I will wait. I can wait. Who wants to stand with me?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Emergo, Mar 26, 2016.

  1. Emergo macrumors member

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    I've never had a macbook. I've been fighting with myself back and forth about the 12 inch macbook. I was going to purchase it. Then i said to myself no... ill wait for the 2nd gen. But now.... i think ill wait for the 3rd gen next year. I still have a usable laptop, albeit 10 years old. But if that 3rd gen is gonna have everything i want... aka more ports, much faster... then ill do my best resisting.

    Who wants to stand with me ? You can do it too.
     
  2. dwfaust macrumors 68040

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    Where do you see/read that the "3rd gen is gonna have ... more ports"? I've not seen anything to indicate that. Even adding another USB-C port would make it much more attractive to me, but I have seen nothing that says that it will happen this year or in the foreseeable future.
     
  3. Emergo thread starter macrumors member

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    You dont think it will happen next year?
     
  4. ZipZap macrumors 601

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    Apple announced today the discontinuation of the Macbook line of computers. Apparently, "PC" completed a hostile takeover and is now shifting the company's focus to a hybrid design called "Surfbook". Good luck with your wait.
     
  5. Emergo thread starter macrumors member

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    Announced? Source?
     
  6. Frederiksberg macrumors member

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    Hahaha!
     
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    There will always be next year. Buy what you think will work for you instead of perpetually waiting for a better machine. You'll never buy one at that rate.
     
  9. Amazing Ox Space Monkey macrumors member

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    The funny thing is, last year everybody praised the big improvements SkyLake would bring and how they were ready to wait. Now, I read SkyLake is not gonna be anything groundbreaking, just a minor update, and Kaby Lake is woth the wait. Next year I will get to know that Kaby Lake actually brings miniscule of upgrades so that everybody should get ready for Cannon Lake.

    Honestly, all these talks are nothing more than a baloon filled with helium.
     
  10. pmj85 macrumors newbie

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    Would I be right in assuming that your needs are very basic, OP? If you're still using a decade old laptop, I can't see that you're doing anything that requires serious horsepower. Heck, at a decade old it must still be a 4:3 ratio.

    I purchased a rMB a couple of weeks back. I work in IT, and so far I honestly love it. It does everything I want - and more. I'm new to OSX, and I'm finding it to be superb.

    The people calling the rMB "Slow" are people who have a lot of computational demands, because I just swapped an i7 laptop for one with 16GB RAM and a 512GB SSD... and there's naff all difference for tasks like web browsing, document creation, media consumption - you name it. It will do anything that a 'normal' machine will do, albeit a tad slower if you're using 'pro' applications... but then if you're buying a rMB for heavy photo or video editing, you're missing the point entirely.
     
  11. Emergo thread starter macrumors member

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    Its the one port that's bothering me... i figure that would affect me a lot... but im not sure.
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    Wasnt meant to be for me. I just walked out of best buy. They dont have any more in stock.
     
  12. pmj85 macrumors newbie

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    It doesn't bother me at all, because I bought it with the adaptor with USB-C, USB and HDMI. If I ever need to dock it, I do so with one simple click. Voila - output to an external monitor, peripherals with space for external drives if required (a cheap USB hub will achieve this) and simultaneous charging.

    Again, though - if the lack of ports is bothering you, you're probably not the target audience.
     
  13. 1rottenapple macrumors 65816

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    not me I bought one 2 months ago on sale and loving it. I think this one port thing is permanent. I doubt they'll got back on that.
     
  14. David58117 macrumors 65816

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    Honestly, I really don't get the one port concern...

    What you get in trade off, is so much better. Full OS X in essentially an iPad Airs body? Sign me up!

    If you're using it at a desk primarily when you need connections - the one port actually makes it more convenient. All you do is keep your USBC dongle plugged in and connected to your USB hub/harddrives/display, when you want to use it - you only have a single port to plug in. And when you're done, you just unplug a single port, and go.

    It's actually easier than plugging in (1) the USB hub, (2) the display, (3) power cable on my 15". That's 3 connections vs 1.

    And I just keep the $20 USB dongle in my bag, and I'm covered (I found I very rarely use the ports anyway).
     
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  17. Emergo thread starter macrumors member

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    Its officially too late... best buy's sale has ended.
     
  18. dwfaust macrumors 68040

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    I just left Best Buy and they still had several of both configurations in silver and gold … and they were still on sale. Being on the west coast, the stores were still open, obviously. The same ends at close of business today.
     
  19. ctyrider macrumors 6502a

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    Exactly no one. Have fun using your crappy 10 year old laptop, while you wait for unicorns dancing on rainbows.
     
  20. Emergo thread starter macrumors member

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    Lol!
     
  21. Roller macrumors 68020

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    I, for one, refuse to stand for a year or more. But I may jump into the Kaby Lake when the time comes.
     

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