Is it just beautiful?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by ezio007, Mar 9, 2015.

  1. ezio007 macrumors member

    Jun 21, 2014
    I was waiting for it.. but now looking at the specs it seems even "worst" than cheaper air (except for display)!

    I have an 11" 128gb mid 2012 air and was looking to get a new one.. I want the retina so my choice would be between

    256gb macbook
    13" 128/256 mabcook pro retina ( i have a 128gb pny expansion card)
  2. itsOver9000 macrumors 6502


    Mar 29, 2013
    B.F., KS
    I don't think it's worth it right now. 13" Pro seems like a much better deal.
  3. ByteTheBooty macrumors regular

    Mar 8, 2015
    its not necessarily a "better deal" all depends on his needs...

    Personally, I don't need the power, I rarely use the ports..
  4. MH01 Suspended


    Feb 11, 2008
    13" MBA just need a retina display. Would have been powerful and great screen.
  5. redheeler macrumors 604


    Oct 17, 2014
    This. The price of the new technology/design of the rMB and the sacrifices it makes just doesn't make it a good buy right now when compared to the rMBP. The same was true for the original MBA back in 2008.

    I'm sure many people would be perfectly happy with the rMB despite its lack of ports and other sacrifices, but I just don't see it as being worth the extra cost right now. The price will come down for it just like the original MBA.
  6. Hankster macrumors 68020


    Jan 30, 2008
    Washington DC
    This laptop is very similar to the existing line, it's just smaller. However, I do love the space gray color because I would prefer to have a black MBA and it's the closest so far (besides the MB from 2008)
  7. flur macrumors 68020


    Nov 12, 2012
    Smaller, less powerful, fewer ports, requires a dongle to use any of your existing peripherals.

    But the screen looks really nice.
  8. ezio007 thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 21, 2014
    First of all I want something better than my mid 2012 MBA.
    What I really need is: retina display and at least 256gb.

    rMB seems to be a cheaper choice 1500€ vs 1700€ rMBP.

    It's also true that if I need to plug an USB key or HDD I'd need an adapter, which I don't want to carry with me.
    A bit upset about the camera but I don't really use it so it's not a big deal.

    200€ less for a new design or 200€ more (if I choose to not use the 128gb pny) for power and "compatibility"?
  9. Mrbobb macrumors 601

    Aug 27, 2012
    Is not even beautiful to me. The black display doesn't match the other metal half, it sorta looks like a Panasonic now, and losing the lighted logo is like Mercedes dispensing with the very classic hood ornament.

    No like.
  10. tom vilsack macrumors 68000

    tom vilsack

    Nov 20, 2010
    ladner cdn
    I have to wait to see live before I'm sold on it's beauty...The Dell's xps 13 screen bezel is still the one to beat...


  11. mi7chy macrumors 603


    Oct 24, 2014
    Looks like a Sony for some reason.

    Don't understand this new model when all Apple has to do is bump the resolution and CPU to Broadwell on the Air while not sacrificing the ports.

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