MacBook with Beats or wait for MacBook Pro? Help!

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by timmyk86, Sep 5, 2016.

  1. timmyk86 macrumors newbie

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    Hi all,

    Hoping you can help with my dilemma.

    I need a new laptop as my 5 year old Macbook air is starting to die on me. I'm stuck between two options.

    1) Macbook m3 with the free Beats headphones on the back to school offer (which i have already bought but can return in 14 days)
    or
    2) Wait for the Macbook Pro to be released and no Beats :(

    I'm a relatively light user - mainly internet, email, spotify, word/excel/powerpoint and streaming HD video. I do like to take my laptop travelling so I appreciate it being on the smaller side. I'm not too bothered about ports or disc size. I do like the idea of being able to charge a macbook from a portable battery but it's not a deal breaker.

    My question is basically will I be missing out hugely not having the latest Pro? The beats made the Macbook a good offer, but I am I selling my self short? If the new macbook pro is smaller than the current air I'd be sad I bought a rMacbook!

    Thanks!
     
  2. keysofanxiety macrumors 604

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    That's the best option... on both points :D
     
  3. brewmonkey macrumors regular

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    I think what it boils down to is if portability is more important than most every other aspect of a Mac, then MB is compelling. If almost any other single factor is more important than portability, its appeal diminishes. If multiple other factors are more important, its appeal diminishes dramatically.

    I use a 15" rMBP, mainly because the extra screen real estate is very important to me, but could easily see myself in a 15" MB if they ever made such a thing.
     
  4. timmyk86 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Haha...whilst they're not the best, they are a nice addition and I could sell them if I wanted :)

    Portability is very important for me...but likewise a macbook pro that's smaller than my previous Air would be adequate for me I think. Any chance of that happening?
     
  5. keysofanxiety macrumors 604

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    Nah, not really. You can't really pack the MBP horsepower into something as thin as a MBA, let alone thinner.

    Regardless I'd wait until October/November to see what Apple have in store for the portables.
     
  6. solo118, Sep 6, 2016
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    solo118 macrumors 65816

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    Im coming from a late 2013 rMBP, I am very happy with the m3 12". I am thinking of upgrading to the m5 only because I could use extra hard drive space, but overall I do the same tasks and I am very happy.

    I really want to get into photography, so if I need to photoshop pics, I will advise how the m3 works :)

    On the flipside, if you need high horsepower, the 13" rMBP was not such a huge brick. It was quite thin and once in a knapsack you do not really feel the heft. I am assuming the 2016 rMBP will be even thinner and lighter.
     
  7. geachy92 macrumors regular

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    Are you from the future?
     
  8. solo118 macrumors 65816

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    Sorry! Fixed it to 2013
     

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