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m.davies

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Apr 20, 2015
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...still waiting on a rMB and wondering who else knows my pain. So here's a thread for everyone else who is feeling it with me.

1.3ghz/256gb/SG/UK/13.04/19.05-01.06/Processing/FML

Anyone else?
 

kingofwale

macrumors 6502a
Apr 24, 2010
988
1,434
...still waiting on a rMB and wondering who else knows my pain. So here's a thread for everyone else who is feeling it with me.

1.3ghz/256gb/SG/UK/13.04/19.05-01.06/Processing/FML

Anyone else?

i canceled mine. now i'm waiting for store to get some... anything is better than 3-4 weeks of waiting
 

m.davies

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Apr 20, 2015
11
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Yes. All that said; if the stores get any stock before my order is ready to dispatch I'll happily cancel it and just go out and buy a 1.2ghz setup.
 

3bs

macrumors 603
May 20, 2011
5,434
24
Dublin, Ireland
A lot of us "know your pain". You would have known that if you bothered to read any of the other threads of people talking about waiting on their orders.
 

close2reality

macrumors 6502
Sep 21, 2012
307
3
best buy doesn't even carry the 1.3
no, they have 3 of the baselines....silver.

i just can't convince myself to get one though.

See the difference is I own a maxed out mid-14 15".....and I DONT mind lugging it around.

Thats the thing, these laptops are for those who want a secondary traveling machine.
 

newellj

macrumors G3
Oct 15, 2014
8,126
3,030
East of Eden
no, they have 3 of the baselines....silver.

i just can't convince myself to get one though.

See the difference is I own a maxed out mid-14 15".....and I DONT mind lugging it around.

Thats the thing, these laptops are for those who want a secondary traveling machine.

For the most part, and our colleague PDFiero is an exception, I think you're exactly right. I've been mulling over selling my 13" rMBP. And then the nutty thing: buying a 15" rMBP. Probably not a great idea right now, though.

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oh, never mind. he could of probably had one shipped to him from my local store. they do that stuff don't they?

The 1.3 is CTO, so not in BB or even ARS - order and ship only.
 

mattopotamus

macrumors G5
Jun 12, 2012
14,662
5,869
oh, never mind. he could of probably had one shipped to him from my local store. they do that stuff don't they?

I mean he wants the 1.3/256 model. Best buy only sells the 1.1/256 and the 1.2/512 variants of all colors. If he didn't want the 1.3, he could have one by now.
 

PDFierro

macrumors 68040
Sep 8, 2009
3,932
111
For the most part, and our colleague PDFiero is an exception, I think you're exactly right. I've been mulling over selling my 13" rMBP. And then the nutty thing: buying a 15" rMBP. Probably not a great idea right now, though.

The rMB is well suited to be most people's main machine. There are people on here who were even using the 11" Air as their main machine. I guess the only benefit would be having a bigger screen, but it'd complete overkill for me and most people to have this only be a secondary machine.
 

close2reality

macrumors 6502
Sep 21, 2012
307
3
Unless someone only has an iMAC or a stationary desktop this laptop is strictly a luxury item.

Those who have a laptop have what they need, if the lifestyle fits the bill then of course have both.

Personally? I have money, but I see things in more of a financial standpoint. I'm not judging those who do not see my way but I'm sure I can't be the only one on here who sees it this way.

Im also a huge follower of net worth being more important than income...see where I'm going with this?

It all depends on who you are, your philosophy on what you need versus what you want.

Before anyone chimes in saying that i'm insinuating that you should live life with only "bread & water"... I'm not. Just something to think about.
 

mattopotamus

macrumors G5
Jun 12, 2012
14,662
5,869
Unless someone only has an iMAC or a stationary desktop this laptop is strictly a luxury item.

Those who have a laptop have what they need, if the lifestyle fits the bill then of course have both.

Personally? I have money, but I see things in more of a financial standpoint. I'm not judging those who do not see my way but I'm sure I can't be the only one on here who sees it this way.

Im also a huge follower of net worth being more important than income...see where I'm going with this?

It all depends on who you are, your philosophy on what you need versus what you want.

I use a laptop for work, but dock to an external monitor every day. I do light task. This would actually be perfect for that. I could use it as a "desktop" but have fantastic portability.

From experience on Yosemite, everything actually runs better on an external 1080P display b.c it does not have to push that retina display.

Im my case, which may be rare, it is actually perfection.
 

close2reality

macrumors 6502
Sep 21, 2012
307
3
I use a laptop for work, but dock to an external monitor every day. I do light task. This would actually be perfect for that. I could use it as a "desktop" but have fantastic portability.

From experience on Yosemite, everything actually runs better on an external 1080P display b.c it does not have to push that retina display.

Im my case, which may be rare, it is actually perfection.

I'm not trying to rain on anyones parade or judge anyone...I'm just curious if I'm the only one who would feel guilty for buying one because I know I don't need it.

Then again I'm a regular visitor on Boglehead's and a daily Quicken user. Not everyone is.
 

mattopotamus

macrumors G5
Jun 12, 2012
14,662
5,869
I'm not trying to rain on anyones parade or judge anyone...I'm just curious if I'm the only one who would feel guilty for buying one because I know I don't need it.

I don't "need" one, but I could easily sell my 13" rMBP and only loose a few hundred.
 

PDFierro

macrumors 68040
Sep 8, 2009
3,932
111
I'm not trying to rain on anyones parade or judge anyone...I'm just curious if I'm the only one who would feel guilty for buying one because I know I don't need it.

Then again I'm a regular visitor on Boglehead's and a daily Quicken user. Not everyone is.

Why would we feel guilty about buying it?
 

close2reality

macrumors 6502
Sep 21, 2012
307
3
Why would we feel guilty about buying it?

I'm not insinuating that you should man.

But let me ask you something.

Do you have an emergency fund?

Are you financing this or footing the bill upfront?

Do you already have a laptop that has your performance needs? If so is absolutely so big and heavy that it warrants a rMB?

How about investing that 1200 in a taxable portfolio, or how about adding it to your yearly IRA contribution for 2015?
 

newellj

macrumors G3
Oct 15, 2014
8,126
3,030
East of Eden
I'm not trying to rain on anyones parade or judge anyone...I'm just curious if I'm the only one who would feel guilty for buying one because I know I don't need it.

Then again I'm a regular visitor on Boglehead's and a daily Quicken user. Not everyone is.

Ah, there's the question: what is "need"? I'm not trying to be funny or to argue.

If I took a strict view of what I need in computing, I might still be using the desktop and laptop that I bought in 2007. I still have them, and still power up the laptop occasionally.

I paid cash, I have the resources, and my 401(k) looks very good - I have been putting savings away in it for more than 30 years.

Still, I know what you mean, and the question is going around in the back of my head...
 

PDFierro

macrumors 68040
Sep 8, 2009
3,932
111
I'm not insinuating that you should man.

But let me ask you something.

Do you have an emergency fund?

Are you financing this or footing the bill upfront?

Do you already have a laptop that has your performance needs? If so is absolutely so big and heavy that it warrants a rMB?

How about investing that 1200 in a taxable portfolio, or how about adding it to your yearly IRA contribution for 2015?

Travel as much as I do and you'll want a super small laptop.
 
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