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Apple 13" M1 MacBook Pro (Space Gray, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD) $1199 + Free ship

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Amazon [amazon.com] Is selling the latest 13" MacBook Pro with M1 Chip $100 off MSRP + free shipping for Prime Members.

256 GB is $1199
512 GB is $1399

Available Colors:
  • Silver
  • Space Gray
Specs:
  • 13.3" 2560-by-1600 LED screen
  • Apple M1 8-core CPU
  • 8GB RAM
  • 802.11ax Wi-Fi 6 + Bluetooth 5.0
  • Backlit Magic Keyboard w/ Touch Bar & Trackpad
  • Touch ID security
  • Inputs: 2x Thunderbolt 3 / USB4

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The machine has an integrated SSD and you do very important work. HIPAA rules aside, you don't back up the data daily?
Patents, not patients. Given the context (...code snippets...) this isn't a HIPAA issue. In any case, anyone working with "important documents" should absolutely have local and off-site backups.
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Average user cannot control how the OS works. Reports are for 1-2 TB a day writes, for some "average" users. It is just a software design. I bet Apple is already addressing it. Apple laptops were dying from SSD failure before as well, with the Intel chips. It was more likely with MBAir, just not very spoken about. Not saying that quality is worse than the competition - just pointing out that to achieve cost savings with mainboard integration, an Apple laptop is prone to a catastrophic risk.
To my point - because "average" user will not use the laptop that much, the "average" user should buy the cheapest option - MBAir 8GB RAM and 256GB SSD. This deal here is $300-400 more and you pay just for more risk to lose it completely.
This is expected when you ship a laptop with only 8 gigs of ram and trash the SSD by using swap. It seems the laptops with 16 gigs have much lower writes so far. But hey, all of the tech reviewers said 8gig is fine! 🙄

That said those stories about the SSDs failing are nonsense, even with that usage they'll still last a long time.
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The machine has an integrated SSD and you do very important work. HIPAA rules aside, you don't back up the data daily?
I do have back ups. I just don't want them backing up my files. My company kinda competes with Apple hehe.

Anyway, while trying to fix it again last night, the accessibility voice prompt said it was in an "update" window. So I simply pressed Enter and hoped that it will update and reboot. Today, I opened the lid (without even pressing the power button) and it was on the Login page. Wow it fixed itself. I now get a prompt to update it to Big Sur 11.2.3. I don't want to brick it again, so I'm gonna take it to the Apple Store and get a replacement.
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Average user cannot control how the OS works. Reports are for 1-2 TB a day writes, for some "average" users. It is just a software design. I bet Apple is already addressing it. Apple laptops were dying from SSD failure before as well, with the Intel chips. It was more likely with MBAir, just not very spoken about. Not saying that quality is worse than the competition - just pointing out that to achieve cost savings with mainboard integration, an Apple laptop is prone to a catastrophic risk.
To my point - because "average" user will not use the laptop that much, the "average" user should buy the cheapest option - MBAir 8GB RAM and 256GB SSD. This deal here is $300-400 more and you pay just for more risk to lose it completely.
Who are these average users that use 1-2TB of write to their SSD a day? I mean just by browsing the web and doing some productivity work doesn't even chew threw 20-30 GB of data a day. No way these guys are "average". They must be rendering or doing something crazy. It just makes no sense.
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Quote from ilike2breakthngs :
Must have 16GB. Ended up getting one from Adorama with no tax and a discount code from Apple Insiders or somewhere.
How did you save on taxes? I am from Rochester NY, and it does show taxes on the cart @ adorama.. could you please advice me ?
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yes, I've seen. I have many, and I procure in the millions of $ annually for corporate use as well.
The new M1 OS is not magic as I said - Apple soldered fast SSD to the mainboard, similarly to what is done on phones, the swapping between RAM and SSD is faster that way, and creates the end user feeling of instantaneous switch between applications. It allows Apple to use cheaper CPUs because the RAM is on the CPU substrate and defects in lithography usually happen in memory area. This is the very same efficiency scaling that GPU makers use. Hence Apple started with 8GB chips until they harvest enough 16GB substrates.
Intensive usage of SSD however will destroy it. The SSD is not the resistor type hybrid RAM that HP or Intel have designed but never produced. Very likely we will start seeing some M1 laptops failing after 6 months...
Again, there is nothing magical in Apple. In fact, in heavy corporate use /we have tens of thousands Apple laptops/ I see more problems with Apple than other. Apple's hardware is also very corporate unfriendly for fix and maintenance - a downtime of a software architect will cost me several thousand dollars a day - we monitor a lot of related metrics.
However, for a retail user a BASIC Apple product makes more sense - basic MBAir for $800 /employee discount/ is great deal - basically with tax and accessories you assume $1000 annual depreciation which is OK rate for a quality made product. If it survives longer, you "profit". Beyond that model the financial risk increases (catastrophic failure), which is NOT slick.
Even if what you said here turns out to be true, that risk can be easily hedged by paying with one of the Citi cards that extends manufacturer warranty by 2 years. So should be then covered for 3 years for such issues to repair or get your purchase money back through a claim.

Having said that think got a great deal last week getting a silver m1 256/8gb MBA for $649.99 from Best Buy for open box in satisfactory condition. Was essentially another customer's return where original purchase date was only 5 days before I got it. Even for this open box item with my citi premier card am covered till February, 2024 for any such crapouts!
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Even if what you said here turns out to be true, that risk can be easily hedged by paying with one of the Citi cards that extends manufacturer warranty by 2 years. So should be then covered for 3 years for such issues to repair or get your purchase money back through a claim.

Having said that think got a great deal last week getting a silver m1 256/8gb MBA for $649.99 from Best Buy for open box in satisfactory condition. Was essentially another customer's return where original purchase date was only 5 days before I got it. Even for this open box item with my citi premier card am covered till February, 2024 for any such crapouts!
That's my point. These are great laptops, especially getting MBAir for $650. For $1,200 - it's another story, I just don't feel it as a deal.
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like the other guy said im happily enjoying my non touch bar air. i got a good deal from the refurb store on a 512 ssd model for like 200 more than education pricing for a basemodel. double the storage and the extra core unlocked is worth 100 per feature
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^ THIS.
At this point consumers should either considers the rock bottom priced MBAir 8GB RAM and expect a lifespan of 1-2 years at most. Or, cough up for 16GB RAM and hope it will last longer. The SSD on the 8GB machines WILL fail, there is no magic in that. Just be prepared that you can absorb an annual expense of roughly $1000, do not expect to use these Apples for 10 years.
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To be clear, I agree with everything you said. My previous post was just pointing out that no one is saying anything about older Macs.

This guy on youtube has good thoughts on the issue: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ArM4uoe4L7Y
People are reporting the same issue with Intel Macs. You're just picking and choosing. Anyone other than Apple is full of shit trying to comment on something they don't understand while linking to random blogs.
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1200 and a soldered 8GB, yes, the year is 2021.
Imagine living in the year 2021 and not understanding that ARM unified memory architecture works completely different from shitty x86.
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People are reporting the same issue with Intel Macs. You're just picking and choosing. Anyone other than Apple is full of shit trying to comment on something they don't understand while linking to random blogs.
I don't care.
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Microcenter has these for $1099 in-store. Lowest price I've seen since release. Yes the 14" is probably coming later this year, but I bet it will be $1499.
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please please don't buy smaller storage. the life of the device is the life of the storage. with extremely limited writes on the ssd it will kill the device sooner than you expect.
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For Veterans/Active Military, they have the Pro 256gb 8gb for $1149 and no tax on shopmyexchange.com
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