Menneisyys

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derfotograf: Most appealing: The connectivity options. Compared to a MacBook the HP designers obviously listened to the users and integrated more than just one single lousy USB-C port which requires additional adapters and hubs to connect different devices.

However, I am still missing a FireWire 800 port. Shouldn't cost an arm and a leg, but would expand connectivity to existing external hard drives, scanners, etc.

" I am still missing a FireWire 800 port"

There are several TB3 docks and even standalone adapters with FW800.

Unfortunately, I don't think Apple's old TB1/TB2 (mDP) ->FW800 adapter would work via Apple's TB1/TB2-TB3 adapter, the latter, IIRC, being not compatible with non-Apple notebooks.

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2017 at 09:43 UTC
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Rumle: Aside from the 32gb ram option, I don't see how it beats the Microfefe SomeThingBook. the M640 does not beat the geforce 1060. The fact that it's a quadro card does not mean much. The geforce 1060 is much more powerful all around. The CPU option is the same.

"I don't see how it beats the Microfefe SomeThingBook"

Thunderbolt 3 is a huge advantage.

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2017 at 09:40 UTC

Thunderbolt 3 is available here. Dunno why not on the new Surface Book...

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2017 at 09:40 UTC as 25th comment | 1 reply
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Menneisyys: It seems that, while the new Surface Book does have USB-C (unlike the Surface Pro 5), it doesn't have Tunderbolt (3). Too bad - I just love playing XCOM2, Starcraft Remastered and similar 3D games on my 2017 15" MBP with an external Node TB3 enclosure with an AMD RX480. It's SO much better than any built-in GPU. (The RX480 is much -much faster than the Radeon Pro 560 and is approximately equivalent to a 1050. And, even with the 1050 in the 13" Surface Book, using middle-specced external cards like the RX480 would significantly lower the thermal impact on the notebook - let alone the ability to use even high-specced external accelerators like the 1080.)

Not including TB3 support was a BIG mistake on MS' part IMHO. They ask for quite a lot of money for the device - the licensing fees of TB wouldn't have raised the price of the device or lower the profit of MS that much...

"the GTX1060 included is faster than the vast majority of external offerings"

1, you can put any gfx card in the external enclosure, even a 1080 Ti.
2, with an external GPU, you won't have to utilize the internal one, meaning your notebook won't (over)heat. That's a BIG plus!

(Personal experience: while playing XCOM2 on the external RX480 at 2560*1440 minimal setting, my 2017 15" 2.9GHz MBP is only warm to the touch and the fans don't spin up audibly. Doing the same with the built-in Radeon Pro 560 causes the fans to spin like mad and still make the notebook hot.)

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2017 at 20:59 UTC
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joe6pack: No HDMI? (No mini-DisplayPort)

"I wasn't aware USB-C could be used for HDMI"

It can also be used for Displayport with similarly cheap adapters / cables. (Using them myself at 4k60.)

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2017 at 20:18 UTC
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Vanitas Photo: Surprised to see a a Geforce 1060 6gb as one of the options for graphic cards

Too bad there's no Thunderbolt 3 support. And while the 1060 is a decent mid-specced card, I don't think there won't be thermal throttling issues.

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2017 at 20:17 UTC
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pancho_rivera: This a very beautiful MacBook computer. Will it also run the new Android iOS? I hope it has the Photos app as well, that is my favorite program I use to edit my D850 photos. Before Photos I was using Photoshop software, but it was very complicated to use. Thankfully it has many ports built-in. I'm glad Apple changed their mind and put the ports back in the Macbook line!

"I'm glad Apple changed their mind and put the ports back in the Macbook line!"

???? No current Macbook or MBP has "old" ports - only USB-C (with TB3).

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2017 at 20:16 UTC

It seems that, while the new Surface Book does have USB-C (unlike the Surface Pro 5), it doesn't have Tunderbolt (3). Too bad - I just love playing XCOM2, Starcraft Remastered and similar 3D games on my 2017 15" MBP with an external Node TB3 enclosure with an AMD RX480. It's SO much better than any built-in GPU. (The RX480 is much -much faster than the Radeon Pro 560 and is approximately equivalent to a 1050. And, even with the 1050 in the 13" Surface Book, using middle-specced external cards like the RX480 would significantly lower the thermal impact on the notebook - let alone the ability to use even high-specced external accelerators like the 1080.)

Not including TB3 support was a BIG mistake on MS' part IMHO. They ask for quite a lot of money for the device - the licensing fees of TB wouldn't have raised the price of the device or lower the profit of MS that much...

