Which MacBook? HELP!

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by toysoldierkid, May 24, 2015.

  1. toysoldierkid macrumors member

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    Hey,

    I'm a 100% confident that I will get the new 12 inch MacBook. I am just unsure about the configuration. I don't need more than 256 GB hard drive space but I am just wondering, if upgrading to the 1,2 or even 1,3 makes sense.

    I use my computer for:

    Web browsing
    Netflix
    Music streaming (hopefully soon over Apple-Beats streaming service)
    Looking at stuff on Dropbox
    Making a lot of documents in Pages
    Sometimes presentations in Keynote
    Mail
    Sometimes a bit of photo editing

    Can anyone who has it actually tell me about it? Maybe someone had a 1,1 and switched to a 1,2 and can talk about differences!

    Thanks a lot guys
     
  2. keviig macrumors 6502

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    The 1.1 will do just fine for your needs.
    I have it myself and i'm very pleased.
    Also, if you want the 1.2 you will have to get the 512gb SSD along with it.
     
  3. toysoldierkid thread starter macrumors member

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    What are you doing with your MacBook?
     
  4. thitiv macrumors member

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    I have had the base 1.1 / 256 model for 2-3 weeks now. Working great. My uses are quite similar to yours.
     
  5. toysoldierkid thread starter macrumors member

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    I'm using a 2012 MacBook Air 2012 (only 4GB of Ram) at work and private. But I want to use the new MacBook mainly for my private stuff which is what I've mentioned.

    I am just afraid it's slow when it's about managing some photos in Lightroom.
     
  6. thitiv macrumors member

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    It's my only computer. For work I do PowerPoints, Words and Excels. I use Windows 8.1 in Parallels Desktop in parallel all the time. At home I do accounting in Windows Parallels Desktop, web browsing and Facebook in Safari and some 1080p MKV movies in Mac Bluray Player. All are great!
     
  7. toysoldierkid thread starter macrumors member

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    I'm surprised. Awesome! I'll use it as my only private one as well!
     
  8. thitiv macrumors member

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    Managing photos should be fine. Editing maybe slower for CPU intensive tasks but not that bad. Wait for the next service release of OS X. It works with Core M CPU better.

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    With the similar budget in mind, if you wish your old 11" Air could have a retina screen upgrade, then this is the only choice. If you don't mind the extra weight and bulk of a 13" rMBP then you may consider the 13" rMBP as well coz the prices of the two are quite close.
     
  9. toysoldierkid thread starter macrumors member

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    Definitely needs to be the new MacBook and not the pro. Love the form factor and I'm traveling quite a lot :)
     
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  11. freitz macrumors member

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    I have not tried it but have asked around and searched the forums.

    Looks like it will run fine. I run lightroom on my 2011 MBA and it is usable to process an image or two when traveling. I was considering a move to the new rMB for lightroom and photoshop while on the road. I don't need a powerhouse I have a monster of a PC at home but I do need portability.
     

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