Just Got One & I Love It!

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by thesimsboi, Nov 15, 2016.

  1. thesimsboi macrumors member

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    Hi everyone!

    I have been lurking this forum for quite some time. I have read many of the posts regarding the MacBook and after seeing that most of the 'user experience' related posts were positive, I decided to follow my gut and get one for myself. I ventured down to the Apple store last night and picked up the Space Gray 'base model.' I set it up last night and for a bit I was struggling with the keyboard, but now I am typing on it much faster than I have ever typed on a computer before.

    This machine is gorgeous! I am so glad that I purchased it! I know it hasn't even been 24 hours yet, but I am in love!

    For anyone who's considering one of these - get one! Don't listen to the YouTubers that tell you that these machines are incapable - they are far from being as incompetent as they say they are. Not everyone wants to do intensive video and photo editing. Some people just want a computer to do 'more simple things' and that's totally fine!

    Thanks for allowing me to share my happiness with you!

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  2. blackbear219 macrumors regular

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    Glad you like it! My experience with the keyboard was exactly the same. At first it feels odd, but within an hour or less you are flying around comfortably.

    I really, really like mine...and this was coming from someone who wasn't even sure if they wanted to go back to a laptop when I purchased it.

    Enjoy!
     
  3. thesimsboi thread starter macrumors member

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    I hope you're able to continue enjoying yours once the logic board gets replaced. :)
     
  4. Peter Abs macrumors member

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    Congrats on your purchase! They are such a nice little machine :cool:
     
  5. thesimsboi thread starter macrumors member

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    Thank you so much! :) I'm having a blast with it! :D
     
  6. macintoshmac macrumors 68030

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    Simsboi, do you use Adobe apps? If yes, InDesign? I would like to know about its performance with InDesign CC and about 700MB files. I have tried a lot but cannot find about this specific software anywhere.
     
  7. thesimsboi thread starter macrumors member

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    Hey buddy - I don't use any Adobe apps. :( I wish I could, but I am not skilled with graphics stuff lol. I am going to PM you some YouTube links that might be able to help you determine how the computer runs using some Adobe apps though! :)
     
  8. macintoshmac macrumors 68030

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    Dear Sims, thanks for the videos! These are actually the very links I checked out yesterday, apart from many more. None of them however talk about InDesign in particular. One I found spoke of Illustrator, which is still okay, but PS and LR are not what I use at the moment. Although, one might be able to surmise that if PS/LR/FCP work in an acceptable way, then InDesign might, too.

    I think, I might just go and make the purchase. Hard to resist. I keep telling myself, hey, wait for Kaby! Wait for Touch ID! Wait for P3! Maybe another port! And then another voice says, chuck it, just go and get one and use it for those many months of wait! :oops:

    Fact is, the only reason I am thinking this hard is because the money I will push into this device, I will keep it for 4-5 years at least.
     
  9. thesimsboi thread starter macrumors member

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    Ahh okay - you're a video watcher like me! hahaha.

    Here's my take and it may not be worth much to ya, but it might make some sense.

    I think you should just get it now. If you wait for the newest processor, touch ID, etc. you might be waiting forever. I am thinking that Apple will keep these computers with a single port, especially since the MacBook Pro 13" without the Touch Bar has 2 ports. I feel like Apple is telling consumers that if they want an extra port, get the Pro for that additional productivity. The MacBook 12" may see Touch ID one day, but I also feel like Apple may want to keep that feature on the Pros for now.

    But yeah - I say get it now. If you like 2017's model better, you could always sell the computer and use that money towards the newest version! Wish you the best of luck with making your decision! :)
     
  10. macintoshmac macrumors 68030

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    That is one sane reasoning. True that. Want two ports? Upshift to rMBP. Yes, makes much sense as Apple's possible business logic.

    Other than that, no, we can't readily sell Apple computers here in India. Phones, yes. Phones are a craze and they can sell fast. You put up your iPhone on sale and you will be pillowed with lowballing, and then you will find someone willing to pay your price with minor discounting. But iPads and laptops and desktops not so much. :D
     
  11. aleni macrumors 68020

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    glad you love it. i downgraded from the new 2016 macbook pro to my lovely compact macbook because i have a PC to do heavy tasks which i rarely do anyway. the only thing i missed from the 2016 macbook pro is the keyboard 2.0 has a little bit more travel when typing and it's really much difference than the one in the macbook. but other than that it's worth it to be back with the small macbook.
     
  12. cracksoup macrumors 6502

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    I'm kinda tempted myself. I've noticed that my MBP 15" 2014 isn't so good to move around and it's kinda heavy when going to class etc. However i'm not sure I want to give up on the i7 processing power and 16GB of RAM yet! I keep thinking that I may need it in the future ^^

    I'm optimistic about the keyboard. I always thought that it's just a matter of getting used to it like everything else in this world. So it's good to hear from another user that it's actually better than the traditional keyboards once you get used to it.
     
