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Forum discussion tagged with Macbook.
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    Question Macbook 2008 screen fading to grey every few seconds and nothing working

    Got a weird issue here! I've been given a 2008 macbook which claimed to have a laggy trackpad. They thought it was overheating so I applied some new (and much needed) themal compound and manually maxed out the fans but temps were in the 40s, so no issue there. Initially the trackpad was lagging...
  2. Silvadale

    Question Will this macbook's specs be enough for 4K video editing ?

    I want to work in premiere and after effects, editing 4k with lots of effects. Macbook Pro 2020 2.3GHz 8-core 9th-generation Intel Core i9 processor, Turbo Boost up to 4.8GHz AMD Radeon Pro 5500M with 8GB of GDDR6 memory 16GB 2666MHz DDR4 memory 1TB SSD storage
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    Question Should I Wait to Buy a Macbook Pro 16 w/ 11th Gen Intel Processors?

    Settled on the MBP 16 as my new computer, however i'm wondering if I should wait till they announce new hardware in Sep/Oct before pulling the trigger? Was hoping there would be some kind of announcement at WWDC but they just teased more intel stuff for later in the year. I'm not pressed for...
  4. System32_76

    Question Creating A Script For Adjusting Laptop Screen Brightness? Linux Mint 19.3

    I'm running Linux Mint 19.3 Cinnamon on a 2009 Macbook Pro. The only thing the Power Manager is recognizing concerning brightness is the laptop keyboard (Macbook feature), not the actual display. Currently, I have this "xrandr" argument/command assigned to the F1 and F2 keys, the keys for...
  5. Mount Russmore

    Question Macbook on Linux running 65%-90%

    Hey, I have a mid 2010 MBP a1286, that I recently put a new SSD in and install Ubuntu 20.04 on. I know that MBP tend to get hot, but I felt like mine was just getting way to hot, so I checked it with the sensors command in terminal after installing the necessary files. That's besides the...
  6. System32_76

    Question Can't Turn Up & Down Laptop Display Brightness

    As the title says. I'm running Linux Mint 19.3 Cinnamon with Nvidia Geforce 9400GM drivers. Is this a driver issue at all?
  7. smithadamtries

    Is there any Windows Laptop with a Trackpad as Apple MacBook?

    I've been using an Apple MacBook Pro for more than 4 years now! The only issue with my Mac is that it gets heated up quick and I'm unable to play games. Although, I can keep up with the basic Windows OS issues, but I can't handle a machine that has a trackpad as good as a Mac. I've tried the...
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    Question Mac OS for Macbook Pro Mid 2012 model

    I have a macbook pro mid 2012 model, it's with 2nd gen core i5 and has 4GB DDR3 RAM and 500GB HDD. OS X 10.7.5 is practically of no use now as most apps do not work/install. Please suggest the OS which will best work with current hardware without any significant degradation in performance?
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    Question 1440p 100Hz on Macbook Pro external monitor

    I have a Macbook Pro 13" from late 2016 and a Philips 345B1C/00 monitor. I have connected them with the HDMI of the monitor itself with an A-Konic usb-c to HDMI adapter. Now when I go to system settings it is set to 3440 x 1440 and I can choose between 50Hz or 30Hz. Is there any way I can get...
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    Trade macbook pro 2017 for a dell xps 13 9370?

    I have a dual core i5 macbook pro 2017 8gb ram, is it worth trading it for a dell xps 9370, I will also pay an added £100. I am worried as macbooks are more realiable and the dell xps has never had issues aparently and is mint condition. I am a computer science student so 16gb of ram and 512gb...
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    [SOLVED] 2020 Macbook Air or 2020 Macbook Pro 13'?

    Hi, I am debating between buying the 2020 Macbook Air with the quad-core I5 and 16GB of RAM or to wait for the 2020 MacBook Pro 13'. I don't plan on doing anything too intensive on them other than browsing the web, Netflix, etc. However, I would like the option of using things like photoshop if...
  12. toelio

    Question What could be the reason why my second displays show light signs of Ghosting / Screen burns?

    I work on a 2018 MacBook pro. I recently bought a new LG 4k Display as my second screen. I noticed that when leaving any bright window open on a grey background, for about 10 minutes, the windows would lightly start to burn/ghost on the screen. So far they always disappear again after another...
  13. c0dine

    Question HELP.. Can you make a Thunderbolt port ??

    I have a Mid 2010 Macbook Pro and I dont have Thunderbolt or a USB 3 port. My question is I know I can take out the optical CD rom drive and convert to a 2nd HD. But can I go from the SATA and make a thunderbolt or usb3 port i know it would have enough power. But is it possible??
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    Question 2014~ Macbook Pro Randomly Shuts Down, but ONLY in OSX

    My macbook has had an issue when I boot into OSX where it will randomly shut off from 1 ~ 5 minutes and is random every time. I tried taking it into the apple store to be fixed but they had no idea what the issue could be and suggested I factory reset it to fix it. I did this and it did not...
  15. Lukasamba

    Question I'm thinking of switching from windows to macbook, is it worth it ?

    Hello, i'm student right now, i'm studying software engineering (programming/coding) at university, i have a 2 years old gaming laptop, lenovo legion y520, it has i5-7300hq, gtx 1060 6gb, 8gb ddr4, 128gb ssd + 2tb hdd. I am thinking of selling this laptop and buying apple laptop, just don't know...
  16. N

    Photojournalism + Travel Laptop - which should I pick?

    Hi everyone! I'm an aid worker/photojournalist and usually find myself in situations where I need a fairly solid laptop that can enable me to edit photos on Lightroom and Photoshop quickly/precisely (screen quality) on the go. I've saved up around $1,500 AUD (all prices are AUD), and love...
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    Question i9 MacBook Pro lagging when using Windows 10 via Bootcamp

    So one of my friends recently tried to get Windows 10 via Bootcamp on his 2019 16" Macbook Pro (Intel i9) so that we could play GTA Online and a few other games of similar calibre. Although stuff ran smoothly for a bit, the MacBook started to lag intensively causing a large discrepancy in frames...
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    Question How can I disable secure boot on my MacBook Pro 2011?

    Hello, today I tried to install Ubuntu on my MacBook but when I start from the USB-stick, an error appears and it says that I the system cannot boot from the stick because of secure boot. How can I disable that? I have already tried to do it at Disk Utilities on Startup Secure Utility but on...
  19. Like_Nat

    MacBook pro 16po vs other laptop

    I'd like to buy a laptop for about $1500. I saw the MacBook pro 16" for the same price and wondered about the difference in power between the Mac and a $1500 laptop. I don't like the fun aspect of a laptop and I'd like to have one that I could easily carry everywhere without being frowned upon...
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    Question Macbook Air model A1466 won't boot up

    My macbook air model a1466 recently displayed a warning telling me to replace the battery. It then went on to shut down and never boot up since (no startup chime or anything on screen). I then replaced the battery, but it still won't boot up, i tried resetting the SCM successfully, but that...