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2013 MBA and 1080p video

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by nagihcim1, Jul 5, 2013.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Is the new 2013 MBA capable of playing 1080p video smoothly?
  2. macrumors member

    only in i7/8GB/512 configuration.

    Guess you are trolling, aren't you?
  3. macrumors 68030

    It will play it smoothly, and can easily output it to an external monitor, but of course the built-in screen is only 1440x900
  4. macrumors newbie

    I figured it would be fine, thanks Newbie
  5. macrumors regular

    You really mean i5/4/128 isn't enough for smooth 1080p video playing??
  6. macrumors regular

    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.
  7. macrumors regular

    Okay, but I think 4GB is totally enough for smooth HD playing, isn't it?
  8. macrumors regular


    Smooth as butter. :) I am loving it!
  9. macrumors 6502a

    It won't be the best quality because the display isn't 1080p, but I doubt you care :p
  10. macrumors regular

    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.
  11. macrumors regular

    Are you serious? My 1.6ghz Core2Duo with 2GB played back 1080p smoothly, that should give you a hint.
  12. macrumors member

    2013 MBA can handle 4K very well :D

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