  13. macintoshmac macrumors 68030

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    About keyboards, I am now suddenly feeling the urge to go mechanical.. always loved the sound of Cherry MX Blue. I think i would add a USB mechanical keyboard anyway to type on this notebook. The keys are not that sturdy like the old ones, anyway, it seems, with them fading and losing colour and sticking so soon, sometimes in months.
     
  14. Zazoh macrumors 6502a

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    Good advice, Apple doesn't update often and when they do, lately at least, we are not getting what many rumor. I foresee a future where most computers will have one port. While we are not here yet, Apple wants us to move data without wires and store in the cloud. While there are certainly some users that clearly don't want this, I think that most do, it is more productive and easier to manage data if you can get to it from every device without plugging in.

    That is why I was somewhat confused with those that complained that the new phone doesn't connect with the new MBP, it does, through AirDrop and iTunes ... ;-)
     
  15. macintoshmac macrumors 68030

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    True that. My only hitch is Touch ID and P3 display, both of which would future-proof the notebook far more in terms of use. Kaby will only add to the already sweet cake. Hence...! Although, I am getting it for Rs. 1,19,900 against the old pricing of Rs. 1,29,900 and the new pricing of Rs. 1,39,900; so it is effectively Rs. 20,000 cheaper (about $300).
     
  16. thesimsboi thread starter macrumors member

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    Sometimes we need that "on the go machine" and it sounds like that's exactly what you needed. :) I do prefer the keyboard on the rMBP 2016 models though - but this one does its job. I hope you enjoy your new baby!

    Hmm... maybe think on it some more. This computer is great, don't get me wrong - but if you're used to a certain speed and power, maybe it's worth keeping it? Decisions, decisions lol. Oh yeah, the keyboard isn't all that bad once you just give it a chance. I am having a blast typing on it. Does it feel different? Absolutely, but it's fun. :confused:

    Yup the cloud and wireless transfer is the future. I'm still one of the traditionalists that likes data in hand rather than on a server, but I think with time I'll begin to trust the cloud more and more lol. :p

    Ooh good to know that you'll be saving some money! That's always a great thing! :D
     
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    I wish it was only an hour! I've had mine about 3 weeks now and am still struggling a little with the keyboard.

    This might not be helped by switching between about 5 keyboards at the minute (old fashioned desk, Lenovo laptop, iMac, MBA and rMB) but I'm still missing letters far too frequently. Don't think I'm typing any slower but correcting mistakes takes much longer!
     
  18. Halfakorean macrumors newbie

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    Ah! I just picked one up for a Christmas gift, but have to wait more than a month to see it in action! I love the fact that you can charge it with a powerbank. So tempted to get one for myself too.

    This. I see no qualms with a single port, other than lack of magsafe :( Griffin's breaksafe is a great alternative, just wish it was multi directional, and less bulky.
     
  19. Zazoh macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, Okay, so I revise my thought, dedicated MagSafe and then a single port, I'd be fine with that. The MagSafe, is something we ALL could use ... or better yet, charge like the Apple Watch, just throw a plastic disk up against the lid
     
  20. alex.marton macrumors 6502

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    Haha, I follow you on Twitter. I love the Sims. :)

    I've been wanting to get one of these for a while. I'm waiting for the Kaby Lake models though.

    Have you installed The Sims on it? :p (I know it's not made for gaming, and that it has no fan, but I'm curious). :)
     
  21. thesimsboi thread starter macrumors member

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    Oh you do? How cool! :cool:

    I haven't installed any games on it, but now you got me curious to see how the Sims will be on it. Lol I'm sure if you get one you won't be disappointed with it. It's an awesome little machine. I keep finding myself staring at it.
     
  22. alex.marton macrumors 6502

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    I want to make the jump from a 2014 MacBook Air. I do basic things, like surfing the web, Pages, Keynote & Numbers, music through iTunes, and The Sims 4 (though not as much as I used to). I would like to go with the m5 at least. :)

    I really hope you enjoy your new MacBook! :)
     
  23. thesimsboi thread starter macrumors member

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    Ooh how does the MBA run the Sims?

    I don't really play Sims as much - If I do, I just use my PC.

    I think you'll be really happy with the rMB. It's such a great machine. I'm very grateful that I was able to get one.
     
  24. alex.marton macrumors 6502

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    I get around 40-45FPS on medium, so it's pretty decent. :) (I have limited it to 30, so that it doesn't get too hot, and sounds like it's going to take off... lol)

    I did think of building a Windows PC for gaming, but it's Windows (I don't like it anymore) and I don't really "game" anymore.

    One of the reasons why I want to get the rMB is because of the screen. The keyboard is something I can get used to, so that's not a problem. :)
     
  25. Beeray macrumors regular

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    I just bought the 13 inch macbook pro and just love it! Very fast!!!
     

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