"The Disney 2016 tutorial, Moana: Wayfinding with Code, will bring the Hour of Code to students around the world for Computer Science Education Week and beyond!," exclaims the Disney Hour of Code Digital Toolkit. "Since 2014, The Walt Disney Company has worked with Code.org to build Hour of Code tutorials featuring Disney characters that inspire kids of all ages to try coding. Disney and Code.org's 2014 Hour of Code tutorial featured Anna and Elsa from Frozen and in 2015 the tutorial featured Rey, BB-8, Princess Leia and R2-D2 from The Force Awakens. Since that time, over 40 million students have tried Disney coding tutorials." Like Microsoft, the Hour of Code has apparently been very good to Disney branding. In 2014, after starring in a signature Hour of Code tutorial used to "teach President Obama to code", Disney Princesses Elsa and Anna went on to dethrone tech-shamed Barbie as the most popular girls' holiday season toy.
Both have 16GB RAM, the nVidia 965m is rated as approximately the same as the Radeon Pro 455 (which is the fastest one available for the MacBook) and with the performance base is claimed to have a 16 hour battery life. I can't find the CPU specs for the surface book but the chips are the same generation. While the MacBook has a touch bar the Surface has a touch screen plus a pen and can function as a tablet as well but only a 13.5 inch screen. In Canada it also costs ~$500 less than the 15" MacBook Pro with maxed out GPU. It also has a USB-A port.
The new Surface Book uses the i5-6300U and i7-6600U CPUs, they are the U series so have 15W TDP. Apple have gone for the i7-6820HQ and i7-6920HQ HQ over Iris Pro versions as the HQ allows all four cores to go in to Turbo Boost at the same time whereas the Iris model only alllows one core to be in Turbo mode at a time, to keep the TDP at 45W. GPU is impressive in advertising but it is a 'variant' and we're yet to know how it really performs.
They're different tools. MacBook Pro as limited it seems to be, is a powerful machine and the 4 Thunderbolt ports opens it up. Just those freaking dongles!
I'm struggling to get a Lenovo P50/P70 or Dell Precision 7000 series to cost similar to a MacBook Pro. Massive and bulky, cost more for a similar spec, or you can go overboard and get Xeon CPUs and spec a laptop for £13k!
It has a terrible trackpad, and only a 15W CPU, slow SSD, screen isn't too good, no Thunderbolt so they use horrible dock connector. X1 is more on par with the old MacBook Air.
It is there, but wont show up in your current machine. I had a few old Macs the other day, did an Internet recovery and they downloaded Lion.
I'm in the UK so get forwarded to http://www.ukispcourtorders.co... which lists lots of sites to get even more things from. Thank you British government!
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