Thinking about change MBA to MB

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  1. johny979 macrumors regular

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    Hi

    I´m using MBA 2011 i5 1.7ghz 4MB RAM with capitan and works perfect for me. I use Safari, iTunes, Photos for basic tweaks, Photoshop but only basic knowledges, watch films, work with word, excel....
    Nothing about edit videos or high level photoshop

    The point is, I want to buy MB 12" 1.1, is enough for me? I see Bechmarks...but I don´t use for proffesional tweaks, I preffer better screen and lighter

    What do you think about the change? I will miss something?

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. keysofanxiety macrumors 604

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    It should be fine for your usage. Just be aware that the rMB is designed for lightness and portability first, so although it's no powerhouse, it'll be fine for what you're using it for. It'll probably be about as quick as your current MBA; whilst the CPU isn't as powerful, the quicker Flash speeds and additional/quicker RAM should compensate for this. :)

    Also bear in mind that it only has the one port so if you're doing a lot of dragging and dropping from USB devices, it'll be best to get your hand on a USB-C hub beforehand.
     
  3. johny979 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks

    I´m looking for a HUB but I don´t see anything better than Apple Adaptor, I think is the best option but the expensive
     
  4. keysofanxiety macrumors 604

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    What about something like this? Three USB-3 ports and an Ethernet port for good measure.
     
  5. johny979 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I preffer One With extra usb-c for charge the MB at same time
     
  6. lite426 macrumors regular

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    You will lose the quietness of your current MBA keyboard.
     
  7. johny979 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Quietness? The New MB keyboard sounds too much?
     
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  10. Acronyc macrumors 6502

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    As for the keyboard, try a keyboard cover. I'm using one by Moshi and it feels great and makes typing much quiter. Though I still haven't decided if I'll keep the MacBook. I always have a soft spot for the 11" MacBook Air.
     
  11. RUGGLES99 macrumors 6502

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    I hardly use my 2014 base mba now that i have the base rmb. It's mostly because if the screen. The retina is just so far superior. Otherwise no big difference in terms of what the mba can do.
     
  12. Acronyc macrumors 6502

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    I agree the screen is just awesome. I bought a base MacBook Air for travel and used it for a few weeks but just could not get used to the screen after using a 15" rMBP for the past three years. So I got the base MacBook. So far it has done everything I need fine, which is only light use as my rMBP is still my main machine. I'm thinking to sell the MacBook Air but there is something about the 11". I guess maybe because it was my first Mac. But I don't need three laptops so one will go and I expect it will be the Air.
     
  13. maxsix Suspended

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    I have both laptops.

    About the only caution I would have for you is keyboard travel. The keys have very shallow travel. Because I'm used to switching between different sized Laptops on a regular basis as I work with OSX and Windows/Linux in different environments I've become quick to adapt.

    If you're patient and go slow to start you may be fine, it's more a matter of personal preference. One of my fellow engineers at work found the MacBook keyboard too shallow for him so he returned his.

    Personally I really like the MB for all the reasons they designed it the way it is. Super light, handy on tray tables on the plane when I fly to the UK and beyond, I'm very glad I have mine.
     
  14. johny979 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Well
    I´ve got it since yesterday. First impressions, PERFECT!!
    Works perfect for my use, no problems with heat open many tabs or word documents. The keyboard is a bit different from other macbook, but easy to learn

    The music sounds really perfect, no one speaks about this. Compare with my MBA is spectacular, I surprise with it.

    I don´t know yet how works ForceTouch....
     
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  16. johny979 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yes, 1.1 and it's enough. My MBA mid 2011 4GB RAM and I see this MB faster

    And the Retina is amazing
    Great change for me
     
  17. GreyStreet123 macrumors newbie

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    I, too, am amazed by the rMB speakers. Listening to music on this thing is an pleasure! Big, welcomed surprise, and a perfect compliment to Apple Music :)
     

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