rMB: Surprisingly Capable

Brookzy

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May 30, 2010
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Coming home for the Easter holidays, I was bemoaning the unfortunate conflict that arises at this time of year: my workload rises before exams, and I'm away from my beloved iMac whose display is a note-maker's dream.

However, this is the first time that I have had a 12.9" iPad with me, and a new TV at home. Wanting to utilise the TV I needed the USB-C AV Multiport adapter but couldn't stomach the ridiculous £65 ($93) Apple charges here. Luckily I found a brand new one on eBay for £30 delivered.

What about the iPad? The TV is only good for video, being so large (and video is what it shall provide... anyone watching the snooker?! :p). I really needed a second display for displaying PDFs, webpages, and some Office files. I thought I'd try Duet Display.

To my amazement, the MacBook comfortably runs its own display, a 1080p TV, and the iPad Pro running Duet Display. Effectively three screens from this tiny little thing.

Tiny, useless, underpowered netbook my ass!

I no longer dread the holidays... :D
 

David58117

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Jan 24, 2013
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Coming home for the Easter holidays, I was bemoaning the unfortunate conflict that arises at this time of year: my workload rises before exams, and I'm away from my beloved iMac whose display is a note-maker's dream.

However, this is the first time that I have had a 12.9" iPad with me, and a new TV at home. Wanting to utilise the TV I needed the USB-C AV Multiport adapter but couldn't stomach the ridiculous £65 ($93) Apple charges here. Luckily I found a brand new one on eBay for £30 delivered.

What about the iPad? The TV is only good for video, being so large (and video is what it shall provide... anyone watching the snooker?! :p). I really needed a second display for displaying PDFs, webpages, and some Office files. I thought I'd try Duet Display.

To my amazement, the MacBook comfortably runs its own display, a 1080p TV, and the iPad Pro running Duet Display. Effectively three screens from this tiny little thing.

Tiny, useless, underpowered netbook my ass!

I no longer dread the holidays... :D
I've been very surprised by it as well.

When I bought mine, posts on here made me believe it could barely play a youtube video, and that safari was a slide show.

However - that has absolutely not been the case =D.
 

gnatmm

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May 23, 2015
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I just replaced my 2 GHz core i7 8 Gb mid 2013 MBA with a rMB 1.2 8 GB and I will not turn back for a second. If only someone throws out a usb-c dock for desktop use, that would be perfect. While travelling simply perfect.
 
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