Macbook over the Pro

Dodgeman

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Hmmm. Good point. You have me convinced.
That is excellent man! Grab I have you convinced to purchase a $1300 computer.


Guess I should add I enjoy the smaller footprint and the 256gb storage. The speakers sound find to me and the screen is fine as well.
I do not think I miss any of the pro features like the 13in screen of the quicker processor as what I am doing does not require that.
 

dgdosen

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I like the size of the 12" over the 13 or 15. My big issue - the next releases will probably have at least 4 cores in all the MBPs and only 2 in the MB.
 

waquzy

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And me, I just got the 2015 base line model for £600 couple of days ago(bargain, mint condition and only 7 cycle count) and I am loving it. The size, speakers, and the screen are all top notch. The only thing I don't like is that it won't play 4K youtube videos on Chrome, it stutters/lags/out of sync etc. It just falls short with the M processor I think. Other than that everything is excellent. Love the size and weight over the Pro's
 

Dodgeman

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And me, I just got the 2015 base line model for £600 couple of days ago(bargain, mint condition and only 7 cycle count) and I am loving it. The size, speakers, and the screen are all top notch. The only thing I don't like is that it won't play 4K youtube videos on Chrome, it stutters/lags/out of sync etc. It just falls short with the M processor I think. Other than that everything is excellent. Love the size and weight over the Pro's
yeah? Where did you find that deal at?
 

tim0409

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I bought a 2017 MacBook Pro and a 2017 MacBook in Best Buy sale a few months ago when I was visiting the US; they were both £750 each which is a bargain in terms of the equivalent UK price. I've being using the MacBook which I love and have yet to open the MBP as I am still contemplating selling it on eBay. I sold my iPad mini which means I now use the MacBook more often when I'm just browsing the net and I much prefer it. The MBP is obviously more powerful, has a really nice bright display (I just sold a 2016 model), and I might still keep it and hook it up to a 27" 4k monitor and keep it as a desktop.
 
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Dodgeman

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I bought a 2017 MacBook Pro and a 2017 MacBook in Best Buy sale a few months ago when I was visiting the US; they were both £750 each which is a bargain in terms of the equivalent UK price. I've being using the MacBook which I love and have yet to open the MBP as I am still contemplating selling it on eBay. I sold my iPad mini which means I now use the MacBook more often when I'm just browsing the net and I much prefer it. The MBP is obviously more powerful, has a really nice bright display (I just sold a 2016 model), and I might still keep it and hook it up to a 27" 4k monitor and keep it as a desktop.
True.... $750 US dollars?
 

tim0409

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No, as I wrote in my original post, £750. The £ means pound sterling which is the currency used in the UK.
 

Dodgeman

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Apple refurbished is 1099, and Best Buy has a new one for 1149.
Seems to be a $50 difference to get a brand new one... What would you do?

MacBook is what these prices are in reference to.
 

Dave245

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The MacBook is a nice little machine that most people can get along with, from what i've read and seen online it's a very capable machine, but there are people who need more power and so the Pro would suit them better. Me personally i like the 12" MacBook and the 13" MacBook Pro, there really isn't much in it cost wise either.

I'm waiting until the updates later this yea in order to see what the 12" MacBook gets spec wise but also what the rumoured 13" MacBook or MacBook Air end end up getting. We may not have to wait that long either as benchmarks have leaked and Apple has registered a number of devices in different countries.
 
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Dave245

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Maybe a MacBook in the same form factor but thinner bezels, allowing for a larger screen? :D Yummy.
That would be nice, maybe add the True Tone display the same as the new MBP’s and I would buy, I’ve got to finally make a decision this year on which Mac to upgrade my 2011 from, it’s either going to be the new MacBook Pro or the MacBook depending on the updates we see if the MacBook this year.
 
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