Educated guess about Macbook 13 weight

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by unagimiyagi, Jul 21, 2016.

  1. unagimiyagi macrumors 6502a

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    Hi, the oracle (Ming Chi Kuo) says there's going to be a 13" Macbook. Seems odd to me to make one given there's a 12 incher, but in any event, how much would such a notebook weigh?

    How much would a 15" macbook weigh?

    Side note: No idea why Apple does not simply make 3 notebooks of each line: small, medium, large. Everything in life is that way! It is not confusing.
    The Macbook line, then the Macbook Pro line.
    Macbook 11, 13, 15; Macbook pro 11, 13, 15.
    Or Even Macbook 13 or 15. Macbook pro 13 or 15.

    This has got to be way less confusing than they have it now. Do I want the 13" air, old macbook pro, or new macbook pro with retina display? Do I wan an 11" air or a 12" macbook? It's like the opposite of simplicity.
    People should not be forced to choose a screen size, and then a design. Do I want a smaller screen with the air design. Or a newer design with less ports but with a bigger screen?
    It should be pick your notebook line and then screen size. Done.
     
  2. ShionoyaTamaki macrumors 6502

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    rMB 12" is 2.03lbs, a 13" version would probably be 2.5lb

    rMBP13 is 3.48lbs, the redesign would probably push it down to 3lb which is the same weight as the macbook air 13"; so why have both? I think the Macbook Air will be phased out.

    Apple will be left with only three models rMB 12", rMBP 13.3" & rMBP 15.4" to choose from.
     
  3. deeddawg macrumors 604

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    Yes, the current lineup is disjointed. Presumably they're in transition.

    The Air is a dead man walking. Maybe it'll be kept around as a cheap option the way the non-retina MBP has been allowed to sit in the corner where it wasn't bothering anybody, but as a model line there's no logical future for it.

    I don't see where there'd be enough differentiation between a 13 or 15" Macbook and a similar size Macbook Pro. The Macbook's aim is ultraportability which sort of goes against the idea of going bigger. If the rMBPs are slimmed down as anticipated, there will be further lack of differentiation. Thus my prediction is the same; we will end up with the rMB 12, the 13.3 and 15.4 (or 14 & 16) rMBPs, and a maybe a "funny uncle" previous model for whatever reason they've kept the MBP13 around.
     

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