Apple MacBook Pro 13″ with Touch Bar and Touch ID (Mid 2017)

Apple MacBook Pro 13″ with Touch Bar and Touch ID (Mid 2017)
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I have been buying a lot of USB-C devices recently to prepare for this day.

This coming 1st September 2017, marks my third year in Tech in Asia. Technically, I started work before my official start date, because the previous guy left in August 2014 and I have to do the takeover before that.

Apple MacBook Pro Retina 13″ (Late 2013)

Apple MacBook Pro Retina 13″ (Late 2013)
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My current work laptop is a Apple MacBook Air 13 Inch (Mid 2011). Despite getting it back in March 2012, the laptop itself is a 3-year old model. My company, migme, has a policy to change laptop every 3 years and this time round, they bought for me a 13″ MacBook Pro Retina (Late 2013).

The processor is a 2.4GHz Dual-core Intel Core i5 (Turbo Boost up to 2.9GHz) with 16GB 1600MHz DDR3L SDRAM and 256GB PCIe-based Flash Storage. This configuration cost S$2,368.

Targus Crave II Convertible 3-In-1 Backpack for MacBook Air/Pro 13″

Targus Crave II Convertible 3-In-1 Backpack for MacBook Air/Pro 13″
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Targus Crave II Convertible 3-In-1 Backpack for MacBook Air/Pro 13″ (TSB772AP) is retailing for S$109. As the bag names implies, it allows you to carry it in three different ways, as a backpack, as a messenger bag or as a slipcase bag.

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Apple Refreshes iMac, Mac mini, iPad & Introduces 13″ MBP Retina Display, iPad mini

Apple Refreshes iMac, Mac mini, iPad & Introduces 13″ MBP Retina Display, iPad mini
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At this morning event, Apple refreshes the iMac, Mac mini and iPad lineup and introduces 2 new prodcts, the 13″ MacBook Pro with Retina Display and iPad mini.

Also Apple seems to be dropping the “the new iPad” name from iPad and it is now called “iPad with Retina Display” which is similar to the MacBook Pro’s “MacBook Pro with Retina Display”.

Crumpler Bag – Dederang Heist

Crumpler Bag – Dederang Heist
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I passed my MacBook Pro 15″ to my brother and will be using my work MacBook Pro 15″ as my “official” laptop and hence I will need to bring it around from my work place back to home and vice versa and needed a bag to hold it.

I am using Fabrix Case‘s MacBook Pro sleeve previously but that sleeves requires one of my hand to hold on to it and since the MacBook Pro is so heavy, I can’t use the hand to hold other stuff while securing my MacBook Pro tight. So I decided to go for a proper working bag which can fit my MacBook Pro as well as some accessories.

Apple 85W MagSafe Power Adapter

Apple 85W MagSafe Power Adapter
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The Apple 85W MagSafe Power Adapter is for 15″ and 17″ MacBook Pro. Got it in Hong Kong for only HK$588 (~S$93). It is selling for S$128 in Singapore!

I am also using a 15″ MacBook Pro for work and I have a power adapter at work, it has been wired so nicely that it makes removing it very difficult and hence I decided to get a spare power adapter that allows me to bring it along when I am on call.