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Why does /g/ hate the MacBook Air again?

>amazing battery life
>perfect keyboard
>literally fast enough for general use five years later
>okay screen
>perfect trackpad

Seriously, what's the deal? Are you all just contrarians?

>> No.60628631

I run linux on my macbook air, it's unironically a good laptop

>> No.60628641
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>trackpad impossible to click near upper edge
>extremely loose near bottom edge
>overall flimsy diving board piece of shit
>even applel admitted it's shit and went back to solid non-click touchpads
>still has no real buttons
>relies on pressure sensitive gimmick bullshit
>if you press too lightly or too hard it does something completely different than what you intended
>shit tier 1mm travel chiclet kb
>OSX is a steaming pile of shit with horrendous battery management
>applel's solution is to cram in a massive heavy 95WHr battery to make up for it
>even XXXTREME GAMER cancer like razer blade with 4X the CPU/GPU power and 70WHr battery matches it in battery life in same tasks
>gets BTFO by 55WHr Yoga 2 in battery life in same tasks
>the battery takes up the space where a cooling system would've been in a laptop not designed by the world's thinnest and lightest gay hipsters
>overheats constantly from abysmal crippled cooling system
>throttles to 800mhz due to chronic overheating problems
>retina meme for "pros" have have <70% aRGB
>gloss mirror coating impossible to use with overhead lighting
>blurry as shit retina meme scaling
>shitbook air even worse with glossy 1366x768 TN eye cancer
>systemic battery explosion problems for over a decade

>can't use any existing TB3 devices
>can't use USB and wifi at the same time
>ultra shit tier zero travel kb
>keyboard louder than WWII cricket
>memetouch emojibar
>no USB-A
>no escape
>soldered ram
>soldered SSD
>tamper tape on battery screws
>applel falls for their own thin meme and uses 54WH battery
>2 hour battery life

>it's 2017 and moving folders around in finder will STILL cause massive data loss

>macshit is good
Can we finally put an end to this meme?

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We hate Apple and it's sub-human consumerist blind-loyal marketing oblivious retarded fanbase

>> No.60628709

Do you get a notification when an apple thread gets made?

>> No.60628749
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I'm talking about the MacBook Air here, faggot. Their 2015-16 laptops are fucking awful.
>shitbook air even worse with glossy 1366x768 TN eye cancer
Screen looks fine.
>trackpad impossible to click near upper edge
>extremely loose near bottom edge
>relies on pressure sensitive gimmick bullshit
>OSX is a steaming pile of shit with horrendous battery management
At least MacBooks come with the proper trackpad settings installed. My dad's Windows needed me to literally go into the settings and switch on "improve trackpad accuracy" to get a semblance of mouse acceleration. It's like Microsoft WANTS people to go "Mac just works." Because it does.
>shit tier 1mm travel chiclet kb
The keyboard is unironically perfect
>throttles to 800mhz due to chronic overheating problems
I wrote general use
>overall flimsy diving board piece of shit
My HP's cooling system failed in a year. My Lenovo has had two HDD failures until I got an SSD. My mid-2012 Macbook Air was bought secondhand for $500 and hasn't had a single problem minus a worn out battery. It's light, fast, and just works.

kys my man

>> No.60628783

its a good notebook, but /g/ is not about being good, its about having the most deprecated features.
>muh vga
>muh dock
>muh nipple
>muh comfy 720p screen
this is what you are fighting against.
leave and dont come back to this shithole

>> No.60629169

Using a 2015 air right now. Literally has everything I could ever need, since I don't play any heavy videogames. And it was cheaper than most other laptops with similar specs.

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>> No.60629345

because they're poor
>muh arch I can't afford a machine with more 1gb ram

>> No.60629419

>mactoddlers are SO POOR they think a $800 laptop makes them not poor

I just bought a set of new tires for my car that cost more than your fruity toddler toy. Stay poor and delusional mactoddler poorfag. :^)

>> No.60629564

Is the Mid 2015 MacBook Pro their best laptop?

>> No.60629872

t. Faggot poorfag who can't afford the more premium 200k Microsoft!™ Surface

>> No.60629978

>shit filesystem
>shit kernel
>outdated coreutils
>system calls with subtle bugs
>how did this shit pass SUS?
>case sensitivity breaks half of the software
>still can't merge folders
>init uses XML
>screen is shit compared to literally everything in its price class today

>> No.60629992

>>perfect keyboard
>fast enough

fucking lel

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see >>60628641

>> No.60630049


What is the actual point of putting higher end chips in if they will just throttle?

