Any chance we see a higher screen resolution?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Bokes, Oct 28, 2009.

  1. Bokes macrumors 6502

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    I'm looking to pull the trigger on a macAir
    I would use it for travel, writing and viewing QT files.
    I currently have the 17" and of course the screen resolution is
    very nice- but it a bit of beast to lug about.

    I think the current specs on the rev C are more than I need-
    so any speed bumps or more RAM is of no concern.
    But if Apple was to up the screen rez- I might wait.
    Any chance?
     
  2. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    I've been waiting for higher res screens across the board as well, hopefully they'll do it. For now all I can do is run the scaling script but that leaves other artefacts to worry about.
     
  3. Scottsdale macrumors 601

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    I doubt it. I really wish it was an option, as I would love 1440x900 on the MBA. Apple is really set on making the experience good for an average user. The average user might not be able to see if images and text are smaller to support higher resolution. Then why not leave the lower resolution as the default setting.

    Apparently Apple makes the most money just selling standard configurations. I don't understand why I cannot order a fully customized Mac with every BTO option selected totaling $5k. I would go crazy. $1000 for OLED display, check. $800 for 256 GB SSD, check. $800 for 8 GB RAM, check. $200 for silver keyboard, check. $100 for glass trackpad, check. $500 for dedicated graphics, check. $500 for docking pad with wireless charging, check. $500 for black aluminum, check. You get the point, if there were $5k in BTO options I would check every one. I am a fanboy and that's what we do. Why cannot APPL take advantage of me and make the value of my APPL go through the roof?

    I just feel Apple is missing out on the opportunity for more revenues and higher margins...
     
  4. Bokes thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Haha- $500 for black aluminum- I like that!
    Of course there's always colorware- but I'd rather the black come from Apple.
     
  5. Hands Sandon macrumors 6502

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    Why don't you just get the new tablet instead with it's high dpi count. Maybe Apple or an aftermarket company will offer a keyboard/case/stand/even extra battery life, all in one for it, too?
     
  6. aaquib macrumors 65816

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    It's because you represent an extremely small part of the market. It's probably not worth it to Apple to adjust their manufacturing when they'd barely get any interested takers.
     
  7. Scottsdale macrumors 601

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    I agree. My point wasn't for them to offer all of those features... was trying to be funny. But my point is there needs to be a BTO options for those of us who are willing to spend a lot more money for CERTAIN features. Display resolution seems like one of maybe four BTO options that should be available.

    Display
    RAM
    CPU
    Graphics

    Apple could make a lot of money featuring these as BTO options. I agree that maybe the MBA is too niche of a market in the first place. But Apple has gone to the extreme of almost no options on the MacBook even now. Does that make sense?

    i once saw Apple as the king of incremental updates/features to ensure high sales... where has that gone with ZERO options in the MBA and almost zero in the MacBook?
     

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