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    Default Opinions on the 12-inch MacBook?

    I want to buy it but the keyboard is very risky and so is that 1 port, should I buy it or buy a MacBook Pro?
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    Default Re: Opinions on the 12-inch MacBook?

    Depends on what you will be using it for and your personal preference. The MacBook is a good bit slimmer than the Pro so it's easier to carry around. The Pro has more ports, a more traditional keyboard, better FaceTime camera and serious processing power for involved tasks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rdmartin1 View Post
    Depends on what you will be using it for and your personal preference. The MacBook is a good bit slimmer than the Pro so it's easier to carry around. The Pro has more ports, a more traditional keyboard, better FaceTime camera and serious processing power for involved tasks.
    Would you recommend the pro or the MacBook for school students?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Malek Yamout View Post
    Would you recommend the pro or the MacBook for school students?
    Another MacBook decision thread, eh?

    The answer is the same as it has been: Both models are great for students. They're both plenty powerful to run anything a typical student would like. The deciding factor is whether you or your parents would like to spend the extra money for a Pro with a little more power.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DevilishBanker View Post
    Another MacBook decision thread, eh?

    The answer is the same as it has been: Both models are great for students. They're both plenty powerful to run anything a typical student would like. The deciding factor is whether you or your parents would like to spend the extra money for a Pro with a little more power.
    Omg I hope no one would notice, but I'm gonna buy a MacBook and it's gonna last me 6 years so I need as much info as possible
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    Quote Originally Posted by Malek Yamout View Post
    Omg I hope no one would notice, but I'm gonna buy a MacBook and it's gonna last me 6 years so I need as much info as possible
    I get it, but we are essentially just repeating the same information. Perhaps a better approach would be to ask additional questions within of your existing threads so users who respond know what's already been discussed and can built on those thoughts.
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    Default Opinions on the 12-inch MacBook?

    Quote Originally Posted by Malek Yamout View Post
    Omg I hope no one would notice, but I'm gonna buy a MacBook and it's gonna last me 6 years so I need as much info as possible
    Buy the MacBook
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    Quote Originally Posted by Malek Yamout View Post
    Would you recommend the pro or the MacBook for school students?
    Macbook
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    Quote Originally Posted by DevilishBanker View Post
    I get it, but we are essentially just repeating the same information. Perhaps a better approach would be to ask additional questions within of your existing threads so users who respond know what's already been discussed and can built on those thoughts.
    With the MacBook Pro the only compromise is the portability (along with speakers that aren't as great as the macbook) and with the new skylake processors in gonna get an hour better battery life then the MacBook, but I'm leaving Dubai and going back to Lebanon mid of June so I can guarantee that the MacBook Pro 2016 will not come out in time before I leave, unless you know how long it will take to ship to Lebanon?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DevilishBanker View Post
    I get it, but we are essentially just repeating the same information. Perhaps a better approach would be to ask additional questions within of your existing threads so users who respond know what's already been discussed and can built on those thoughts.
    Also I'm hearing bad rumors about the new MacBook Pro such as: It will feature USB-C (which means bye bye MagSafe) touch-sensitive trackpad, and won't release until the last quarter of this year, should I just buy the 2015 MacBook Pro, will that satisfy my needs in terms of sleek and battery life?
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    Default Opinions on the 12-inch MacBook?

    Quote Originally Posted by Malek Yamout View Post
    Also I'm hearing bad rumors about the new MacBook Pro such as: It will feature USB-C (which means bye bye MagSafe) touch-sensitive trackpad, and won't release until the last quarter of this year, should I just buy the 2015 MacBook Pro, will that satisfy my needs in terms of sleek and battery life?
    I have a late 2013 that is getting me through my last semester of grad school right now. It does everything that I need it to do and more. It's sleek and I have zero issues with battery life.
    Although I don't have an issue with USB-C it doesn't hold a candle to the convenience of the MagSafe connector on my MacBook Pro. Furthermore, my kids have a tendency to trip on the cord, which comes right off and doesn't take my notebook down with it.
    I really don't think you'll be disappointed with any MacBook you choose. If sleekness and battery life are ultimately the most important then go with a MacBook. Everything has a give and a take.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DevilishBanker View Post
    I have a late 2013 that is getting me through my last semester of grad school right now. It does everything that I need it to do and more. It's sleek and I have zero issues with battery life.
    Although I don't have an issue with USB-C it doesn't hold a candle to the convenience of the MagSafe connector on my MacBook Pro. Furthermore, my kids have a tendency to trip on the cord, which comes right off and doesn't take my notebook down with it.
    I really don't think you'll be disappointed with any MacBook you choose. If sleekness and battery life are ultimately the most important then go with a MacBook. Everything has a give and a take.
    I guess I'm gonna buy the 2015 MacBook Pro, I mean it does have great battery life and good SSD speeds, I guess I'm just being greedy and wanting the best performance I could get, I won't be disappointed with the 2015 MacBook Pro right? I mean if the 2016 MacBook Pro won't have anything major then I'm fine with the 2015 model, but if there is a major design change or like a major increase in battery life or something then I guess I'll have to buy the 2016 model in Lebanon where it takes ages to ship. I just wish  release the 2016 version in a March like any other year, that would have been perfect
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    Quote Originally Posted by Malek Yamout View Post
    Also I'm hearing bad rumors about the new MacBook Pro such as: It will feature USB-C (which means bye bye MagSafe) touch-sensitive trackpad, and won't release until the last quarter of this year, should I just buy the 2015 MacBook Pro, will that satisfy my needs in terms of sleek and battery life?
    The "last quarter" could be Q4 of Apple's fiscal year which ends in September. So July-Sept. That is a hunch.

