Return or sale 1.3 rMB

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  1. ct1211 macrumors 6502

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    I picked up my rMB April 27th. It is a SG 1.3 with the 256GB hard drive. Too small too light and under featured for my needs. If you happen to live in Metro Detroit I will sell for what I paid new plus 6% MI sales tax! otherwise, it goes back to Apple store! Thought I might be able to help out a fellow geek! ;)
     
  2. Dekimasu macrumors regular

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    wut
     
  4. mattopotamus macrumors G4

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    serious question? Where did you "pick up" a 1.3 from? The only place to get a 1.3 is directly from apple, and they are not in stores a.k.a you have to order them. Do you mean you got it delivered to your house/store.

    I would just return it. I don't think you would fetch any mark up that would be worth your time.
     
  5. ct1211 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I "ordered it from Apple and waited like everyone else 3 weeks ago and "picked it up" as a deliver to store April27th! And I beleive you're right but I know a lot of people want one.
     
  6. ct1211 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Actually too light and too small for ME, thanks!
     
  7. Dekimasu macrumors regular

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    I actually don't understand what you mean by a "too light" laptop. I don't understand any added utility of weight that you could possibly be referring to. It won't float away or be blown off the table....
     
  8. ct1211 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Try working on one in your lap. If you can keep it stable great! On a desktop the keyboard is killer love the little guy. Casual viewing as well is fine! As i said some can live with it as is. Bare in mind I had ultra small light computers to the point it changed the way I work at a desk (I can't) From mid to late 2000's I used Sony Vaio 11.6" - 13" Carbon fiber ultra lights (and ultra expensive) I now sometimes sit feet on a desk, computer in lap. My rMB tends to jump all over. A hard case might eliminate this. Yes my 2015 rMBP now feels like a tank!!!!
     
  9. artivideo.nl macrumors 6502

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    probably the rMBP13 is the sweet spot ?


     
  10. maflynn Moderator

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    I've seen some complaints (not many) that its too light to use on your lap, it lacks stability as you type, and the laptop moves around on the lap due to the light weight.

    I don't own one, so I can't confirm or deny this, other then state, the OP's complaint about this is not the first or only.
     
  11. ct1211 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    The 13" rMBP is the sweet spot for now. I noticed using the 12" last Friday at a Starbucks almost felt like using an iPad with a keyboard. If I'm attacking the keyboard directly from the front on a solid surface it works well. In my lap, hands of to the side (resting say on a chair) not quite as easy. We are all different in how we type sit posture etc.

    My feeling is next year we will see a new "PRO" series slimmed down, with some ports remaining, maybe an SD card holder (not holding breath) with the highlight being slim bezel designs where a 14" replaces the 13" and a 16" replaces the 15". As for Magsafe power connection, I'm afraid the dual purpose nature of the USB-C is too big a draw for both space savings and profit margin improvement.
     
  12. shenan1982 macrumors 68040

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    I always complain about laptops being too light. That's why I use an HP from 1988, I never have to worry about it blowing away. It's amazing. Thin and light is overrated.
     

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  13. Meister Suspended

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    I swear by the Osborne. Comes with a number pad and serial port.

    24 pounds of goodness.

    [​IMG]
     
  14. shenan1982 macrumors 68040

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    Bezel? What bezel? Hardly notice any bezel.
     
  15. Krayzie916 macrumors newbie

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    Someone paid me $2600 for my 512 1.3 , so I would say sell it!
     
  16. dexterbell macrumors 6502a

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    $2600 usd?
     
  17. Krayzie916 macrumors newbie

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    yes!
     
  18. ct1211 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Does that guy who paid you $2600 have a brother? Sister? Mom?

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    Nevermind! Everytime I go back to my rMBP the damn thing gets bigger and heavier! So I either keep both ($3,500 in laptops, I've lost it) or I put a 1 month old maxed out 13" rMBP on ebay and take my lumps. Get a desktop you say? I have a reclining club chair in my home office. I sit in it to work looking up over at my desk no and again. Cant work at a desk, I get hives!! :)
     

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