So much negativity that I broke down and bought a Surface

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by AdonisSMU, Nov 6, 2016.

  1. AdonisSMU macrumors 603

    Oct 23, 2010
    I dont want to feel like I wasnt pro enough. So I decided to get another MS Surface machine because of all the negativity surrounding the new MBPs. Even though I don't need the USB-A ports or the SD Card slots or HDMI other people need these slots. Therefore I've decided to instead get a MS Surface. :/

    I agree with what Apple is doing and trying to do but too much negativity. So I need to own a MS Surface again even though I hated it the last time.
  2. ZeuSGoKiL macrumors newbie


    Nov 6, 2016

    Hows your impressions for the new surface ? Was it any improvement for the last version of Surface ?
  3. inhalexhale1 macrumors 6502a

    Jul 17, 2011
    Ridgewood, NJ
    So you bought the new version of something you hate, because people are negative about a computer that hasn't been shipped yet? I'm not downplaying the MBP criticisms, they're valid. But if you had a Surface Book already, why not wait and actually go try the new MBP?
  4. cmaier macrumors G4

    Jul 25, 2007
  5. AdonisSMU thread starter macrumors 603

    Oct 23, 2010
    Nope haven't done anything with it yet. I think it has to go back. I need to get exactly what I want even if someone else thinks it is not practical.
  6. David58117 macrumors 65816

    Jan 24, 2013
    Can you open it and try it, before you return it? I'm curious what your impression would be.

    Just make sure you fully update everything first.
  7. pika2000 macrumors 68040

    Jun 22, 2007
    Surface Book or Surface Pro?
    None of them supports 32GB of RAM, which the "pros" deem a requirement for a Pro device.
    The Surface Pro only has 1 (yes, ONE) USB-A port. No USB-C, no Thunderbolt, basically a "pro" device with only USB 3 as its fastest i/o. For video out, still needs a dongle as well, which the "pros" were complaining about a Pro device.

    So opting for a Surface in lieu of hating the new Macbook Pro makes no sense, when both devices roughly have the same limitations that everybody were complaining about.
  8. FrozenDarkness macrumors 65816

    Mar 21, 2009
    It makes sense if you want to make a topic about it.
  9. zulkiflim macrumors regular


    Jan 6, 2008
    Pls return the surface pro

    Watch this

  10. Balaamsdonkey macrumors 6502

    Jun 24, 2008
    Is this a serious post?
  11. myscrnnm macrumors 65816


    Sep 16, 2014
    Seattle, WA
    This seriously sounds like a troll thread. It basically sounds like OP went with a Surface purely because of what public opinion of the new MBPs is. That just shows a lot of insecurity. If it's a computer for personal use, the only thing that should matter is your own impression of it and how well it suits your needs. For me, the new MBP seems to be exactly what I want from a computer; and while I do actually think the Surface line is great, they don't serve my needs.
  12. Chicane-UK macrumors 6502

    Apr 26, 2008
    No, it's a feeble attempt at trolling those who bought a MacBook Pro and have either expressed negativity towards it, or decided to return it.
  13. DJG193 macrumors newbie

    Nov 7, 2016
    Jesus wept, its quite clear he's being ironic as the guy above has said.

    Its a bloody computer. If people don't like it then keep what you've got. I actually seen a thread before with clowns accusing people of not being 'Pro' enough and thats the reason they like the 2016. There is a lot of growing up that needs to be done on here.

    This was the best apple forum on the web in my opinion and one which I have read for a number of years but never posted on. Its a shame this useful resource is getting spoilt by all this nonsense , no matter what side your on.
  14. PaulWog Suspended

    Jun 28, 2011
    Edit: The TL;DR that turned out from below is this... as much as a Surface Pro looks nice, and thew new MBP line is gouging on price, I can't see myself moving away from Apple. I was never loyal to Apple (I have only owned 2 Macbooks, one I sold in 2011, and 1 I've had/shared for less than a few months).

    I can't handle Windows anymore. It's bugging up on me all the time. Windows 7 was great on a large screen with a mouse, but so-so on a laptop with a touchpad. I've had to roll back my current laptop from Windows 10 to Windows 7 due to Windows 10 having SO MANY bugs. And this isn't just one one computer, but two. I've rolled back my desktop as well to Windows 7. Microsoft is not doing a good job at creating a seamless, user-friendly experience that OS X does (granted, even OS X needs to get some things right still).

    For gaming and certain apps (ex. certain apps for work only function on Windows)... Windows is important.

    But for everything else (multimedia, personal use, the usual work, etc), I'm sticking with Apple. Fed up with Windows having so many damned issues.
  15. David58117, Nov 7, 2016
    Last edited: Nov 7, 2016

    David58117 macrumors 65816

    Jan 24, 2013
    Rollback to Windows guessing these are older computers you're trying to update. Windows 7 came out in what..late 2000s?

    On newer machines, post anniversary uodate windows 10 is very stable. I've used it on multiple machines and its stability is up there with macOS.
  16. Meicyn macrumors regular


    Dec 22, 2007
    This reminds me of the iPhone real-world comparison videos that showcase how there's more to this game than just a tech specs sheet comparison.
  17. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

    Oct 24, 2013
    Why didn't you just try apples offerings yourself?? You get 14 days to try it if you want you can take it back. it sounds like it was exactly what you wanted but due to a load of nonsense on the internet written by people who haven't even touched one yet you made a choice to buy something you don't like ?? Words fail me!!
  18. marc55 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 14, 2011
    You know, I actually believe someone would do just that; it doesn't surprise me a single bit!


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