Wouldn't it be better to put a lower volt chip in that can actually run at full turbo clock for a bit?

>> No.60630083

Yeah, but you can't really sell a Pentium laptop at $1000+

>> No.60630103

>literally fast enough for general use five years later
no its not, photoshop runs like dogshit on it

>> No.60630131

no games

>> No.60630164

I agree

>> No.60630182

love mine. have 2013 and nothing is comfier than browsing on this thing in bed. also after 4 years i still get a shitton of battery life

>> No.60630250

It's expensive. A core2duo MBA costs more than a T430 here.

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>Wouldn't it be better to put a lower volt chip in that can actually run at full turbo clock for a bit?
Applel can't even do that right.

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>> No.60630366

>Are you all just contrarians?
Have you forgotten where you are?

>> No.60630407

At this point, it's just outdated. It's still a nice ultrabook for someone who doesn't care if it has the absolute latest, or if the screen is sub-par. If it had a current intel cpu, a 1080p or higher IPS-LCD display, and a usb type-C/TB3 port, then it would be perfectly respectable imo.

>> No.60631185

literally ten years old.

>> No.60631229

At this point, just get a refurbished 2015 "Macbook" or a 2013 Macbook Pro.

>> No.60631351

why haven't you installed archlinux on your macbook air, /g/?


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>any year

>> No.60631407

Not a nargument

>> No.60631426

i still use a mid 2011 air for design and development. it's unironically better than most shitty windows ultrabooks sold for 800$+ nowadays

>> No.60631440


... is that an actual fingerbox?

>> No.60631462

But the resale is great. You could buy that c2d Air, use it for a couple years, and probably turn a profit when you sell it.

I just sold my 2014 MacBook Air (base other than 8gb ram) for $700. Try getting that much for even a much more expensive windows laptop.

>> No.60631485


I just sold my 2015 macbook air (4gb, i5, 256ssd) for 700...

Guess I undercharged

>> No.60631699

I could get a new 2015 MBA with 128gb ssd/8gb ram for 700€

s-should I?

>> No.60631731
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>mactoddler so poor he cant even afford to keep his computers

>> No.60631749

see >>60631390

>> No.60631752


see >>60631390
and get a thinkpad

>> No.60631763

You are on spectrum for sure.

>> No.60631781

This is a con.
>amazing battery life
No, the x270 has amazing battery life.
>okay screen
Its low dpi shit and shouldn't even be called HD.
>perfect trackpad
Clickpads are garbage.

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>> No.60631794

The MBA was a viable choice until the XPS13 came around.

>> No.60631797

for 700 € is pretty good if it's new. if it turns out to be shit you can sell it second hande for 800€ here is spain, new ones are 900+

>> No.60631813

If this steaming pile of shit is applel's best >>60630032, what's applel's worst?

>> No.60631818
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Thinkpad X220

Best decision I've ever made

>> No.60631881

Ironically, if i found some cheap ass macbook, i'd dualboot ubuntu on it and keep it as a unix machine for when i need to surf or test stuff on it.
Or just play with it.

>> No.60631966

X230 with X220 keyboard and 1080p IPS screen.
Best laptop you can get.

>> No.60632002

No, the mid-2012 13" non-retina Pro is. It's got the perfect selection of ports, battery life, upgradeability and repairability.

The only one I'd consider besides this is maybe some Air, but I haven't really looked into those.

>> No.60632136

x270 is better.

>> No.60632184

>My dad's Windows needed me to literally go into the settings and switch on "improve trackpad accuracy" to get a semblance of mouse acceleration.
Your dad bought a Surface Laptop?

