Can MBA 13.3 become 14'' keeping its external size?

jamesjingyi

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Would be nice, using more of the body's space with more screen real-estate... However, they probably wont change... Like them with the iPad Mini, they just cba!
 

kodeman53

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filmbuff

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Since there's slightly less than .75" between the corner of the existing screen and the 'black gasket', no.
How does that keep us from having a 14" screen? If the screen was extended all the way to the black gasket it would be almost 15".
 

kodeman53

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How does that keep us from having a 14" screen? If the screen was extended all the way to the black gasket it would be almost 15".
1. Screens are measured on the diagonal. 13.3 + .7 = 14
2. If the screen extended to the black gasket, what would hold the LCD in place?
 

dkersten

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I that case I hope the 11.6 Air would become close to 13 in. That would be the greatest laptop ever made if they could improve the battery an hour or two.
 

kustardking

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1. Screens are measured on the diagonal. 13.3 + .7 = 14
2. If the screen extended to the black gasket, what would hold the LCD in place?
But it's .75" of bezel on *each* corner, right? So we're actually looking at 1.5" of bezel on the diagonal. The total diagonal of the lid is 15", so it would be 1/3 less bezel with a 14" screen.

Personally, I'd love to see a 1600 (or 2880) pixel wide screen on the Air, but I don't expect that to happen any time soon.