Dell technician just stopped by and swapped the motherboard in my laptop. Now the thunderbolt port is working reliably again. Happy :)
@farhan I have a thunderbolt dock on my desk which has my mouse, keyboard, and two monitors connected to.
@farhan Yup, but all the USB-C docks I tried had various problems. Not sure if they were due to the laptop, or the dock, but eg one plain USB-C dock I tried wouldn't let both monitors run at their native resolutions, and another wasn't providing the correct power to the laptop even though the power supply I had connected worked just fine when connected directly.
@farhan So I bought a Dell TB16 from eBay for very cheap, and while I have read people having all sorts of problems with these, it has worked flawlessly for me so far.
Besides, the problem that Dell came to fix today was with the USB-C connector on my laptop, so even using a plain USB-C dock wouldn't have worked. They done a full motherboard swap!
@farhan I do want to buy a Thunderbolt eGPU though but they are a bit too expensive atm 😂
@farhan @feld Two of my brothers have laptops with both these senarios, one has a MacBook Pro with Thunderbolt, but no USB-C port (ie thunderbolt 2), and my youngest brother has a Latitude 7240 which has a USB-C port, but no thunderbolt support. So they can't "borrow" my desk anymore without disconnecting all the cables first 😂
@tk I don't have any strong feelings either way to be honest. I don't have any Apple products myself, not because I hate them... just always stuck to what I'm comfortable with.
👎 more iPhone, but too big (except new SE)
I still think it’s a surprising turn.
👎 Apple Watch is meh. Smartwatch is not my favorite trend. The idea is too sci-fi. It only works in an environment where you don’t constantly get bullshit notifications. I ditched mine.
Same. I disable my phone’s notifications because I hate them.
👍 Airpods these are super great, best invention in a decade 👎 Airpods still use Bluetooth, and drop to mono audio quality if microphone gets activated though
They’re pretty good, but my experience with Bluetooth in general hasn’t been great, with both Airpods and other devices. Haven’t figured out why.
👎 Neglect of Mac Mini and Mac Pro
Seems like management wants the attention of the average person, who largely only wants laptops and smartphones now.
👍 Mac servers are back, this is a good start
Isn’t it largely a Mac Pro with some minimal tweaks?
👍 Rumor of ARM Macbook coming, this intrigues me. I kind of want an AMD/Ryzen Mac though
nVidia graphics would also be great.
👎 Facetime should have grown to support group video chats and stuff by now. It’s not where it should be.
Surprised it hasn’t yet.
👍 Apple Wallet / Apple Pay / Apple Cash and Apple Credit cards are all good moves
I like how credit cards even support contactless payment now.
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