Forum discussion tagged with Macbook.
  1. haeki1

    Question Parallel I/O performance 1 vs. 2 drives ?

    Hello everyone, I am about to buy a new macbook pro M1pro/max for video editing and I am not clear about the size of internal storage as it's often recommended to seperate OS & software from footage and media cache. So I thought taking a smaller internal drive + an external Thunderbolt 3 drive...
  2. Player09313

    Question Sometimes when I press fn button on M1 macbook air I cant type, I just get a beeping sound

    Hi, I've had my M1 MacBook air for almost a month now and i've come across a reoccurring issue. Sometimes when I press the fn/global key button for the emojis, I can't type. When I try to type I get a beeping/error sound
  3. M

    Question Monitor for new Macbook 16" M1 Max

    I've ordered a new MacBook 16" M1 MAX to finally replace my MacBook Pro 15" Mid 2014... It's been a hard-working little thing for many years but I think it's time to put it up for retirement. So I also need to replace my ageing Thunderbolt display with something more of this decade...
  4. D

    Best Workstation Laptop Around USD 2k (INR 1.5 lakh) India (Recommendation)

    Hello Everyone, I am a Senior 3D Artist and looking for a Workstation/Gaming Laptop specially for 3D work. Software i use: Maya Zbrush Purpose: 3D Modeling & Animation Work (Gaming very less) Country: India Preference: Budget: INR 1.5 Lakh (USD 2k) little flexibility is possible Screen...
  5. BJordan

    Question Forced shutdown while booting ?

    I recently about to fresh Install my MacBook 7.1 mid 2010 with my usb installer, before it boot into the usb i connect my Mac to wifi first, resulting in macbook getting stuck at apple logo so i press power button to restart my Mac. It finally booted into my usb (without connecting to the wifi)...
  6. C

    Question Macbook Pro 2011 keyboard issue: broken SMC card?

    Hello everybody! I have a MacBook Pro 13’’ early 2011. Some weeks ago, it started having some problems related to its integrated keyboard; sometimes, right after switching it on, completely random, the keyboard wrote only symbols instead of letters. I checked language settings and looked for any...
  7. N

    Question Running DS Solidworks on MAC

    Hi everyone! Macbooks are known for their extraordinary performance in 'designing softwares'. I'm a professional Solidworks user. Unfortunately, Solidworks is not available for MacOS. But recently I found out that Windows 10 can be installed on a macbook (Boot Camp Assistant). So, my question...
  8. yanag

    MacBook Pro VS Acer Predator Triton 500 VS MSI GE66 Raider

    I’m looking to maybe change my MacBook Pro for a better laptop m. I’m a 3D character modeling and concept artist and will be majorly working with programs like Maya, Belnder, Substance, Zbrush, Photoshop and the Adobe Suite. My question is: since for the next approximately 5 years I’ll be very...
  9. Gabriel239

    Question Best Laptop for Graphic Designing softwares

    Hi Buddies, I want to buy the best laptop for my graphic designing work. Graphic designing tools and software are heavy and I want to work on multiple software and tools at the same time so which laptop should I get.?
  10. K

    Question External Storage for MacBook

    Hello, I am trying to start mining crypto on my MacBook. I was wondering if it is alright to use a flash drive or if I should get an SSD. Also, what size would I need for these? I've also heard that larger sized SSDs are faster, but is that true, and if so would the extra speed help me mine...
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    Question Best way to do dual display with this Mac setup?

    Ok so I'm getting a new setup for work (MacBook Pro 16" (intel) and 2x Lenovo ThinkVision P27h-20's) which is great - the problem is I need to share the displays with my personal computer an M1 Mac Mini. I'd like to do this in a seamless way if possible; I've looked at various Display Port...
  12. busets

    Docking station Mackbook/windows 2 screens

    Hi everyone I am looking for a docking station that works with both a Macbook Pro (13" 2018) and a windows 10 laptop. Both laptops have USB-C ports. I'd like the docking station to support two external monitors. I have not decided which ones yet, but most likely two "normal" (i.e. no gaming or...
  13. FO04

    [SOLVED] Password problem

    So like a month ago I logged in with Facebook on my friends MacBook on a site and now when he goes to facebooks site he has my login but he also has my login on other sites that my Facebook is connected to like Instagram and probably more. Any fixto this problem cause it seems like he has the...
  14. BrookrA

    [SOLVED] Network Printer behind 2nd router.

