Macbook Air as limiting form factor of Macbook

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by theotherguy, Jan 16, 2008.

  1. theotherguy macrumors member

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    I suppose the MacBook won't get much, if any slimmer in future revisions since in doing so it would encroach and take away from the MBA's largest differential; it's thickness.

    Kind of bummed, but not too much to care. Was assuming they would do a slightly slimmer redesign when they switch out for LED's on the MB. Any slimmer and the argument against the MBA becomes "no DVD/CD, less HD, etc for $800 more and only slightly skinnier?" for the majority of consumers looking at MB & MBA.
     
  2. elcid macrumors 6502

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    I eat the .25 of an inch and keep all the features of a full fledged laptop.
     
  3. butterfly0fdoom macrumors 6502a

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    Actually, the MB will probably be exactly 1" thin like the MBPs once it gets its aluminum enclosure that Apple has hinted at. I'm guessing that it's because of the polycarbonate that the MB is .08" thicker than the MBP (the nano got .01" thinner between the 1G and 2G models).
     
  4. Hls811 macrumors 6502a

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    When did Apple hint an an aluminum enclosure for the MacBook?
     
  5. butterfly0fdoom macrumors 6502a

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    When they stated that they would be shifting to using aluminum in their products. Someone else provided such a citation in a different thread.
     

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