Nope. The MBP 16" 2019 still sucks

Saturday, November 28, 2020 at 12:22 AM UTC

Remember when I thought my issues with the MBP 16" were history after the macOS 11 update?

They are still there. This machine is unusable once you do one of the following:

  • try to tame the crazy fan with Macs Fan Control
  • use Teams/GotoMeeting with a webcam AND sharing your screen
  • in general use external monitors and try to outperform the machine's CPU and RAM

I don't know if this is just a problem with my machine but I really hate this laptop. It's a 3500 EUR pile of shit.

Again, that fucking "kernel_task" kicks in and takes about 1000+ % CPU load which means basically: throttle that piece of Intel shit down to a minimum, including poor GPU performance. Man, I run the Radeon Pro M5500 here and even this one goes crazy.

Resume: the next Mac will be one with a M1 chip. I am sure VM vendors will sort out how to run Windows even on this architecture, so please, Intel, go to hell.

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