I don't get all these complaints. This is the first generation...

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by bembol, Mar 10, 2015.

  1. bembol macrumors 65816


    Jul 29, 2006
    Did you really expect Apple to give us what we really wanted?
  2. happyslayer macrumors 6502a


    Feb 3, 2008
    Glendale, AZ
    I gotta say this is pretty much what I really wanted. :)
  3. Talbot macrumors newbie

    Jun 12, 2011
    This is exactly what I wanted. And by that I just wanted a new MBA.

    Idk about first generation but a better argument is "If you don't like it isn't for you so just move along with another product". Kids these days... so negative. haha
  4. HellasLEAF macrumors regular


    Aug 9, 2009
    ha, true. I hate apple for making us wait a year for the 'real' version.

    the oh, why didn't they do that was the first time version.
  5. artivideo.nl macrumors 6502

    Jan 10, 2008
    The Netherlands
    reason : marketing !

  6. Souli macrumors member

    May 16, 2010
    Just because the Macbook doesn't fit you is no reason to think that there aren't ppl out there looking for something exactly like this.
  7. HellasLEAF macrumors regular


    Aug 9, 2009
    there is always this sentiment and on some level I agree.

    but isn't the MacBook supposed to be considered the more all encompassing for the masses? The Pro should be more a niche market and the air (when it first came out anyway).

    I think what they should have done here is make this the new air. Since it's driving design feature is to be the lightest and thinnest and do away with some functionality.

    Then keep, yet update the macbook line to be more functional and versatile as a happy medium between the air and pro.

    Looks like it will be the pro that will soon lose it's bulk and become that beefier alternate to the new macbook line. the air name will quietly go away in about 1-2 years.
  8. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    I'm not complaining, I thought apple was going to roll out a laptop with no ports, and on an ARM processor. Instead they gave us a port, and a Core M processor.

    I do question how this model will fit in with apple's existing line up.

    Do we really need a 11" laptop, a 12" laptop two 13" laptops and a 15" laptop?
  9. moxxey macrumors regular

    Feb 27, 2011
    Eh? It's exactly what I wanted.

    Like everything in life, people want the smallest and lightest laptop, but they want to keep all the ports, etc, they've been used to. You can't have both.

    There's nothing missing from the 12" MacBook that Apple should have included, in my eyes.
  10. The Phazer macrumors 68030

    Oct 31, 2007
    London, UK
    1. Unless people complain Apple don't know what to fix in the next version.

    2. If the older machines had been properly developed Apple stumbling with a new paradigm wouldn't be that big an issue, but the development of the Air has been curtailed with yet another revision that doesn't fix the screen.
  11. Rachel Faith macrumors regular

    Rachel Faith

    Apr 24, 2007
    Thin is nice. USB C is interesting, but I still miss my 17 screen. Retina has come way down in price, so why not a thin but powerful 17?
  12. impulse462 macrumors 68000


    Jun 3, 2009
    Agree. I thought the addition of the core M was the more interesting part of the whole thing. Seems like they weren't willing to fully commit to an ARM cpu running OS X. At this point, with all the optimizations they make on the A series cpu's, they could have really tailored something like an A9X for this computer.

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