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post Apr 7 2015, 10:45 AM

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If not mistaken the indicative price was RM4,4xx previously now up to RM4,769 after GST. And I don't think I can get used to having just one port for everything so I'll skip biggrin.gif
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post Apr 8 2015, 11:45 AM

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QUOTE(hokkianu @ Apr 8 2015, 10:41 AM)
macbook rm4769 + usb converter rm299 + macbook casing rm300 = end up RM5,500+  rclxub.gif  rclxub.gif  rclxub.gif
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What's nice about this Macbook is that you get 256GB storage. Pay the same amount for the latest Macbook Pro and you only get 128GB storage! biggrin.gif
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post Apr 8 2015, 02:06 PM

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QUOTE(BlackWoods @ Apr 8 2015, 12:26 PM)
But you get more features, more ports, much better performance with only the sacrifice of portability.

Depend on personal usage, some may opt for Macbook Pro lowest model instead of this new Macbook.
I was considering to get this Macbook at first but end up ordering the Macbook Pro, as I feel too many compromises I'll need to make do for this Macbook. With the price we need to pay, it's not worth it (to me at least).
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Thing is you're not only sacrificing portability, but you're sacrificing storage space - by half! biggrin.gif

But that said if I had to make a choice I'd probably choose the same as you. I can already picture it in my mind on how annoyed I would be coz of the lack of ports.
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post Apr 9 2015, 07:07 PM

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QUOTE(hokkianu @ Apr 9 2015, 01:51 PM)
if getting this new macbook, of course not aim for performance la ... memang just for style only la bro  thumbup.gif
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Agree, the lack of ports also add to the inconvenience. laugh.gif
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post Apr 10 2015, 07:55 AM

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QUOTE(NoKusshon @ Apr 9 2015, 07:12 PM)
They need to sacrifices lot's of ports in order to make the macbook epic thin  icon_rolleyes.gif
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I do understand the need to make the macbook epic thin but what's another additional port going to add to the thickness? Hehehe...

QUOTE(Townshend @ Apr 9 2015, 07:38 PM)
Obviously it's not designed for everyone. Like MacWorld said, "it's meant to fly solo" brows.gif .
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I can appreciate that, but sometimes I'd like to "fly" with a mouse (non-bluetooth one), hehe...
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post Apr 10 2015, 05:44 PM

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So if you have an iPad Air or iPad Air 2 with a Bluetooth keyboard, would you still go for a 12" MacBook, or would you be better off with a 13" Air or Pro?

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(My iPad Air with Belkin Slim Style Keyboard)

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post Apr 11 2015, 09:22 AM

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QUOTE(winkiedilwy @ Apr 11 2015, 05:30 AM)
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it's extremely light, feels high quality, and compact. force touch trackpad is okay but not really used to the keyboard. that key travel is too little.
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Yea, I read a number of reviews saying the keyboard needs some getting used to and also one reviewer mentioned that she feels that her wrists tire faster using the new Macbook compared to her current MBA...
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post Apr 11 2015, 10:11 AM

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QUOTE(Cheapodude @ Apr 11 2015, 09:55 AM)
Depending on usage. If you comfortable with using it for surfing, minor graphic editing, office work and stuff, it ok. But if you're into video editing like Final Cut Pro X or do web design, apps programming or Motion/After Effects stuff, then Pro is the way to go smile.gif
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For me it's just work and web browsing, but I'd like to have dual boot option with Windows 8. Is 4GB RAM and 128GB sufficient?
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post Apr 11 2015, 03:04 PM

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QUOTE(NoKusshon @ Apr 11 2015, 01:42 PM)
Hmm, first of all you will need at least 50gb space to dual boots. 2nd, with 4gb ram it's quite okay, but if can upgrade the ram smile.gif
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Then I'll most likely need 8GB RAM and 256GB at least. But just one USB C port? Sigh...
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post Apr 11 2015, 09:29 PM

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QUOTE(Townshend @ Apr 11 2015, 06:06 PM)
No idea about Windows 8, but for Windows 7, the minimum is 25GB (assuming you disable hibernation, you don't install too many programs and updates, and you set virtual memory to 0). But if you really need Windows on your Mac, 256GB is recommended.

As for the RAM, 4GB is OK based on your usage.
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OK, thanks for the tip smile.gif

Will wait to see the new Macbook before making my decision...
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post Apr 14 2015, 11:18 AM

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QUOTE(hokkianu @ Apr 14 2015, 11:15 AM)
already so have reviews from internet, u still need to feel it? i dun think retail will faster than official apple online store la ... JUST GO ORDER ONLINE ~!!  thumbup.gif  sweat.gif
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Some people need to feel the physical thing first before deciding smile.gif
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post Apr 17 2015, 04:37 PM

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Visited Epicentre and a guy told me retail availability may be end of May. So Apple's online delivery time line of 4-6 weeks seems accurate.

This post has been edited by attw: Apr 17 2015, 04:37 PM
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post Apr 18 2015, 02:52 PM

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QUOTE(hokkianu @ Apr 18 2015, 11:08 AM)
very good info ... at least we pre-ordered online wont be late than retail  rclxms.gif  rclxms.gif  rclxms.gif

but seriously long wait sad.gif sad.gif in between if have apple watch to play around then would be fantastic ~~~~  tongue.gif  tongue.gif  tongue.gif  tongue.gif
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Hopefully we'll see the Apple watch around that same time smile.gif
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post Apr 29 2015, 03:34 PM

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QUOTE(JervissPuay @ Apr 29 2015, 03:06 PM)
Apple Store: Good news! Items in order W574122025 have shipped and will deliver by 04/05/2015. For more info: http://www.apple.com/s/aR4U0l8y1M.

Best news ever

jk,they sended adapter :/
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Very late April fools day joke smile.gif
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post May 10 2015, 09:41 AM

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It's here

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post May 11 2015, 08:28 AM

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QUOTE(wen9x88 @ May 11 2015, 01:33 AM)
omg,that is overprice.
how is the performance?
dint expect much from the intel core m processor.
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I can't think of a single Apple product that is not overpriced biggrin.gif
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post May 13 2015, 08:04 PM

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Just tried the demo set at machines. The online reviews are right - the keyboard will take some getting used to. All in all, it's a sexy beast all right but not for me coz 12" screen too small. Maybe 13" or 14" would be the sweet spot (sorry lah, old uncle, eyes failing already...)
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post May 15 2015, 09:13 AM

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QUOTE(cocooh @ May 15 2015, 02:33 AM)
Molested the new rMB at epicentre. Kinda small, resembles the size of a netbook due to the screen size. Tho it is super light and the gold option is super sexy.

The keyboard need sometime to get adjusted to as it feels a bit shallow?

hmm.gif Contemplating whether to get it or not as it is same price as rMBP
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Although you only get 128GB for the rMBP...

 

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