From doubter to convert!

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by woland8816, Nov 22, 2015.

  1. woland8816 macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    Hopefully this helps those on the fence. I was really reticent about buying this machine, but found one on eBay in great shape and decided to give it a try.

    So happy I did. I got the base model (1.1, 256gig) in space grey, and it looks awesome.

    I use the computer mainly for business, I run a consulting firm in New York City, and that involves a whole lot of Microsoft office, pdfs, and web browsing. I should also point out that it involves a lot of travel (including local travel) as well.

    Not only have never had a performance issue whatsoever. In fact, the battery life has been surprisingly good -- I average about six hours of heavy use (practically no sleep). On most days, I charge it overnight and then when I get home around 7:00 PM I have about 30% left.

    This coming from a 2013 retina macbook pro 13".

    As to the single port issue, it's actually never been a problem. I bought this handy adapter:
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B015Z7XE0A?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00

    And the reality is that I didn't really use the ports I had all that much.

    Once I realized that what this computers drawbacks were actually not applicable to my day-to-day life, I never thought about what's missing.

    Instead, I now have the lightest and in some ways the best Mac I've ever owned. I may be in the minority but the keyboard is great. This is especially true if you touch-type.

    This machine is so much better in the real world (at least my real world) than it is on paper, I encourage everyone who is put off by the port issue, battery life and theoretical performance to give it a try. The only downside is that now everyone who works at the firm wants one, and that's definitely not in our IT budget for the year.
     
  2. Jetcat3 macrumors 6502

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    Haha that last part was awesome. It's a wonderful machine. Are you running El Capitan?
     
  3. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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  4. Nychot macrumors 6502a

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    I gave you a thumbs up because I fully agree with your assessment. It is a jewel of a laptop. My only negative: The trackpad.
     
  5. SteveJUAE macrumors 68000

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    It's equally as good in OSX or Windows 10 (via bootcamp) enjoy :)
     
  6. Sunil_k macrumors newbie

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    Its been almost 2 weeks since i purchased mine and i love it! No regrets at all. Its perfect for my needs and as far as ports are concerned, i got the multiport one which i can attach it to my external monitor.

     

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