2015 12" rMB or keep 2014 13" rMBP?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by dmk1974, Dec 1, 2015.


2015 12" rMB or keep 2014 13" rMBP?

  1. New 2015 12" rMB 8/256

    14 vote(s)
  2. Keep 2014 13" rMBP 8/128

    8 vote(s)
  1. dmk1974 macrumors 68020


    Sep 16, 2008
    I found a good deal on a 12" gold rMB 8/256 which would turn out to be a wash if I sell my current 2014 13" rMBP (8 GB/128 GB).

    Is it worth making the swap? If anything, I get a fresh 1-year warranty on the new one. That 12" size looks really nice at the store. My use is pretty basic (web, office apps, light video editing). I only use about 60 GB of my current space since I have a Mac Mini server with all of my media stored on it. Thanks!
  2. gooser macrumors 6502a

    Jul 4, 2013
    the advantage of the macbook is its portability. if you're going to be toting it everywhere then make the swap. if not, keep what you have. it's that simple.
  3. chrisperro, Dec 1, 2015
    Last edited: Dec 1, 2015

    chrisperro macrumors 6502


    Oct 24, 2009
    I sell lots of macbooks and i had a 12" macbook for a month.
    love the speakers, great quality and loud.
    Keyboard is great,short keys very nice.
    Is pretty much weightless,quiet and excellent build quality.
    Processor can handle lots of load.
    Battery was not to up to standard (8 hours) but usually batteries get better after a few charges.
    So far my Favorite Laptop from Apple ever.

    Now I'm back to a 13" MBP Retina and definitely want to get my hands on another 12" Macbook.
  4. doitdada macrumors 6502a


    Oct 14, 2013
    No brainer. I tried out both a fully speced 15" and a base 13" rMBP. Nothing can beat the rMB. Great on an external monitor (1920x1200), no fan noise and enough power to process my RAW files. I use my computer a lot more after "upgrading" to the retina MacBook from a 13" rMBP. Before I never brought my computer without me if there wasn't for business purposes. Now I take my retina MacBook everywhere. Not bulky and light enough to actually carry with you all day.

    The battery is a bit light if you stream videos with Silverlight or Flash, but can easily take you through a day if you just Browse/Communicate/Develop.

    One last thing. This is the computer I have been waiting for since Apple switched to Intel almost 10 years ago.
  5. SteveJUAE macrumors 68020


    Aug 14, 2015
    Land of Smiles
    Do it and enjoy :)
  6. whodatrr macrumors 6502a


    Jan 12, 2004
    Looks like a switch might be good for you. We have two rMBs, and love them! I've got a beefy desktop, for heavy loads, but my little rMB does everything else. Only thing I'd say is this may be one system that's worth buying AppleCare for, as some have had issues with batt life and keyboards. we haven't seen any of these problems, but bought AC just in case.

    Another benefit of the little rMB is that you may no longer need an iPad. It's just so small and easy to carry around that our iPads get no love, and have now pretty much been handed off to the kids.
  7. dmk1974, Dec 2, 2015
    Last edited: Dec 3, 2015

    dmk1974 thread starter macrumors 68020


    Sep 16, 2008
    Thanks for all of the comments. Still on the fence. LOVE the portability of this new macbook. Realistically most of my use is in the house, but even room to room or in bed the lighter/smaller 12" machine would be nice. I have a 2012 Mac Mini that I use still for any "heavy" lifting anyway. I've used my kids' Acer C720 chromebook from time to time which is very nice in size with a great battery, but the OS is a bit limited and the screen sucks.
  8. dmk1974 thread starter macrumors 68020


    Sep 16, 2008
    I didn't pull the trigger yet, but Best Buy has this MacBook on sale for $1000 right now. Still tempted...
  9. Ulenspiegel macrumors 68030


    Nov 8, 2014
    Land of Flanders and Elsewhere
  10. Z3man macrumors 6502a

    Feb 19, 2012
    Once i got the rMB I couldn't get my mid 2014 rMBP up for sale on eBay quick enough, the rMBP was an excellent laptop but the rMB is just so much better i love it, i have never liked a product as much in my life. So you can probably guess what i voted.
  11. BarcelonaPaul Suspended

    Jul 1, 2015
    I've been a Mac user for 20 years now since I was a lil shorty. Just returned home after working at a friends house editing some 4K video footage using Final Cut Pro X on his gold MacBook. It's a true joy to use. Handles FCPX superbly. No problem with 4K uncompressed from an iPhone 6S. That screen is incredible. The speakers. The design. My FAVOURITE Mac of all time (along with that G4 Cube). It's everything that I'd want in a computer. I love it!!! To me, it's perfect :)

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