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Old Mar 28, 2013, 07:06 PM   #1
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MBA Redesign

Wanted to get an MBA but was wondering if there is going to be a redesign coming soon. Should I wait or will the design look the same. Thanks
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Old Mar 28, 2013, 07:23 PM   #2
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Probably no redesign; last one was in 2010. It will just be Haswell, maybe better quality screen, maybe better battery life, maybe better CPU, definitely better GPU. If any of those sound good, wait. Just do not put all your hopes in a Retina screen.
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Old Mar 28, 2013, 08:14 PM   #3
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Doesn't get a lot of attention but I would like liquid spill resistance. The competitors already have it it seems. Granted, that will keep some more old laptop functioning and no need to upgrade nor buy Apple Care+ but COMEON! That's what we all fear: Splash! and $1,000 down the toilet literally.
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Old Mar 29, 2013, 09:18 PM   #4
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Doesn't get a lot of attention but I would like liquid spill resistance. The competitors already have it it seems. Granted, that will keep some more old laptop functioning and no need to upgrade nor buy Apple Care+ but COMEON! That's what we all fear: Splash! and $1,000 down the toilet literally.
I've seen a couple MacBooks fried by some coffee spills.
Easy fix - don't bring liquids close to your expensive computer...
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Old Apr 1, 2013, 01:54 PM   #5
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+1 to itsOver9000. Don't drink and drive your Mac. Also, give careful consideration to using a keyboard cover. At $7.50, I have one on each of my three Macs. Really, really cheap insurance.
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I think the next MBA will just be Haswell. IMO, there will be no retina display as they already have the 13" rMBP.
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Old Apr 1, 2013, 02:09 PM   #7
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You could always send it to HZO: http://www.hzoinside.com/
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Old Apr 1, 2013, 02:20 PM   #8
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Easy fix - don't bring liquids close to your expensive computer...

So your solution is to live like Monks.


HzO - interesting technology.
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Old Apr 2, 2013, 03:09 AM   #9
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Wanted to get an MBA but was wondering if there is going to be a redesign coming soon. Should I wait or will the design look the same. Thanks
The current gen Macbook Air is really just an extremely capable machine. It never slows me down, the battery life is great, and it just feels very refined compared to my rMBP because Apple has had a few years to perfect this design, and because of this, it really speeds along. If you are looking for a Retina display, go for the 13'' rMBP, but as others have said, I don't think there will be a major redesign in the next Airs. If I were you I'd just grab an Air now. Especially if the Haswell update only brings minor changes (which IMO it will), you really wouldn't be missing out on a whole lot. There's always going to be better/newer features, but this model doesn't leave me wanting whatsoever.
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Old Apr 2, 2013, 06:17 AM   #10
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I believe that Apple will only do a redesign on Macbook Airs in 2014/2015. If they could make a Macbook Pro 13'' with Retina thinner than the current one, they would have done.

I believe these ultrabooks very high resolution or have a very high price to the Macbook Air, or will be too thick to be called Ultrabooks, together with a low battery performace (something like 3 ~ 5 hours).

Apple also is investing in technology that promises IGZO decrease the energy expenditure of the screens. Now, no doubt, at least in 2014 to have a Macbook Air with Retina, and it will come with a redesign to make the Macbook Air thinner and lighter, because Apple will never leave the Macbook Airs thicker or heavier than ever are. Let's count the Broadwell further improve the performace of energy along with a major advance graphic.
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Old Apr 2, 2013, 06:43 AM   #11
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So your solution is to live like Monks.
No, use common sense.
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Old Apr 2, 2013, 06:54 AM   #12
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I've seen a couple MacBooks fried by some coffee spills.
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+1 to itsOver9000. Don't drink and drive your Mac. Also, give careful consideration to using a keyboard cover. At $7.50, I have one on each of my three Macs. Really, really cheap insurance.
This is the best solution !
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Old Apr 2, 2013, 07:37 AM   #13
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Wanted to get an MBA but was wondering if there is going to be a redesign coming soon. Should I wait or will the design look the same. Thanks
I don't think Apple is going to invest resources in redesigning the air unless it results in a revolutionary breakthrough. It works well and looks great, and I think Apple will hang on to that design for as long as they can until people eventually feel they are tired of the wedge design and sales figures drop enough to make Apple take notice.
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Old Apr 3, 2013, 03:58 PM   #14
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If we get the update this year do you think it will be announced around July/Aug/Sep and released, based on history?

