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 Nov 27, 2012, 10:44 AM   #26
omegasyn
Thread Starter
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: New York
Quote:
Originally Posted by pedromartins View Post
No, it isn't. while i agree that the air still is the best buy, the rmbp 13" has a much faster processor, better baterry life, better screen, more ports and loses 0 on design.

Also since it was found that the rmbp has free space inside, maybe we can have a discrete graphics card next year.
Yet the MBA and rMBP benchmark scores are identical.... The processor on the MBA is slower at clock speeds but it does boost up to 2.8 once needed, which rMBP goes to 3.1.

Battery life on the MBA and rMBP are also identical...
omegasyn is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 27, 2012, 12:54 PM   #27
Dick Whitman
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Man you guys are making me second guess ordering my MBA now.

True the MBPr is somewhat sexier with the black screen bezel and the smaller footprint but I guess it's also $500 more expensive, largely for just a retina screen. I've also heard rumors of ghosting, yellow tint (same issue the iPhone and iPad dealt with), and slower processing speeds as a result of the retina screen.

I paid $1700 for the first MBA back in 2008 so it seems hard to justify spending that much now on a first gen product - especially when we all know the device will only improve and prices will drop.
Dick Whitman is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 27, 2012, 01:36 PM   #28
Steevie
Banned
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
When the rMBP came out I was a little envious. After handling it in the store it was much nicer and boy that screen is nice but I it still prefer my Air to the thinness and weight. I know its not much of a difference between the two but i think they both play different roles. I will one day upgrade to a retina screen but for now im more than content with the Air
Steevie is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 27, 2012, 01:37 PM   #29
omegasyn
Thread Starter
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: New York
I suggest everyone just wait until the retina comes out for the MBA.. Done deal my friends.
omegasyn is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 27, 2012, 01:56 PM   #30
Dick Whitman
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Quote:
Originally Posted by Steevie View Post
When the rMBP came out I was a little envious. After handling it in the store it was much nicer and boy that screen is nice but I it still prefer my Air to the thinness and weight. I know its not much of a difference between the two but i think they both play different roles. I will one day upgrade to a retina screen but for now im more than content with the Air
Yeah I've never been particularly impressed when I've seen them in person at the Apple store. Still, they are nice.
Dick Whitman is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 28, 2012, 10:23 AM   #31
cedwhatev
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Canada
Wow.. people get really offended to the point where it's like they're being insulted about something they built themselves. I like Apple and all, but wow.. some people are obsessed. lol
__________________
MacBook Air 11" 2013 1.3GHz, 8GB, 256SSD
cedwhatev is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 28, 2012, 11:21 AM   #32
thuchu1
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Auburn Hills, MI
Quote:
Originally Posted by omegasyn View Post
But at the end of the day, isn't the usable space on the rMBP 13 still 1280x800?
They are the same size panels with the same theorectical resolution at 1440x900. Except that the retina has MORE pixels smoothing it out.
__________________
MacBook Pro 15" 2.2GHz i7, 8 GB RAM, 128 SSD Optibay / 750GB HDD | iPhone 5 16GB | iPad Mini LTE
thuchu1 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 28, 2012, 12:40 PM   #33
Wicked1
macrumors 68040
 
Wicked1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: New Jersey
Quote:
Originally Posted by omegasyn View Post
The MBA 13 i7 w/ 8GB ram is the best ultraportable laptop you can purchase from apple right now. Don't trade it up for the rMBP unless your profession depends on final cut, 3d rendering, or making anime pornography.

Please do not let all these retina ads make you switch because the rMBP 13 is basically an MBA with retina, literally.

I have both the rMBP 13 and MBA 13 btw, crazy how crisp the retina is but the novelty wears off QUICK.
I was on the fence about all the 13" models but went for a good deal on the 13" MBA 4gb/128ssd only because I got it for $1025.00

I just can not see spending that much just for retina, and now with Apple's ultra portable's sporting very small ram and HDD, I would have preferred to get the new 13" refurbished 2.9 with 8GB/750GB, I need space more than anything, but I am happy with the MBA, just have to carry and external drive with me
__________________
iPhone 5 16GB White
2012 MacBook Pro 13" 2.5/4GB/240GB SSD
iPad Air 128GB/LTE White
Wicked1 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 28, 2012, 09:52 PM   #34
omegasyn
Thread Starter
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: New York
Quote:
Originally Posted by thuchu1 View Post
They are the same size panels with the same theorectical resolution at 1440x900. Except that the retina has MORE pixels smoothing it out.
But the usable resolution is still "1280x800"... smoothing or not

The retina makes everything sharper but the real estate of the screen is still "1280x800".
omegasyn is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 30, 2012, 12:04 AM   #35
omegasyn
Thread Starter
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: New York
rMBP 13 I gotta say dude......

After using the rMBP 13 and then going back to the MBA 13... it is literally like night and day. I was bashing about why the rMBP 13 is basically an MBA 13 with retina but you don't notice how much of a difference the screen quality makes once you start using it...

I apologize rMBP 13, you're the winner today.

P.S. I hope LG dies on the MBA.. Terrible panel..
omegasyn 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

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:25 AM.

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

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