Anyone buying rMBP/MBPR for thinner body?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by lbjandai, Sep 2, 2012.

  1. lbjandai macrumors member

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    Just curious if the thinness of the rMBP came into play in anyone's purchases. I actually don't care or need the retina display, but I would like a notebook that is thinner or lighter than the regular MBPs. It's not a huge difference between the two, but every inch and pound counts when you're traveling!

    What are you all's thoughts?
     
  2. BB.King macrumors regular

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    Unless you constantly running out of space for a weekly magazine in your case, I don't think there is any benefit of the thinner retina mbp. Since that is the thickness difference between the normal and retina mbp.

    The retina mbp still have the footprint of a 15" laptop, by reduce the thickness a bit, it does not make the laptop any more portable or introduce any useful features. In fact, I would like a thinker case if it means longer battery life and more ports.
     
  3. nontroppo macrumors 6502

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    Thinness is but a minor perk, but the weight difference between my 2010MBP and 2012rMBP is certainly enough to feel on the move, that is a great sideeffect of Apple's digitial-anorexia obsession!.

    Also travelling on a plane and the rMBP is just that bit easier to manhandle on a seat tray, the thinness and weight makes it a bit more comfortable to use in a flying sardine can ;)
     
  4. Tea-Aholic macrumors 6502

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    IPS display also helps when you travel in economy if the person in front reclines their seat ;)
     
  5. Kimcha macrumors regular

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    Thinness not so much, but weight for sure. It is the same weight as my old 13" MBP.
     
  6. MCAsan macrumors 601

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    Absolutely after carrying a 17" laptop with two internal 1TB drives and an SSD. The size and weight difference makes the rMBP feel like a small air book. Those factors plus being all solid state (no spinning disk to crash in the field) and the retina disk sold me.
     

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