|May 6, 2013, 01:37 PM||#76|
My wants (from another thread):
* 11" resolution to 1600 x 900 or greater, with accompanying increase to ~12" lcd and slight decrease in bezel size
* 13" to 1680 x 1050 or greater.
* Enlarged trackpad on 11" I like the footprint of the 11", but would not mind a 1/4" depth extension to make room for this and the LCD.
* Options for at least one 10W ULV Intel CPU and at least one Intel CPU with improved graphics (likely higher TDP and accompanying decrease in battery life)
* Improved screen tech to IPS (no more TN)
iPhone 5; iPod Touch; iPod Nano
rMBP 15", 2.7GHz, 256GB SSD, 16GB RAM
MacBook, 2.4GHz, 64GB SSD, 320GB HDD, 4GB RAM
PC Custom, 4.2GHz 4770K, 16GB DDR3-2400, 1TB SSD, GTX 780
|May 7, 2013, 03:39 PM||#77|
I'm perfectly happy with my 2011 13" MBA.
However, there is always room for improvement. I use my MBA mainly for note-taking in classes, research and writing assignments. For this, the MBA is perfect. It's easy to carry around, it's sleek looking, and it's got plenty of speed for me. Best of all, the battery life is out of this world. Without WiFi, backlight set to the lowest level, I've achieved over 10 hrs of battery.
My only two complaints are the screen, and the squeaking chassis.
If the new, 2013 Haswell MBA was to offer a significantly sharper screen (I do not find text sharp enough as of today, while reading/writing on my MBA) with better colors, with better resolution - I'd be happy to upgrade. I'd also love if Apple could, once and for all, fix that squeaking chassis. If Apple was to fix those two issues, I think I would have found my perfect laptop.
If the above mentioned does not happen - I could definitely see myself using a 13" rMBP in the future - but I would love a bit more "umph" out of that model (Quad Core Processor or dedicated graphics) in order to sacrifice the great MBA.
iMac 21.5" 2.5/4/500 | rMBP 13" 2.4/8/256 | iPad Mini | iPhone 5S Gold
|May 7, 2013, 04:22 PM||#78|
As I wouldn't want the the keyboard any smaller the only other way around would be to go to a 12.6 inch screen... but then it wouldn't be the 11-inch MBA.
Either way... Apple wouldn't do it.
Whole lotta Apples, very little $.
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