Who is tired of switching product lines?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by PDFierro, Apr 8, 2015.

  1. PDFierro macrumors 68040

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    Hopefully it comes to an end! History tells me that I upgrade not for performance reasons, but for certain features...such as portability or a Retina display. I've had: 2009 13" MacBook, 2011 11" Air, 2013 13" Retina Pro, and now full circle with a 2015 12" Retina MacBook. I never had the 12" PowerBook, but I always admired it...so this new MacBook must be a dream come true for former users of that.

    I'd really like to have some consistency in my Mac models. I can't see a new feature coming out that makes me convert back to the Pro, but I said the same thing when I got the Air. Retina display in a super portable laptop was what I was really waiting for.

    I've also never really been an adopter of a first-generation product before. So I'm excited to use the rMB as it grows, much like the Air did between 2008 and 2011.
     
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  3. dexterbell macrumors 6502a

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    Will you be excited to have to buy a brand new MacBook in 6 months when they release a late 2015 with the Core M Skylake chips?
     
  4. newellj macrumors 601

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    No biggie either way from my perspective. Have had MBPs and MBAs, sometimes at the same time - has not been a problem. Other than the horrible MBA display...:eek:
     
  5. Mrbobb macrumors 601

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    Sounds more like bragging somebody can switch every 2 years.
     
  6. PDFierro thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Some people do it every year. Not bragging at all.

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    Yeah. What about you?

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    What horrible MBA display? ;)
     
  7. newellj macrumors 601

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    The only display that Apple has ever offered in the MBA. :mad: <- mad face not directed at you
     
  8. redheeler macrumors 603

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    Users of the 12" PowerBook enjoyed a great keyboard with plenty of room for key travel and two USB ports. The 12" MacBook has neither.

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    That's right. I'm sticking with my late 2013 13" rMBP. It meets my needs just fine and I have no need to upgrade.
     
  9. newellj macrumors 601

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    It also weighed four and a half (4.6) pounds.

    It was almost an inch and a quarter thick.

    And $1500 got you a whopping 60gb spinner and 512MB (MB!) RAM. And if you adjust for inflation, that $1500 is $1800 in 2015.

    Other than that, yeah, it has the rMB beat all the way around.
     
  10. redheeler macrumors 603

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    Welcome to 2005. Back then it was the norm.

    In 2015, however, having only one USB port is not the norm.

    Also, as long as we're putting the 12" PowerBook on the spot in 2015, I picked up mine for less than $40 and afterward maxed-out the RAM to 1.25 GB for less than $10.
     
  11. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    But in 2017 it will be.

    ;)
     
  12. newellj macrumors 601

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    I'll bet that within a couple of years one USB port has become the norm.

    And 512 MB RAM upgradeable to a max of 1.25 GB, for another $200 in 2005 dollars, wasn't the norm in 2005, it was a really poor bit of design.
     
  13. dexterbell macrumors 6502a

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    No it won't.
     
  14. PDFierro thread starter macrumors 68040

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    So then how many ports do you anticipate the rMB to have in 2017? 2?
     
  15. macappleguy8 macrumors member

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    Really? You're complaining about technology not advancing the way you want? Everything you buy offers a trade-off somewhere. You're a consumer. You don't have to buy something new every time something new comes out. This is possibly one of the most useless and pointless complaints on this forum.

    "Oh no! Now I have to buy a new Macbook because there is a new model with new features but not all the features I want. Woe is me!"

    Really? I mean ... really?
     
  16. newellj macrumors 601

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    None? ;) Probably won't happen, and I think I'd bet on two before I bet on none, but it's not crazy.
     
  17. EatTheApple macrumors member

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    To be real with myself, I still dont think that theres a line for me...I mean with this macbook, I am closer to what I want with the super thinness and the retina screen...But I would have enjoyed a slitgltly bigger display...

    If they would have made it a 13 inch screen, made it much more powerful, and even have the same battery life as the 13MBA, 2 USB-c port, I would have been completely sold...but I guess you can't really have all that with a thin device thats only 13mm..

    either ways, Im happy with this mac...hopefully I won't end up changing to a Pro when they redesign it lol..
     

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