I've not heard of any events planned but i fancy changing my 2011 MBA this year.
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Old Apr 7, 2013, 02:55 AM   #15
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What about this?
http://www.patentlyapple.com/patentl...t-details.html
It seems an Hybrid...maybe an A7 IPAD plus a Broadwell MacBOOK Air could marry together?
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Old Apr 7, 2013, 03:03 PM   #16
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The apologists that tell you not to live a normal life just because you have a poorly designed computer are the reason why Apple continue to be behind in a bunch of areas. Stop being fanboys, and start being consumers. The answer to the problem isn't stop drinking like a normal human being around a computer. The answer is to build a computer that can handle a small mishap. Others do it. Apple can too. So sick of fanboys and their idiotic logic.
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Old Apr 7, 2013, 07:34 PM   #17
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The apologists that tell you not to live a normal life just because you have a poorly designed computer are the reason why Apple continue to be behind in a bunch of areas. Stop being fanboys, and start being consumers. The answer to the problem isn't stop drinking like a normal human being around a computer. The answer is to build a computer that can handle a small mishap. Others do it. Apple can too. So sick of fanboys and their idiotic logic.
nothing to do with being a fanboy. my mrs has a samsung laptop, id also advise her not to chuck a pint of water over it.
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Old Apr 7, 2013, 08:39 PM   #18
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So your solution is to live like Monks.


HzO - interesting technology.
No, his solution was not to bring liquids near your laptop. If that translates to living like Monks, you either don't know what a Monk is, don't now what a liquid is, or both.

Liquids and electrical components rarely intermingle in harmony. This has nothing to do with Apple, or Apple fanboys. This phenomenon was true before Apple existed, that much I can assure you.
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Old Apr 9, 2013, 11:52 PM   #19
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What about this?
http://www.patentlyapple.com/patentl...t-details.html
It seems an Hybrid...maybe an A7 IPAD plus a Broadwell MacBOOK Air could marry together?
Don't give anything on patents ! They get patents for anything, and the chance to make it to market from there are usually low, they just want to prevent others from doing it.
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Old Apr 10, 2013, 02:24 AM   #20
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I don't think there will be a re-design either. At best you will get a retina screen, at worst it will simply be a Haswell upgrade.
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Old Apr 10, 2013, 06:10 AM   #21
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Doesn't get a lot of attention but I would like liquid spill resistance. The competitors already have it it seems. Granted, that will keep some more old laptop functioning and no need to upgrade nor buy Apple Care+ but COMEON! That's what we all fear: Splash! and $1,000 down the toilet literally.
honestly, you shouldn't be using your laptop on the toilet anyway, that's just gross
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Old Apr 10, 2013, 07:06 AM   #22
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The apologists that tell you not to live a normal life just because you have a poorly designed computer are the reason why Apple continue to be behind in a bunch of areas. Stop being fanboys, and start being consumers. The answer to the problem isn't stop drinking like a normal human being around a computer. The answer is to build a computer that can handle a small mishap. Others do it. Apple can too. So sick of fanboys and their idiotic logic.
Please, enlighten us how others have built a laptop that 'can handle a small mishap'.

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The apologists that tell you not to live a normal life just because you have a poorly designed computer are the reason why Apple continue to be behind in a bunch of areas. Stop being fanboys, and start being consumers. The answer to the problem isn't stop drinking like a normal human being around a computer. The answer is to build a computer that can handle a small mishap. Others do it. Apple can too. So sick of fanboys and their idiotic logic.
yikes - is it just me or is the term "fanboy" more annoying than the group of people it sets out to define?

I feel like i've lived a "normal life" and that includes not spilling liquid on my electronics. when it inevitably happens, i'm not angry at anyone other than the person that does it - typically myself.

My current almost 5 year old MBP has been dropped, frozen, left in hot cars, dropped some more and had 2 major spills - one with water the other with whiskey.

So far i've had to replace the motherboard and that's it.
i'd say that's as good as any other computer out there. there have been some advancements in recent years in terms of liquid resistant design but it's still in the nacent stages of development and the efficacy is certainly up in the air.

brand loyalty is for suckers - but your post is a bit silly.
what areas is Apple behind - more importantly, what about any of these machines would be defined by you as "poorly designed?"

if you spill a drink on your computer then you only have yourself to blame if you damage that computer.
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honestly, you shouldn't be using your laptop on the toilet anyway, that's just gross
Agreed. Everyone knows that's what iPad's are for.
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Agreed. Everyone knows that's what iPad's are for.
haha, yup
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