Web/email/photos notebook

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by jekjones1558, Mar 8, 2015.

  1. jekjones1558 macrumors 6502

    Sep 27, 2010
    I am a home user of my current gray haired 15 in 2010 MBP. I do almost exclusively simple tasks like web, email, photos, word processing, spreadsheets. I rarely edit movies into DVDs anymore. It seems that there will likely be a 12 inch retina MBA in the next few months as well as as a refreshed retina MBP. I have searched this forum to try to choose between these 2. I could probably do just fine with the rMBA but I am worried about not having any ports. Portability is no issue. Cheaper price for rMBA is nice but not a deal breaker. What would you advise your granny to do?
  2. Meister Suspended


    Oct 10, 2013
    Put an ssd in your old mbp. Same ports and cheaper :)
  3. Boyd01 Moderator


    Staff Member

    Feb 21, 2012
    New Jersey Pine Barrens
    I would advise her to just sit back, wait until it's released and be patient (grannies are better at that than most of the guys on this forum). Until the rMBA is a real, shipping product we have no way to discuss it's merits or shortcomings.
  4. jekjones1558 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 27, 2010
    Your granny must be very proud of you. This is good advice.
  5. pasadena macrumors 6502a


    Sep 12, 2012
    Seattle, WA
    I would advise her to wait until the rMBA is effectively released so we know its specs and can discuss how it would fit her needs or not. Meanwhile, no need to lose sleep over maybes and rumors.

    What are you using the ports for ?
  6. jekjones1558 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 27, 2010
    I use USB to sync and backup iPhone and iPads in iTunes to both cloud and computer. I use USB to plug in a portable hard drive for Time Machine. I don't use my digital camera much any more but when I do use USB to transfer photos/video. I also have a firewire drive to make a bootable clone as a backup of my computer. And I have USB thumb drives for doing some data storage and transfer.

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