Do you watch films on your Air 13"?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Martylaa, Jul 12, 2013.

  1. Martylaa macrumors member

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    Do you watch films, shows etc on your Air 13"?
    If so what's the screen like for that, not sure if a Air will suffice or I get the Retina Pro?
     
  2. Lakailb87 macrumors regular

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    I watch films on the 11" and they look fantastic.. both screens are HD quality.. stepping up to retina will get you slightly more pixels only when watching a 1080p movie.
     
  3. filmbuff macrumors 6502a

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    I watch movies all the time on my 13". The contrast make it look really nice. Deep blacks and white whites are more important than resolution.
     
  4. thadoggfather macrumors 604

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    Videos/shows are more forgiving on non-retina than text.
     
  5. Mopar macrumors member

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    Watch them all the time on my 11". It's the perfect size for an aircraft tray. The 13" is a little too big to watch while flying . . . unless you're in business class.
     
  6. bax2003 macrumors 6502a

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    I watch very often on my 13" mid 2012 Air. No complains :D
     
  7. ylrd macrumors member

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    I do and it's a delight. No complaints at all.
     
  8. kahkityoong macrumors 6502

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    I do but have to say that about the only thing I preferred on my retina 13MBP's screen was watching HD video. It's OK on my 13MBA but not a patch on rMBP. For everything else I prefer the MBA.
     
  9. Tarrou8 macrumors member

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    Netflix and Youtube are quite nice on the 13" Air. Obviously the screen size isn't that large, but for casual use it's very enjoyable.
     
  10. thelookingglass macrumors 68000

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