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

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

  1. Jacoblee23 macrumors 6502a

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    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

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    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

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    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.

    :confused::confused::confused:
     
  4. Michael Goff macrumors G3

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

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    Hah...

    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 68040

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    the 12" powerbook was 4.5lbs...

    the 13" rmbp is 3.5lbs
     
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  9. Cole Slaw macrumors 6502a

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    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 603

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    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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