Hacker News new | past | comments | ask | show | jobs | submit login

It's not just nvidia, a modern gpu needs a lot of power to run properly and it doesn't work with apple's idea that their laptop can't have noise/heat/be large/need a large powerbox. Even if they went nvidia they would go for what, a 1050 Ti or 1060 at best ? Compared to a "regular brand" laptop at half price it's ridiculously weak.

Personally I "solved" it for my need by having two laptops (I don't have a desktop at home anymore), one is a 15" made for mobility with tons of battery and low weight, the other is frankly more of a "transportable" 17", too heavy to hold it in one hand and lasting less that two hour on battery but with insane power for all my work and gaming need.

Interestingly enough both end up costing almost the same.




In Apple's glory years and resulting growth, their os and hardware were the epicenter of your personal computing. today thin client laptops and smartphones connect online, which is now your personal computing epicenter. It's hard to see how Apple can innovate new devices and OS's to achieve massive growth again in the era of cheap chromebooks


I'd say that his point is more that Apple refuses to work with nVidia for various reasons. AMD's chips run far hotter than nVidia ones, so this further limits their options considering the thermal constraints of their devices.




Guidelines | FAQ | Support | API | Security | Lists | Bookmarklet | Legal | Apply to YC | Contact

Search: