1. shief24's Avatar
    I've never had any keyboard issues on my 2012 15" rMBP.
    I don't have a "problem" with the 2014 model but I'd rather have the 2012 non-retina keyboard on this. Typing feels better to me. But this is a personal thing and obviously subjective.
    03-13-2015 11:19 PM
  2. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    I think it exists because Apple wanted to get as close to making a notebook-type computer as they possibly could.
    03-14-2015 09:24 PM
  3. Matty's Avatar
    To answer the headline question... Because Apple sees an untapped market that wants something between the Air and the Pro.
    I think you mean the untapped market between the over prices mobile devices and the Macbook Air (reasonable price)

    There is no way this netbook is between an air and a pro

    It's got the specs of a mobile device with a price tag or a Macbook pro if you upgrade the netbook to anything remotely respectable.

    Personally I feel there is no market for this netbook. Would have loved a refresh of the air, maybe make it lighter and add a retina screen. Would have had a much better response. PLUS would have more ports.
    03-17-2015 02:56 PM
  4. HankAZ's Avatar
    What do you mean by "Jesus moment"? That can be interpreted as an offensive religious statement.
    The correct quote is "(a) come to Jesus meeting". It describes a confrontation of sorts - a meeting where someone close to you (e.g. friend, family, etc.) are confronted over behavior that's causing consternation that's negatively effecting your relationship.

    03-17-2015 03:38 PM
  5. HankAZ's Avatar
    The name alone should be a clue to Apple's intent. The MacBook line was discontinued back in 2010. The MacBook line consisted of the (basic) MacBook and the (more powerful) MacBook Pro. Later they added the more portable MacBook Air.

    The resurrection of the MacBook name would, at least to me, indicate a lower performance, entry level computer. Apple took the basic design of the MacBook Air and created a retina screened, fanless version. Battery life is fantastic, and the compromise, if any, is in the Intel M class processor. While I would not want to render video on this machine, it will perform the basic email, word processing, internet surfing tasks with power to spare.

    I see it as Apple going after the entry level market again with the new retina MacBook laptop. This is the perfect computer for my wife and most of my kids.
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    03-17-2015 03:44 PM
  6. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    The name alone should be a clue to Apple's intent. The MacBook line was discontinued back in 2010. The MacBook line consisted of the (basic) MacBook and the (more powerful) MacBook Pro. Later they added the more portable MacBook Air.

    The resurrection of the MacBook name would, at least to me, indicate a lower performance, entry level computer. Apple took the basic design of the MacBook Air and created a retina screened, fanless version. Battery life is fantastic, and the compromise, if any, is in the Intel M class processor. While I would not want to render video on this machine, it will perform the basic email, word processing, internet surfing tasks with power to spare.

    I see it as Apple going after the entry level market again with the new retina MacBook laptop. This is the perfect computer for my wife and most of my kids.
    How dare you use common sense in this manner! Shame on you for not feeling slighted because it doesn't have the specs to suit tech heads and professionals that need various ports and more processing power. Just hang your head down and consider yourself banned...(laughing)
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    03-17-2015 03:52 PM
  7. 50ShadesofDroidx's Avatar
    Look.. we all know the #1 reason why people are gonna buy the Macbook. It's for the retina display followed very closely by the color options. Can't disagree that both the Space Gray and Gold looks extremely nice! But in terms of performance, its absolutely horrendous for that price. God its so sad that I waited so long for this to be out.... why couldn't they just give us what the majority wanted. A new Macbook Air 12" with Retina. Sigh
    03-18-2015 05:50 PM
  8. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Look.. we all know the #1 reason why people are gonna buy the Macbook. It's for the retina display followed very closely by the color options. Can't disagree that both the Space Gray and Gold looks extremely nice! But in terms of performance, its absolutely horrendous for that price. God its so sad that I waited so long for this to be out.... why couldn't they just give us what the majority wanted. A new Macbook Air 12" with Retina. Sigh
    Waited so long for what to be out? There wasn't very much news on this device at all before the keynote...and I'm not quite sure why people seem to think that this release negates any future Macbook Air upgrades or development. For all we know, we'll be seeing new Pro's and Air's this fall. Apple could still be releasing what "the majority wanted", but released this model so people could see where the design/development cues were going...and in that regard, I'm excited.
    03-20-2015 02:25 PM
  9. 50ShadesofDroidx's Avatar
    Waited so long for what to be out? There wasn't very much news on this device at all before the keynote...and I'm not quite sure why people seem to think that this release negates any future Macbook Air upgrades or development. For all we know, we'll be seeing new Pro's and Air's this fall. Apple could still be releasing what "the majority wanted", but released this model so people could see where the design/development cues were going...and in that regard, I'm excited.
    Rumors of a 12" Macbook air WITH Retina has been circling for about 2 years now.......
    03-20-2015 02:54 PM
  10. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Rumors of a 12" Macbook air WITH Retina has been circling for about 2 years now.......
    I'm quite aware of that.

    This model has no relevance to the Macbook Air as we see it right now...so why is it Apple's fault that you make assumptions and get upset over them with no factual basis at all to support your illogical assumptions?

    Apple still has a Macbook Air model and a Macbook Pro model...both of which, I think it's easy to say, will be receiving some kind of major reconfiguration in the next season of hardware releases or previews. Your assumption here would be like assuming an iPhone redesign is no longer in the works because Apple releases a completely reconfigured iPod Touch, lol!

    Relax. Step away from your frustrating keyboard strokes...and realize that you're getting let down by something you've created solely in your own mind that has almost zero relevance to reality.
    03-21-2015 11:25 PM
  11. Bigeric23's Avatar
    This product is for someone who wants an Air-sized MacBook with a much nicer display, has a little extra money to spend, and doesn't need the extra power of the Air. Hell, if I had plenty of money, I'd buy one of these and just get an iMac for home.
    I have to agree with you. . . . I'm seriously thinking of taking a much closer look at one next weekend.
    04-26-2015 01:42 PM
  12. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    I have to agree with you. . . . I'm seriously thinking of taking a much closer look at one next weekend.
    Just a suggestion, but I would wait until this fall. I bet you're going to see a Macbook Pro with similar styling cues, more horsepower and an overall better value for what they'll ask for it (just a pie in the sky estimate, but I bet it starts at $1,500).
    04-26-2015 09:42 PM
  13. Freakmonkey's Avatar
    Thanks for information
    04-28-2015 08:07 AM
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