Actual size of the screen in inches for the 13?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by xkmxkmxlmx, Mar 20, 2013.

  1. macrumors 6502a


    Apr 28, 2011
    Sorry for the confusing title, but I don't know how to word this. Something I can't find on the internet is the size of the MBA13 screen in actual inches. Such as "8x10", for example.

    Is there a simple way of figuring this out myself that I am missing?

  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
  3. macrumors 68000

    Feb 21, 2012
    New Jersey Pine Barrens
    Yep, that's what mine measures (to the nearest 1/16"). :)
  4. macrumors 6502a

    Jul 16, 2012
    St. Louis, MO
    The MBA 13 actually has a 13.3" diagonal screen and has a 16:10 aspect ratio.

    To get the height and width of any 16:10 screen use the following formulas:

    height = diag_meas * 0.53
    width = diag_meas * 0.848

    This translates to the MBA 13.3" model to be 11.28" x 7.05".

    The 11" MBA is actually 11.6" diagonal and is the only current Apple laptop to have a 16:9 aspect ratio.

    Most HDTVs are 16:9 aspect ratio so use the following formula for their height and width:

    height = diag_meas * 0.49
    width = diag_meas * 0.872

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