New MacBook for a guy like me?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by ucfgrad11, Mar 16, 2015.

  1. ucfgrad11 macrumors member

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    My main uses for a home computer are Safari browsing, iTunes, and YouTube videos. Also CPA Exam prep materials that run on my current Mac. I got a 2012 MBP (non-retina). I bought an iPad Air when it first came out but I don't like browsing with that big screen using my fingers as I prefer the mouse and keys. I'm mainly interested in this thing being very light and a long battery life. Do you think this thing is good for my uses? I really wanna know if this thing can handle so much YouTube viewing. Thanks!
     
  2. sonicrobby macrumors 68020

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    Of course! The new macbook seems like it was designed for that kind of use. :D
     
  3. shyam09 macrumors 68000

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    out of curiosity, why do you want to upgrade? It looks like your current MBP can handle those uses just fine.
     
  4. ucfgrad11 thread starter macrumors member

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    better screen, longer battery life, lighter, and flash drive instead of an old hard drive. Plus I fly a couple times a year and this would be a lot lighter. But I'm not necessarily in a hurry to upgrade. I might wait until MacBook 2 or whatever they'll call it.
     
  5. shyam09 macrumors 68000

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    I see. In that case, why not look at the retina MBP (to save on money)?
    There are some great deals in the refurb - starting at $929.
    http://store.apple.com/us/browse/home/specialdeals/mac/macbook_pro

    The rMBP does weigh roughly 1.5lbs more than the Macbook, but you're also shaving 1.5lbs from your current 2012 MBP.

    If you aren't in a rush, I'd wait for refurb Macbooks to come out so you can save even more.
     
  6. mtneer macrumors 68020

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    If you have the money, the MacBook sounds like the machine for you.
     
  7. LadyX macrumors 68020

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    Yes :)
     
  8. Traverse macrumors 603

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    It will be perfect for you.

    I'm an accounting student as well, that exam is fun isn't it. :p
     
  9. Dreamliner330 macrumors 6502a

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    Almost certain that the processing power of the Macbook will be LESS than what you have now.

    Spend $100 and buy a SSD.
     
  10. Hieveryone macrumors 68030

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    You are their perfect customer. Seriously. That's exactly the kind of usage that the MacBook was built for. Now you just have to shell out the $$$ for it.

    "Please swipe credit card here" *swipes* "Tank you come again"
     
  11. mtneer macrumors 68020

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    Swipe??!! ... It's the era of Apple Pay! :p
     
  12. Hieveryone macrumors 68030

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    Let me rephrase myself

    "please use apple pay here" *pulls out iphone* "tank you see you next year muahahaha"
     
  13. z31fanatic macrumors 6502a

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    This new Macbook sounds exactly what you want. If this were priced $300 less, I would recommend it all day every day.
    Hell, I'd get one for myself if it was priced at $1000. :D
     

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