Help.. [keep macbook? or wait and hope MBA with retina will show up soon?]

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by jasontran, Aug 3, 2015.

  1. jasontran macrumors newbie

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    i currently have 2010 MBA, which is probably the best laptop ever i owned, but it's showing its age. i recently bought the new macbook as replacement but couldnt get myself to open it because i fear of regrets. what i really want is a MBA with retina, but it doesn't look like it's coming anytime soon...so should i go ahead and keep the macbook? or wait and hope the MBA with retina will show up soon?

    thanks in advance
     
  2. Falcon9 macrumors member

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    I wouldn't hold my breath. In fact, (and keep in mind this is just my personal opinion) I think it's more likely Apple will discontinue the MacBook Air then give it a retina display.
     
  3. toddzrx macrumors 6502a

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  4. FuNGi macrumors 65816

    FuNGi

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    +2. No more MBA. The MB is the new MBA. Send it back since you obviously have a premonition of regret. Use your 2010 MBA until the spring when the second Skylake MB comes out. Get that one or rebuy a 2015 MB in the refurb store.
     
  5. Roman2K~ macrumors 6502a

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    +1

    I don't see a reason for the MBA to exist in the future. I think the only reason it's still around is its processor speed advantage (and maybe also for people to adjust to the single port). I bet they'll keep producing it until fanless processors catch up to the performance of current MBAs, put it in the MB and get rid of the Air range. Leaving a lean notebook lineup of just MacBook and MacBook Pro.
     
  6. Dayv macrumors 6502

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    Open and use your beautiful new Macbook. It is the new MBA.
     
  7. turbineseaplane macrumors 68020

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    MBA is dead.
    I'll bet we see a 14 or 15" Macbook Retina (non Pro) at some point...perhaps with a simultaneous "axe" on the Air line
     

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