13 rmbp owners If you could go back in time would you get the air instead?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by mellofello, Feb 1, 2014.

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Do you wish you got a mac air instead?

Poll closed May 12, 2014.
  1. Love my retina 13 no way!

    55 vote(s)
    98.2%
  2. Man this retina air is way too heavy! wish I got the air.

    1 vote(s)
    1.8%
  1. mellofello macrumors 65816

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    Looking to upgrade my 2010 macbook air. Still works great just long in the tooth. Wonering if any macbook pro guys lamented not getting a air, and found the rmbp too heavy?
     
  2. AbyssImpact macrumors 6502a

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    Once Macbook Air gets a retina screen upgrade, I will be switching to the Air. Until then, once you go retina, you don't go back.
     
  3. cheesyappleuser macrumors 6502a

    cheesyappleuser

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    #3
    Most of 13" PCs are heavier than the rMBP. So the Air is just insanely light.
    But since it lacks Retina it's a no-brainer to get the rMBP. Plus the black frame looks a lot nicer than the grey one.
     
  4. michaelsviews macrumors 65816

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    Had the Air and seriously considering go back to it , why ? because of battery life. In my opinion the graphics on the 13" rMBP's are horrible.
     
  5. Daniele Mnn macrumors newbie

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    The battery life i get with the rmbp is insanely good, i don't need a retina to get 1-2 hours more. Even when i know i have to use the laptop 7-8 hours at school i don't bring the power brick, i have no need for it.
     
  6. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    I never considered an air to replace an MBA. With the MBA I have a real keyboard and osx.
     
  7. Orr macrumors 6502

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    The 13" Haswell rMBP is currently as good as it gets for Apple imo. The smaller form factor (than the Air) is incredible and I actually like the added weight/build as everything feels much sturdier to me. Battery life lasts all day for my purposes and Iris packs a surprisingly powerful punch. I used a 13" Haswell Air for several months when they were first released, and I find its rMBP counterpart better in every way imaginable.
     
  8. M5RahuL macrumors 68020

    M5RahuL

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    #8
    The topic isn't going from OS X to iOS ;)
     
  9. mellofello thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I honestly only bring my laptop with me on 5 trips or so per year. So lugging around a extra pound is no big deal. However I do like using my laptop in bed and the air is great for balancing on your belly.
     
  10. M5RahuL macrumors 68020

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    #10
    For portability, the MBA can't be beat. I LOVE my rMBP, but when I'm up and about, it's the MBA + Photo equip. in my camera bag.

    At home, I use an iPad 9/10 times or my Note 3 :p

    Also, the second option in the poll is odd. The weight difference between the 13" rMBP and 13" MBA is trivial, at best.
     
  11. KUguardgrl13 macrumors 68020

    KUguardgrl13

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    I've only even owned Macbook Pros, so I could never go to the MBA.
     
  12. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    It was not one of my better days for reading...
     
  13. Beezy253 macrumors 6502

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    #13
    I'm still Happy with my Late 2013 rMBP.

    I don't think slapping a Retina screen into a MBA would even make me want one.. Too fragile.. I would always have to worry about bending it, or something.
     
  14. PeterJP macrumors regular

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    I swapped an 11" MBA for this 13" rMBP so, no, I'm not going back.
     
  15. Fzang macrumors 65816

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    Avoided the whole decision problem by getting a 15" rMBP.
     
  16. 6mtg37s macrumors member

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    The 13" mbpr is already so light compared to other laptops that it's not even worth getting the air at this point. I got the mbpr and I wouldn't trade it for an air. And the screen is honestly worth the extra money/weight.
     
  17. maplingstorie macrumors 6502

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    the screen and size is so worth the little extra weight.. I've never liked the air's screen. Low colour gamut.
     
  18. Bri in Mtl macrumors member

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    Be interesting to see if you went to the Macbook Air forum and asked the question "Do you wish you got a retina Macbook Pro instead?"
     
  19. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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    There's too much overlap between the 13" MBA and the 13" rMBP, I think apple needs to do something, there's almost no reason AFAIK to opt for the MBA. Perhaps battery life is really the only major difference.
     
  20. vandoorn macrumors regular

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    No i would never change my 13" retina for a Macbook Air. The screen is just amazing! :D
     
  21. kathyricks macrumors 6502

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  22. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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    And that's why many people are choosing the 13" rMBP over the MBA - its hard to pass up such a gorgeous screen :)
     
  23. AnorexicPig macrumors 6502

    AnorexicPig

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    #23
    Upgraded last month to a 13" rMBP from a 2012 13" MBA. Can't say I miss the light weight of MBA, and for sure the screen is just so gorgeous in rMBP.
     
  24. ionjohn macrumors 65816

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    #24
    hell no, it's like going from the iphone 4 display to the iphone 3gs display
     

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