Macbook vs Macbook Air

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Serban, Mar 9, 2015.

  1. Serban Suspended

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    Its just me or the Macbook Air with the new HD6000 is more powerfull than HD5300?? and with a lower price
    HD5300 is equal to a 3 generation ago HD4000
     
  2. verpeiler macrumors 6502a

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    Well.. it's a compromise to a compromise. I'd rather buy a Macbook Pro Retina than the new Macbook. I don't feel the need for a device that thin. I can see it's purpose for people who travel a lot. But I love my 13" Air, love it's size and see no reason to upgrade.
     
  3. maflynn Moderator

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    You have to pay for an all day battery and an incredibly thin laptop, in both specifications and price.
     
  4. Serban thread starter Suspended

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    common is not so much difference between 11" MBa and this one
    11" MBA has HD6000 and this one HD5300=HD4000 from 3 years ago ?????
     
  5. verpeiler macrumors 6502a

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    What are you even talking about? Ever used a Macbook Air? It's not a device for graphic intense stuff, it doesn't really matter whether it's a HD 5300, 6000 or 4000. I guess they balanced the chipset for retina. But you won't be able to play Battlefield 4 Ultra on it.
     
  6. east85 macrumors 65816

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    On the subject of the MacBook vs. MacBook Air, the rMB is equipped with a 480p FaceTime camera, making it the lowest resolution camera of any current MacBook.. even lower than current generation iPads.
     
  7. blairh macrumors 68030

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    It appears the new Macbook's lose the HD FaceTime camera. That sucks.
     
  8. Traverse macrumors 603

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    I view the MacBook as an interesting (and much more capable) iPad replacement.

    If it was $999 I would definitely consider it over a new iPad.
     
  9. PDFierro macrumors 68040

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    People who require Mac OS X aren't going to be considering an iPad as their primary computer. Which I think is what the 12" rMB is going after, people who'd rather have a desktop OS but aren't exactly power users and want the portability that comes with having an iPad.
     
  10. Traverse macrumors 603

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    I absolutely agree. The general "iPad" or "casual" users will love this.

    The iPad is still too limiting to be a sole computer even for many casual users. I'm interested in it as an iPad "on-the-go" replacement.
     
  11. crsh1976 macrumors 6502a

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    The new Macbook isn't about specs or performance.

    Case in point, the updated MBA is both cheaper and faster than the rMB.
     
  12. mtneer macrumors 68020

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    Maybe it's just me - but if I travel a lot I would prefer to have the connectivity handy to easily present my work, share files and connect to any peripherals at client or customer sites. If I carry a big dongle or brick (which I may lose of forget) - that beats the purpose of having a thin and light machine. I may very well use a MBA or rMBP which allows for all that without the potential for losing some little thingamajig.
     
  13. HellasLEAF macrumors member

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    Let's just call it what it is and then we can appreciate it better I think.

    It's a luxury item. The next step for casual ipad users.

    Impressive technology though and gorgeous design.
     

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