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itsage
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Apple announced the revised 13-in MacBook Pro today with the top-end configuration that includes a BTO 28W i7-1068NG7. This makes for the best ultrabook eGPU host to date. The base 10th gen CPU configuration has an i5-1030NG4 i5-1038NG7. Both come with 4x Thunderbolt 3 ports vs 2x ports in the 8th gen CPU configurations. Twice the storage capacity and new keyboard are nice too!

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Purrrlock
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Ive got one on order right now with 16gb and the i7-1068NG7. Seriously thinking about pairing it with an e-GPU of some kind and bootcamp for a few games here and there. 

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itsage
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@purrrlock, Nice! Can you share the delivery time frame? I wish it wasn't a BTO so that in-store availability would be more accessible.

 

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Purrrlock
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@itsage, We're looking at around 18-26 May. Again i'm still not sure if I will go for the e-GPU but still very much on the table. 

I already have a slightly outdated gaming rig so this with an e-GPU would be quicker just depends if I can put the money down aha

 

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Иван Кириченко
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@itsage, you sure about i5-1030NG4? That sounds like a CPU in mid-tier Macbook Air. Also notebookcheck says that the entry level 10th gen is Core i5-1038NG7.

 

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Ningauble77
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Be interesting to see how cooperative these things are in bootcamp.  The 2020 air seems like it's been more difficult to get working than the 14nm based laptops were.

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@iddqd07, Thank you for the information. There was limited resources on the i5 model number. I updated the OP to reflect i5-1038NG7 on the base 4x TB3 port configuration.

 

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Cigmatic
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Nice, looks like Apple is pushing more power to their 10th Gen CPUs than Razer?

Would love to pick this up if only Apple would package this machine with Nvidia EGPU support!  A pipe dream, I know lol.  Until then, my 2017 13" will stay in early retirement - I do miss Mac OS dearly.

Look forward to seeing how Apple's 10th gen + EGPUs perform.  I suspect they will perform well.

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Posted by: @itsage

Apple announced the revised 13-in MacBook Pro today with the top-end configuration that includes a BTO 28W i7-1068NG7. This makes for the best ultrabook eGPU host to date. The base 10th gen CPU configuration has an i5-1030NG4 i5-1038NG7. Both come with 4x Thunderbolt 3 ports vs 2x ports in the 8th gen CPU configurations. Twice the storage capacity and new keyboard are nice too!

I had to use Google to find this post as the forum software is a touch lacking search wise, no idea whats going on with it...

Look forward to seeing the first implementations with these new Macbooks, might pick one up to test if lock down eases, but I feel these are a stop gap until we see a proper refresh.

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itsage
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@eightarmedpet, I was waiting for this refresh too but as you said it's a stop gap until a full redesign. I currently have a 2017 13" MBP (personal) and 2019 13" MBP (work) so I'm not sure a 10th gen CPU and new/old keyboard is worth it.

 

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