>> No.60632296

>if it turns out to be shit
There's no guess work involved. >>60631390

>> No.60633157


magic flight launch box

>> No.60633529

>it's bastardized mix of open and closed source trash, still uses old code because GPL V3
>average to shit device battery life these days, you can get 20 hour thinkpads these days
>slow as molases by today's standards especially given osx throttling and their shitty thermal compound jobs drying up
>peasent tier TN low res bad viewing angle low brightness screen
>decent trackpad but who uses a mouse when you have vim keymaps

>> No.60633550

go back to plebbit and become an hero you faggot

>> No.60634181

yeah but I'm a broke and I want a cheap laptop thats good, like a thinkpad
I'm not saying a memepad is the end all be all solution. It's just cheap not shit

>> No.60634216


X270 mobo in x230 chassis with x220 palmrest and kb

Oh and a second hs mod

>> No.60634388

Enjoy that coil whine

>> No.60634531


I have mid-2013 11" MacBook Air. Literally perfect for my use case (React frontend and Java backend development), except for (1) needs better screen with higher resolution and better color accuracy, and (2) would be nice to have USB Type-C Thunderbolt 3 port for future proofing/charging.

>> No.60635136

Travel back to 2011 when that Macbook was being specced and tell them what to do.

>> No.60635268

It is getting a new filesystem arguably better than ZFS (ESP. for RAM management)

>> No.60635287

Its like you are trying to look retarded. OP is pointing out the macbook air, not the one port 1600$ throttle machine with a mush keyboard

>> No.60635307

Wut? The macs filesystem, kernel and UI all use the BSD or a closed source licence

>> No.60636169


I don't get it either, there is a reason the Air continues to sell well for Apple. I just wish Apple would phase out their Macbook and update the screen on the air, and that's it. I got my brother one, he loves it. Most people don't notice their screen isn't 4K HD, or whatever.

>> No.60636275

> My dad's Windows needed me to literally go into the settings and switch on "improve trackpad accuracy" to get a semblance of mouse acceleration.
This is basically the epitome of the Mac user, and the reason so many people shit on them here. This is a technology board. There is a minimum expected level of knowledge here. And yet for Mac users, things like 'turning on a setting' is too difficult for them to wrap their heads around. They require everything to be done for them. 'It just works' is nothing more than 'I'm too lazy to do anything myself'. The Apple stores reinforce this with the simple 'Bring it in and we'll give you a new one'. You don't need to learn about your system, friend. You don't need to know why something happened. You don't need to improve your knowledge of something you spent multiple thousands of dollars on, just let us take care of it for you. Remember, buy the next version that has identical specs but has a fancy-pants touch bar!

Mactoddlers isn't even an insult anymore. It's an accurate description.

>> No.60636319

>locked down operating system that is incredibly unintuitive
>terrible battery life, as documented by countless articles on the internet
>terrible hardware, as documented by countless articles on the internet
>planned obsolescence

>> No.60636348

>Literally perfect for my use case
>React frontend and Java backend development
> needs better screen with higher resolution and better color accuracy

macfags in a nutshell

>> No.60636473

>battery life
it's okay at best if you're doing anything other than sitting idle with a terminal window and safari (like, it drops down to between 2/3rds to half length)
also, if you aren't in macOS, battery life is very definitely halved, quartered if you're doing anything intensive
it's just okay, the years of use are catching up to it though
mate, even fucking cygwin is nicer, and that's a filthy hackjob on top of Windows that has to make all sort of concessions because of how different Windows is
using OSX for unix-y reasons sucks, use anything else
>okay screen
it's okay at best, and most of /g/ will bitch about it
>perfect trackpad
eh... I'll let this one slide

typing on a 2014 MacBook Air right now
only things about it I really like are the size and weight, kind of wish someone else made a good 11in laptop
overall, it's been fairly okay, but I'm probably never bothering with an Apple machine again, spent like $200 more than I needed to (which is fuck-all, but it's still money I didn't need to spend)

>> No.60638586

>implying I was defending the new MacBooks
>implying it's acceptable for an $850 laptop to not come with a fucking trackpad setting turned on.
This is why mac still has customers you obese lardass, it just works (tm)

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Pick one.

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>operating system that is incredibly unintuitive
How to spot an autist
>terrible hardware, as documented by countless articles on the internet
>planned obsolescence
Got any proof to back those up?
>using a fucking laptop in the rain
>hating on the great trackpad, unclickable zone isn't even relevant in actual use
>being a retard
>posting meme reaction images

>> No.60639189

>are you all just contrarians?
yes, obviously. have you been on this board for more than 3 seconds?

