Poll: *** The official 2021 14" and 16" Macbook Pro thread (it has an SD slot and everything!) ***

Will you be buying a new MacBook Pro

  • Yes, 14"

    Votes: 40 30.8%
  • Yes, 16"

    Votes: 28 21.5%
  • No

    Votes: 62 47.7%

  • Total voters
    130
Caporegime
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It's funny what ordering new tech does to your perception. My M1 Air has been perfectly fine but the longer I use it and wait for the 14" Pro to get here, the more I get frustrated. The screen size and some web pages (and after talking to some work colleagues who have the same use as I have, the 14" seems ideal), it only having 2 USB posts, and oddly the fact it doesn't have HDMI, when I've been using USB-C only MacBooks for a number of years. But that might be due to the fact that the DP to HDMI connector I use from my USB-C dock has started to fail.
 
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It's funny what ordering new tech does to your perception. My M1 Air has been perfectly fine but the longer I use it and wait for the 14" Pro to get here, the more I get frustrated. The screen size and some web pages (and after talking to some work colleagues who have the same use as I have, the 14" seems ideal), it only having 2 USB posts, and oddly the fact it doesn't have HDMI, when I've been using USB-C only MacBooks for a number of years. But that might be due to the fact that the DP to HDMI connector I use from my USB-C dock has started to fail.

I tend to suffer from the reverse, as soon as I get a new bit of tech I think of how my previous device could do absolutely everything this new one could and I didn't have to spend any more money to get it :D i am loving my 14" from work though. I've also had a USB-C screen for many years now too.
 
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I tend to suffer from the reverse, as soon as I get a new bit of tech I think of how my previous device could do absolutely everything this new one could and I didn't have to spend any more money to get it :D i am loving my 14" from work though. I've also had a USB-C screen for many years now too.
I'll be getting the 16" from work later on this year, I'm due a refresh in August. Unfortunately it will be corporate enrolled, so will end up having a load of security crap installed on it which has a history of slowing machines down, although how that affects the M CPU I don't know.

I use my gaming Alienware 38" most of the time, it doesn't have USB-C sadly. I have another Dell 4k screen which does have USB-C but it's nicer to work on the Alienware.

The Air has done me well, but I like to sit in the kitchen with it and some websites I use (vSphere, NSX etc) really don't work well unless I either change the resolution or zoom the page out (and even then it's not how I'd like it). It's an annoyance more than anything but other than that for a base spec, it's been an amazing laptop.
 
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I'll be getting the 16" from work later on this year, I'm due a refresh in August. Unfortunately it will be corporate enrolled, so will end up having a load of security crap installed on it which has a history of slowing machines down, although how that affects the M CPU I don't know.

I use my gaming Alienware 38" most of the time, it doesn't have USB-C sadly. I have another Dell 4k screen which does have USB-C but it's nicer to work on the Alienware.

The Air has done me well, but I like to sit in the kitchen with it and some websites I use (vSphere, NSX etc) really don't work well unless I either change the resolution or zoom the page out (and even then it's not how I'd like it). It's an annoyance more than anything but other than that for a base spec, it's been an amazing laptop.

Yeah mines enrolled, and I notice the battery is a bit worse than a lot of the stats a lot of people get, we have zscaler, jamf etc plus our 'app store' running etc - but don't notice any major slowdown at least. vSphere/NSX/VCF/vCD is all pretty usable on 14" at least for me, imagine it'll be even better on 16" although I don't spend too much time in the UI these days, more just sat in VS Code.
 
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+ VAT. Cheaper than my partner discount and I don't think Very will get this spec in stock to make use of their 20% discount.
The date still hasn't changed, I'd been reading that some people have had theirs early. I keep checking every day. :D
 
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Still no updates.

Are Apple obfuscating the China to UK part of the shipment and then providing a shipment update once Syncreon or whoever else manages it releases it to the courier?
If it ships individually directly to you from China, then you get the shipment notification from UPS or DHL immediately at dispatch time and you can track it immediately. If Apple ships to a UK-based logistics centre (like in Syncreon) so that it can clear customs and get relabelled with a domestic courier (usually DPD), then you only get the notification when it's handed over to the domestic courier.

Either way you're charged when there's a unit allocated to you and starts going through this process.
 
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Thanks, that's what I thought might be the case. I suspect it's currently in transit between China and the UK.
 
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Preparing to ship now. :o:D
Very good. You might like this:


:) :)
 
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14-inch MacBook Pro
Arrives Thu May 26

Tracking shows it's from China, if it arrives on Thursday that's quite impressive.

Much excite.
 
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Nice! I've been tempted by the 14" MBP but the lead times are crazy now, also been looking at a Studio as having the 12.9 iPad I'm not sure I "need" the laptop as well, tempting as the Studio is actually in stock finally!
 
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