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

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  1. vodkaPT macrumors member

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  2. jamesjingyi macrumors 6502a

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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!
     
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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".
     
  5. kodeman53 macrumors 65816

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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?
     
  6. dkersten macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
  7. kustardking macrumors regular

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    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.
     
  8. kodeman53 macrumors 65816

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    Duh, on my part. :D
     
  9. Stetrain, Aug 14, 2012
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    The MBA screen is already very thin. Stretching it to the edges would diminish drastically its solidity.
     
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  12. Stetrain macrumors 68040

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    There used to be a 12" Powerbook, as well as 12" and 14" iBooks. ;)
     

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