While in Europe, my first generation SILICON MacBook Pro purchased November 2020 began to fail. Slowly the display started to go black. I ended up using just half the screen that was still visible. As I post it’s completely black and can only be used with an external monitor.
Just over a year old, the warranty was void. Happily, I’d purchased AppleCare extended warranty and will try to have the 2020 fixed.
In the meantime, on November 25th, I ordered the base model of the upgraded 2022 version.
Love it so far. Especially the RETURN of features that had been discontinued.
One of my online gurus, Serge M from Saskatoon, had his laptop screen crack after he dropped it. So purchased the same machine at about the same time. Base model 14‑inch MacBook Pro with 16GB RAM and only 512 GB internal memory. Both of us will store our large files on external SSD drives.
Kraig warned me that my old 2020 laptop might choke with only 8GB RAM. And he was right — though it didn’t happen very often. And only rarely with Final Cut Pro and once Pixelmator Pro.
Serge tested my new machine editing 4 simultaneous 4K streams. No problem. That’s far more processing power than I’ll need for years. 😇
iJustine tested even more extreme use cases, and was shocked how easily the base model handled video editing.
So … the cheapest base model of the 2022 MacBook Pro is powerful enough for anything I’d want to do over the next few years.
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For the first time ever Apple bungled my online purchase. I ended up having to cancel.
NEXT I tried to buy one in stock from an Apple store in Vancouver. They bungled that, as well.
FINALLY I was able to get one from BestBuy Canada with only 2 weeks delay in delivery over Christmas.
NOT CHEAP — I paid CAD $2500 AND $300 in taxes. I’ll be paying a few hundred more for an extended warranty.