1. shief24's Avatar
    In Canada its $1549. If I was in the market I'd probably end up getting the Macbook Pro because of the specs. The Macbook has 512gb storage which is great but I'll pass that up. It's not worth the price with those specs and less ports. For the US price its more reasonable. Canadian dollar problems..
    03-10-2015 01:10 AM
  2. Mac Techie's Avatar
    Not worth it at all
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    03-10-2015 01:23 AM
  3. Edmilan's Avatar
    How do you connect your iPhone or iPad to sync it?
    03-10-2015 02:27 AM
  4. melbsteve's Avatar
    How do you connect your iPhone or iPad to sync it?
    well you can do that wireless by now (which is the direction Apple are trying to push for) but alternatively you would have to buy an additional adapter ($79?) that converts the USB C thingy into a standard USB... which is a bit of a nuisance I would say. Then again Apple have been slated for imposing these trends on consumers often enough and sooner or later everybody else has done the same and it turned out they were right.

    I'm all in for this one, have been waiting for a MBA with retina for about 2 years now (still own a 2010 MBP) and sworn myself that I'd upgrade as soon as, but also not before that retina air happens. This baby looks perfect (visually especially) and even though slower than my 2010 processor (which has 2.66ghz, 8GB memory) on paper, I'm sure it'll feel very snappy and quick. Going for space grey.

    ps does anyone know when pre orders for the MacBook start? I can't find it anywhere, and Apple didn't communicate it either?
    03-10-2015 04:16 AM
  5. anon8656116's Avatar
    I hope the new MacBook stays a class of its own and won’t change too many things about the Pro series. This MacBook just screams casual user to me and makes it more like a Chromebook than anything else. Chances are, if you don't need your USB port and only do some light tasks on your computer, this MacBook will be for you. If you contemplate connecting an external drive or even a second display to it, you’re probably better off with a MacBook Pro. We have yet to see the performance of the Core M and USB-C port with an adapter connected.
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    03-10-2015 07:33 AM
  6. Smply_Rckless's Avatar
    I want it !


    Tapatalk'n On The IPhone 6+ 
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    03-10-2015 07:34 AM
  7. mikeo007's Avatar
    Looks absolutely stunning. Limited connectivity and relatively low-powered CPU kill it for me though.
    As others have said, this laptop is great for a user who could *almost* survive with an iPad Air and Keyboard.
    For anyone else though it may be a stretch.
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    03-10-2015 10:20 AM
  8. Sanjay Chandra's Avatar
    Kinda weak is not the same as being weak. Also, how many people will truly "need" more than it offers? Take me for example. I am still using a MacBook that I bought brand new in February 2009. That's 6 years ago. It has a total of 4 gigs of RAM and is currently running OS X Yosemite without any issues. Getting the new MacBook to replace my old MacBook after 6 years makes sense, and the new MacBook will be more device than I "need" being that my current 6 year old device is sufficient. Know what I mean?
    There are too many trade-offs with this. I prefer 2 year old 2013 MBA over this one tbh or rMBP.

    edit :
    Let me clarify this a bit.

    More resolution = more stress on GPU = lesser performance and also difference b/w performance of this GPU and previous ones isn't very big to compensate high resolution performance loss.
    Core M = weaker performance compared to i5 processor.
    Battery life is lesser than MBA.
    Force touch didn't seem to work quite well according to some people who got a slight preview. (relative to Apple' high standards).
    Almost same price considering only 12 inch screen size as opposed to 13 inch screen size.
    Only one port and Adapter cost $79 (more than Apple TV !!)

    Sorry, too many trade-offs.

    I currently use a 3 year old low-end laptop which is going to be replaced in 3-4 months and I waited for this new MBA and I am not so impressed with it. I may go for rMBP or normal MBA.
    Last edited by Sanjay Chandra; 03-10-2015 at 10:40 AM.
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    03-10-2015 10:26 AM
  9. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    So we are agreeing here, right ? its better to get 2 years old 2013 Macbook Air so that it will last longer than current new model because its stronger in performance.
    I agree that depending on your computing needs, it may be better to get the 2013 MacBook Air. In my case, however, it is not. I will be upgrading from a MacBook (non-Pro version) to the newest MacBook, also a non-Pro version. The specs are irrelevant in my regards because if I can satisfy my computing needs with a machine that's 6 years old and only has 4 gigs of RAM, the newest MacBook will be a significant upgrade for "me".
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    03-10-2015 10:39 AM
  10. Sanjay Chandra's Avatar
    I agree that depending on your computing needs, it may be better to get the 2013 MacBook Air. In my case, however, it is not. I will be upgrading from a MacBook (non-Pro version) to the newest MacBook, also a non-Pro version. The specs are irrelevant in my regards because if I can satisfy my computing needs with a machine that's 6 years old and only has 4 gigs of RAM, the newest MacBook will be a significant upgrade for "me".

