Just looking at it brings a smile to my face

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by zamboni52, Nov 22, 2015.

  1. zamboni52 macrumors regular

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    Sorry, this post really has no content. But, I just want to say how much I love using this little machine. The craftsmanship, build, lightness and portability...I just come up with reasons to carry it around with me. I have the SG 1.2 512. Happy Sunday everyone.
     
  2. boltjames macrumors 68030

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    Same here, it's my secondary notebook for travel purposes and I make excuses just to use it when home bound. Imagine if we lived in a world without a company like Apple bringing these wonderful innovations to us.

    BJ
     
  3. Nychot macrumors 6502a

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    That's why we have Thanksgiving coming up this Thursday, so we can Thank Apple for giving us this miraculous device that brings out all of the love, and no I can't imagine a world without Apple. Everything else can disappear except for the beloved Cupertino Godsend.
     
  4. dogslobber macrumors 68020

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    I don't see any difference between a macbook and an 11" MBA except 500$ extra payment. MBA 11" is faster too!
     
  5. dogslobber macrumors 68020

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    Citation provided: http://www.gizmag.com/new-macbook-vs-macbook-air-2015/36769/

    Feature for feature, the MBA 11" wins all categories except one or two. The Macbook is a bad investment according to the data.
     
  6. aristobrat macrumors G4

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    Using the citation you provided, here are the categories where the MBA did not win. Seem to be more than one or two.

    Size - its overall volume is bigger
    Weight - it weights more
    Design - its design is half-a-decade old
    Trackpad - it doesn't have Force Touch
    Colors - it's only available in one color
    Display size - its display is smaller
    Display resolution - its display has a lower resolution
    RAM - it ships with less RAM standard, RAM is slower
    SSD - it ships with smaller SSD standard, SSD is slower
    Video out - tie
    Battery - tie
    Software - tie

    Also, at the end, it notes that the price difference is $400, not the $500 you quoted.

    It also goes on to note that if you build a 11 MBA with the same sized SSD as what the rMB ships with, the price difference drops to $200.

    Interestingly, if you build a 11 MBA with the same sized SSD and same amount of RAM as what the rMB ships with, the price difference drops to $100.
     
  7. tejota1911 macrumors 6502

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    I personally would never buy the 11" MBA. I hate its screen. My rMB has plenty of power for what I use it for, and I like both its design and its display.
     
  8. zamboni52 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Hey Apple peeps, I didn't mean this to be a "which laptop is better" thread. There are enough of those. As Apple fans the assumption is that we know what we are buying and do our research before committing are hard earned money. I would argue that everyone in this forum can tell you what the advantages of each product line is and which is recommended based on your use case. We all picked our laptops because it worked the best for us...understanding full well what the pros and cons are. Apple is great in that they create products that everyone can love personally. Of course, there is overlap in technical capabilities and this is where the controversy starts.
     
  9. FuNGi macrumors 65816

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    That my friends is a well spent $100. The rMB screen is light years ahead...er, well, 5 years ahead.
    It does everything I need it to do in a part-time/travel machine and I am ecstatic to have replaced my 2010 MBA.
     
  10. Jetcat3 macrumors 6502

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    Amen. TN low res display with horrible viewing angles and no cover glass that protects the LCD panel.
     
  11. Nychot macrumors 6502a

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    I have both the 2014 base 11" mba and the base rmb. Big difference tho with rmb, mainly the screen, but also the kb, tp and overall design. I hardly use my mba now.
     
  12. whodatrr macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, I know... right? Someone pops up a happy user report, specifically in a MacBook forum, and gets should've bought another type of system comments.

    Anyhow, congrats on your purchase!!! A couple months ago, I bought my woman a rMB, after her 11.6 MBA took a poop. She absolutely loved it, but hated the fact that I keep stealing it from her. So, I went out and got one for myself, and now my 13" MBA gathers dust.

    IMOHO, people get way to caught up in benchmarks speeds & feeds. Ignoring all that stuff, this thing is lighting fast for everything I use it for. My PowerPoint press are up before I'm ready for them, browsing is very fast, light photo editing is a snap, huge Excel docs resolve immediately, etc. I also love how small, light , and quiet it is.

    the rMB is the perfect 2nd system, in my book. I tried for a bit to move from a 27" iMac to a 15" rMBP, but that didn't work out.While it was capable of doing both desktop and workstation roles, I felt it wasn't as good a workstation as my maxed out i7 iMac, and it wasn't small/light enough to serve as my portable system. So, once I decided I'd keep using a desktop for workstation stuff, I figured I could go very light and small for my mobile stuff. And I'm in love with the rMB!!!

    Really, I don't give a squat what others say about my diminutive little beauty, because its works brilliantly for me!



     
  13. SteveJUAE macrumors 68000

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    Yes the MBA is good value if your on a tighter budget but after owning 4 of them I could not look at that screen anymore, however if you don't mind that compromise and want in to Apple and that footprint all be it a little tired buy it.

    If anything and following some of your recent posting on why buy a the rMB if its going for an upgrade in 2016 I think you will be hard pushed to find anyone who does not think the MBA is either going to die soon or should/hope it has a complete revamp,

    Therefore your own logic/comments on the rMB possible 2016 upgrade the MBA must be the worst thing to buy currently from Apple , if you like or can afford the alternatives.
     

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