If Apple released a 15" MBA, would you buy it?

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  1. MoodyMedStudent macrumors member

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    I was just wondering what everyone's thoughts on a 15" MBA is (whether or not Apple may release it, and if you'd be interested in buying one).
     
  2. Next Tuesday macrumors 6502a

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    I would buy one. Definetly. Lol.
     
  3. gpat macrumors 6502a

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    God, that would be the ultimate ultraportable notebook computer. No, the ultimate notebook computer. No, the ultimate computer.
     
  4. striker33 macrumors 65816

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    Only with a dedicated gpu, otherwise its an oversized netbook.
     
  5. glen e macrumors 68030

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    No I would not.

    1. for portable computing - I use an ipad2
    2. for portable desktop computing that requires more horsepower, but still small size - (like when I go on the road) - a 11 MBA - 2g is fine with me
    3. for full blown home computing - a desktop of any sort.

    Maybe if I was trying to cram all my computing into one box, but I'm not that type of user.
     
  6. montycat macrumors 6502

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    Yes. Sometimes the 13" screen seems too small. The 15" is just right for my eyes.
     
  7. amarcus macrumors 6502

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    My ideal would be same size as the 13inch model but with a razor thin bezel (read: edge-to-edge screen) so that it has a 15inch screen! Best of both :cool:

    Adam
     
  8. torbjoern macrumors 65816

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    It would be really cool to have a MBA with 1680x1050 pixels, be it 13" or 15".

    So my answer to the question is 'Aye'.
     
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    Then the 17 inch ar rumors can start:rolleyes: I would get if the price compared to the 13 inch.
     
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    Personally, I'm holding out for a 27" MBA.
    I'll only buy it if it has discrete graphics, blu ray drive and is made entirely out of unicorn faeces.

    Seriously though, ultraportables aren't 15". The 13" MBA is already sizeable compared to some of them.

    It's an entirely different thing to wish for a thinner, lighter 15" MBP without a CD drive. (I don't see this happening for a while though)
     
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  12. alexandero macrumors regular

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    We can now discuss if we want a 15" MBA or if we want a MBP 15" with SSD and without disk drive (aka the MBA enclosure), and the cool running 25W Sandy Bridge CPU instead of the 45W chips used in the MBPs.
     
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  14. lord patton macrumors 65816

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    IMO, that's exactly what will happen, although I think it will happen in 8 months with the ivy bridge update.
     
  15. IngerMan macrumors 6502a

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    If it weighed less then 4 pounds and and had a battery life of 10 hours...YES:D
     
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  17. MartiNZ macrumors 65816

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    That just occurred to me as well. It would be just like an artist carrying around their canvas. We could even get a full-size keyboard there :D.
     
  18. iRun26.2 macrumors 68000

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    My answer...

    No! The 13.3" version is already too big.
     
  19. alust2013, May 8, 2011
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    Nope. The point of the air is to be ultraportable, the whole 15" thing kinda defeats that. Plus I think it would look kinda weird. Plus, you can't say that the Air is going to replace the MBP anytime soon, as LV/ULV CPUs can't even come close to touching the quads in the current MBPs. Those things could even make a pretty powerful desktop.
     

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