Is the trackpad bigger on the Macbook than the rMBP?

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  1. mxidis88 macrumors member

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    I was wondering what the dimensions of the trackpad are on the nMB. I believe it's the same size as the 13" Air or rMBP, but it looks bigger in pictures. Does anyone have any hard info on the size of the trackpad?
     
  2. JTToft macrumors 68040

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    I'd bet it's the same size. It probably looks bigger because the laptop as a whole is smaller (28.05 cm wide).

    Assuming Apple's marketing pictures are accurate, you could figure out the trackpad size from them.
     
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  4. Mcdevidr macrumors 6502a

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    I was actually wondering the same. It looks wider.
     
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    I'm not an expert in how this is usually done, but logically I think this would work.

    I used the ruler tool in photoshop to determine that the trackpad is 40.12% of the width of the macbook (using the photo that shows it from an overhead view.

    The MacBook according to the tech specs page is 11.04 inches wide. That makes the trackpad 4.43 inches wide.

    Doing the same thing with the 13" MacBook Pro Retina, I got that the trackpad is 33.2% of the width of the computer.

    Doing the same math that makes the trackpad on the macbook pro retina 4.10 inches wide. If the official specs for that have been posted somewhere, you can use that to figure out how close I am with these measurements, but I couldn't find them anywhere.

    So I'm guessing that the trackpad in the MacBook is slightly wider than the one in the MacBook Pro.
     
  6. iRun26.2 macrumors 68000

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    That goes against what I would expect.
     
  7. Mcdevidr macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks. Yea it definitely looks wider in the pics by about that much. I wonder what the utility would be?
     
  8. appleguy123 macrumors 603

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    I just measured the trackpad in my MacBook Air and it is exactly 4.1 inches wide so I'm almost certain I'm right about this now.
     
  9. JTToft macrumors 68040

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    - You are, assuming Apple's pictures are accurate.
     
  10. PDFierro macrumors 68040

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    I believe Apple said it's almost as the big as the one on 13-inch models.
     
  11. ByteTheBooty macrumors regular

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    I think its the same size but the corner are just sharper
     
  12. appleguy123 macrumors 603

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    Going by the images:

    The MacBook's trackpad is 2.66" tall.

    MacBook Pro's is 2.97" Tall.

    MacBook=4.43*2.66=11.78 square inches.

    MacBook Pro=4.1*2.97=12.18 square inches

    So the MacBook Pro's is slightly bigger in terms of total area, but the MacBook's is wider.
     
  13. iRun26.2 macrumors 68000

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    I hope it is bigger than the one on my 11" MBA.
     

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