Does Anyone Want a 14" Macbook Air

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by psister2, Jun 6, 2008.

  1. psister2 macrumors newbie

    Jul 20, 2007
    If you look at the spy photo of the banners already up at the WWDC hall, you can see 2 macbook airs... one of them has a different screen bezel... is this the rumored 14" macbook air?

    Does anyone really want a big Macbook Air? Kinda defeats the purpose... or does it?

    What do you think?

    This site shows a good look at the different screens in the posters
  2. ZiggyPastorius macrumors 68040


    Sep 16, 2007
    Berklee College of Music
    You know, for me, reading these kinds of articles is kind of like watching Loose Change. Completely ridiculous and kind of embarassing. I don't want to say anything personally about the author of this article, but to look at a blow-up of an iPhone and go "iPhone...or iPhone TABLET?!?!" is kind of going over the edge in speculation. Not that there's anything wrong with it! I'm not saying he should take his article down, or we should not talk about rumours, but for me, some of them just seem a bit dumb.
  3. Santa Rosa macrumors 65816

    Santa Rosa

    Aug 22, 2007
    Its silly speculation. Its just that the image in the banner has been stretched to fit. You can also see that the iPhone is stretched as well.

    Ask yourself do you seriously think Apple would release that?

    Im sure your saying to yourself no, and that would be the correct answer!!! :D
  4. EglMtn macrumors member

    Jun 5, 2008
    there is really no reason to have a 13 inch Macbook Air and a 14 inch Macbook Air. It seems kind of pointless to have both.
  5. iToaster macrumors 68000


    May 3, 2007
    In front of my MacBook Pro
    I say they slim down the bezel to MBP width and give us a smaller MBA, but I think the base of this thread is just pointless.
  6. poisonapple macrumors member

    May 7, 2008
    Silicon Valley
    I think people see what they want to see. I can't see why :apple: would bother with a 14" MBA. The wide aspect of the 13" gives you plenty.

    I think it's speculation by people who don't have girlfriends, or wives, or lives... ;)
  7. ayeying macrumors 601


    Dec 5, 2007
    Yay Area, CA
    a 15.4" MacBook Pro (using MacBook Air design) maybe. A 14" MacBook air, I don't think so.
  8. Philflow macrumors 65816

    May 7, 2008
    That's what I thought. Or a new 14,1" Macbook using MBA design.
  9. elppa macrumors 68040


    Nov 26, 2003
    Can you find me a 14" widescreen display?

    I'm sure it was mainly used for 4:3 aspect ratios.

    I don't think Apple will go back to that, not now.
  10. queshy macrumors 68040


    Apr 2, 2005
    Not gonna happen. It will make it too confusing for people. Do I need 13? 14" 15" There's very little dividing the 2 models and customers will never be sure which one to get. 13 and 15 is a good way to diversify their product line.
  11. asphyxiafeeling macrumors regular


    May 31, 2008
    Cali baby!
    as everyone else has already stated-

    sounds ridiculous and stupid. (just like Loose Change)
  12. neiltc13 macrumors 68040


    May 27, 2006
    Do people honestly believe the only reason the Air is the size it is right now is because the bezel around the screen is so large? :D
  13. Jiddick ExRex macrumors 65816

    Jiddick ExRex

    May 14, 2006
    Roskilde, DK
  14. Philflow macrumors 65816

    May 7, 2008
    For example: HP 6910p, Acer and more. 14,1" 1200*800 widescreen.
  15. nick9191 macrumors 68040

    Feb 17, 2008
    Yeah because Apple always puts its up and coming products on a banner for the world to see before they actually announce them.

    Same res as the current MB and MBA 13.3" screens, no thanks.
  16. elppa macrumors 68040


    Nov 26, 2003
    Interesting, Apple used to do a 14.1" 1024 x 768 screen for iBook, so technically the 1280 x 800 13.3" for MacBook does a little better.

    I can't see the advantage of having a 14" screen over a 13.3" screen if they both have the same resolution.
  17. Philflow macrumors 65816

    May 7, 2008
    Well the question was are there 14,1" widescreens? so i answered that.

    And yes you can also get higher resolution: 1440*900 in 14,1" widescreen. Dell Inspiron 1420 is one such example. Lenovo propably has this too.
  18. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    Well the Lenovo X300 has a 13" 1440x900 screen that's also LED backlit; tell me why move to 14" when it's already available for the 13"?
  19. Abstract macrumors Penryn


    Dec 27, 2002
    Location Location Location
    Hmmm.....13.3", or 14.1". This would be a tough decision for any buyer, I'm sure. Should I go for the ultra-portable, or the bigger, heavier version?
  20. iceman1234 macrumors member


    May 27, 2008
    wouldn't a bigger screen defeat the purpose of the MBA...

    I want the standard macbook to look like a fat MBA:D
  21. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

    Tallest Skil

    Aug 13, 2006
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    What about that fairly recent article about Apple's future products?

    Digital picture frame? Remote control?!

    How blasphemously idiotic can you get?
  22. Philflow macrumors 65816

    May 7, 2008
    Well I personally prefer my 13,3" to be 1280*800, because the readability is better.

    1440*900 would be a good resolution for a 15,4" in my opinion.

    I don't like tweaking fontsizes and zooming.

    But ofcourse this will be different for everyone, just a matter of taste.

    PS. Those pictures at WWDC might aswell be a 15,4", or am i missing something?
  23. thisonechance macrumors regular

    Feb 22, 2007
    Chicago, IL
    Everything that banner leads me to believe the issues people are seeing can be corrected by stretching the banner horizontally. Maybe the angle has skewed the banner, maybe it was printed incorrectly, but it is definitely not a 14 inch mba. If someone cares to try and stretch the image horizontally, maybe we can stop this foolishness.

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