About to order MBA but hesitant

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by VanDerMac, Sep 14, 2014.

  1. VanDerMac macrumors newbie

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    I like the 11" best for its size. However despite the fact that I find the 13" too big I prefer the trackpad on the 13" because it's bigger. Why couldn't they make the trackpads the same size :mad:

    I'm leaning towards i7/8/512 configuration but pretty baffled right now because of trackpad size.
     
  2. DancyMunchkin macrumors member

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    How could Apple make the trackpad bigger on the MBA11 without shrinking the keyboard or making the MBA11 bigger over all?

    Regardless, it's irrelevant since Apple doesn't offer a larger trackpad option unless you buy an external one.
     
  3. skaertus macrumors 68030

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    The trackpad is smaller because the standard-sized trackpad does not fit the 11-inch Air. Can't you wait for Apple to release the next-generation 12-inch retina MacBook Air, which, according to all rumors, is coming this year or next? It will probably have a standard-sized trackpad, a better screen and will probably keep about the same size.
     
  4. Mrbobb macrumors 601

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    Look at this way, if u came in from Windows world, the trackpad is already an upgrade!
     
  5. capathy21 macrumors 65816

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    Don't worry about the track pad. Sure it is smaller on the 11, but if you like the overall size of the 11 get it. You will adjust to a smaller track pad. The track pad on the 13 is very nice but you also have a lot of extra space around the wrist area to accommodate that large track pad which means its footprint is significantly larger.

    Everything is a trade off and if the overall size of the machine is most important, you will adapt to the smaller track pad.
     
  6. Dweez macrumors 65816

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    And I would cast my vote for the 13", as it was my preference. The 11" just felt too small for me.

    $0.02 worth.
     
  7. MacModMachine macrumors 68020

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    ill second this,

    my preference is 13" , because of the trackpad and insane battery (getting 12-15hr)
     

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