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There is always a use for more RAM. I always suggest getting the most possible. All depends on the budget. As for the bare minimum I'd recommend: 16GB of RAM Xcode Studio: 8GB recommended Android Studio : 8 GB recommended Laravel: 4GB or more 16GB of RAM is the base spec of the Macbook Pro 16. Which is good enough for most people. Unless you run Xcode, ...


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Get one of the scissor switch Apple keyboards Keyboards make noise, and unless you want to get something horrid like a silicone, touchscreen, or laser keyboard, you're pretty much stuck with moving parts that are going to make noise. Frankly, the Apple scissor switches are some of the quietest (formerly) on the market, and you've said that you're fine with ...


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While this is a PC keyboard, the internet tells me that the ctrl-opt-cmd (or ctrl-super-alt) keys can be remapped in MacOS. I recommend the A4-Tech KV300-H. It is: slim very soft to touch after a month or two of use - I barely touch the keys before they register ridiculously stable - metal body with rubber feet - to move it you have to lift it, it won't ...


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There shouldn't be any issues with hotspots. As for Linux/windows connectivity it depends what do you wish to do with your device. If you only wish to transfer songs/videos/pics then it will be fine with Windows through iTunes since Apple has a version for Windows. With Linux it gets a bit tricky. There isn't a version of iTunes that Linux supports natively, ...


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There aren't any buttons that can unlock an iPhone to the best of my knowledge because it would be a security risk. However, you can pair a bluetooth keyboard to the iPhone and use the keyboard to unlock the phone. When I pair my Logitech K480 keyboard with my iPhone, it allows me to lock/unlock, type messages, take screenshots, adjust volume, and more. I ...


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Long time MacBookPro (on my 3rd) user and asp.net web developer here. A Macbook Pro will blow your budget out of the water, and you will have storage issues. It is nice to have the portable option though. Any new 21.5 iMac with a dedicated graphics card should cover all bases and fit your budget. Also consider running BootCamp instead of, or along side ...


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Like so many answers this answer comes with limitations that may not suit you. Limitations: Requires some minimal electronic skill Reading and assembly required The Onion Omega2+ $13 (or Omega2 $10) with a PowerDock $6 and $3 USB audio adapter all under $30. Download the Omega2 Project book Vol1 and find Chapter 5 (Audio projects) Hope you are ...


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Early 2011 to Mid 2012 MacBook Pro 15" non-Retina Within the MacBook Pro line, there's two big cutoff points: the switch from a dual core in early 2011, and the introduction of the Retina line in mid 2012. For sake of rough comparison, we'll separate things out into these three categories. Model | Passmark | Cost | RAM ...


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These style machines (as pictured) are made with proprietary connections and components. The problem you'd have, even if you found a way to adapt the connection to a standard PCI-E slot, is that the drivers for the non-reference circuit board that chip is on do not exist for Windows. Considering that these are GPUs on part with a modern $200-250 card ...


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Any NVMe drive should work from a hardware point of view (many youtube videos shows the process of backuping MacOS to it via external connection (USB), then pulling user data from your current install). Examples are : Samsung's 970 and 980 (non Pro and Pro).


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I recommend Logitech's MX Master 3. Internal battery, with USB-C (and fast charging!) Bluetooth and USB dongle support Cross-platform support; Bluetooth works on all systems with support for Bluetooth mice. Optional configuration software is supported on macOS and Windows. Medium-large 7 buttons, vertical and horizontal scroll wheels; vertical scroll wheel ...


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Fortunately, it is easier as we could see on the first spot. Two trivial solutions: Any monitor with at least 2 HDMI ports. Most of them (I estimate more than 50%) has multiple HDMI ports today. Using a KVM extender, like this, to connect multiple laptops to the same display. (2) has also the advantage, that you can use a single keyboard/mouse for both of ...


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Samsung's 34 inch WQHD monitors like C34H890 are great for work, they have great picture and text quality, the support Picture-in-Picture and they are 21:9, so when you have two sources side-by-side, you get something close to 4:3. I have a similar monitor that I use in the same setup (Viotek GN34C), which is cheaper. It has an HDMI, DP and DVI input, but ...


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Brother printers support MacOS X, and connect by USB. I'd suggest the B&W Brother LH-L2320D which offers duplexing for $80 FOB Destination (US). Toner refills are also relatively inexpensive. Had mine (two models up, an all-in-one B&W w/ WiFi I got on sale for $90) over a year with absolutely no problem in printing from MacOS X, Windows 10, and ...


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Lenovo's ThinkPad P73 (model part number 20QRS00100) is an excellent machine for just under two kilobucks today when ordered from Lenovo, with a 17.3" screen, Core i9-9750H CPU, 16 GB of (expandible) DDR4 RAM, a NVIDIA Quadro T2000 GPU, and a 512 GB SSD. It's fast and upgradable, the screen's large, and it's very easy to service when you need to beef it up. ...


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Both the long cord for the MagSafe and MagSafe 2 power supplied end with a keyed connector I have not been able to find on cables, but it's similar to the figure 8 connector plug commonly used with all kinds of radios and other electronic devices, aka Non-Polarized IEC 60320 C7. So, I tried a 'figure 8' cable. It fits, and works with my MagSafe and circa-...


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There are many tutorials of good quality and reliability which address the issue of drive replacement for a version 8.1 second-generation 2011 MacBook Pro. Many users have found this to be a worthwhile upgrade. May I suggest you look at the guides on YouTube, starting with those from iFixIt? Those were very popular with the Mac team of the community ...


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