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2017 at 20:08 UTC as 32nd comment | 4 replies
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Mollyran: No mx150 for base model? 1050 2GB version? Why? Bad configuration and I wonder about throttling on the 1060.

I don't think it'll be able to run games without GPU throttling.

The - GPU-wise, certainly much inferior - 2017 MBP 15" can (with its Radeon Pro 560), at least I haven't noticed throttling, not even after playing an hour of XCOM2. Of course, it's just a Radeon Pro 560, which is significantly(!!!) worse than even a 1050, let alone a 1060.

BTW, while the new SB does have USB-C, it doesn't have Tunderbolt (3). Too bad - I just love playing XCOM2, Starcraft Remastered and similar 3D games on my 2017 15" MBP with an external Node TB3 enclosure with an AMD RX480. It's SO much better than any built-in GPU. (The RX480 is much -much faster than the Radeon Pro 560 and is approximately equivalent to a 1050. And, even with the 1050 in the 13" Surface Book, using middle-specced external cards like the RX480 would significantly lower the thermal impact on the notebook - let alone the ability to use even high-specced external accelerators like the 1080.)

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2017 at 20:05 UTC

3500 for a photo-only VR camera? If only it shot video too...

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2017 at 08:28 UTC as 11th comment | 1 reply
On article Fujifilm X-E3 First Impressions Review (347 comments in total)
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Sezano: 337g. I got to say, as a dentist, I love this.

@guyfawkes: prolly he only wants to brag?

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2017 at 08:39 UTC
On article Fujifilm XF 50mm F2 R WR sample gallery (163 comments in total)
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Sezano: I was going to be funny, for a dentist, and say this lens had too much contrast, but I'll skip it and say, fantastic results.

BTW, why are you continuously telling the world (or, at least, the DPR community) you're a dentist?

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2017 at 14:38 UTC
On article Canon EOS 6D Mark II Review (1118 comments in total)
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CheersUK: Somebody screwed the formatting up. The Conclusion page is Page 4.

all new reviews have tests as appedices - that is, eveyrthing is OK with the order of pages here.

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2017 at 14:28 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-A3 Review (238 comments in total)
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TORN: Just slap that Bayer sensor in a higher up body and I will be happy with Fuji. Similar image quality without the hassle in raw.

"X-Trans makes the differences towards Fuji.."

Exactly. X-Trans is plain great. No Bayer crap in future Fuji bodies please.

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2017 at 08:25 UTC

Too bad there's no love for Merrill....

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2017 at 05:13 UTC as 7th comment
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Everythingis1: To all complaining about the USB port, you know they sell a DOCK for this thing if you want to hook up a million things at the same time right? The vast majority of people would rather NOT have to carry dongles around with them, which they would if it was just a type C port. Do you carry an extra monitor with you? I didn't think so.

We are mostly complaining about the high-speed (40 Gbps) Thunderbolt (3), which not even a dock will provide.

Link | Posted on May 26, 2017 at 04:54 UTC

No Thunderbolt = no buying. That's a REAL omission. External GPU's speed up for example Capture One's export tremendously.

Link | Posted on May 26, 2017 at 04:53 UTC as 17th comment | 5 replies
On article Sony FE 12-24mm F4 G sample gallery (60 comments in total)
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stevo23: Have the naysayers finally ceased as to the absence of Sony's lens development?

It has mostly been the APS-C line that's lacking, not the FF one.

Link | Posted on May 18, 2017 at 04:10 UTC

Sigma, PLEASE come up with a FULL-FRAME camera - under $2000 if possible! (Sigma's, compared to Canon, considerably smaller size of) APS-H is still a far cry away from FF.

(Also, while I know we'll never return to the Merrill sensor architecture with its superior color resolution, I do ask for it again.)

Link | Posted on Apr 9, 2017 at 10:24 UTC as 77th comment | 2 replies
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Kabe Luna: Apple would benefit from the realization that these are creative tools not art objects. At the end of the day, these things need to be practical.

@dark goob: "So I suspect we will see something modular where the GPU is external (but I pray not built into the monitor). Ideally this eGPU can work with any Thunderbolt 3 Mac."

Given that Apple hasn't ever even tried supporting eGPU's, I don't have high hopes. That is, if it's at all possible to use eGPU's with any future Apple desktop,

- it won't be officially supported
- it won't be hot-plug
- it will require a complete shutdown to be removed (to avoid kernel panic)
- it WILL require considerably hacking - for example, Apple has removed the 9500 drivers from 10.2.4, making AMD RX 480 users' considerably harder.

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2017 at 05:21 UTC
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