2015 MacBook to run Win 10 exclusively?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by HiFiGuy528, Jul 19, 2016.

  1. HiFiGuy528 macrumors 68000

    Jul 24, 2008
    Your thoughts on the idea of getting a used 2015 MacBook to run Win 10? Does everything work as it should? Has anyone here tried it or is using this OS? Thanks for your help.
  2. Prabas macrumors 6502a


    Sep 14, 2010
    Why on earth would you do such thing? There are better laptops for that.
  3. HiFiGuy528 thread starter macrumors 68000

    Jul 24, 2008
    I love the hardware design of 2015/2016 MacBook. Every Win laptop I've researched look and feels cheap, but they are not cheap in cost. A used or a refurb 2015 MacBook runs around $800 or less.
  4. Prabas macrumors 6502a


    Sep 14, 2010
    But I don't think that drivers for Windows are that great. Each time I ran Windows on my Mac, I hated it. Trackpad isn't great, no swipe-to-go-back, etc.
  5. BeatCrazy macrumors 68000

    Jul 20, 2011
    Agreed. Drivers can be screwy, keyboard layout is wrong (maybe you can remap?).

    I picked up a relatively cheap W10 Dell laptop for those 1-2 times/month I really need to run a legacy Windows program.
  6. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    BootCamp works great for me except on hi-res screens the font scaling is horrible. I just bought a brand new NON-Retina Macbook Pro 13 to take care of my need for both Windows and Mac OS!

    It has ports and even a DVD drive BUILT IN!:p
  7. tubeexperience, Jul 19, 2016
    Last edited: Jul 21, 2016
  8. Precursor macrumors 6502a


    Sep 29, 2015
    There are multiple users on this forum who run windows exclusively on their 2015 rMB

    I have also Windows 10 installed since i purchased it, no issues yet
  9. Significant1, Jul 19, 2016
    Last edited: Jul 20, 2016

    Significant1 macrumors 6502

    Dec 20, 2014
    Having just upgraded two Windows Tablet 2 in 1 to windows 10 for a friend and then afterward doing the same with bootcamp on my own Mac's (air i7 and iMac i7). I have come to the conclusion, I would not buy a Mac, Just for windows. Apple's way of controlling bootcamp is a nightmare (especially for older machines) and Windows 10 installation was very slow with sub-optimal driver support. It took multiple Windows 10 installation attempts before succeeding (had to resort to iso-installation, because upgrade just kept hanging).
  10. HolidaySeason macrumors member

    Sep 4, 2013
    Full time here too. No major issues if you compare the experience with another Windows machine.
  11. SteveJUAE macrumors 68020


    Aug 14, 2015
    Land of Smiles
    I only buy MACs and run Windows exclusively with no problems, Win10 is great on the rMB

    Other than buying a Windows 2in1 (SP4, TAB Pro S, 900s etc) rMB footprint and battery life is hard to beat
  12. crewkid89 macrumors regular


    Jun 16, 2011
    United States
    I have had significant issues with the Trackpad drivers in past MacBooks but not the 2016. I'd say performance is close to if not on par with OS X in this case. I think the new trackpad finally forced them to write a new windows driver. The bigger issue I have with windows is the HiDPI screen and scaling. Mac OS is much more seamless with this than windows and some older applications look absolutely terrible in "retina". That being said, most Microsoft applications and browsers seem to handle it fine.
  13. tubeexperience macrumors 68040

    Feb 17, 2016
    Have a look at the Asus Zenbook 3.

    It's the world thinnest laptop.
  14. HiFiGuy528 thread starter macrumors 68000

    Jul 24, 2008
    Thank you everyone for chiming in. Due to the display scaling in Windows, I decided to wait for new MBP for work, MBr for play and then transform my 2013 MBP to a Windows machine instead of buying another MBr. I only need Win 10 to test audio equipment for work so I think 2013 MBP should do the trick.

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