MacBook Advice

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by boombox15, Mar 15, 2015.

  1. boombox15 macrumors regular

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    I bought a 15 inch Retina MacBook Pro (2.2/16/256) back on March 5. I love it, but now with the new MacBook, I'm at a dead end.

    The new MacBook is the best looking computer I've seen in a while,(seeing the powerbook G4 redesign in 2001 was the last time I instantly loved the design.) I do think the 15 inch model I have now is a little too big. I tried out the new 13 inch Retina MacBook Pro today at the store and I just LOVED the new trackpad. The disk speeds on it are also insane, over 1GB a second! I do think at the very least that I will exchange my 15 inch for a new 13 inch.

    But at the same time, the new MacBook seems awesome. I am concerned that the screen maybe a bit too small but I could maybe get used to it. I will get the $1599 model if I decide to go with the MacBook.

    I mostly use iTunes, Internet, and some photo editing but not professional. This would also my main computer.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. iSheep5S macrumors 6502a

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    Best be quick as your under your 14 days.

    I went from a 15.6" windows laptop. I invite you to try and take this MacBook off my hands now. :) I'm new(ish) to Mac. I had a 2011 beat up Pro i bought that was cheap to try the mac experience.

    I lucked out in a trade to a 2011 mint MacBook Air. A guy was looking for a Pro to put a 1TB HD in i came along and swapped. My dad now owns the Air. I saved for this pro deciding i like the experience.

    Long pointless story but yeah, 15.6" to 13 no issues.

    PS, i did buy a new 11" Air but returned it in the 14 day return period. That was too small.

    Good luck!
     
  3. Android300zx macrumors regular

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    Don't get the new Macbook (I'm referring to the one with 3 color options). Stick with the Pro as you'll get more bang for your buck and it should be sufficient for at least a couple of years.
     
  4. Troneas macrumors 65816

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  5. Android300zx macrumors regular

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    Basically. Besides you'll look crazy having to connect a hub so you can plug in your external USB stuff since the new Macbook only comes with one USB-C port. Also, the headphone jack is all the way up top so you'd have to either use a BT headset, extend your headphones or have the laptop resting on your pelvis if using wired headphones.
     
  6. iSheep5S macrumors 6502a

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    Judging by the opinions on this, 'The New MacBook' apple may have to rub their chin, suck in air through their teeth... and drop the silly price. :)
     
  7. boombox15 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Update

    I have since returned the MacBook Pro and I know now that I do for sure want the MacBook (To go along with my 5K iMac) but now I can't decide what color. I know I'm getting the 1.3/512 model.

    I have a Space Gray iPhone 6 Plus and I love it but it seems that the space gray on the MacBook is darker. If Apple made a gold iPhone with a black screen, I would have bought that. I don't live near a store to see them all in person. I am leaning towards Silver/Gold.

    Thoughts?
     
  8. close2reality macrumors 6502

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    stop taking my lines.

    and i find it humorous that yesterday i was such a bad person trying to open peoples eyes, and now all I see are posts about people returning them.

    i was just looking out for people. sometimes it's hard to see the truth through apples hypnotizing.
     
  9. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    as someone who has had both the rMB and the 13" 2015 rMBP side by side the last few days, there is not a doubt in my mind the rMBP is the better choice. If you are using a 15" the change will be much more dramatic than mine.

    I would venture to say there was a reason you went with the 15" pro (power and screen size). This is not what you will get with the new rMB. From experience, if you get about 5-6 spaces and a few apps going you really feel the lag on the rMB. Was it unbearable, no. However, it was annoying enough to not be a keeper for me. I cannot imagine someone going from the 15" pro (quad core) to a 12" rMB with core M.
     
  10. Troneas macrumors 65816

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    Get over yourself I did not take your line, nor did i condemn you for your macbook's appraisal.


    In fact, I did not even know you and your forum handle existed.

    I do not visit this forum as much as I once did, ever since I dropped the iPhone in favour of Android.

    It is only logical to compare a thin notebook with a tiny logic board to an ipad. No miracles there - the specs speak for themselves.
     
  11. nikhsub1 macrumors 68000

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    Incorrect. If an explanation needs to be made for you to understand why then I can't really help you but your statement is ridiculous, false and thick.
     
  12. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    The new rMB is an awful attractive little laptop, but it isn't powerful or versatile enough for my needs. In your situation I'd either keep the 15" rMBP or return it and buy a 13" rMBP.
     
  13. wksj macrumors member

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    Or don't use cheap headphones that come with short cables.
     
  14. inhalexhale1 macrumors 6502a

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    Agree with you 100%. The new MacBook is very slick looking, but one port is ridiculous. The idea of using a dongle for usb drives, or anything else is so lame. Gen2 will almost certainly include more ports, and will be a good option for a main computer.
     
  15. AdventurousJosh macrumors 6502

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    I have an M7 and the power of this beast is on the lines of a MBP from just a few years ago in a pencil thin casing, out has the best screen and the best speakers I've seen seen and hard on a laptop i absolutely love mine, heres my 7 benchmarks.
     

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