID. Disappointing there is a notch!
 

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I am not too happy about it. It looks as if it could get in the way of menu bars, unless they wrap around the notch.
 

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Also there is no FaceID!

That said, I plan on ordering a 16" maxed out everything with 2TB storage.
Same price as the 16" 2019 i9 machine so there's that.
I am one that will miss the touchbar personally.
Given how good my M1 13" is, I look forward to the increased performance, battery life, and much quieter fan curves!
If you work with ProRes video, M1 isn't an option it's a requirement!
 

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I wonder why it's so big.
Without face ID, one or two punchholes or a notch half the size would have sufficed.
Is there more than just a camera and a green LED active indicator?
 

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I wonder why it's so big.
Without face ID, one or two punchholes or a notch half the size would have sufficed.
Is there more than just a camera and a green LED active indicator?

I don’t think it’s that big, at least not from the pics I saw. Maybe they needed it that size for the new FaceTime camera.
 

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I don’t think it’s that big, at least not from the pics I saw. Maybe they needed it that size for the new FaceTime camera.
but there is no Face Time afaik.
If there was Face Time, I would understand the size, as there is more to cover than just a camera and a LED.
 

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