Hello :) - 12" MBA Procesaor and RAM size?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by igmolinav, Dec 24, 2014.

  1. igmolinav macrumors 65816

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    Hello,

    What is the least expected or already speculated size of the new coming
    12" MBA Processor and minimum
    RAM size ???

    Thank you in advance, kind regards,

    Igmolinav : ) !!!
     
  2. Altemose macrumors G3

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    The rumored 12" MacBook Air is just a rumor so far. There is no official information as of yet.
     
  3. tdhurst macrumors 68040

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    HUh?

    2.x something.
    8+ gigs.

    But seriously, who knows?
     
  4. Scepticalscribe Contributor

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    We don't know. At this stage, we can only speculate.

    However, a good starting point to any speculation would be to take a long, hard look at what is available at present, and see what improvements can be made. Thus, I, personally, would assume that the base model might be - that is, might be, several steps above the existing base model for an 11" or 13" MBA.


    Exactly.
     
  5. Meister Suspended

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    Only rumors so far.

    I suspect
    - a much weaker mobile processor at about the same low clock speed as the entry mba now.
    - a gpu upgrade.
    - same RAM and SSD configurations available.

    ----------

    The Air is aimed at users who want maximum battery life and portability.
    Pumping up specs like clockspeed and RAM go against that.
    The typical mba buyer has no use for massive amounts of ram and high speed processors. All they create is heat and power problems.
    This is why they have kept those TN panels in the mbas so far.
    Now :apple: is pushed to integrate higher res screens into their mba.
    This requires good gpu performance.
     
  6. Newtons Apple macrumors G5

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    What I want most on the 12" MBA is a 13" screen! Unless they can squeeze a 14" in there with less bezel!:eek:
     
  7. tdhurst macrumors 68040

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    ...

    What is wrong with you?
     
  8. Newtons Apple macrumors G5

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    Not a thing, I wonder about you wanting a tiny little 12" screen.:eek:
     
  9. tdhurst macrumors 68040

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    12" powerbook

    12" Powerbook was my favorite computer EVER.

    Granted, its 1024x768 screen wouldn't fly now, but it's nice to have a fully-featured computer in a small form.

    Even better when there's an external monitor for prolonged desk use.
     
  10. Newtons Apple macrumors G5

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    I see that you have you wants and I repect that but 12" screen is too smal in my opinion. If Apple goes with a 12", I will move to a MBPro but would rather have the thinner and light MBA. I use mine 90% out in the field on sites with AutoCad, Excel, etc.

    I would bet you have a better chance in getting your 12 than me seeing a 13" MBA so I will likely have to move to a MBPro sooner or later.

    Happy New Year
     
  11. Truefan31 macrumors 68040

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    Iris pro graphics
    Retina screen
    Same ram and ssd

    12 or 13 inch I'm buying
     
  12. tdhurst macrumors 68040

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    yup

    I tried the 11' MBA and now use a 13" MBP. With the slimming down because of the lost optical drive, the .5 extra lbs from the 13" MBA to the 13" MBP was an easy compromise, especially with the retina display.
     
  13. Newtons Apple macrumors G5

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    My loaded 13" MBAir has been great so far and handled anything I have tossed at it. But it's screen size is right at the lower edge of acceptability and I will not go smaller. I hope that Apple never gets rid of the 13" MBPro as it will likely be what I have to move to when I need to make a move if they only have 12" MBAirs.
     

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