What do you think of the new Macbook?

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Markzzz

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What do you think of the new Macbook?

gippsflyer

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Looks good - love the new Gold one. Very attractive tech specs too. No surprise Apple is growing their laptop business in the face of market wide contraction. 

FrequentFlyer

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Aesthetically- extremely stylish (the gold looks amazing). The lack of usb certainly caught my attention. Currently having a MacBook Air, it would take some getting used to. I have no doubt they will be immensely succesful though.

TheRealBabushka

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How do you connect to external devices with a USB port? Or is it all cloud based?

TheRealBabushka

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Without! Not with!

gippsflyer

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It uses a all-in-one USB-C connector that does everything. It's your power port, your HDMI port, your USB port, etc. Everything connects through that port. 

djcz

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Yes, but then i saw the lack of ports and It turned me straight off, you're paying an expensive price already and then to buy extentsions for an already expensive laptop...

Serg

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I am not fan of Apple stuff despite I earn money programming them. Only thing that I dislike more is W8, LOL! Also I am not fan of laptops – I have one but use it more like portable desktop rather then “real” laptop. Yes retina display looks very slick, but color representation on super-slim LED driven screens IMHO not good at all for photo-editing. Keyboards in ALL laptops are pure rubbish also – thin, flat, inconvenient and lack of feedback. Connectivity (USB, video ports, wired network etc) is questionable or does not exist altogether. What is left? Timeless Apple style and price? Not for me, thanks.

gippsflyer

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This laptop uses a new butterfly key interface that greatly improves on experience, and it uses a multiple interface port.

Serg

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I am sorry, but to me it sounds more like propaganda while they simply like to cut cost and make extra money with "converters". YMMV though.

gippsflyer

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From Wired:

Is USB-C another Apple-only thing? I hate Apple.

Regardless of your opinion of the company or its products, USB-C is not another proprietary connector from Apple. It’s a new, industry-wide standard, and we should be seeing devices from all sorts of different manufacturers using USB-C in the not-too-distant future. Apple’s new MacBook is the first consumer notebook to embrace USB-C.

The USB-C standard is a step up, not a step down. Not only is it far faster, but it offers bi-directional power. Given the growth in wifi or Bluetooth connectable hardware, and this smart jack of all trades connector that the whole industry is moving to, I'm not sure how this is a cost cutting move.

Serg

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Sorry, gippsflyer, but for me it is no more than shameless ugly cost cutting. Even if you happy to buy dozens of adapters some of them for sure will not work together and some definitely will not work as good as dedicated adapter – USB to COMM converter immediately came to mind. Also as IT pro I cannot stand a computer for work without wired network adaptor – does not matter what they say even fastest WiFi is about hundred times slower than proper wired adaptor. Yes WiFi may be good enough to do almost anything, even streaming HD porn from Internet, but it definitely not good at all when you need transfer dozens of gigabytes of backups.

It is crystal clear for me that no one ever designed that single port for anything, but charging damn things. In other word it is yet another toy – enlarged iPad with keyboard.

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