Design a proper 15" MBA.

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by cube, Nov 28, 2011.

  1. macrumors G4

    May 10, 2004
    With all the ports and a 7mm 2.5" drive.

    Let's see how thin it can be if it is done the way it should.

    Of course, the thermals should accept a quad core, but that is another story.
  2. macrumors 6502a


    Jun 13, 2011
    Somewhere in Europe
  3. macrumors 604


    Jul 2, 2007
    Sunny Florida
    I'd settle for USB 3.0 ports. It's ridiculous they are still stuck at 2.0.
  4. macrumors 65816

    Aug 3, 2009
    They were holding out trying to drive TB support but it doesn't seem to have helped as much as they had hoped.
  5. macrumors 68000


    Jan 12, 2011
    Bel Air, CA
    They can't have both?
  6. macrumors 65816

    Aug 3, 2009
    They can, but holding out on 3.0 from their market makes 3rd party vendors want to put out TB devices to keep people buying new stuff from them.
  7. thread starter macrumors G4

    May 10, 2004
    USB 3.0 is required, but they should be eSATAp ports.

    It is not forbidden to put ports in the back.
  8. thread starter macrumors G4

    May 10, 2004
    The SD card slot can be thrown away. If you put ExpressCard, better.
  9. macrumors 6502a

    Aug 9, 2006
    No thank you.

    A) First off Expresscards are likely to be too thick to fit into the air.

    B) I've never used the Expresscard slot despite have, over the span of several years, 5 MBPs that have it. In my few months with the MB Air I've used the SD card slot dozens of times. Yes, I can buy adapters for the Expresscard slot, but that's an avoidable expense.
  10. macrumors 68030


    Jul 30, 2010
    Glasgow, Scotland
    Good luck with that.
  11. macrumors 68040

    Jul 1, 2004
    I think there's a good chance of getting USB 3.0 on a 15" Air. There's a strong possibility that a 15" Air would be released with Ivy Bridge, which has native USB 3.0 support. So we will see, I guess.
  12. macrumors 601


    Sep 19, 2008
    Has to be Ivy Bridge and has to be USB 3.0 standard... although counting on Apple is never wise - this seems like a fair assumption.

    What I want most is complete elimination of the bezel around the displays. I believe a 15" LCD could nearly fit in a current 13" MBA. Get rid of the bezel and put as large of display as possible in each size MBA. I want a 15" display in the 13" MBA case, and I will buy the next generation MBA update. Also hopeful for an IPS display. Apple has put up with the iOS product lines (plus iMac and ACD) all having great IPS displays, so why not do it with the MacBooks? The visual experience is where Apple needs to focus next.

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