>>52357681 If you have your own residence, a stable job, and enough disposable income, then why not? If you have neither, then you're a moron for wasting money that you barely have on useless, overpriced shit. Simple as that.
>>52357779 I'd just like to interject for moment. What you're refering to as Linux, is in fact, GNU/Linux, or as I've recently taken to calling it, GNU plus Linux. Linux is not an operating system unto itself, but rather another free component of a fully functioning GNU system made useful by the GNU corelibs, shell utilities and vital system components comprising a full OS as defined by POSIX. Many computer users run a modified version of the GNU system every day, without realizing it. Through a peculiar turn of events, the version of GNU which is widely used today is often called Linux, and many of its users are not aware that it is basically the GNU system, developed by the GNU Project. There really is a Linux, and these people are using it, but it is just a part of the system they use. Linux is the kernel: the program in the system that allocates the machine's resources to the other programs that you run. The kernel is an essential part of an operating system, but useless by itself; it can only function in the context of a complete operating system. Linux is normally used in combination with the GNU operating system: the whole system is basically GNU with Linux added, or GNU/Linux. All the so-called Linux distributions are really distributions of GNU/Linux!
I own this computer. The panel is TERRIBLE. Wait until the next 12" Macbook refresh and do that instead, it'll probably be good. If you're really sure you don't mind the awful panel, the MBA is honestly a pretty good machine.
>enjoy having to go to the Apple store, because there isn't shit you can do on your own to fix it.
Or, looking at it from the another angle:
Enjoy being able to go to the Apple Store and have someone else fix your problem for free while you have Chinese food at the food court rather than having to blow hours of your life troubleshooting that bullshit yourself.
>>52358138 >while you go have chinese food at the food court No you don't, they force you to stay in the store. I had to sit there for about 3 hours last time. I played some games on my Android device to pass the time.
>>52359557 I meant in terms of hardware power. Right now they're adequate but might look underpowered compared to the airs, but in a couple generations they'll have specs that meet or exceed those of Airs while keeping its ultra-svelte profile.
And just to be clear I'm talking about the 12" Macbook, not the 13" rMBP.
>>52357681 If you have more money than sense, then you are what this is intended for. If you have more money than sense and at the same time can't spend $1000 every year on Apple products like Apple users are supposed to then you are just wasting money and are not really part of the eco system.
>>52357681 Why just get a macbook pro? It weighs more but as someone who works as an iOS developer... have a single port for both charging and connecting devices is a total loss. Like... unless you're just planning to rub your dick on the thing... I'd get a Macbook pro.
I will never understand why you fags like to buy macbook and run a different OS on it then complain about it. Run a fucking VM and if it doesn't have enough ram then its your own damn fault for buying a piece of shit.
>>52357915 it has thunderbolt 2, not mini dp (same connector though) and the next macbook is going to be just as shitty as the current one. >>52357930 mac os only looks good on a retina screen. it's still a shit os overall
>>52359557 >rMB is *the* most god-tier laptop. Tiny screen Worthless resolution Worthless keyboard Almost certainly unusable speakers Awful phone CPU One port Costs as much as a rMBP 13" which is superior in every way
I wouldn't be surprised if the screen on the rMB was TN.
>>52359190 I've never been forced to stay in the store while I waited for something with a turnaround of more than about 15 minutes.
Unrelated to that, they are however very inconsistent: >shift key breaks on rmbp, also have a slightly fucked screen >go to apple store >while they have it in the back room, they lose the metal stabiliser thing >some asshole (manager?) hands me back my laptop and bitches at me claiming I lost it and would have to either find it or pay $500 for a top-case replacement >can't wait for the screen turn around and don't want to pay $500 for their fuck up, so I leave
>come back a few months later >show them the same issues >screen and top-case replaced for free without any trouble, good turn around time and pain-free experience despite it being a few days until christmas
>>52360081 >running windows it's... not. >MS Word why not? MS Office remains the best in class for most users. I use LaTeX but if someone doesn't want to work in LaTeX or something, that's not really worthy of controversy.
>>52358107 >even though you'd be better off even with windows Listen, I know you prefer linux, and that's fine, but saying things like this earn you a one-way ticket back to >>>/v/eddit There is never, ever an excuse to steer somebody towards microsoft products
>>52357681 I actually got one yesterday. It's my first Macbook, after 15 years only on Windows and Linux. My previous laptop was a Lenovo Yoga 3 14. I actually considered Macbooks as overpriced shits before getting it. Now there's no denying these things are overpriced as fuck (spent $1900 on rMBP 15" 256GB) but when you start using it you can't bring yourself to regret spending that amount of money. The computer in itself is nothing special, the hardware is on par with $1000-$1200 laptops from other OEMs, but : >the screen is real sharp and bright as fuck >the battery life is fucking good >the sound is loud as fuck >OSX feels really good and smooth overall
>>52358107 >If you want openness, customizablility, up-to-date standards and the latest drivers for your hardware, or the ability to troubleshoot your own system when shit goes wrong, stick with Linux.
Let me rephrase that:
If you want NONE OF YOUR SOFTWARE TO WORK, if you want DECADES OLD STANDARDS (you won't even be able to play back MP3s unless you hunt down some fucking codecs off the web, because MP3 is not open source), and if you want COMPLETELY BROKEN, NEVER FUNCTIONING, ABSOLUTELY COMPLETELY FUCKING USELESS DRIVERS, along with THE NECESSITY OF HOURS UPON HOURS OF GOOGLING TO FIX EVEN THE SIMPLEST FUCKING PROBLEMS, then BY ALL MEANS, chow down on the complete CROCK OF SHIT that is Linux.
>that feel when you really want to get an XPS but your are moving out of the country in a few months and the only actually reliable worldwide warranty is Apple's Well, damn. I know macbooks are really good computers, but damn I can get a pretty sweet XPS 15 for less than macs cost. But I really don't want to dump about a thousand dollars on a laptop and have no warranty.
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