ANOTHER LAPTOP WITH RMB 12 PROCESSOR

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  1. RUGGLES99 macrumors 6502

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    I have a rmb 12 and its always been fast, nothing like the professional reviewers and some actual owners who whined that it is underpowered. And also complained that it has too few ports. So i just picked up a new lemovo yoga pro 3 that uses the same type m processor, 1.2 ghz, weighs 2.5 lbs, but does a 360, is 1/2" thick like the rmb, has a screen equal to the retina, but is even faster and has more ports, 2 usb 3, one usn 2, hdmi, etc. Its also a 13.3 screen, and a metal frame. We were all hoping rmb 2 would have some of these options, but it doesnt look promising. When i look at this lenovo
    I have to wonder why apple couldnt do the same or close. It also has an hd canera. And the kb despite the rhinness has a bit more olay than the rmb. Rmb price now $999 @ bb. I got the pro 3 @ bb for $599.
     
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    applesith macrumors 68020

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    Apple doesn't compete on price. They will never have a $599 notebook.

    The Lenovo has a larger screen, which creates a larger footprint to allow for more ports. Apple wanted a more compact machine. If you checkout the teardown for rMB, there is zero space for additional ports.
     
  3. mattopotamus macrumors G4

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    That is the price you pay to have OSX. For me, I can never compare a windows laptop for that reason.
     
  4. RUGGLES99 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    But it as thin as the rmb, and is also touchscreen. The $599 is sale price because its being updated. Regular price was similar to rmb original price. Interestingly, as i mentioned, similar processor, but so much faster than rmb doing day to day. Like the rmb, not great for intensive or gaming.i love my rmb but i see this lenovo possibly taking its place as daily driver. Plus the yoga style is neat, and by folding it all the way it becomes a 13.3 tablet. And its 2.6 lbs vs 2 lbs and no dongles needed. I think that says a lot. I love osx, but windows 10 is oretty much the same, easy to learn.
     
  5. oneMadRssn macrumors 68040

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    And for having several warranty tech support and repair shops in every major city, and at least one in some small cities. The value of having that resource is also great.
     
  6. applesith macrumors 68020

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    Pointing out these difference and not knowing why Apple has a different offering shows are not familiar with Apple. Buy the Acer if you get more for your money. Do not expect Apple to change the rMB to flip around and have a touch screen. Will not happen.
     
  7. citivolus macrumors 6502a

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    I wonder if you can turn it into a hackintosh?
     
  8. SSD-GUY macrumors 6502a

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    Not worth it, especially if it's your daily driver. Laptops are notoriously harder to "Hackintosh".
     
  9. noobinator macrumors 601

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    The yogas look good on paper but that's about it.
     
  10. citivolus macrumors 6502a

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    Sorry but I had a great experience turning my Lenovo T302 into a hackintosh, so YMMV. It largely comes down to the components used in the laptop and correspondingly if the drivers are available.
     
  11. RUGGLES99 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Try actually READING my comment. you have it a**backward.
    --- Post Merged, Mar 21, 2016 ---
    And I suppose you've personally done all the testing and that's how you based your conclusion. Ha!
     
  12. dogslobber macrumors 68020

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    Why did you buy a PC when the rMB rev 2 will be along at WWDC? I'd have waited but each to his own.
     
  13. noobinator macrumors 601

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    Yes. I had one for six months.
     
  14. applesith, Mar 22, 2016
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    applesith macrumors 68020

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    I read your comment. What's your point? You want Acer features in a Mac. Not going to happen.
     

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