>> No.60639314

Mixture of NeXT, Mac OS, BSD, and GNU components with half assed Posix compliance despite certification.
>>amazing battery life
I'd expect it from a $1000 laptop.
>>perfect keyboard
Macs have the most garbage keyboards on the fucking planet.
>>literally fast enough for general use five years later
Sure, if you're only browsing facebook with it.
>>okay screen
It's shit.
>>perfect trackpad
Also shit, and the software gestures just barely make up for it.

Now get off my board, faggot shill. Saged.

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>Macs have the most garbage keyboards on the fucking planet.
>shit trackpad
Holy shit, how is it possible to be this wrong?

>> No.60639353

>shitty low travel chicklet keyboard
>trackpad that's hard to click and is slow in registering touches
Fuck off.

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>literally the best trackpad five years onwards
>perfect recognition and gestures
>a fucking retard can click it (not you evidently)
>low travel
Travel is fine

Anything else you want to be wrong about?

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Haha, look at the paint wearing off your keys, faggot. I told you the keyboards are shit.

>> No.60639420

>one key after five years of use

>> No.60639436

The letters aren't wearing off the keyboard on my 11 year old ThinkPad R60 yet. Why is that? I've been using it every day for over a decade but your little craptop can't handle some finger grease? This is exactly why I switched back to Lenovo laptops. I can hackintosh them too.

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>he's a thinkpad lenovo spyware autist with greasy fingers
>thinks he gets to have an opinion on a perfectly functioning laptop five years on with a faded key
Oh honey.

>> No.60639460

closed source

>> No.60639485


Oh look, you're the same shill from the other thread.

I get to have any opinion I want. My 11 year old ThinkBrick has no faded keys or any defects whatsoever. Your shittop cost more than my R60 originally and it's defective after only 5 years. Sad!

>> No.60639522

I bought it for $500 when it was 3 years old lmao. Fuck your faggot lenovo sweetie.

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>he's so obsessed with apple threads he has to shit on apple everywhere because he's insecure about his BBC ugly nerd laptop
>he has to fucking root his PC so the chinese can't spy on him

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low ppi TN panel, worse trackpad than MacBook, heavier and uglier and thicker than MacBook. It's main advantages are the price and processor speed, but chances are the MacBook prices will drop and performance will increase across the board on the WWDC update. Air will be discontinued, MacBook will be refined

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>buying used shit
Who's the resale nigger now, you poorfag bitch?

Do you understand the difference between rooting and installing an alternative BIOS? Do you understand the advantages of an alternative BIOS? Of course you don't, because you're the cuck.

>> No.60639555

>uglier than the macbook
The 2015 AssBook looks like a ghetto toy
>low ppi TN panel
meme gaymer buzzwords

>> No.60639567

because the screen is fucking unbearably shit. it's fucking washed out and because of this I sold mine. viewing angle is crap and text is not sharp.

>> No.60639584

>t. ppilet

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>Who's the resale nigger now, you poorfag bitch?
I never said reBUY nigger you thread hopping double acting nigger, I knew the person and it was a great deal. Nice goalpost.
Screen looks fine
>t. wanks about a 4k chinkphone and spends $300+ importing it and getting it fixed just so his gf can leave him

>> No.60639604

>needing to install a different BIOS so you CAN'T GET FUCKING SPIED ON
Just on this metric alone the MacBook Air wins.

>> No.60639611

for me it does not. I don't have perfect eyesight. I don't have any of these problems with macbook pro 2015.

>> No.60639640

>apple will drop prices
When will you mactards learn?

>> No.60639641

See >>60639522
>buying outdated hardware
>buying used hardware
>"b-b-but I knew the guy"
Who'd you buy it from, your wife's boyfriend?

The stock BIOS doesn't spy on you and the R60 doesn't have AMT and it's a pre-IntelME model. Your precious fagbook has a chip with ME in it and there's no way for you to shut it off, or even turn off certain networking features to mitigate it because your EFI has no GUI. How does it feel knowing than an 11 year old craptop is more secure than your iToy?

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Late 2013 Air checking in.

