Apple is Dodgy

sufi

lala
bought a 2020 computer with them, already having numerous audio stuttering issues while playing a plain mp3 file.
hopefully exchanging for a new one using apple care™ and selling it off for a couple hundred quid less than I bought.
gonna see how much more I can squeeze out of my 2012 macoobok (from the era when they did proper computers, still)
I was already using a refurbished thinkpad & unbuntu when i read this article - a bit better spec than what they are on about but still cheap and fantastic
 

wektor

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I was already using a refurbished thinkpad & unbuntu when i read this article - a bit better spec than what they are on about but still cheap and fantastic
I was on a refurbished thinkpad for a while (as a temporary break from my 10 year long friendship with apple) and to be honest I could not wish more from a 150 quid computer.
issue is, I do some things these days that tend to be quite performance heavy, and I'm not sure how high my chances are to score a refurbished series X or whatever else with a high spec
 

sufi

lala
Yeah mine is T450 from c2015 - a lot newer than an X, and works great
After i bought it I found another someone had left for the electronics recycling
 

Leo

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bought a 2020 computer with them, already having numerous audio stuttering issues while playing a plain mp3 file.

I'm no expert but wouldn't that be a basic software as opposed to a hardware issue? could you just uninstall and reinstall the program?
 

william_kent

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I'm no expert but wouldn't that be a basic software as opposed to a hardware issue? could you just uninstall and reinstall the program?

Ever fancied a job at the Apple Store? That's their stock reply for faulty hard disks, "it's your software that is causing the problem"
 

Leo

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Isnt it possible to swap out an HD on an apple? they really are criminals isnt it

I thought it was just a problem playing music, in which case I was suggesting just uninstalling and reinstalling whatever music program was being used (not the entire hard drive).
 

wektor

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ahhh
I thought it was just a problem playing music, in which case I was suggesting just uninstalling and reinstalling whatever music program was being used (not the entire hard drive).
sadly it's not only mp3s, same issue with audio output from max/ableton/whatever, it does the occasional hiccup which is rather upsetting
 
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sufi

lala
This one looks cool. Designed to have new hardware swapped in.


that's kinda like fairphone
 

Leo

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meanwhile I'm about to start the fifth replacement of my ip6's screen so far

I just moved on from a first-gen iPhone SE, which is the same size as the 6. I loved how it was small enough to fit comfortably in my pocket, but I'd had it for number of years and the battery was crapping out, would drain down quickly. the slightly larger 12 mini I have now is much better for reading, much improved screen and camera, faster, etc. but I still miss that smaller SE.
 

wektor

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I just moved on from a first-gen iPhone SE, which is the same size as the 6. I loved how it was small enough to fit comfortably in my pocket, but I'd had it for number of years and the battery was crapping out, would drain down quickly. the slightly larger 12 mini I have now is much better for reading, much improved screen and camera, faster, etc. but I still miss that smaller SE.
thinking about an upgrade makes me shake with fear
 

Leo

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thinking about an upgrade makes me shake with fear

is it the cost, of something else. they are really expensive now, but considering how much I use it every day, not so bad. plus being self employed, I write off part of the cost as work equipment.
 
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