How long are you getting out of your 11"?Yes.
Loved my wife's 2010 13" MBA so much, I bought a 2011 11" MBA - which has been a little bit disappointing. Battery life is poor, the trackpad has had issues and I'm no fan of Lion.
So all I want from the next 11" MBA are the following:
* Longer battery life (better battery or Ivy Bridge CPU - or both)
* SIM card slot to connect directly to mobile networks (like the iPad)
* Better trackpad
Any of those would make me upgrade (especially battery life - the 13" already has phenomenal battery life, but not the 11").
That's the problem. I'm no longer infatuated with the 11" Air (low batt life, screen too small) so if I can sell it then I definitely want a 13". But then the dilemma becomes whether or not it's smart to buy a 2011 machine in 2012.If you are happy with your "old" one, just stay with it!
What's the deal with Retina, how much better is the screen technology compared to the current Macbook Airs?Anyway, the only things I want in a 2012 MBA is USB3, Retina (pending a battery that can handle it) and less bezel. if they don't give this stuff then I'll gladly buy a 2011 13" at a step clearance discount because those are fantastic computers.
That's pretty much what I get out of mine. Sometimes a little over three hours if I'm watching a movie loaded on to my SSD, but just surfing the net and doing nothing else I'm lucky to get three hours.How long are you getting out of your 11"?
I'm getting around 3 hours, very dissapointed with the battery life
I upgraded to a retina iPad and the difference is remarkable but not as "essential" as the iPad board would lead you to believe. To be honest, it leans more on hype than real world usage because in the end then you'll be able to see things "better" but won't necessarily be able to do anything "new". And if it comes with a huge battery hit then I can see it not being ready for this gen of MacBooks. But the reason I'm eager to see if it will exist is because it sucks to miss out on "new tech" because you couldn't wait a month longer.What's the deal with Retina, how much better is the screen technology compared to the current Macbook Airs?