Hands on reviews

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  1. iRun26.2 macrumors 68000

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  2. PDFierro macrumors 68040

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    Indeed. Although I was watching some of those hands-on videos from March 10th lately, and it really put in perspective for me the size of the device. I know it's different to actually see it in person, but the 12-inch display doesn't look small in the way that the 11" Air display does.
     
  3. 3bs macrumors 603

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    Where the hell are the full reviews!

    My main concern at this stage is the keyboard and neither of those hands on reviews mention it being a con but we need someone who's used it extensively to tell us what they think
     
  4. newellj macrumors 601

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    That's the one change that I think is really down to the individual at the end of the day. I don't disagree that reading a variety of reviews based on real use is helpful, but keyboards are a little like running shoes or toothbrushes. What works great for one person may not work at all for someone else.
     
  5. 3bs macrumors 603

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    I agree but I can get a sense of what the switch from a MBP or MBA is like to a MB since I've used the others extensively and whoever is reviewing them will have too so I want to see what it's like making the transition. Whether I'll like it as much or as little as the reviewer and how long it'll take me to adjust will obviously vary for me.
     
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    I was thinking the same. I think because this is back to the 16:10 ratio as opposed to the 16:9 ratio of the 11" Air.
     
  7. thedeske macrumors 6502a

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    If it's not a watch, little attention right now.
    I'd love to see a vid of someone actually handling one and using it
    instead of jabber about specs. I know it's nifty, so fire up Lightroom or something with teeth and let me watch!

    Fat Chance any time soon
     
  8. newellj macrumors 601

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    Well, hopefully tomorrow.. :apple:
     
  9. Hankster macrumors 68020

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    The keyboard is a personal feel. There's going to be three categories:

    - Some will hate the new keyboard and refuse to try it for more than a few days.

    - Some will love the new keyboard and go about happily.

    - Some will find the keyboard odd/different but after a week get used to it.

    I will likely be in the third category. As with all devices there is a slight learning curve, but as humans we get used to it. It's the same as when Apple moved the power button on the iPhone 6 from the top to the side. It took me a few months to get use to not hitting it. Now, it's second nature.
     
  10. moxxey macrumors regular

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    These are cheat reviews. I know...I work for one of the companies!

    They don't have the 12" MB. No-one does. They are creating a "review" from the feedback at launch. You can tell, as all the photos are from the launch event!

    I'll add I don't agree with this approach, but the reason these "reviews" are live is for this reason - SEO. Be the first and people spread the "review" as gospel and you get high up the search rankings, quickly. Sad really.
     
  11. 3bs macrumors 603

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    Hands on reviews


    I really do hope I'm in the 3rd with you. I'm just worried adjusting to a shorter key travel will be difficult. I guess we'll have to wait and see. No Apple stores in Ireland so I'm going to have to preorder and see how I feel about it.

    Also my reply from earlier


     
  12. MartinAppleGuy macrumors 68020

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    You are wrong. Watch the video review found here: http://youtu.be/gnqYiHCS3Sc.

    And here is another: http://youtu.be/gmN7z_nFRlU

    The major reviewer's have had their review machines for a few days now. They are using the MacBook in the video, and it's the reviewer using it... So they are not cheating anything...
     
  13. Elwe macrumors member

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    It looks like the review embargo ended just under an hour ago

    Clearly, the review embargo has ended. It looks like at 9:00 or 9:01am PDT (companies, including Apple, can be very particular about this). Not surprising, I guess, given that they would have wanted wall to wall Apple Watch coverage yesterday.

    Ars Technica review is up. Verge review is up. And it is clear that they had review units for at least a couple of days.

    Edit: Just reading through Ars Technica's review now, and it looks like they had their unit for a bit over a week. If other "major" publications had them for that long, and essentially none of them leak, Apple must have very severe consequences for leaking clauses. Like you will never, ever get another product to review type of clause. Perhaps even financial liability contract type things, if you agree to receive a unit for review in the first place. I would love to see what that language actually is.
     
  14. Traverse macrumors 603

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    My favorite excerpts from the reviews echo what's been said in these forums.

    They've made me excited!

    According to the Loop:
    And some excerpts from Macworld:
     

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