Register FAQ / Rules Forum Spy Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Go Back   MacRumors Forums > Apple Hardware > Notebooks > MacBook Air

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Jan 8, 2013, 06:50 PM   #1
animatedude
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
"20% lighter and thinner MacBook Air with 13-hour battery life"

http://www.cultofmac.com/208848/inte...ours-ces-2013/

is this possible? how can they make it 20% thinner?! you think we wil not get the tapered design and instead it will ne just very thin from each side?
animatedude is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 8, 2013, 06:52 PM   #2
Eidorian
macrumors Penryn
 
Eidorian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Cuidad de México
Send a message via AIM to Eidorian
http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost...&postcount=124

I am surprised this is over a month old now. CultofMac just added some fluff for page hits.
__________________
Core i5 750 / 16 GB RAM / 500 GB SSD / HD 7950 / Windows 8.1
13" Retina MacBook Pro
Eidorian is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 8, 2013, 08:40 PM   #3
Stetrain
macrumors 68040
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
I doubt that the Air will get much thinner, it's already about as thin as is practical to fit the USB and Thunderbolt ports.

What I could see however is a Macbook Air with those processors at the same thickness with a retina display and 7-10 hours of battery life.
Stetrain is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 8, 2013, 09:24 PM   #4
BornAgainMac
macrumors 601
 
BornAgainMac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Florida Resident
The Air will probably be ARMed this year. At least do the transitional model like the retina MBP and still offer the Intel version to test the waters.
BornAgainMac is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 9, 2013, 12:45 AM   #5
LiveinRiot
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
Quote:
Originally Posted by Eidorian View Post
http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost...&postcount=124

I am surprised this is over a month old now. CultofMac just added some fluff for page hits.
i5 - 1.5 GHz :S . I want to see the bentchmarks
LiveinRiot is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 9, 2013, 12:53 AM   #6
ybz90
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Quote:
Originally Posted by BornAgainMac View Post
The Air will probably be ARMed this year. At least do the transitional model like the retina MBP and still offer the Intel version to test the waters.
Maybe I'll be proven wrong, but I have strong doubts about any ARM-based Macs coming any time soon. They're pretty powerful devices, but once you ramp up the processing power to comparable levels, most of the benefits as far as heat and power consumption disappear.
ybz90 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 9, 2013, 01:19 AM   #7
iamsen47
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Kobe, Japan
I honestly wouldn't mind a new desktop computer in the shape of the Air, basically the Air without a screen or keyboard and more ports. Basically a Mac Mini Air.
iamsen47 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 9, 2013, 01:45 AM   #8
Mrbobb
macrumors 601
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
In the history of portable devices there has never, NEVER been a 100% improvement in battery life. Apple will manage to make the battery smaller, thereby improving overall batt by perhaps 25%.
__________________
Solution: FREE, Explanation: Is gonna cost ya.
Mrbobb is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 9, 2013, 11:18 AM   #9
Michael Goff
macrumors 68040
 
Michael Goff's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Quote:
Originally Posted by BornAgainMac View Post
The Air will probably be ARMed this year. At least do the transitional model like the retina MBP and still offer the Intel version to test the waters.
I hope not.

Imagine a computer where none of the programs you currently have work...
__________________
13" Macbook Air (2012) Ultimate
OS X 10.10 DP6
Michael Goff is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 9, 2013, 11:30 AM   #10
KPOM
macrumors G3
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Quote:
Originally Posted by BornAgainMac View Post
The Air will probably be ARMed this year. At least do the transitional model like the retina MBP and still offer the Intel version to test the waters.
Quote:
Originally Posted by ybz90 View Post
Maybe I'll be proven wrong, but I have strong doubts about any ARM-based Macs coming any time soon. They're pretty powerful devices, but once you ramp up the processing power to comparable levels, most of the benefits as far as heat and power consumption disappear.
I doubt we'll see ARM-based Macs anytime soon. Windows RT isn't exactly setting the world on fire, and Intel is getting their act together on power consumption. Although yesterdays "7W" Ivy Bridge processors turned out to really be 13W (7W is the average, not peak consumption), it's a start, and Haswell should make true 10W processors a reality.

That said, I do think that a future MacBook Air will be thinner and lighter, though probably not in 2013. Similar Ultrabooks have gotten under 2.5lbs now. The rMBP is probably set for now, but I also believe it is a target to get that under 3lbs eventually (maybe the first major redesign, which isn't likely before 2015).

Last edited by KPOM; Jan 9, 2013 at 11:51 AM.
KPOM is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 9, 2013, 12:11 PM   #11
53x12
macrumors 68000
 
53x12's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Quote:
Originally Posted by BornAgainMac View Post
The Air will probably be ARMed this year. At least do the transitional model like the retina MBP and still offer the Intel version to test the waters.

What is all the hoopla about ARM chips? Are they really better than Intel's offerings?
53x12 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 9, 2013, 12:13 PM   #12
Michael Goff
macrumors 68040
 
Michael Goff's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Quote:
Originally Posted by 53x12 View Post
What is all the hoopla about ARM chips? Are they really better than Intel's offerings?
They're more battery efficient, but they're nowhere near as powerful. So we could see a 10 hr battery life, I would say, from a laptop. Of course, you wouldn't be able to do much with it.
__________________
13" Macbook Air (2012) Ultimate
OS X 10.10 DP6
Michael Goff is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 9, 2013, 12:28 PM   #13
53x12
macrumors 68000
 
53x12's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Quote:
Originally Posted by Michael Goff View Post
They're more battery efficient, but they're nowhere near as powerful. So we could see a 10 hr battery life, I would say, from a laptop. Of course, you wouldn't be able to do much with it.
Sounds like an iPad.
53x12 is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 9, 2013, 01:15 PM   #14
Michael Goff
macrumors 68040
 
Michael Goff's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Quote:
Originally Posted by 53x12 View Post
Sounds like an iPad.
Ding ding ding.

Except it'd be a bit worse if we're expecting to run full OS X on it. Why do I say this? Apple created iOS to be OS X (lite). Now imagine running these things that sometimes bump up to 100% on an i7 (notification center for example, sometimes spikes up) on something that is nowhere near as strong.
__________________
13" Macbook Air (2012) Ultimate
OS X 10.10 DP6
Michael Goff is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 9, 2013, 01:53 PM   #15
old-wiz
macrumors 604
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: West Suburban Boston Ma
Quote:
Originally Posted by BornAgainMac View Post
The Air will probably be ARMed this year. At least do the transitional model like the retina MBP and still offer the Intel version to test the waters.
ARM? And break every non-Apple application?
old-wiz is offline   0 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > Apple Hardware > Notebooks > MacBook Air

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
2013 Macbook Air 13" Bootcamp Battery Life in Windows nycesquire MacBook Air 12 Jul 30, 2014 10:09 AM
What is the typical battery life of the 2013 13" MacBook Air in Windows 8? Brandon263 MacBook Air 8 Aug 26, 2013 07:05 AM
MacBook Air 13" battery life with YouTube video tdream MacBook Air 9 Jul 4, 2013 06:21 PM
11" Macbook Air 2012 Battery Life tudyniuz MacBook Air 22 Feb 5, 2013 04:53 PM
2012 13" MacBook Air Battery Life dmk1974 MacBook Air 15 Jun 15, 2012 06:50 PM

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:27 AM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC