Ordered the new Macbook 12" (2017)

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  1. Koudspeel macrumors regular

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    As soon as the store went up I ordered the maxed out Macbook 12" Silver with the 1,4-GHz processor, 16GB of RAM and 512GB of storage. I plan on doing some benchmarks once it's here.

    Is anyone else purchasing?
     
  2. Ynk macrumors member

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  3. cmeisenzahl macrumors 6502

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    Congrats! Considering one myself. Waiting on some benchmark tests.
     
  4. Koudspeel thread starter macrumors regular

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    I'll make sure to thoroughly benchmark this thing once it's here ;)
     
  5. leo.andres.21 macrumors regular

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    I'll wait for a couple of weeks, then I'll probably get the base model as my main computer.
     
  6. Qu1ckset macrumors regular

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    I ordered a i5/16/512 in silver

    I'd of ordered the i7 but in the past the M7 wasn't really much better then the M5 and these chips are the same just higher clocked.
     
  7. Koudspeel thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah I wasn't too sure on which one to go for. It will be interesting to see the difference. I kinda went all out on this configuration since it has to replace my 13" Macbook Air 2012, and I want it to last me for a few good years.
     
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  9. DrDan99 macrumors newbie

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    Silver i5/16/512
    Exactly what I was wanting. The keyboard update is gravy.
     
  10. David87 macrumors member

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    Space Grey i7/16/512. Replacing my 2010 MacBook Air, so I figured I may as well go all-out as I get my money's worth out of them!:D
     
  11. C64 macrumors 65816

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    Replacing a MBA 2010 here as well :) Last model with the Core 2 Duo. Even the 2015-2016 rMBs were way faster, so with this one along with 16GB RAM... it's gonna be good.
     
  12. Treyhunna macrumors regular

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    I have a 2016 M7. Interested in the ram upgrade even tho 8gb has been enough for me. Also Interested in the heat/throttle trends of the i7. I would think it's about the same as my M7. Waiting for better upgrades to the battery, web cam, USB C port.
    It's not even 10gbps. same 5gbps
     
  13. C64 macrumors 65816

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    I think most people who bought the 2016 model don't really have a good reason to upgrade to this one. I'm happy with the 16GB option for future proofing, but don't expect to really need it for a while and that often. So by the time the 8GB really becomes a problem for you, it's probably time to upgrade anyway, and there will be a way better and much improved rMB by then.
     
  14. Ankitmmmkayyy macrumors newbie

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    Finally decided to move on from my late 2008 MBP...hoping the new space gray i5/16gb/256 lasts just as long
     
  15. Qu1ckset macrumors regular

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    I will probably keep my 2017 MacBook till a decent amount of CPU improvements is made and ThunderBolt 3 is supported!

    Love the formfactor of the MacBook , small, light , fanless, and quick!
     
  16. mikeray macrumors regular

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    Agreed! This has been my favorite laptop Apple has made. I also don't know if it is worth upgrading until Thunderbolt 3 is included. I am fine with having only one port.
     
  17. Qu1ckset macrumors regular

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    The one port has never bothered me since the announcement of the MacBook, I bet for the most part most people don't even use many ports, hence hearing all these stories of people returning MBP for them and long time MacBook Air users upgrading to them!

    Hell my desktop with a million ports , i haven't needed to use any of the USB ports other then the ones my keyboard and mouse are using.. stuff like iCloud and OneDrive makes things so much easier!
     
  18. utkanpeker macrumors newbie

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    Just ordered space grey i5/16/512. Can't be anymore happy! It will be delivered in 2 weeks though...
     
  19. Koudspeel thread starter macrumors regular

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    That's what I'm thinking as well. In the meantime this 2017 model will more than suffice.
     
  20. mortenandersen macrumors 6502

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    What´s about the keyboard update?
     
  21. C64 macrumors 65816

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    2nd gen
     
  22. zuzox macrumors member

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    I've gone for the i7 8GB version. Not going to use for much else bar office work while travelling.
    Does anyone have any more details of this CPU? I can't believe the i7 version isnt shipping till the 19th in the UK :(
     
  23. Qu1ckset macrumors regular

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    My i5/16/512 doesn't ship till the 19th as well.

    I think all the 16gb and i7 spec MacBooks are the ones with slightly longer shipping times , but the reg M3/i5 8gb systems ship a bit sooner
     
  24. DrDan99 macrumors newbie

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    I believe the "standard" configurations ship immediately but anything with 16gb or an i7 is "special order". Mine is June 15-19th
     
  25. kvyoung macrumors member

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    I'm holding off and hoping they release a model with a 1 TB drive next year or the year after. I have the 2015 rMB 1.2 512 and it works so well I don't need to upgrade at this point. Besides I think I still have two more years on my Apple Care warranty so should be safe. Enjoy your new rMB they are a great machine.
     

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