Apple Fixed the MacBook Keyboard, But It’s Only For Pros

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We have. Nicely moderated by our but team of community moderators such a good job. Lot of talk a lot of talk about the new MAC book pro, and I have one I'm sitting in front of it right now. So apple last week, surprised. Everybody. Especially those people who had just bought a MAC book pro after the worldwide developers conference thinking, oh, there's not going to be a new macbook pro and released a new macbook pro, they and they released it with the new Intel processors, the eighth generation processors, including one the, I nine that has six cores in it. Apple didn't change the design at all. It's exactly the same design as last year's MAC book pro in the year before. Well, actually, there's one exception. They did make a slight improvement to the keyboard. They said that the improvement was to make it less noisy here. I'll type on it. It's not it's it is really slightly less clicky, what they didn't want to admit to because they're facing three class action, lawsuits about the durability, the keyboard, but they didn't want to admit to is that they also fixed. It's durability, although a leaked memo has now shown that that was one of the reasons what they did is they added a little kind of barrier a little shield little silicone shield to keep crumbs from getting underneath the keys which had been the problem, even dust and making a key nonfunctional. And because of the design of this keyboard apple, apple has a fetish for making things thin. And so they made the design of this keyboard very difficult to repair its, you actually have to replace much of the computer. It's a seven hundred dollar fix if you don't have the warranty. So apple did put a little dome in there. It actually improves the keyboard. I should tell you, I'm one of the people who hates. These, they call it the butterfly key. That's apples term for it. I've got, you know the first butterfly keyboards returned the computer. Got the next generation return the computer. This one I'm gonna keep. Actually. It's a slight difference. Still the travel is very short. He's moved very little. But what I didn't like about the old one is when it hit the bottom, it really was a Fudd. It really hurt a little bit, and I think the little silicone barrier not only sealing it from crumbs and making a little bit. Quieter is also makes it a little cushier and I, you know, I like it. I don't mind. I don't mind it, but that's not where they're getting a lot of heat and I. Pun intended there, getting heat on the on the cooling of the laptop. Now this understand what's going on here. You have to understand how modern processors work the old days you say, well, you got a, you know, nine megahertz processor hundred megahertz processor. That's a p ninety Pentium ninety megahertz, and that was its clock speed. But starting about ten years ago, Intel started to add something. They called speeds step the ability of a processor to speed up and slow down. It would it could speed up too quickly handle, you know, high demand tasks and then slow down to its nominal speed to save power and the and the ranges can be quite quite broad. This I nine processor ranges from two point nine gigahertz that's it's nominal speed to something like, I think it was four point. Two Yuga hurts get very, very fast. And the idea is it gives you power when you need it and and battery savings when you don't. And of.

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