Pulled the trigger...finally

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by jimbo1mcm, Apr 10, 2015.

  1. jimbo1mcm macrumors 68000

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    Interesting day. I was up at 3 trying to order and pick up at the store. That didn't work. As the day progressed I got mad that the product was not going to be in the stores today so I started looking hard at Asus and Dell. I just could not go back to another windows computer. I am spoiled rotten with my rMBP 15 and I couldn't go with the screen on the Air. Everything just works with Apple stuff, so I ordered the space gray basic Macbook. Delivery should be in a few days. Expensive, but worth it.
     
  2. PDFierro macrumors 68040

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    How do you figure you'll receive it in a few days? Anyway, I agree...no point in switching to Windows.
     
  3. scabello macrumors newbie

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    I do not understand why it is 2015 and there is no touchscreen on the Mac. I really like the Surface Pro for the touchscreen. I bought a macbook today.. we shall see in a week if it becomes my "go to" notebook or if i keep using the SP3
     
  4. sfwalter macrumors 68000

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    We would need some redesign of OS X, Have you tried a Surface Pro 3 with an app that is not designed for touch? The experience is less than stellar.
     
  5. PDFierro macrumors 68040

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    Many of us consider the lack of touchscreen to be an advantage.
     
  6. racer1441 macrumors 68000

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    Really? If anyone touches my laptop screen I'll break that figure off and shove it up their nose.


    I want to see that beautiful retina screen...not the fingerprints.
     
  7. vanimal macrumors 6502a

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    I had a SP3 i used the keyboard and touchscreen together more than i ever thought. Worked better than i originally thought it would too. ONLY downside for me with the SP3 was you couldn't naturally pick up like the MBR or MBA. I use my MBA on my lap while watching TV and like to just GET UP go to the kitchen and put it down. I always had to adjust the hinge etc. But i just use mine at home so i was not a road warrior.

    Plus NOTHING beats the trackpad, and i just like the physical feel on the macbook and MBA keyboard better.
     
  8. tom vilsack macrumors 68000

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    Congrats. Did you try out the Dell XPS 13? It really is a great laptop,and in many way's beats the Macbook.
     
  9. AdonisSMU macrumors 603

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    I never use my Surface Pro as an iPad. I actually hate the experience of using a touch screen on a laptop. I feel like I'm ruining the display with smudges.
     
  10. jimbo1mcm thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Ordered basic in space gray on 4/10. Got a tracking number with FedEx for 4/15 delivery.
     
  11. jimbo1mcm, Apr 11, 2015
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    jimbo1mcm thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Didn't physically try it, but read just about every review on it and Windows 8. I just could not go back to Windows, even with Windows 10 coming. Price wise, the Macbook is competitive with the XPS 13. I have had relatives with Dell products and their experience has not been good.

    Every decision on purchases is personal. For me, I didn't want to save money and be stuck with a computer that I didn't like, knowing that I should have bought the Macbook.
     

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