Anyone wants a thinner MacBook Air?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Retina MacBook, Jul 27, 2012.

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  1. Retina MacBook macrumors regular

    Jul 19, 2012
    Does anyone wants to loose of a few mm on the MacBook Air? Just wondering if you're satisfied with the computer's thinness.

    If Apple DOES make the MacBook Air thinner, they could reclaim the title "World's Thinnest Notebook" again.
  2. JSalig macrumors 6502

    Oct 30, 2010
    I think the form factor is just right. There is a such thing as too thin. Any thinner and I'd start to get worried about heat distribution, component failures, etc.
  3. Jb07 macrumors 6502

    Oct 31, 2011
    I would like Apple to make the MBA slimmer if the parts allow it, not just to reclaim a lost title.
  4. Snowshiro macrumors 6502

    Jan 12, 2008

    What's the current record holder?
  5. macneubie macrumors regular

    Aug 8, 2011
    if apple decides to make even thinner airs, then i think they might resort to using something that is even stronger and lighter than aluminium, as the thinner it gets, the more flexing it becomes.
  6. HotRodGuy macrumors regular

    Jan 28, 2008
    Huntington Beach, CA -> Raleigh, NC
    acer released one that's 15mm wide at it's wides spot
  7. Barna Biro macrumors 6502a

    Barna Biro

    Sep 25, 2011
    Zug, Switzerland
    The Air is quite good the way it is. If the hardware will eventually allow it to get thinner, it will be also great... but as someone else already pointed out: if that time were to come, they need to start using something else than aluminium.
  8. Pivs macrumors member

    Jul 2, 2012
    They can already cut fruit, so I'd say they are thin enough.

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  9. Abazigal macrumors G3


    Jul 18, 2011
    If they do manage to squeeze any more space out of that thing (say a thinner screen allowing for a slightly thicker body, I would rather they use that extra room for stuff like better battery. Past a certain point, I feel there is just not much advantage to a laptop getting any thinner, considering the tradeoffs.
  10. Jb07 macrumors 6502

    Oct 31, 2011
    The Samsung Series 9.
  11. plucky duck macrumors 6502a

    Jan 5, 2012
    I have both right now, and yes the Series 9 does look very sexy, but using it it does feel a tad too small and thin to comfortably hold and use. Especially in bed when it's lightweight body tends to not sit in one place and slides off easily.

    The Air feels just right, being about half a lb heavier, has just the right amount of heft to it.
  12. weckart macrumors 601

    Nov 7, 2004
  13. dyn macrumors 68030

    Aug 8, 2009
    I want them to make the front end a little bit thicker like the MBP Retina. It makes for a much sturdier machine and it creates space for more/thicker battery cells which will make for a much longer batterylife. If they'd add a 3g modem that can use the current micro-sim than this would make the ultimate MBA for me. A proper roadwarrior.
  14. bembol macrumors 65816


    Jul 29, 2006
    I think we are pushing, do you really need thinner? Lighter, sure go ahead.

    It's like the NANO SIM CARDS they're using for the iPhone 5. We're going to need tweezers to handle them by the time iPhone 6 comes out.

    My new 2012 13" is almost as thin as my Samsung Galaxy S3, so I'm happy with it.
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