Any chances of a MBA 15in anytime soon?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by jmichael99, Aug 15, 2012.

  1. jmichael99, Aug 15, 2012
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    jmichael99 macrumors member

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    Looking to get my first mac once my sony laptop dies. I got to play around on the MBA13 and i do like it. I want the thinness and light weight of the Air.

    Maybe one will come out when the Iphone is announced?
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    My guess it that the MBP with Retina Display is basically filling this slot.
     
  3. jmichael99 thread starter macrumors member

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  4. DVD9 macrumors 6502a

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    Welcome to the world of Apple computing.
     
  5. dwburnell macrumors regular

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    From the way the Retina Macbook Pro is, my theory is that Apple will eventually combine the Pro's and Air's. I mean the 13" MBP and MBA are pretty much the same.
     
  6. NutsNGum macrumors 68030

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    The concept of a 15" Air seems to slightly defeat the purpose to me. I agree with Robbie that it's likely we won't ever see it due to the rMBP.
     
  7. TC25 macrumors 68020

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    Then get the MBP with the standard screen.
     
  8. OnceYouGoMac macrumors 6502

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    Exactly. Nobody's forcing you to buy the rMBP.
     
  9. stchman macrumors 6502a

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    IMO, the MBA is an affordable Apple computing product when compared to other machines. Problem is when you add a few features, the price balloons quickly.
     
  10. thekev macrumors 604

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    It will eventually trickle into the $1800 slot. Expect this within 2 years. They always introduce these things at the highest price points, make the highest margins on them, then as the manufacturing process evens itself out, they end up in less expensive models as well. $1800 models refurbished in basic configurations for a current generation tend to fall around 10-15% off. 15% is realistic enough, and this would give you a machine below $1700, or you may find a deal from one of the third party retailers. Given the relative pricing of the 13" Air, you may simply need a small amount of elasticity in your budget. I'm just not sure I see the 15" models dropping much lower new. The 15" models used to be more than they are today.

    I see much of their leverage for budget restricted consumers falling into the refurbished market. We hear about many returns, which means they're likely sitting on a lot of refurbished units. They're still trying to clear a number of 2011 units. This is likely due to a loose return policy. It wasn't always this way. They may be trying to clear 2011s so as not to lose sales when introducing used 2012 options. I can't remember what they were charging on refurbished 2011s prior to 2012 availability.
     
  11. HishamAkhtar macrumors 6502a

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    Try the rMBP.
     
  12. KPOM macrumors G5

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    We may see a 13 MacBook Pro with Retina display. I don't see a non-Retina 15" MacBook Air coming, though. There is just too much overlap with the 13" Air.
     

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