Another 9 hour flight with the rMBP!

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by PDFierro, Mar 28, 2015.

  1. PDFierro macrumors 68040

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    Come on, put the new MacBook in my hands. While I have no problems using the 13" rMBP on planes, I definitely can't wait to have something smaller.
     
  2. newellj macrumors 601

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  3. iRun26.2 macrumors 68000

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    I look forward to being able to put my rMB on an airline's tray table with still some room for my drink. Other notebooks had to sit on my lap. I love traveling with less.
     
  4. PDFierro thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Yeah, I'm actually able to use my rMBP comfortably on the tray table if there isn't anything else on it. So I put it away when dinner/drinks come.

    I had a flight last year where they kept bringing food nonstop! I didn't even get to use my Mac on that flight. Best flight ever. So I find myself using the seatback TV for movies when I'm unable to have my Mac on the tray table.
     
  5. iRun26.2 macrumors 68000

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    So you should get a bigger computer to enjoy your flights even more. :)
     
  6. PDFierro thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Haha. Hey I was wondering, would the new MacBook draw too much power to charge by the USB ports on airplanes? On about 75 percent of my flights, my seat only has a USB port and not a power port. I'm usually fine as far as battery goes, but this got me thinking.
     
  7. iRun26.2 macrumors 68000

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    I don't think it would. It uses so much less power than most notebooks that I think it would be fine. Even if not, at least you'll probably get some charge. For example, if I plug my iPhone into my car's USB connector it can't charge it fast but the battery level stays about constant when being used (not going down).
     

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