    I have edited.
    03-10-2015 10:42 AM
  11. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I have edited.
    I'm at work right now and will respond in detail later. Take care.
    03-10-2015 10:54 AM
  12. T1ck_T0ck's Avatar
    It looks good but it is priced the same as the Mac Pro with Retina. Being at the same price and having the same features and battery life I would take the Mac Pro with Retina. To me the lower weight isn't an equal trade off.
    This is exactly what I think. $1,300 for the Air is too high of a starting price point and won't entice buyers from the Pro that well.
    03-10-2015 01:04 PM
  13. boovish's Avatar
    I like it, but I would very much prefer that it had at least had some sort of MagSafe 3.0, and came with a dongle for USB. Besides that, I want one. Too bad I'm not getting a new computer for another 2 years. I love the design of my plastic MacBook from late 2009. I kinda wish they made the new as a Plastic one, with the single rubber foot, and the all metal one was the new MacBook Air
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    03-10-2015 02:01 PM
  14. Channan's Avatar
    Looks very nice, but I just got a new rMBP last year. Other than the size and weight of the MacBook, it would be an all-around downgrade over my rMBP.
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    03-11-2015 02:44 AM
  15. co4nd's Avatar
    My big question is why? the Air is better and thin enough, they could have just updated the colors on it. As far as retina, it's fine for the pros but not worth the GPU hit on an already stretched processor.
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    03-11-2015 08:57 AM
  16. Algus's Avatar
    Honestly? Consumer test like the original Macbook Air. Work out the kinks and in a few product revisions have something really awesome.

    Design, well it is beautiful obviously. The gold case has me drooling.

    Performance - We need to see more benchmarks, but a Core-M isn't going to get it done for me. Bottom line it is underspecced for what I need a computer to do. Lack of ports is also a no go. I use my USB ports and SD card reader a lot. I use HDMI output less frequently but still often enough that it is something I want to have. MagSafe and Thunderbolt are two of the best connection types out there - we need more of this, not less.

    Price - Far to high for what it brings to the table. For me I see no compelling reason to purchase this over a rMBP. Someone on reddit mentioned that the MBr does sport a 256 GB SSD but that is not enough to sell me. I'd rather the smaller drive or pay more for the rMBP to have the similar SSD. The Pro's ports and Haswell (well Broadwell now) CPU are far more valuable to me than a super thin profile and beefier storage.

    We are in a weird spot now where the Air replaced the original Macbook and now the Macbook is taking the market that the Air once catered to. I didn't have much use for the Airs before they improved and replaced the MacBooks and now I don't have much use for the new MacBook. It is a cool first attempt but part of me is anticipating a niche machine or a lot of returns. I do hope they continue to work on and improve the technology behind it. As wireless tech improves it is probably that we will see more and more devices relying on wifi and bluetooth signals for connectivity, making a lot of those ports redundant. That'll be fine when we get there but for now I need my ports.
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    03-11-2015 01:29 PM
  17. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    I think it's cool looking computer that has size/weight appeal that will make most normal consumers absolutely happy with it.

    I think it's about $300 too expensive for optimal sales numbers (but because it's NEW, it'll sell well initially).

    I think their decision to leave off a standard USB port was a mistake, but I've felt Apple's connector decisions in the past have been mistakes as well, and they very quickly become common place so my opinion on this may not be relevant for very long.

    I would never own this Macbook...but it is exciting to see where the rest of the line up is heading. Macbook Pro's with a similar profile, function and some more "Pro" like features will make me a happy camper, and will probably FINALLY pull me out of my 2012 model (which is still running like a champ!)
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    03-12-2015 11:28 AM
  18. Tilman Mueller's Avatar
    I was really looking forward to buy this new MacBook, since I'm "ready for an Upgrade" but when I look at the naked specs, Jesus... It just feels they tried to save every Penny - I mean come on, there's just a SD FaceTime Camera installed?! Why not HD, like every other Model too?

    Besides that, this MacBook is really gorgeous! It still looks promising.
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    03-14-2015 07:18 AM
  19. rayz336's Avatar
    It looks really nice but it doesn't make me want to get rid of my MacBook Pro
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    03-14-2015 11:43 AM
  20. Hendri Hendri's Avatar
    Expensive and beautiful

    I'm wondering, if we use this new macbook at windy location, will the screen shaking ? Tried that with my mba, and the screen being pushed to max bend position, quite embarassing lol
    03-14-2015 08:35 PM
  21. tigerinexile's Avatar
    Design-wise it's clearly the future.

    Is it the right purchase for lots of us? Well, according to Linus Torvalds, the ideal form factor for a laptop is a 12-inch screen weighing 2 lbs.

    Would I get it? My 2013 Air treats me well. When it's time to upgrade, do I do this or a 13-inch Retina Pro? Dunno. Depends on where I'm at by then.

    Would have liked a second port -- maybe a USB C on the other side too?


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    03-14-2015 08:51 PM
  22. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Expensive and beautiful

    I'm wondering, if we use this new macbook at windy location, will the screen shaking ? Tried that with my mba, and the screen being pushed to max bend position, quite embarassing lol
    What the heck are you talking about?...(laughing)
    03-14-2015 10:38 PM
  23. Hendri Hendri's Avatar
    What the heck are you talking about?...(laughing)
    Well i'm serious, sometimes i used my macbookair on windy location, and since the wind was so strong, the screen of my mac was pushed to its maximum bend or even nearly closed my mac's screen if the wind was from the opposite direction.
    03-14-2015 11:43 PM
  24. Channan's Avatar
    Would have liked a second port -- maybe a USB C on the other side too?
    I would gladly trade the headphone jack for an extra USB Type-C port, but then again, I'm not buying this laptop anyway.
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    03-15-2015 01:12 AM
  25. mij9895's Avatar
    I have a friend that thinks this is the perfect size for a laptop for herself. She isn't a power user, and would only be using it to watch streaming video online and a few other simple things, so I think this would be perfect for her. As for me, I'm rocking a 15" rMBP, so no go for me. If the next 15" rMBP comes in gold, I'm sure I can find a way to afford to upgrade to it.


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    03-15-2015 05:34 AM
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