    One cool feature I read it may have is TouchID which would be awesome. Still, with the prices the 2015 are at (and will be at) the extra cash in your pocket is nice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DevilishBanker View Post
    I have a late 2013 that is getting me through my last semester of grad school right now. It does everything that I need it to do and more. It's sleek and I have zero issues with battery life.
    Although I don't have an issue with USB-C it doesn't hold a candle to the convenience of the MagSafe connector on my MacBook Pro. Furthermore, my kids have a tendency to trip on the cord, which comes right off and doesn't take my notebook down with it.
    I really don't think you'll be disappointed with any MacBook you choose. If sleekness and battery life are ultimately the most important then go with a MacBook. Everything has a give and a take.
    I think your right about not getting too caught up with having a Retina display, I might buy the MacBook Air cause my mom keeps complaining about the price, do you know if the air will get an update (even if it's just a processor update) on WWDC?
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    Default Re: Opinions on the 12-inch MacBook?

    In recent years, for complicated (but fun) reasons, I have used, extensively, recent versions of:

    11" MBA
    13" MBA
    13" MBP

    (all of these at the maxed configuration)

    I am now using the (2015) 12" rMB, and it is _easily_ my favorite computer of all of them. I do software development (JVM languages… Java, Groovy, Scala), lots of testing, and lots of writing. I also use it for Lightroom when traveling. The size, weight, and screen make me love it. The battery life is just fine. I have never missed whatever speed I gave up when I traded in the 13" MBP.

    I still have the 13" Air. When I pick it up, it feels like the old Wallstreet Powebook G3 (the cool, black plastic one that was thick as a sofa cushion).
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    Default Re: Opinions on the 12-inch MacBook?

    Maybe a MacBook Pro. The new MacBook is really small.
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    Default Re: Opinions on the 12-inch MacBook?

    With months of use behind me I say it's a super product. It may not be for everyone but its a wonderful tool for my work and personal interests. Its everything I need as an enterprise admin and great for my active lifestyle.
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    It work great, I personally have the macbook air and I love it. A good amount of my friends have the macbook. The processor is amazing along with the light weight is perfect, depends entirely on what you need it for.
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    I love my MacBook 2016 - the keyboard is terrific!
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    I'm really thinking a macbook might be my next laptop purchase. I have a rmbp 2013 right now, but I'm really wanting a new toy. I'm debating between this and the new pro, but the portiblity with this machine is awesome. However, I do like to put movies together, so I might be leaning towards the new pro when the price drops
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    Default Re: Opinions on the 12-inch MacBook?

    Had mine for less then 23 hours and it runs as well as my 2014 13" pro. Not sluggish at all so far if anything faster than my pro.
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    The most recent sierra update seems to have made it snappier too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Team George View Post
    The most recent sierra update seems to have made it snappier too.
    My battery life for better. It started great. Was poor after a system update, now fine.
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    Default Re: Opinions on the 12-inch MacBook?

    Now I am using it, everything is right but the only annoying things is the having just one port because I need to connect iPhone to my Mac to debug applications and it consumes a lot of energy but I couldn't connect my Mac to charger because the only port is busy. I don't have any problem at all with the type pf port, but I have with the number of the ports.
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    Default Re: Opinions on the 12-inch MacBook?

    Well, I sold my MacBook Pro 2012 13'' and bought the 12" 2016 MacBook. And everything I did with my 13'' Pro I can do with my new 12'', I couldn't find out anything it wasn't able to handle. I even played some games lol, even though you might shouldn't because it doesn't have a fan.
    But photo and video editing is as fast as it was on the 13'', the display is gorgeous, it's really fast for everyday stuff and it doesn't lag at all.
    It might look a bit low on specs but OS X and the hardware is working together just perfectly fine.
    The new butterfly keyboard might feel a bit weird at first, but you'll get used to it! I also tried to feel the difference of the new MacBook Pro's (it says it has a 2.gen butterfly keyboard) and the 12'' keyboard and I couldn't tell.
    The portability of this thing is amazing, you can take it with you, anywhere you go, because it's so thin and lightweight you don't even notice it while carrying it around.

    The downside is the one USB-C port and the battery life IMO.

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