New MacBook and Logos/Verbum

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Deacon Steve | Forum Activity | Posted: Sat, May 9 2015 8:41 AM

I tried to search the forums but came up empty ...

Does anyone have a report on how Logos is working on the new MacBook with the Intel Core M processors?

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Keith Larson | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, May 9 2015 10:54 AM

Considering that reviews have found that the Core M runs most programs poorly, I would think Logos would run poorly on it as well. I am sure in a couple of generations the Core M will be better, but right now it is not ready for prime time.

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Mark Barnes | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, May 9 2015 11:08 AM

Steve:
Does anyone have a report on how Logos is working on the new MacBook with the Intel Core M processors?

There was some discussion here:

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Deacon Steve | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, May 9 2015 12:35 PM

Thanks for those links, Mark.

I wonder if anyone has done some testing and can report back on results?  Just curious.

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mab | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, May 10 2015 12:19 AM

First gen anything usually has issues. Buy a MacBook Pro if you are going Mac now. 

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Keep Smiling 4 Jesus :) | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, May 10 2015 3:29 PM

Noticed MacBook CPU benchmark is 2186 => http://browser.primatelabs.com/mac-benchmarks that is slightly faster than two Early 2011 Mac Book Pro models with 2nd Generation i5 and i7 CPUs: i5-2415M 2300 MHz (2 cores) and i7-2635QM 2000 MHz (4 cores).  Newer Mac models are notably quicker: e.g 15 inch Retina mid 2014 model with i7-4980HQ 2800 MHz (4 cores) has benchmark of 3479, which is 59 % faster.

Likewise noticed all Intel Core 2 Duo models are slower than the new Core M MacBook.

Found MacBook review on 14 Apr 2015 => http://www.anandtech.com/show/9136/the-2015-macbook-review/9 that includes

... briefly, from a performance standpoint Core M behaves a lot more like a modern tablet processor than it does a traditional Intel x86 processor. Which is to say that its performance is heavily tuned around performance bursting and racing back to idle, as opposed to more traditional Intel processors which turbo as well, but overall are also designed to hold at relatively high clockspeeds under sustained workloads.

Another review => http://www.engadget.com/2015/04/09/new-macbook-review/ notes the MacBook can get warm on the bottom.

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ilian | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, May 12 2015 11:51 PM

Keep Smiling 4 Jesus :):
Noticed MacBook CPU benchmark is 2186

I have seen that the new MacBook is also configurable with the stronger CPU (like 5Y71): "Configurable to 1.3GHz dual-core Intel Core M processor (Turbo Boost up to 2.9GHz) with 4MB shared L3 cache."

EDIT: Aple Care said that the CPU is another (1,3 GHz, made especially for Apple). CPU benchmark is 2387 (32-Bit: Single-Core Average).

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Nicholas Knisely | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, May 17 2015 4:36 AM

I have one - the base configuration. Logos is working fine on it. No observable difference between how Logos runs on my laptop and on my i7 16Gb Mac mini at the office.

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Dave Bertolini | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jul 17 2015 9:27 PM

Do you find the single USB-C port a problem? Or is it not as big a deal as the detractors claim? That doesn't seem like a big deal to me.

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