Poll: will the rMB be your primary or secondary machine?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by johngwheeler, Apr 16, 2015.


Will you be using the rMB as your primary or secondary computer?

Poll closed Apr 30, 2015.
  1. The rMP will be my primary or only computing device

    52 vote(s)
  2. The rMP will be a secondary mobile device.

    71 vote(s)
  1. johngwheeler macrumors 6502

    Dec 30, 2010
    I come from a land down-under...
    How many of you will be using the new rMB as your primary, or only, computing device (phones excluded)? And how many see this as really only being suitable as a secondary device when mobility is a priority?
  2. danielwerner macrumors regular


    Oct 27, 2012
    Stockholm, Sweden
    Secondary. My primary machine is a 2012 rMBP 15", and I'll probably update that one in 2016.

    I'll mostly use it for bed-and-work-surfing-and-watching-movies-and-playing-emulators. :)
  3. whiteonline macrumors 6502


    Aug 19, 2011
    California, USA
    I have a desktop for my work, photo editing, and management of photo libraries. The MacBook will be used in my photography for editing/review while away from home. The only real drawback is needing to carry an SD card reader.

    (however, I'm still on the fence -- thinking of waiting for a refresh. I've been an early adopter too many times)
  4. wickedwahine11 macrumors 6502


    Nov 2, 2013
    Secondary. My iMac is my primary computer but I travel about 25% of the year and wanted a very portable Mac so I could work while I am out of town. My job only requires Office, email and Internet so this is perfect for me.
  5. mattopotamus macrumors G5


    Jun 12, 2012
    primary. It is actually going to replace my rMBP 2015. I dock it when I get to work and use clamshell mode. Unfrotunetly, until I get the display adapter, I will be using this tiny screen =/

    At least it allows me to use the FANTASTIC keyboard. I really hope the new standalone keyboads adopt this look/feel.
  6. spaceballl macrumors 68030


    Nov 2, 2003
    San Francisco, CA
    This is an interesting poll to watch. Would have been nice to have a third "I'm not buying" option so the people who aren't buying don't cast votes for which they WOULD be purchasing as. That being said, still fun!

    For me, it's my secondary machine. It will be my primary work computer, hooked up to a 27" monitor when in the office.

    For my wife, it's her primary machine. She is coming from a previous generation maxed out MacBook Air so she'll lose a bit of horsepower, but she's not going down in RAM so it should be okay...
  7. vanimal macrumors 6502a

    Sep 12, 2014
    Dude, my wife uses her 6 plus as her primary computer lmao. She works on 3 different laptops from home all day, she works for American Express and handles large accounts. So she doesn't want to be on another laptop. Which i could understand.

    I took her to the Apple store today to show it to her to see if she wanted one. I brought my 2015 MBPR along to show her the size difference. Her first words & i **** you not. "It feels cheap compared to yours" LMAO. She isn't a gadgets type person so forgive her. FINE BY ME! Ill pick her up a iPad Air as they are on sale and save SEVERAL HUNDREDS! More gadget money for me ;):D:p
  8. burgman macrumors 68000


    Sep 24, 2013
    This type of post is why the poll should be for only for owners. Plenty of other threads for the no thanks crowd to express themselves. They add nothing to the topic, but seem unable to help themselves;)
  9. AppleWarMachine macrumors 65816


    Sep 27, 2011
    Michigan, US
    rMB is secondary (travel), my iMac (27") is the workhorse ;)
  10. newellj macrumors 603

    Oct 15, 2014
    Boston, MA, US
    rMB secondary for work/commuting. Honestly, though, I'm not sure that anything I do on my rMBP can't be done on the rMB. I use my desktops for the heavy lifting.
  11. dexterbell macrumors 6502a

    Jan 29, 2015
  12. vanimal macrumors 6502a

    Sep 12, 2014
    Relax dude, its OK i was responding to someones quote. For that matter, why should anyone respond than? Its a "poll"

