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Old Aug 5, 2013, 07:31 PM   #1
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do you think a 15 inch air will ever be released

so I just got my 2013 air last week and so far am loving the thing. I noticed that the bezels around the LCD screen are pretty big still. With apple seeming to be shrinking their bezel sizes of late, especially with the new iPad mini and possibly regular iPad, do you guys think its possible in the future that apple will shrink the bezels to virtually nothing in the future? If so, it would seem almost possible to make a 15 inch air at practically the same size as what the current 13 inch air is.
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Old Aug 5, 2013, 07:34 PM   #2
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x2. Too much overlap with the MBP line.
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Old Aug 5, 2013, 09:23 PM   #4
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Yes since eventually there will only be one line of MacBooks.
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Old Aug 5, 2013, 09:29 PM   #5
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More screen = more power

They could almost fit the 13" screen in the 11" Air, which would be sweet.
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Interesting, but there is already a 15" rMBP that is pretty close.
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Old Aug 6, 2013, 11:54 AM   #7
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x2. Too much overlap with the MBP line.
How do you come to that conclusion?

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Interesting, but there is already a 15" rMBP that is pretty close.
Again, what is too close?


My opinion is that a 15" MBA would be great. A 15" MBA could be lower priced than a 15" rMBP (starting around $1499) while offering more screen real estate, (maybe a 1680x1050 screen), a more powerful processor (maybe a higher clocked dual core along with a stronger GPU) than its 13" counterparts. I really don't see why I have to get a thicker, way more expensive and overpowerful 15" laptop from when I don't need it.
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How do you come to that conclusion?



Again, what is too close?


My opinion is that a 15" MBA would be great. A 15" MBA could be lower priced than a 15" rMBP (starting around $1499) while offering more screen real estate, (maybe a 1680x1050 screen), a more powerful processor (maybe a higher clocked dual core along with a stronger GPU) than its 13" counterparts. I really don't see why I have to get a thicker, way more expensive and overpowerful 15" laptop from when I don't need it.
why?
just get a 15" rMBP or a 15" MB w/ a SSD and no OD.

the 13" rMBP is only .5lb heavier than the air.
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Old Aug 6, 2013, 12:50 PM   #9
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I don't think so. The wider bezel must be necessary. The screen is extremely thin. A 15" MBA would need a physically bigger case than the 13" one. It would be more difficult to make a 15" MBA so thin without yield and hinge problems.
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just get a 15" rMBP or a 15" MB w/ a SSD and no OD.

the 13" rMBP is only .5lb heavier than the air.
Of course that is also an option, however, a 15" MBA would be a 15" MBA. Let's be honest: the 15" rMBP is quite expensive for what it is and so is the cMBP, which is outdated tech anyway.

Have you ever thought about that people maybe want a lower priced 15" Ultrabook from Apple? This is exactly what a 15" Macbook Air would be.
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Of course that is also an option, however, a 15" MBA would be a 15" MBA. Let's be honest: the 15" rMBP is quite expensive for what it is and so is the cMBP, which is outdated tech anyway.

Have you ever thought about that people maybe want a lower priced 15" Ultrabook from Apple? This is exactly what a 15" Macbook Air would be.
An oxymoron.
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Of course that is also an option, however, a 15" MBA would be a 15" MBA. Let's be honest: the 15" rMBP is quite expensive for what it is and so is the cMBP, which is outdated tech anyway.

Have you ever thought about that people maybe want a lower priced 15" Ultrabook from Apple? This is exactly what a 15" Macbook Air would be.
whatever you say mate! who knows, maybe it'll happen!
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Old Aug 7, 2013, 12:56 PM   #13
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I'd love a 15" MacBook Air. However I think the rMBP 15" is what Apple would want you to buy if you wanted a "15 MBA"
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Old Aug 7, 2013, 02:50 PM   #14
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If it stayed the same size as the current 13" I would likely purchase one as long as all other specs remained the same or better. It's definitely possible within the current HxWxL. It would just fill the bezel more which in turn would create a more modern design feature.

What would be the ultimate for me would be a 13" in a slightly smaller package then the current 13" Air and slightly larger than the current 11" Air. With Retina of course.
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I would love a 15" screen in a 13" form factor. I doubt that will happen any time soon though.
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Interesting, but there is already a 15" rMBP that is pretty close.
Yeah, isnt the 15" rMBP just as thin as the thickest part of the air? The difference is that the rMBP doesnt taper off. correct?
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I don't think so. The air is made for portability. That's why they have the 15" MBP & rMMBP, they would lose money if they made a 15" air, IMO.
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Yeah, isnt the 15" rMBP just as thin as the thickest part of the air? The difference is that the rMBP doesnt taper off. correct?
Just as thin if not about a mm thicker, yes.
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