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It’s an ego thing. The majority of tech bloggers that buy "Pro" computers don’t need them because of their workflow requirements. They want them because the Pro name + spec bump validates the image they have of themselves. They’re "Creative Professionals" after all, so clearly they need a mega-multi-core monstrosity of a machine in order to compose their articles, apply some filters to images, and do light video editing work at what are mostly streamining-friendly resolutions.
OTOH somehow scientists and engineers doing extensive simulation/modelling work whose multitude of libraries and tools require multiple cores and ridiculous amounts of RAM manage to get by with whatever the cheapest Mac their university/company can afford is. The M1’s 16 GB RAM limit has been a big show-stopper in that regard.
I might be biased though…
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Last week I sent my brand-new Flip 3 back to Samsung after I noticed two, perfect semi-circle black spots had appeared on the left side of the screen right next to the hinge, in the crease area. Each semi-circle was about 2mm in size and so perfect that at first I thought it was part of the design, and had to check an early photo I had taken of there phone to confirm that they weren’t there when I first got it.
I picked the phone up to use as my Android dev/test device, so it definitely wasn’t abused or even used that much. I’m hoping it was just a manufacturing defect but we’ll see what happens when I get it back (or it’s replacement) this week.