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Old Jul 5, 2013, 10:24 AM   #1
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2013 MBA and 1080p video

Is the new 2013 MBA capable of playing 1080p video smoothly?
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Old Jul 5, 2013, 10:50 AM   #2
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only in i7/8GB/512 configuration.

Guess you are trolling, aren't you?
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Old Jul 5, 2013, 10:53 AM   #3
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It will play it smoothly, and can easily output it to an external monitor, but of course the built-in screen is only 1440x900
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Old Jul 5, 2013, 11:09 AM   #4
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I figured it would be fine, thanks Newbie
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Old Jul 5, 2013, 01:21 PM   #5
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only in i7/8GB/512 configuration.

Guess you are trolling, aren't you?
You really mean i5/4/128 isn't enough for smooth 1080p video playing??
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Old Jul 5, 2013, 02:12 PM   #6
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You really mean i5/4/128 isn't enough for smooth 1080p video playing??
LOL like he said he's trolling. My i5/8 /128 plays 1080p content on its own screen or on my 23" 1080p HP monitor just fine.
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Old Jul 6, 2013, 01:04 AM   #7
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Okay, but I think 4GB is totally enough for smooth HD playing, isn't it?
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Old Jul 6, 2013, 01:49 AM   #8
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Is the new 2013 MBA capable of playing 1080p video smoothly?
Smooth as butter. I am loving it!
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Old Jul 6, 2013, 03:13 AM   #9
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Okay, but I think 4GB is totally enough for smooth HD playing, isn't it?
It won't be the best quality because the display isn't 1080p, but I doubt you care :P
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Old Jul 6, 2013, 03:36 AM   #10
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Yes, I know. But 8GB doesn't make the display 1080p, does it? So I think HD video playing is as smooth with both 4GB and 8GB RAM.
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Old Jul 6, 2013, 04:03 PM   #11
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Are you serious? My 1.6ghz Core2Duo with 2GB played back 1080p smoothly, that should give you a hint.
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Old Jul 6, 2013, 08:00 PM   #12
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2013 MBA can handle 4K very well
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