Where Man Has Never Computed Before

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by rhyzome, May 23, 2015.

  1. rhyzome macrumors regular

    Apr 2, 2012
    I imagine that the MacBook, given its tiny footprint, allows you to "use a computer" in places you previously would not have been able to (after all, that's the whole purpose, right?)

    So let's hear it:
    Where/what are the new places/spaces you compute with the MacBook where you previously did not/could not compute before?
  2. RUGGLES99 macrumors 6502

    Feb 9, 2015
    Tablets actually allow you to use anywhere. i have a mba 11 which is about the same size as the rmb. and i wouldn't use it just anywhere, like on the toilet, but a tablet, no problem. where may i ask were you thinking you'd use it because of its size. people are treating these like rare stones because of thir high cost and delicateness, and aren't going to try to compute while taking a poop, lol.too difficult.
  3. mmomega macrumors 68030


    Dec 30, 2009
    DFW, TX
    I figure an iPhone can compute more conveniently in weird spaces that a 12" MacBook but if we are talking strictly laptop style computers, Apple has been making an 11" MacBook Air for a while now.
    It's possible but I can't imagine people taking a rMB in any new and unusual places.
    Going #2 with a laptop isn't that unusual anymore, regardless of the size. (of the laptop:p)
  4. Kiwi 99 macrumors regular

    Kiwi 99

    Apr 4, 2011
    on a bed, on a couch, by a cushion. I find that because there's no fan, I can happily put it down anywhere, without even thinking about whether I'm blocking airflow.
    (I realise that quite a lot of people don't even know that their current laptop even has a fan, so nothing will change for them. But for me it's a big thing)
  5. thitiv macrumors member

    Dec 3, 2011
    Bangkok, Thailand
    I was using a 11" Air for the same reasons I use the rMB. The rMB carries all the advantages of the 11" Air with much better screen and even lighter weight. What I like most is that I can use the machine in an economy seat of airplanes and still have extra space for a cup of coffee to sip while I work.
  6. Axeros macrumors member

    Mar 11, 2014
    You're living dangerously with a coffee right next to your laptop.
  7. thitiv macrumors member

    Dec 3, 2011
    Bangkok, Thailand

    Exactly. So I left it half-filled and tried to avoid later on. That moment was like a proof of concept lol.
  8. johngwheeler macrumors 6502

    Dec 30, 2010
    I come from a land down-under...
    Robustness and cost also impact usage location.

    The rMB is a great ultraportable laptop, but I imagine that its form factor and cost might prevent one from using it in the same places that one would use a tablet.

    A clamshell laptop would be awkward to use standing up, and I would be worried about dropping it. A tablet in a rubberised or padded case would probably survive a drop, but an rMB with the screen open would likely suffer significant damage.

    I would also be more likely to use a cheaper tablet where the possibility of damage or loss is more likely, such as in the aforementioned "lavatory" setting(danger of water damage or dropping the machine), or in a public space where theft is a possibility.

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