1. farvardinzad's Avatar
    Thinking of buying a top tier first gen MacBook (Core M 1.3). Advice from actual owners on current performance etc. would be very appreciated!
    11-22-2016 01:23 AM
  2. robertk328's Avatar
    I don't have one, but have thought about one in the past for light use. Good luck with your decision (and hopefully ultimate purchase!)

    FWIW, here is an iMore review:

    11-22-2016 05:52 AM
  3. wwlad's Avatar
    I purchased a refurbished 1.1Ghz MacBook a few weeks ago.I am impressed with the size and weight, but since performance wasn't a requirement (else I would have got a MBP), I can only say that it is about twice as fast as my old 2010 MacBook, which was fast enough for me.

    I thought that the single USB-c port would be a problem. So far that has not been an issue, although I do use a USB-c to USB 2 cable to backup to my old external hard drive.

    Good luck with what ever you decide to get.
    robertk328 likes this.
    11-23-2016 11:09 PM
  4. farvardinzad's Avatar
    Thanks. It's appreciated.
    o4liberty likes this.
    11-24-2016 02:04 AM
  5. psamo's Avatar
    1.3 Core M is enough for browsing, watching vedios etc.Other than that you need a Mac Book with more performance.
    11-24-2016 04:24 AM
  6. robertk328's Avatar
    1.3 Core M is enough for browsing, watching vedios etc.Other than that you need a Mac Book Pro with more performance.
    11-24-2016 06:46 AM
  7. imwjl's Avatar
    It would help to know what programs you use. I've used both generations and have gen 2 M5 that I use more than I ever expected. That includes booting a Windows 10 VM.

    I find all of them more useful than a tablet and very often I wonder if the critics of either generation actually own or use them much.
    11-25-2016 12:23 PM

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