Pulled the trigger...finally

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

  1. jimbo1mcm macrumors 68000

    Mar 21, 2010
    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

    Sep 8, 2009
    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

    Apr 10, 2015
    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


    Jan 6, 2004
    Dallas Texas
    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

    Sep 8, 2009
    Many of us consider the lack of touchscreen to be an advantage.
  6. racer1441 macrumors 68000

    Jul 3, 2009
    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

    Sep 12, 2014
    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

    tom vilsack

    Nov 20, 2010
    ladner cdn
    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

    Oct 23, 2010
    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

    Mar 21, 2010
    Ordered basic in space gray on 4/10. Got a tracking number with FedEx for 4/15 delivery.
  11. jimbo1mcm, Apr 11, 2015
    Last edited: Apr 11, 2015

    jimbo1mcm thread starter macrumors 68000

    Mar 21, 2010
    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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