herbapou wrote: »
The problem is not with the design,its with specs for the price. Its pretty expensive for whats inside
This comment is just as uninformed as those regarding MagSafe Lightning ports.
The product is too light for the magnet to be useful. Either the magnet is as strong as it is now and the weight of the product isn’t enough to keep it in place when someone trips or the magnet is made weaker and doesn’t perform its duty as it would be designed.
I'm surprised that nobody has up the original, 1st generation Air. It was slower, drastically more expensive, and offered nothing but reduced size. Somehow it still found a market.
Saying Kuo is for of shhhhhhiiiiiiiiit is an euphemism,
Giving the devil his due, he did get nearly all the specs right - retina, 12" and the single USB-C port in particular. That said, projecting sales is a rather different skill set from ferreting out product info...Interestingly, BTW, in quoting him, AI inexplicably failed to add "well-connected" to the rest of the "full name" (KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo) they usually give him (WCKSAMCK)...
No, but the high price and anemic processing speed of the original Air did impact sales, although that iconic machine did evolve into their best-selling notebook line of all time after a few iterations....
That last is my take after a few days of cogitation. This machine - in its first rev - is not so much a replacement for those who rely on an Air as a main machine - like me (with my dual monitors, a filled to the gills 7 port USB adaptor and plugged in sound system), especially those with a considerable investment in wire-dependent legacy peripherals, but is ideal for true road warriors on expense accounts who need to shave ounces while having more ability to tackle productivity tasks than an iPad currently affords, even with a keyboard in tow.And for whom true multi-tasking OS X - even with an Intel Core M - is a step up in cruchability from a tablet.
The only reason it was removed in the MB is because they didn't have room for it. The MBP will probably keep all its ports so there is no reason to combine the USB with the charging. Plus, with the MBP there is probably going to be a lot of charging under heavy professional use so more chance of tripping on the cable. I see the MB as a charge overnight and go, just like the iPad. Less chance of tripping.
It's also nice to have the ability to charge your iPhone while listening to iTunes using headphones while working or pleasure. The MBA still gets some of the highest consumer ratings with the only complaint is the resolution. Could have simply added Retina display and a larger battery instead of still having the obsession of being thinner and lighter.
So now it becomes a trade off. Either you get Retina or you get more ports. Unless I am missing it in the reviews I can find a reason why it can't fit a 3.5mm jack.
The Core M isn't faster and the CPU value performance ratio is awful.
The only point I want to discuss, in your answers to my post earlier, is the one you stated above.
Yes operating systems do get more and more complex with time. However let me also state for a fact that my iMac 2008 (Intel Core-2 Duo) with 4GB RAM (it can't handle more) is running OSX Yosemite without a problem.
Features like continuity, like taking calls on it when my iPhone isn't on hand, works beautifully.
So your couple of years statement, is a bit exaggerated IMO.
You can do all of that when you get the dongle. The Dongle includes the USB-C charging port and a regular USB-A port. There is also a headphone port on the laptop.
I just checked Apples website and I guess I did miss it comes with a headphone port. Thanks for verifying that. Not having a separate USB is far less of an issue for me.
The reason they might do it is to have a monitor that can display and charge with one cable from laptop to display. Depending on the display resolution you still get a USB3.0 connection in addition to the display data rates. The display would have a couple USB ports and a SD card reader.
For many users that's enough wired connectivity especially with the other ports available on the MBP.
The core M isn't faster but gives you almost Atom power usage at pretty much Core i3 performance at 4.5W TDP. It is faster than the 4.5W TDP Core i5-4302Y.
If you don't factor in power usage and size then yes, the value performance ratio is awful. But power per watt is also a performance metric.
The TDP of the Core i5-5250U in the MBA is 15W. No shit that's faster and cheaper. It's larger and draws three times the power at peak usage.
Bullshit. Most people won't need dongles.
The whole dongle thing is disingenuous. As a user of the MBPr on the road I have to take the DVI dongle and RGB dongle everywhere because not every site does HDMI. Folks who do presentations will have dongles anyway.
agramonte wrote: »
not to mention the CoreM chips are not living up to expectations - the old i5 4300U parts are beating it. <span style="line-height:1.4em;">Just another toy, why do you think there is a silly gold version?</span>
The 12" PowerBook was one of the best-selling laptops for Apple; it was my favorite of the PowerBook family, too. If I really needed a larger display for some task, I could always connect it to a desktop monitor for the job.
13", 15" and 17" sizes might be your preference, but Apple seems to have found different answers from its customers, paying with their own money. The 17" models don't seem to have sold well enough to make them worth keeping in the line up. Sorry about that.