Any idea how well it's selling?

Ghost31

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Just curious. I know everybody likes to say it's a "$1300 netbook", and it seems like public perception is pretty against it as a product, but it is back ordered so that's gotta mean something right?
 

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Just curious. I know everybody likes to say it's a "$1300 netbook", and it seems like public perception is pretty against it as a product, but it is back ordered so that's gotta mean something right?
Who all says that it is a $1300 netbook? If everybody likes to say that then the list should be pretty long. I ask because I have not seen anyone refer to it as that. An ultrabook is not the same thing as a netbook.

You are right, being back ordered does mean something but we will never know what or why.

We will never know how well it is selling as Apple does not break out it sales figures by model or even product line.
 

Ghost31

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Who all says that it is a $1300 netbook? If everybody likes to say that then the list should be pretty long. I ask because I have not seen anyone refer to it as that. An ultrabook is not the same thing as a netbook.

You are right, being back ordered does mean something but we will never know what or why.

We will never know how well it is selling as Apple does not break out it sales figures by model or even product line.
A little shocked to see you say this since I've seen it in pretty much every comment section of every website I've been to. YouTube comments, the verge, Engadget. I've heard both "it's an overpriced netbook" and "it's just an iPad with a keyboard". Many many times.

Wish we had sales figures for just this MacBook just to satisfy my own curiosity, but maybe when the next financials call happens and they say there's a spike in Mac sales, we can safely attribute some of that to the new MacBook
 
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gooser

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if apple suddenly drops the air then we'll know. then again if apple drops the macbook in a year or two then we'll also know. but i agree, apple will never tell.
 

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A little shocked to see you say this since I've seen it in pretty much every comment section of every website I've been to. YouTube comments, the verge, Engadget. I've heard both "it's an overpriced netbook" and "it's just an iPad with a keyboard". Many many times.
Yeah. About this.

Don't take YouTube comments seriously. The non-troll percentage of the population is negligible there.
 

cmjars

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How is your job security at Samsung "Ghost31"? Desperate measures for desperate times :rolleyes:
 

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I'll bet its backordered because apple's testing the waters and not producing a xxxxload in irder to determine consumer interest. It's probably not a big seller t this point because of the cost -- the economy still sux, and most people who need or want a laptop already have one, ad arent about to fork over at least $1300 for a new, 1st gen one. Based on this forum it might seem like the whole world is snaping these up. But this is really a very small group.
 

Esoom

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I had a couple netbooks, they were terrible, and crippled by Intel and MS's restrictions. The MacBook is significantly better.
 
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A little shocked to see you say this since I've seen it in pretty much every comment section of every website I've been to. YouTube comments, the verge, Engadget. I've heard both "it's an overpriced netbook" and "it's just an iPad with a keyboard". Many many times.

Wish we had sales figures for just this MacBook just to satisfy my own curiosity, but maybe when the next financials call happens and they say there's a spike in Mac sales, we can safely attribute some of that to the new MacBook
Comments from non owners and those who refuse to understand right tool for the job, are irrelevant to me. Sorry you're shocked.
 

Gav2k

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A little shocked to see you say this since I've seen it in pretty much every comment section of every website I've been to. YouTube comments, the verge, Engadget. I've heard both "it's an overpriced netbook" and "it's just an iPad with a keyboard". Many many times.

Wish we had sales figures for just this MacBook just to satisfy my own curiosity, but maybe when the next financials call happens and they say there's a spike in Mac sales, we can safely attribute some of that to the new MacBook
A netbook is a pc term for a small laptop running an atom processor. The core m is most certainly not an atom.

And yes I saw the review stating its an iPad with a keyboard. It's click bait simple
 

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The rMB, if to be considered anything, is an ultrabook - not a netbook. It's a $1300 ultrabook - and if you've seen the prices of other ultrabooks, it's not that absurd to be honest. Adapter-ception is what starts to make it quite pricey.

A little shocked to see you say this since I've seen it in pretty much every comment section of every website I've been to. YouTube comments, the verge, Engadget. I've heard both "it's an overpriced netbook" and "it's just an iPad with a keyboard". Many many times.
Think for yourself instead. Netbooks are extremely underpowered Windows units with usual (exceptions) poor build quality and sluggish, limiting hardware that are targeted at users with minimal everyday tasks as their only usage and iPads use iOS rather than OS X for starters.
 
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Esoom

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Just re watched Dieter's review on TheVerge, not once did he use the word netbook.

I watched and read a ton of reviews, rarely saw the word netbook used,

He (Dieter) did use a lot of words like "amazing"

OP is trolling
 

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As I said in a previous post that pretty much asked the same question:

I think Tim Cook will survive despite the blistering comments by anonymous people on public boards
 

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A netbook is a pc term for a small laptop running an atom processor. The core m is most certainly not an atom.
I don't know about that. If you look at the benchmarks for the Atom used in the Surface 3 and the Core M used in the MacBook, they are nearly the same.
 

Gav2k

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I don't know about that. If you look at the benchmarks for the Atom used in the Surface 3 and the Core M used in the MacBook, they are nearly the same.
Try them side by side it's night and day. Even the surface vs the yoga it's night and day really. Benchmarks don't tell the full story
 

Esoom

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I don't think so. Being uninformed isn't trolling.
He specifically listed engadget as calling it a netbook, I can't find netbooks mentioned in the written or the video review.

Trolling.

I'm not saying it's the best or anything, and I readily admit it should be a second computer, and it has significant trade offs, just that the OP is misrepresenting the reviews to fit his own perception/agenda, there are a few more harsh ways to phrase the accuracy of what he posted, lets go with the less inflammatory version :)
 
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Gix1k

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iPad with a keyboard isn't really that far off. Having a 15' rMBP, this rMB cannot handle the heavy lifting it does. I honestly have not used my Air 2 since I got the rMB. I take it out the house everywhere I took my iPad. It sits on my nightstand in bedroom and often in bed with me. I bought s very small Targus bag that makes carrying it outside very simple and not laptop like.
 
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