    Hello Network Gurus, Here is my setup and my issue. RouterA/Service Provider(Bell all-in-one router/cable modem) - MacBook connected via wireless RouterB/Connected to RouterA (vA ethernet CABLE from LAN rA to WAN rB) PC connected via LAN rB Network Printer connected via LAN rB Notes...
  15. Prad_Bitt

    [SOLVED] MacBook Air M1 or a Windows laptop for data science ?

    Hi My knowledge in software is pretty much 0 I'm an economics major, I picked CS (Programming in Python) as an elective. I already have a Windows desktop PC, but for when colleges reopen, I might have to take a laptop there. I have a few options, the most powerful (plus a nice little $150...
  16. J

    Macbook or lenovo?

    I have a lenovo thinkpad yoga 260, but as I know these have a huge motherboard defect, so i plan to sell mine. I looked arround the internet and saw that i could buy: thinkpad x240, t440, t440s, t450, t460 or macbook air 2012, 2013, 2014. I had thin and light laptops for couple of years now, and...
  17. M

    [SOLVED] 27" monitor recommendation for working with text on Macbook Pro

    The title pretty much says it all. I'm shopping for a decent 27 inch monitor, will be used with a Macbook Pro (so USB-C charging is a plus). I will not be using it for games and movies - at all. I almost exclusively work with text. Any recommendations? Shall I get a 4K monitor (together with...
  18. LuckyHood

    [SOLVED] MacBook Pro 13 inch 2020 Won't Charge

    I bought a MacBook Pro like a month ago. It's a 13 inch, 2020. It worked normally but the only thing that concerned me it's that when it was plugged when you touched its surface it was giving off electrostatic energy. And today it won't charge what so ever, in any port, I have to mention that...
  19. Skulcar

    [SOLVED] NVIDIA 3080 eGPU on MacBook Pro 2017. Is it worth?

    Hi there! I have a big question bothering me and I thought I could find an answer here 🙏🏻 I recently received an unexpected news: I have to go abroad for at least two or three months for work, although I just bought a new pc with a fantastic Nvidia Asus Tuf 3080. My goal was to properly enjoy...
  20. K

    [SOLVED] New high budget laptop - resisting getting sucked in by Apple again...

    Currently I have two Macbooks (Mini & Pro 13" from Late 2013). They are still working, but I been thinking about upgrading at least one of them to something new. One has a failing keyboard and few other problems. My main take away from both is durability for those years. However, I am not too...
  21. B

    A really dumb idea but also fun pls help

    Ok so look yes I'm a hipster (Mod edit) who loves the looks of old apple stuff but hates the hardware and I have a old 2010 polycarbonate (white plastic) mac book. I love the looks of it so much like enough to pop a stiffy. Well I know I could upgrade ram and the storage to SSD but I really want...
  22. ZakInversal

    Question MacBookAir broken port

    Hello, i have burn out my macbookair (mid 2014) charging port. I was charging it and out of the blue i licked the charger and when i plugged it back in it didn't work. I was in the task of installing windows 7 at that time. We checked another charger and it didnt work. Is there any other way i...
  23. S

    Question ~2012 MacBook white screen on boot

    So I have this problem where a MacBook doesn’t boot. It is stuck on a completely white screen. No logo or anything. It plays the startup sound, the old classic one that’s been on macs for ages, but it never goes further than that. I’ve tried everything I can find, but nothing has worked...
  24. bjprestwood

    [SOLVED] Macbook Pro vs. Custom built Pc

    Currently I have a 2019 Macbook Pro, I am looking to start gaming on a computer more. My Mac can handle Minecraft and League of Legends but that is about it. I was looking towards building a PC for around $700-$800 that could game and stream. Would it be worth creating a custom built PC at this...
  25. C

    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...
  26. System32_76

    [SOLVED] 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...
  27. 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...
  28. 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?
  29. 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...
  30. A

    [SOLVED] 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?
  31. H

    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...
  32. S

    [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...
  33. c0dine

    [SOLVED] 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??
  34. N

    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...
  35. 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...
  36. 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...
  37. L

    [SOLVED] 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...
  38. 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...
  39. T

    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...
  40. joesklar

    Question MacBook Pro 820-3115 G3H missing

    Hi everyone, It's been a while since I've posted here, but knowing what a bright bunch you all are I was hoping for some help. I know the majority of the community look at laptops and custom build PCs, but I'm appealing to the Apple experts in the forum. I've got a 820-3115 that I purchased as...