For an owner of 2015 RMB, no need for 2016

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by RUGGLES99, May 11, 2016.

  1. RUGGLES99 macrumors 6502

    Feb 9, 2015
    A few months after the rmb was introduced last year I bought a new base gold version at a very good price (at the time) from an authorized seller on eBay. I've used it every day (along with a variety of other devices) and have found it does the job for what I wanted it for -- portability, aesthetics and the usual suspects -- email, browsing, Youtube, cable TV, etc. I have Applecare so I'll keep this thing until it dies, which I'm sure will be quite a while down the road. Therefore, I saw absolutely no need to ever jump to a 1.2, or 1.3 version in 2015, and definitely not for the 2016, which added really nothing to what I already have. And there are downsides to this device. The trackpad is a PITA. I still make some mistakes using the keyboard, and I make my living writing. What I've discovered is that the rmb is far behind the technology of the latest breed of slim, light Windows machines. With two Lenovo Yoga thin and light laptops now in-house, I find myself touching my rmb's screen costantly by mistake because I'm now used to having s touch screen on my Yogas, both of which have superior screens, better keyboards, more ports, and gorgeous design. So, yep, I'll keep this rmb forever until its ready for the trash heap because I don't see anything in Apple's future that will convince me to buy another Mac laptop. I only plan to put an ssd in my desktop mac mini attached to a 27" Asus monitor, and maybe put one in my 2010 15" mbp, or just sell it, if anyone will buy that big old monster.
  2. izzyfanto macrumors regular


    Nov 22, 2011
    Then sell your MB (they hold good value) and go buy a Lenova....
  3. Eric8199 macrumors 6502a

    Feb 27, 2009
    Wow, this post took a turn in the middle of it I didn't expect. Great plot twist.

    I love mine. Don't really see the need for a touchscreen laptop, but I've never had one before. But that's the great thing — if you like something else better, you can buy that instead. Personally, I'd rather use subpar hardware with OSX than the best hardware available and Windows. But thankfully Apple's hardware is pretty darned solid, so I don't have to settle with my Macs.
  4. MRxROBOT, May 11, 2016
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    MRxROBOT macrumors 6502


    Apr 14, 2016
    Your complaints about the MacBook and it's lack of touchscreen equate to me being upset that my car doesn't fly. So what it never claimed to fly, my Cessna does and I'm used to that therefore my car is a pos because it doesn't. Plus my plane has wings and a rotor, it's so much better. Garbage flightless car!
  5. GoldfishRT macrumors 6502


    Jul 24, 2014
    I own a laptop with a touch screen and I really can't fathom why it's considered a useful feature on something with a proper pointing device.

    To each their own.
  6. DougFNJ macrumors 65816


    Jan 22, 2008
    See how sluggish those Windows computers get after all the security patches, updates, vulnerabilities, and antivirus software come into play after a year. Compare those computers to the performance you continue to get on your rMacBook and Mac Mini with the SSD. I typically max out the specs on the MacBooks I get to get the most performance out of them. I never compare spec to spec because I've seen how quickly my top of the line Windows Machines performance degraded.

    I think the OP is being treated a bit like a troll and I don't think that was the intent on the original post. Sounds to me like curiosity of different platforms.
  7. MRxROBOT macrumors 6502


    Apr 14, 2016
    The OP isn't curious about other platforms, they have other platforms and are only touting their superiority to the MacBook. Just bashing the MacBook for all of it's perceived shortcomings in it's comparison to the superior Lenovo Yoga. Hence my post on their knocking a product for shortcomings it never claimed or was designed to have. Two different products for two different markets. Neither is superior to the other, each designed for a different subset of users.
  8. jlp2979 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 20, 2009
    OK? So use your Lenovo as the daily driver and RMB as a secondary device? What's the issue? That's a dream mobile set up. I somewhat tuned out when you said the RMB trackpad is a PITA. Mac trackpad blows everything else out of the water and by a long shot. And I love and own a ThinkPad too. Enjoy both laptops for what they are. RMB was never supposed to be a workhorse laptop although for many people it does suffice as such.

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