looking for 13,3 rMBP and Macbook owners

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Geert76, Apr 15, 2015.

  1. Geert76 macrumors 65816

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    So, for those people who already got the new Macbook this week and who have or had recently had the 13,3 rMBP;

    is it a big step back from 13,3 inch to 12 inch? or is it not that bad? I know this is personal preference...but I am just looking for some opinions.... thanks
     
  2. nj-mac-user macrumors 6502

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    I went from 2015 13" rMBP to rMB and have zero regrets. I LOVE this little machine. Sure the screen isn't as big and it overall isn't as powerful... but I'm loving the rMB keyboard and its powerful enough for my needs which include web browsing, music, videos, email, and light FCPX editing. It's surprisingly more capable than I thought it would be before owning one.
     
  3. Cvx5832 macrumors regular

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    That keyboard is wonderful. It works well, it cleans easy and it looks good. Going back to the 13 rMBP keyboard feels sloppy, like when you get on your grandad's typewriter.

    I'm glad a I get to keep the rMBP even only for the screen. Aside from the keyboard I mentioned above the rest of the computer is also pretty good. I can't really bitch about anything.

    Launch blues aside, I think Apple hit a home run with the MacBook! My opinion only, of course.
     
  4. Geert76 thread starter macrumors 65816

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  5. hypno macrumors regular

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    I think the smaller form factor of the whole device is what is more noticeable. As a result you know the screen is a bit smaller, but I really don't find myself thinking "man the screen is small" or struggling for screen real estate.

    I have been back and forth between my company provided 13,3 Pro and the 12 MB over the last two days now and really the biggest thing I find myself wanting is this new keyboard on every device. I really love the keyboard.
     
  6. newellj macrumors 601

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    The rMB is so good that I'm seriously asking myself why my rMBP, which I really love, isn't for sale yet.
     
  7. vanimal macrumors 6502a

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    I like the new MBR for the two times I played with it, thought about getting one for the wife.. Ultimately for me it's too small & notice the 1.3" screen difference. I'm a bigger guy with big hands so take that into account.

    Now in V2 they make a 14" screen version which I ultimately think they will. Every other Mac offers different screen sizes, he'll even the damn watch does lol.

    I also use the little bit extra power & ports like HDMI to connect to my theatre room TV. I'm sticking with my 2015 MBRP I just bought. For now.... Perhaps that may change.
     
  8. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    I will have both side by side for the next few days. My gut tells me the rMBP will be gone!
     
  9. newellj macrumors 601

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    I'm really not sure I'm ready to do that. However, if I were a Vulcan, I know what i'd be doing. :p
     
  10. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    :) I do not think I come close to pushing my pro. At most I have 4-5 spaces, 7-8 safari tabs, remote desktop, and word/excel. I did my best to try this on the in store displays and, in the limited time, experienced less UI lag than the pro. I think that has to do with the pro drivers not playing nice with Yosemite.
     

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