    If it helps you............... This will be my secondary "family" machine for around the house, i ordered one 1.1/256GB from BB 45 mins ago. I have a 2015 MBPR. HAPPY? :)
  13. JonnyIreland macrumors 6502a


    Mar 10, 2010
    Toronto, Canada
    Same for me!
  14. AdonisSMU, Apr 16, 2015
    Last edited: Apr 16, 2015

    AdonisSMU macrumors 603

    Oct 23, 2010
    primary... my retina pro will be my secondary if I don't give it away.
  15. destine2grow macrumors member

    Sep 15, 2014
    I work off an iMac, so this will be my secondary machine...for surfing the net, email, some spread sheets, word, and also playing sims. So far so good. I am someone who hammers at their keyboard, so I am really trying hard to work on it.
  16. thadoggfather macrumors G3


    Oct 1, 2007
  17. lcseds macrumors 6502a

    Jun 20, 2006
    NC, USA
    Secondary. Maybe tertiary. I have a 5k iMac and a 15" 2012 rMBP (seems really bulky and heavy to me) work computer. Then iPhone 6+ and iPad 3.
  18. pasadena macrumors 6502a


    Sep 12, 2012
    Secondary. I have an iMac, and I use the MB whenever I'm not at my desk.
  19. douglasf13 macrumors 65816

    Jul 2, 2010
    Exactly the same for me.
  20. Mcdevidr macrumors 6502a

    Nov 27, 2013
    It will be my primary but not only computer. I moved into a smaller apartment and have been getting rid of stuff. My 27 inch asus monitor and other things to create more space in my apartment.

    My other computer is for games and a server. It is a windows box custom and cheap (4790k 750ti) hooked up to the TV for now so as not to take up space. I use Mac for everything else. School work, remote into the windows machine for things, playing games with steam stream.
  21. Cvx5832 macrumors regular

    Nov 2, 2014
    Interesting response and is also how I plan to use it. I'll keep the rMBP if I need a bigger screen or until more rMBs become available at the store and my wife trades in the rMBP.
  22. saifrc macrumors member

    Jul 20, 2010
    My primary personal machine is a Late 2008 15" MacBook Pro. It's getting a bit long in the tooth, so I feel that the new MacBook will at least outpace it, if not other current machines. I figure, if I can just barely tolerate doing CPU-intensive tasks on that machine, it's not going to be *worse* on the new MacBook, right?

    I also have a work-issued Lenovo ThinkPad X230, which I don't have admin rights to. It really got me used to the 12" size range for laptops; compared to that, my 15" MBP feels way too big and heavy to travel with. Now that I'm traveling more than I used to, I've been looking for a lightweight Macintosh laptop for personal (non-work) use.

    I told myself a while ago that as soon as the MacBook Air got a retina display, I'd get one...that didn't quite happen exactly, but I anticipate the new MacBook meeting my needs. I also decided that if I ever got back into serious recording/editing, then I'd get a more powerful computer then. But for now, I can't wait for my rMB to ship!
  23. Elise macrumors 6502

    Sep 22, 2007
    I like the Sims, SIM City, Cities Skylines etc but will the rMB run them? I wasn't sure it could. Anywho this will be my secondary machine, my iMac being my workhorse .
  24. TheBuffather macrumors 6502


    Jul 19, 2009
    Orlando, FL
    Surprised at the dichotomy here. It's hard for me to imagine this being anything more than a secondary machine unless all you do is browse webpages and perhaps use the new Photos app. Good to see, though, I suppose.
  25. Dubba macrumors regular

    Oct 4, 2006
    Nairobi, Kenya
    It's going to be my only machine, replacing my Mid-2011 13MBA i5.

    Incidentally, my 13MBA replaced a 2008 13BlackBook, which was a replacement (from AppleCare) for a 2005 12PowerBook.

    All said and done, this will be more than fine for anything I throw at it!

    Small problem though... it is sitting at my brother's house in Chicago, and I don't get to the US until the 30th! :(

    So, until then, this is all I have experienced with my new MacBook:

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