Thoughts on the MacBook?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by hallidc, Mar 9, 2015.

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  1. hallidc, Mar 9, 2015
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    hallidc macrumors 6502

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    The new MacBook has a:

    $1,299 Starting price -> 256GB SSD, 1.1ghz processor
    12" screen
    24% thinner -> 13.1mm thick, 2 pounds in weight
    new butterfly keyboard
    retina display,
    new colour variations (Silver, Space Grey, Gold)
    1.1 Ghz processor
    35% more battery space -> All day battery life (9 hrs web, 10hrs iTunes playback)
    USB-C (connects all ports into one)


    What are your thoughts on the new MacBook?

    *Updates as they continue to discuss
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  2. chabig macrumors 68040

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    Looks really nice. It's pretty much what was rumored about a month ago, so we'll get the same comments about ports...
     
  3. Meister Suspended

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    Shorter battery life :(
    No USB and sd card :(
    No thunderbolt :(

    Good entry level macbook :)
     
  4. agaskew macrumors 6502

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    Same thought as always - never buy Rev 1 of any Apple product. Also - Gold?

    Also also dare I say its a bit Boring.

    Also Also Also I'm happy with thicker for more battery life please.
     
  5. chabig macrumors 68040

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    9 hour battery life!
    USB 3 (backwards compatible with all USB devices)
    Colors!
    Force sensitive touchpad with tactic feedback sounds intriguing.
     
  6. AaronMT macrumors regular

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  7. PDFierro macrumors 68040

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    I'm trading in my maxed-out 13" rMBP for it. Will order as soon as it's up for purchase. I have to admit, it's better than what many of us had imagined.

    I just have 16GB RAM/1TB SSD on my rMBP, but I'm willing to sacrifice that. So I'm interested to see what kind of storage options there are. At minimum there will be 8GB RAM/512GB SSD options.
     
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  9. PDFierro macrumors 68040

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    There is a headphone port.
     
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    Agree 100%

    The 2015 13-inch MacBook Pro is much more worth it.

    New Trackpad
    New Processors
    10 Hour Battery Life
    Existing support for Thunderbolt/USB/HDMI ports
     
  12. motrek macrumors 68020

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    Well, I never thought Apple would be brave (stupid?) enough to do some of these things, so I didn't believe the rumors. I guess now I'm proven wrong.

    My gut reaction is that this machine seems effing awesome and I can't wait to see one. Something that thin and light with a terrific screen?

    That being said, the port situation sounds like a nightmare. There are a LOT of times when I have my MBA plugged into 2 or 3 things simultaneously. If I'm traveling, I will often use my MBA as a DVD player or play files from an external drive by plugging in power, video, and the DVD drive or external drive simultaneously.

    If I got this new laptop I'd have to carry around some special (and presumably expensive) USB hub almost everywhere I went. Inconvenient.

    We'll see how performance is. Most Core M laptops have fans, this one doesn't. So I would expect performance to be even worse than the ones with fans. And that's already not as good as the 15W Haswells. So we'll have to wait and see just how much performance has decreased.

    So to sum it up: man I can't wait to see one of these at a store. But it will likely be a few years before I buy one.
     
  13. adamneer macrumors 6502

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    i think it is probably the coolest, most technologically advanced Facebook surfer ever. not sure what else you could possibly do with it. also wondering why on earth they thought it would make sense to keep the current "macbook air" in their lineup, when clearly this one is much "air-ier".
     
  14. onepoint macrumors 6502a

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    $1299? I'm hoping this frees up some 2014 MacBook Air 11" in the secondary market.
     
  15. Lucifer666 macrumors 6502a

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    So one port.

    That's so awesome (sorry I know a lot of people think other...wize)

    Hub makers party time
     
  16. willgreene99 macrumors regular

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    Seems like this post will be moved to the appropriate named forum - MacBook, as the Air is no part of this iteration.
     
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  18. Lucifer666 macrumors 6502a

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    Na, it's just messed up. A combined thing now
     
  19. PDFierro macrumors 68040

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    OK...starting price of $1,299 but with 8GB RAM/256GB SSD as standard. Not bad.
     
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    Did they say anything about its size, did I miss it ?
     
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    [Mod Note]

    Please continue the discussion in the news thread >> here.
     
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