Has anyone tried running the IDE on a MacBook (“new” 2015)? Curious as to the performance with fairly complex projects in Xojo 2016. Not for regular use obviously but for infrequent, on the road use.
Yes, I know it only has one USB-C port and I’m aware of all its other deficiencies such as tiny screen size and that you can get more bang for your buck with other machines and that performance is subjective… etc etc. Still, I’m just curious if anyone has experienced the IDE on it and if it can keep up with your typing, if dragging controls around isn’t too much of a drag (see what I did there) and generally how they felt about it.
Yes, I read that. I use a Retina MBP on the road at the moment but the battery is starting to die. I’m working from home most of the time these days and I thought changing to a MacBook would be great for the total of weight etc. I heard the upgrade rumor and I assume the next one will be a better spec… so if people found the current model passable for infrequent use, then the next one would be even better
I routinely use a 2015 MacBook for prototyping small code segments; it’s noticeable slower than my 2012 MacBook Pro. With and without 2016r1.
Like many first gen products; make sure you get the APP with it, mines going in for repair this week. Replacement USB-C cable, replacement Wifi antenna and now also a replacement keyboard. It may also need a replacement battery, as it doesn’t last anywhere near as long as Apple state. Battery life drops significantly when the machine is not in use. Needs charging every 4 days (without use) or the battery runs out.
To be fair, I bought it because it’s an underpowered machine. This way when my apps work acceptably on this machine, they fly on others. My 2008 Original MacBook Air was pig slow, but worth every penny.
I was hoping that USB-C would take off; but alas there’s really not much using it and was disappointed that Apple didn’t release a connector to plug the MacBook into an Apple display, instead it only connects to non-Apple displays via HDMI.
One more thing… The ‘Space Grey’ color has worn off on the palm rests, revealing a black metal underneath. I’ll ask when I take the machine in if this is covered under the APP also.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not just whining about this machine, I do appreciate the portableness of it. For me it’s far more practical than an iPad and I do use it every day, it’s become my daily non-programming machine. Just make sure you get the APP before your 1 year warranty is up.
[quote=260791:@Albin Kiland]I would take the project and Xojo on a USB drive and go to an authorized reseller. I’m sure you could try it out
It’s a beautiful piece of hardware![/quote]
a. and the resellers MacBook willgain a lotof Xojo data in its Library folder(s)
b. Add to the price of the beautiful piece of hardware a USB box (one USB 3.1 + Many USB 3, etc.) ~ $200-300 ?
If at home, you have an External HD to connect, want to print from the portable, watch TV from an USB 3 key on your external Monitor; many more uses may need USB (or other) ports.
I knew that I forgot something: if you still want to be able to make (burn) CD, DVD, BR / BD another USB port (to boot on pre-El Capitan or buy Toast) + an external burner is needed
I do not talk about a Mouse because it is a matter of taste: it tooks me around 2 years to be able to really use the Touchpad
Right, this isn’t a Pro machine. Luckily Apple make laptops called MacBook Pros
The MacBook is basically an almost-iPad-sized laptop with all the advantages and disadvantages that the size and spec brings with it. I’m just looking for a super-mobile machine for very infrequent use. No way should this be a professional developer’s daily machine.