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ASK DN: Would you get the new MacBook?

over 5 years ago from , web designer

Personally I really like it, but I want to see some people using before I would make that decision.

So going back to my question, if you could get the new MacBook, would you get it?

32 comments

  • Dan GDan G, over 5 years ago

    Give me a grey 15" pro please.

    4 points
    • Sam SolomonSam Solomon, over 5 years ago

      This. I have a 2014 15-inch MBP for work and have a 2012 13-inch Air for personal use. Think I'm going to wait for the next refresh of the MacBook Pro lineup.

      2 points
  • Erik TerwanErik Terwan, over 5 years ago

    I still want to see it in person first, but i'm almost sure of getting one. The 1,3 ghz processor is not that big of a problem for me, with the soldered-on SSD i am pretty sure it's going to be very snappy and fast. If i need to do processor heavy stuff the turbo boost will help me out (boost to 2,6 ghz) otherwise i'll just do it on my iMac.

    I would not settle with this kind of power for my main computer, but for meetings and simple tasks it should fit my needs perfectly.

    2 points
  • Michael AleoMichael Aleo, over 5 years ago

    Why would you get one over an Air, Retina aside?

    2 points
  • barry saundersbarry saunders, over 5 years ago

    For running Sketch, Axure, xCode and a bit of Photoshop, certainly. I have a decent PC for anything that requires seriously grunt.

    1 point
  • Abhishek SureshAbhishek Suresh, over 5 years ago

    Nice to have? - yes definitely. This by far is the most beautifully designed macbook / netbook. The force touch feature is something I would love to try. I'd definitely make the narcissist within me proud if I owned one.

    Must have? - definitely not. I wouldn't spend a crazy amount of money and compromise on what I should be doing. I hate it when I have to pay more for a compromise. I'd rather get another Macbook pro or an XPS or something.

    1 point
  • Vladimir GorshkovVladimir Gorshkov, over 5 years ago

    Yes. Students will eat this up. MacBooks were the "affordable" line for Apple for years. Every student in 2005-2008 got one. It's definitely larger audience and it will fly off the shelves like crazy.

    1 point
    • Jim SilvermanJim Silverman, over 5 years ago

      except this is not affordable, not even by apple's standards.

      0 points
      • Taylor LapeyreTaylor Lapeyre, over 5 years ago (edited over 5 years ago )

        Not saying you're wrong, but I see more $1000> MacBooks in my classes than any other computer. Clearly students (or more likely, their parents) are easily willing to pay that much.

        0 points
  • Wes OudshoornWes Oudshoorn, over 5 years ago

    Thinking about it, for travels and such.

    1 point
  • Cody IddingsCody Iddings, over 5 years ago

    I think this seems for the "web browser" - almost like a chromebook. So a MacBook Pro will better suit our needs as designers I reckon

    1 point
  • Matt VMatt V, over 5 years ago

    I honestly don't think it's worth it. I love OSx, but the problem is the processor. I understand about portability and "thinness", but I would rather have a decent processor and a thicker laptop. If I'm spending over a grand for a laptop, it better have the specs to support it.

    Looking shiny only gets you so far, and the new keyboard and trackpad isn't enough for me to spend $1500usd on it.

    1 point
  • Majo Vargas BianchiMajo Vargas Bianchi, over 5 years ago

    Needs more ports!

    0 points
  • Diego LafuenteDiego Lafuente, over 5 years ago

    Macbook Pro. Always. More monitors, power.

    0 points
  • Ed AdamsEd Adams, over 5 years ago

    Absolutely no, but largely because I'm immensely confused by the USB-C port. Does it mean you can only have one peripheral plugged in at one time? Does it mean you can't have a second screen (not that the internal GPU seems like it would have the power to run 2 screens) or even a USB memory stick plugged in at the same time as the charger?

    That's my biggest concern, but it's also hideously underpowered considering the price tag - you could by the 13" RMBP for the same money and end up with a far better system.

    To me, it seems more like a fashion accessory than a computer.

    0 points
  • Whisky PetersWhisky Peters, over 5 years ago

    haters gonna hate

    0 points
  • Stephan Lenting, over 5 years ago

    I'd rather go for the PRO, i don't like to compromise too much on performance for work purposes.

    0 points
  • Laurens SpangenbergLaurens Spangenberg, over 5 years ago

    It's the exact price as the cheapest MacBook Pro Retina. When you put those two side to side, the MacBook Pro Retina seems like a better deal

    0 points
  • John Jackson, over 5 years ago

    I would personally stick with my MacBook Pro. Has there been any speculation on a price range for the MacBook?

    0 points
  • Spencer HoltawaySpencer Holtaway, over 5 years ago

    If I didn't use Adobe stuff, yeah. I use adobe stuff, so I'll stick to a MacBook Pro, and an iPad for when I'm not using Adobe stuff (and on vacation)

    0 points
  • Braden HammBraden Hamm, over 5 years ago

    I think the latest retina MBP are plenty thin, light and portable, while also providing a lot more power.

    It may not be for me, but I think there's definitely a market for it and in a few years, this is what our MBP's could look like.

    0 points
  • Will BakerWill Baker, over 5 years ago

    I'm definitely into it, but, as with others, am concerned about the processor. I don't really care about the price, given that my computer is second only to my body as the thing I use most in my life.

    I've proven to myself that I can do pretty much all I need to do on a mid-2011 11" MBA with 4GB of RAM, but I was definitely hoping for more of an upgrade.

    Also, gold rules.

    0 points
    • Darren EmoryDarren Emory, over 5 years ago

      What do you do? I have always had Macbook Pros because of their power but these days I am mostly doing Sketch vector work and programming. Not very graphics intensive.

      0 points
      • Will BakerWill Baker, over 5 years ago

        Currently working as a CD, which I'm discovering involves as many spreadsheets as it does .PSDs, but I do all kinds of screen and print design, heavy bitmap and vector illustration, heavy photo editing, frontend coding, some video editing, some animation, some music recording and editing, some 3-D modeling, etc.

        0 points
        • Darren EmoryDarren Emory, over 5 years ago

          Cool, thanks. No noticeable performance issues for video, music, or 3-d modeling at 4GB?

          0 points
          • Will BakerWill Baker, over 5 years ago

            Mm, it's noticeable—just not prohibitive. You might get a pinwheel here and there, but it's never gotten in my way.

            That said, I've yet to do anything with 4k.

            0 points
  • Dav ▩Dav ▩, over 5 years ago

    I would buy one. To be sincere: I would definitely buy one, if I could currently afford one. (I probably will still buy one, later on.)

    0 points