Poll: Which rMB Configuration Did You Buy/Order?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by newellj, Apr 12, 2015.

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Which rMB Configuration Did You Buy/Order? (Multi OK)

  1. 1.1 gHz + 256 GB

    42.0%
  2. 1.3 gHz + 256 GB

    8.0%
  3. 1.2 gHz + 512 GB

    32.0%
  4. 1.3 gHz + 512 GB

    23.0%
  1. newellj macrumors 601

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    #1
    I thought it would be interesting to see what configurations are most popular at this point while the reviews are limited to 1.1 gHz 256 GB versions.
     
  2. pasadena macrumors 6502a

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  3. newellj thread starter macrumors 601

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    Yes, for some reason the thread posts without the poll and it's added as an edit! :rolleyes: :eek:
     
  4. pasadena macrumors 6502a

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    1.2/512. I was going for 1.3/256 but decided the big wait time wasn't worth it.
     
  5. newellj thread starter macrumors 601

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    I set the poll up to be public. If there's sensitivity about showing individual choices, let me know and I'll edit the poll (or at least try) to make it anonymous.

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    I'm trying to make up my mind, but I think that's my choice because (1) delivery will be faster, (2) the pricing on the 1.3 gHz CTO upgrade feels very steep and (3) the 1.2/512 seems to hit (don't laugh too hard) a value sweet spot, giving you some CPU upgrade along with 2x the fixed storage.
     
  6. PDFierro macrumors 68040

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    1.3/512 in Space Gray! How many of you got the LTE added in?
     
  7. Florals macrumors member

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    Caved and went for 1.3/512.

    Hey, it's not going to be shipped for about three years so I can do some deciding while I wait.
     
  8. Mindinversion macrumors 6502

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    Base model. 200Mz is not going to make much if any of a real world difference.
    512 SSD would be nice, but I never use anywhere close to 240 /shrug.
     
  9. AdonisSMU macrumors 603

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    I saw the performance wasnt much different and in some cases worse when you upgraded to the 1.2 and 1.3 versions so stuck with the base model.
     
  10. jm5309 macrumors regular

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    1.2/512 space grey. I wanted the 1.3 but was put off by the wait.
     
  11. dexterbell macrumors 6502a

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  12. newellj thread starter macrumors 601

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    I did my best under the circumstances to flog the display units this weekend. That doesn't include tasks like big code compilation or doing significant Photoshop edits. I didn't see any performance issues at all with the 1.1 gHz units, even with the screen set to 1440x900. I'm still on the fence.
     
  13. Mcdevidr macrumors 6502a

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    Went with base 1.1 because I wanted to avoid financing. Can't wait to get it and sell this MacBook Air.
     
  14. Zodiac.mj macrumors member

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    I went for Gold 1.3/512GB. Don't care what ppl think about my work tools. If it won't fit my needs (large PHP/MySQL systems), my wife will have new MBA replacement :)

    My only regret is I passed on 1st 10 minutes it went on sale, when I made up my mind, waiting time was around 4 weeks :(
     
  15. nrubenstein macrumors 6502

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    Base model. It has enough storage and the performance won't be that meaningfully different.

    I'd rather "save" the money and put it toward an upgrade in a shorter than normal cycle.
     
  16. s54 macrumors regular

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    I ordered the 1.3/256.

    To me, speed is everything. Space, not so much.

    I want the speed because I hate lag. If there's a way to limit potential lag, I will always pay extra. As for space, you either need it or you don't. I have no music collection because I have no time or will to maintain it. I find myself listening to online radio anyway. And the 10 GB photo library, well, that's only 10 GB.

    Couldn't see myself ever needing 512 GB of space on this thing. It would be overkill. In fact, I can't see myself ever needing more than 128 GB.
     
  17. douglasf13 macrumors 65816

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  18. PDFierro macrumors 68040

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    Well one thing to keep in mind is that the SSD is soldered on. So if you ever find yourself needing more than 256...well you're out of luck. By that logic you are using speed-wise, 1.3/512 makes sense. But I guess if you are absolutely sure you won't ever need the extra space.
     
  19. s54 macrumors regular

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    Good point.

    I just never in my life used more than ~100 GB of space on any of my computers. I really don't know why people need more, unless of course they have a big game/movie/music collection.

    I had everything from about 5,000 photos to Photoshop and other large applications, all of which never took more than about 100 GB of space.

    Everyone has different needs I suppose. I can't even imagine needing 1 TB. And if I did, on my end, it would mostly be clutter and I'd feel very unorganized.

    Case in point, I have a 64 GB iPhone 6 with exactly 29.8 GB available. This includes 2,181 HD photos.
     
  20. Soordhin macrumors member

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    If i decide to buy an apple notebook i just always order the top configuration, 1.3/512 in this case. Not that i need that space at first, but who knows what kind of usage i will see in a year.

    On devices that are easy to upgrade i buy whatever fits. The MPros are a case in point. Minimum memory, smallest CPU, highest graphic devices. And then upgrade CPU and memory on my own.
     
  21. douglasf13 macrumors 65816

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    That's actually what could get me to upgrade sooner. Despite the talk of faster processors, more ports, etc., coming in the future MacBooks, adding LTE to the MacBook would get me to upgrade quickly. I can currently tether to my iPhone, but I'd love to avoid all of that and have built-in LTE on my travel machine.
     
  22. newellj thread starter macrumors 601

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    Bringing this back up to the top for all those who've received theirs this week.
     
  23. lcseds macrumors 6502a

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    I always bought Apple notebooks with the mindset I would use it for 3-4 years. To that end, I bought the upper configurations. Now I have come to the sad realization I "need" a new one yearly, lol. To that end, I get the base config and work with the storage available. Wish I had more self control when it comes to shiny new computers.:D
     
  24. alphaod macrumors Core

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    I wanted the 1.1/256 configuration, but the Best Buy I went to only had one of the 1.2/256 left, so that's what I ended up with.
     

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