Just Got a 2016 Retina MBP & SO superior to my RMB

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Nychot, Jul 1, 2016.

  1. Nychot macrumors 6502a

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    This 13"/8/256 2015 Retina MBP is one amazing machine. So light, so thin, SO fast. I can see myself putting my rMB in a drawer. Just no comparison. I've had my RMB about a year and the longer I had it the screen seemed to get smaller and smaller. I didn't like the Force Touch TP on my RMB, but the same trackpad on the new MBP seems far better, and of course I make no mistakes on the keyboard as opposed to the RMB, even though I was fast on it, it's still a biatch, I think. Anyway, if you're tired of your rmb for any reason, try the MBP, quite a machine.
     
  2. Dennison macrumors regular

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    There is no MacBook Pro for 2016. At least not yet. You purchased a 2015 MacBook Pro.
     
  3. ShionoyaTamaki macrumors 6502

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    Reverse case for me. I had the rMBP 13"/8/256, at 4.2lbs with power adapter it was heavy lugging around while traveling. Sold it and got a rMB, at 2.3lbs with power adapter, so much lighter, the weight difference was very noticeable. Nice to forget you are holding one. Plus I carry even less weight since my phone can share the same usb-c adapter.
     
  4. ApplLvr macrumors member

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    I also bought the last rMBP, replacing a 13'' MBA, which I loved. I haven't been happy at all, except with the retina display--much thicker than MBA and noticeably heavier. I did not think the extra thickness and weight would matter. I was wrong.

    I haven't sold it yet but I just received my new rMB (albeit, loaded and expensive). Just what I needed. Beautiful display, very portable machine. Fits in my little day backpack. I anticipate putting my rMBP on eBay in a week or two.

    I actually love the butterfly keyboard. I do "miss" from time to time (don't depress the key all the way) but that will go away as I get more accustomed to it.
     
  5. rrm998 macrumors regular

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    I was helping my friend with an issue on his 13" rMBP yesterday and I was surprised how large and heavy that laptop feels to me now. I remember how light the 13" felt when it as last redesigned in 2012. I know the actual weight difference is half a pound but it was immediately obvious.

    I kept trying to click his trackpad at the top and of course that doesn't work on the older rMPBs.

    My friend is taking a trip and is going to use his wife's MB instead of the rMBP. I'll be interested in what he thinks when he gets back.
     
  6. deeddawg macrumors 604

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    Does it fit in the tablet pocket of your camera backpack or work bag? :D

    Seriously, congrats on finding a machine that better suits your needs.
     
  7. t.portis macrumors member

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    I have both the 2015 rMBP (employer provided) and the 2015 rMB (personal). The rMBP stays on the desk, usually connected to a large screen. The rMB goes everywhere with me including meetings, classrooms and even teaching at church. At night I connect it to a large screen for charging and to finish up any work from the day. If I had to give one up, definitely the rMBP would go.
     
  8. Nychot, Jul 2, 2016
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    Nychot thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    eew. you caught me. I meant 2015 bought in 2016
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    Well, I don't have to schlep a computer in a bag so no problem. Actually, it is quite light to handle at the 3 lbs and a few ounces, but the screen size, the keyboard and the trackpad is far superior to my rmb. I have a feeling that the NEW one coming will be lighter, the way apple is going.
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    I used to feel that way about my rmb, which I still have and will keep. But the screen was negatively affecting my eyes, so the rumba is far better.
     
  9. ShionoyaTamaki macrumors 6502

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    rMBP 2015 is 3.48lb (4.2lb with charger), the 2016 refresh coming likely in a few months will probably be shaved down to 3lb like a MBA, then the air line will evaporate. Doubt they could push it any further without shortening battery.
     
  10. KPOM macrumors G5

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    They could if they switch to the 15W processors. But my guess is that they will use the 28W processors for the Iris 550 GPU.
     

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