Any of you guys regret buying the small air for lack of screen real estate?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by bouncer1, Oct 26, 2010.

  1. bouncer1 macrumors 6502

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    Give us the heads up. It will be very helpful coming from people who 've already had some time playing with these new babies. Helpful for people still on the fence such as myself.
     
  2. BryanLyle macrumors 6502a

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    I went more for portability with the 11 inch model. If I need screen real estate, I will hook it up to my ACD.
     
  3. Tilpots macrumors 601

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    Just go look at one and make up your own mind.
     
  4. netdog macrumors 603

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    Harsh.
     
  5. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    Not harsh but realistic. No one can decide for the OP how much resolution he/she needs.
     
  6. Tilpots macrumors 601

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    Really? It's an 11" screen! Either you want a screen that small or you don't. Somebody else's opinion on something like this is useless.
     
  7. falconeight Guest

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    but true
     
  8. Surely Guest

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    Seriously.:rolleyes:

    Imagine, someone asking for advice based on other people's experience.....how awful.


    I would imagine that, as a poster above mentioned, you could always hook the Air up to an external monitor if you need the screen real estate for whatever reason.
     
  9. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    The 11" MBA does have roughly the same real estate as the 13" MBP, if that gives you an idea, although it's 16:9 rather than 16:10
     
  10. Forgeron macrumors member

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    I didn't think the difference was very big when I held them in the apple store. It's only a 1,4 inch diference anyways.

    For that reason I'd go with the 11,6 inch. It's a lot cheaper. :)
     
  11. powerbook911 macrumors 68040

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    I don't think the screen real estate is a major buying decision.

    I think the buying decision comes down to:

    1) Those who want the smallest computer for portability, easy of carrying, and cool factor (11 inch).

    2) Those who want a machine closer to the performance of a regular MacBook (13 inch).


    I have not decided which category I fall in yet.
     
  12. jmoore5196 macrumors 6502a

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    I owned a Revision 'B' MBA and loved it ... I finally sold it when I felt the updates were due. Then I waited, and waited, and waited some more.

    I went to the Apple Store intending to buy the new 13" MBA, but I was swayed by the rave reviews and the actual user experience. I was almost to the point of purchasing an 11.6" machine and decided to sleep on it.

    I went back to the Apple Store early this morning - thanks for being open at all hours, Fifth Avenue! - and tried both machines. While the 11.6" MBA is a fantastic little laptop, I could envision myself being continually frustrated by having to scroll down the screen in documents and webpages.

    I finally handed over the cash for a 13" MBA. I have yet to open the box, however ... I guess I could be swayed yet again. Both are beautiful machines, and both are solid travel alternatives to my i5 15" MBP. That's all I want or could expect. Those thinking a $999 MBA should be some sort of supercomputer are bound to be forever disappointed in Apple.
     
  13. bouncer1 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks. Should I reply to this? Probably not.:apple:


    Oh I see, so that's what you think...hmmm.. and you 've never asked anyone who bought a product before (a car, a tv, a fridge) what their experiences are, because for example when I was buying a tv all my friends told me go for a large one because they look deceptively larger than they are at the store and if you buy a smaller one and use it for a while you are probably going to regret not buying a larger one. As I said I probably shouldn't have replied to you because you apparently have an attitude issue, but anyway... I hope this thread does not go south because you decided to "contribute".
     
  14. Tilpots macrumors 601

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    Will an XL T-shirt fit me?:rolleyes:
     
  15. hahaland macrumors newbie

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    11.6MBA screen= 10.11"x5.69"
    13.3MBA = 11.27x7.04

    viewing area of 11.6 is about 72.5% of 13.3
    ....
     
  16. falconeight Guest

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    very true
     
  17. bouncer1 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Come on man, there are better things to do than piss on this thread... Ok we get it, you are smart, what I am asking is moronic, but it's time for you to move on...
     
  18. netdog macrumors 603

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    The OP's question was a valid one.

    He was asking people who might have more experience with the screen than someone who used one at the Apple Store for a few minutes.

    He was asking for opinions. We ask for and give a lot of opinions here. The guy's response was inappropriate and rude.
     
  19. acron1 macrumors regular

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    screen is fine...

    ... however a better CPU, larger than 128 GB SSD, backlit keyboard and a SD card slot would be REALY nice...:)
     
  20. Scott6666 macrumors 65816

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    +1 It's a reasonable question. I too would like the 11" but some perspectives on whether the small screen works for people or not would be helpful.

    What I don't understand is for those who don't think this is a reasonable thread why they bother to boast criticisms. Why not just SILENTLY move on?

    If it ain't helpful, don't post and personal criticisms are almost always NOT helpful.
     
  21. Surely Guest

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    Don't sweat it..... some people have taken the time to answer.......


    :)
     
  22. Tilpots macrumors 601

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  24. Surely Guest

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    A link to a search doesn't work for others.

    I wasn't aware that we were supposed to stalk the OP's post history before responding to a thread.
     
  25. Moodikar macrumors regular

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    It is your own opinion that will really determine what you'd like. It may take some playing at the store.

    This question is the same as asking windows versus Mac. They are different but have followers on both sides.

    If you are looking to see if the machine is flawed or missing features, that's understandable but 11 versus anything is basically personal preference in the end.
     

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