V. comfy laptop, bothers me how unprecise the trackpad is with libinput though.

>> No.60639673

it's obvious that the MacBook air is on its way out and apple will drop price of m3 MacBook to fill in the "budget" part of their notebook lineup, other configs probably will follow. dropping prices is nothing new for apple

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You're getting so BTFO in this thread you can't even see it. Everyone's chiming in, saying they enjoy their MacBook Airs with great build quality and reliability, and here you come, negative, spewing hate and salt about your 11-year-old female repellent spyware brick expecting any of us to care. Fuck off grandpa.
>b-but m-muh spying is only in this chip I can turn off!
Ignoring the fact that Apple computers are much safer across the board.

Sorry sweetie. Pic related, it's you.

>> No.60639698

It uses a Core2 chip that doesn't have the Intel ME at all. Yours has an Intel ME. Educate yourself, dumbass. You have a hardware backdoor in your laptop.

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I got this as a gift from my family.

Never even thought I'd actually use a mac. After a few months I've gotten used to it and it kinda just werks. The overheating doesn't bother me that much and I can play CS:go on this so whatever.

>> No.60639781

>unironically shilling apple on a tibetan ritual messageboard

>> No.60642218

osx is a paid-for product that is a bloated, inferior piece of shit to linux. I'm still baffled by how that's even possible, but here we are.

>> No.60642443

>Who gives a fuck about trackpads?

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>> No.60642601

my thinkpad is literally fast enough for general use six years later

>> No.60642604

Couldn't have said it better myself. Mactoddlers expect everything to be spoonfed into their retarded mouths.

>> No.60642671

>it's ok for $850 windows laptops to have fucked up trackpad settings out of the box
If you want a "casual filter" sure, but not if you want to sell an actually viable product.

>> No.60642935

Yeah my brother has it and he loves it. He treats it like shit and it works perfectly fine. I used it for awhile to test it out and I couldnt believe how hot it would get, yet still ran perfectly fine years later. The price is what gets me. Apple prices are fucked thanks to normies. Last apple product I had was the iphone 4s.

>> No.60643075

>Got any proof to back those up?

Are you fucking retarded or just a troll? Let's talk hardware. Everyone except for delusional Macfags like yourself agree that PC users enjoy having access to the best hardware available. Meanwhile in macfag land, your "magical locked down hardware", which is just gimped cheap chink PC hardware, becomes "obsolete" whenever it breaks down or Apple decides to buttfuck your faggot ass. Thanks for proving Macfags know the square root of jack shit about computers once again. Kek

>Daily reminder that Apple believes a WD Blue HDD is a "server grade" hard drive.

>> No.60643128

>Oh honey.

Not even the guy you were talking to, but that's one of the gayest fucking things I've ever read. Why don't you go ahead and start your sentences with "Um" so you can truly take your valley girl cunt/flaming faggot speech to the next level?

>> No.60643150

windows users are used to having to spend hours wiping and reconfiguring everything when purchasing a new computer, it's the same kind of stockholm syndrome android owners have

>> No.60643154

Man a 300$ chromebook is good enough for general use.

>> No.60643162

>perfect keyboard
>literally fast enough for general use five years later
>perfect trackpad

>> No.60643175

>mouse acceleration
absolutely disgusting

>> No.60643181

>muh video games

>> No.60643184

>it's not relevant guise I swear you won't even notice
also it's funny how macfags will meme all day about muh apple quality and at the same time accept that you just can't click on the top of the trackpad

>> No.60643191


>> No.60643724

Jesus what a fucking shitty display

>> No.60644531

the dell xps 13 blows this shit out of the water

>> No.60644549

who cares dude just use whatever you like/can afford

>> No.60644595

Any tips for getting the trackpad to work nice? I'm very used to resting my thumb in the left click space, it's ignored in osx, but I can't seem to get the same effect in linux

>> No.60644619

I only hated the 1366x768 version

but that was discontinued lol

>> No.60644654

Lol, this is actually true.

My gayming laptop also costs more. Has good specs too.

>> No.60644788

It's necessary on a trackpad you fucking autistic gaymer redditfag.

>> No.60644827

Macs aren't cool anymore when you hit 15 years

>> No.60646015

Fuck off Apple shills.


>> No.60646331

What does the x230 chassis have over the x220 one?

>> No.60646396

>arguably better than ZFS
ZFS is pretty shit so that's not saying much.

>> No.60646408

I like my MBA (2013) but i'm looking to get a 2016 MacBook pro at some point.

My other option is taking it in for a service to change the battery ("just" getting 5-6 hours these days) and maybe clean the fans out.

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