macbook for writing

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by mpm3x3x3, Jul 28, 2015.

  1. mpm3x3x3 macrumors newbie

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    Posted this to the "buyers guide" thread, but didn't get much help there - I'm a literature professor, needing to replace my 2009 13" pro, and considering the new macbook. I love the idea of ultraportability (I work in archives and libraries a lot), and I don't mind the lack of ports, but has anyone used the new macbook for intensive writing? I'm midway through writing a big academic book, and worry that the macbook's screen might be a bit small, and that it somehow might seem too flimsy for daily heavy use. Basically, I want to know if this computer can be a serious work computer (for word processing and pdf based work), or whether it's a glorified facebook machine. Any advice very appreciated!
     
  2. redheeler macrumors 603

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    You can use a scaled resolution to get the same amount of screen space you would on your old MBP, and the Retina display will reduce eye-strain. I think the rMB is a fine choice for that kind of work.
     
  3. Dayv macrumors 6502

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    Agreed. And many people find that they prefer the new MB's keyboard after they get over the initial adjustment period. I think full-time writing on it is absolutely viable.
     

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