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Old Nov 11, 2012, 09:16 PM   #1
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Retina Macbook Air Pricing

If a rMBA were to come out next year how much do you guys think it'll be?
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Old Nov 11, 2012, 09:21 PM   #2
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If a rMBA were to come out next year how much do you guys think it'll be?
really?!?!?
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Old Nov 11, 2012, 09:27 PM   #3
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The retina MBP's run about $300 to $500 more than the non retina models. So that gives you a rough idea of how much more they might be.
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A Retina Macbook Air isn't coming out next year, and it won't come out for another few years. The 13 rMBP is overpriced and underspec'd and if they made a retina Macbook Air, it would suffer from the same problem.
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Old Nov 11, 2012, 11:04 PM   #5
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Before creating an MBA with Retina display, they need to find different battery technology to sustain the display, and that probably wouldn't happen in the next 2-4 years.
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Old Nov 12, 2012, 03:22 AM   #6
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Besides the Air's battery life and computing power which both aren't enough for Retina display, I believe there's no need in it. Apple won't do rMBA in several next years, since they position rMBPs as the pro's tools. The majority of simple users (who are the target audience for MBAs) don't really need the Retina display in MBA, because it's screen resolution is already crisp enough. Since most of them are extremely happy with their current Airs, I think simple switch to IPS screens with the same resolution will make customers as happy as it can get.

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