Question for MBPR owners who came from the Air....

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Jacoblee23, Apr 25, 2015.

  1. Jacoblee23 macrumors 65816

    Nov 10, 2011
    I just made the switch from the 13" Air to the Pro with retina yesterday and I absolutely love it but I still haven't gotten used to the weight. Does the difference eventually not bother you so much anymore?
  2. MaskedCarrot macrumors regular

    Mar 25, 2009
    Northern VA
    The weight? Maybe you need to work out more, or maybe vitamins.

    I have a rMBP and have no trouble lifting it. Doesn't feel heavy to me.
  3. Kauai macrumors 6502a

    Oct 13, 2010
    It still confuses me how people complain about the rMBP weight. :p

    I was like 10~12 when I got my first computer, an Inspirion 6000 --- it weighed about 10 pounds and I brought that thing everywhere.

    The new rMBP's weigh about 3lb, - and super thin compared to even the old non-retina models.

  4. Michael Goff Suspended

    Michael Goff

    Jul 5, 2012
    I went from a MBA to a SP3 to this MBPR, and it doesn't seem that heavy to me.
  5. CaptainChunk macrumors 68020


    Apr 16, 2008
    Phoenix, AZ

    Back in 2002, I bought a PowerBook G4 Titanium 1GHz. For its time, it was considered very svelte at over 5 pounds. It also served a second function as a personal space heater. :D
  6. Freyqq macrumors 601

    Dec 13, 2004
    the 12" powerbook was 4.5lbs...

    the 13" rmbp is 3.5lbs
  7. kmac007 macrumors regular

    Mar 21, 2016
  8. alphadog808 macrumors member

    Dec 16, 2015
  9. Cole Slaw macrumors 6502a

    Cole Slaw

    Oct 6, 2006
    Unless I'm looking at the wrong figures, aren't we only talking about a 230 gram difference in weight between the 13" Air and 13" MBP?
    (like half a pound).
    In my case I went from an 11.6" Air to a 13" MBP, and any increase in weight is more than made up for by the quality of the retina panel alone. Besides the screen, though, the 11.6" Air was a great machine.
  10. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

    Oct 24, 2013
    It's half a pound difference, weight of a burger, if it feels more that's your brain playing tricks on you due to the squarer nature making it look heavier and more solid.

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