Macbook Air Thiness than and now...What do you think?

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  1. GadgetGeek407 macrumors 6502a

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    I remember the first macbook air model it was completely thin ALL around Super SLIM and than when they come out with the new redesign a while back they said it was the slimmest yet but why does it look thicker to me, in terms of how it starts thick and tapers down, anyone else agree its not as thin as the original or am i missing something?
     
  2. Titanium81 macrumors 6502a

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    The edges are rounded on the original MacBook Air which makes it appear thinner.

    I prefer the latest design, it's look a lot sharper :)
     
  3. misterneums macrumors 6502

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    I had a hard time personally with the fist Macbook Air's--mostly due to the computer stats and costs.
     
  4. Titanium81 macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, it definitely wasn't worth $1,799! :eek:
     
  5. GadgetGeek407 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    agreed however today it is still $1700 for a ultimate model now granted TODAY you get i7 and 256 SSD which is a huge plus. I still think its ridiculous expensive. My mentality is its got less material make it less expensive :) :p
     
  6. Titanium81 macrumors 6502a

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    IF only Apple thought like that
     
  7. jmpnop macrumors 6502a

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    Its called Apple tax;)
     
  8. rezenclowd3 macrumors 6502a

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    If only the cars were the same as well :rolleyes: Lighter generally means more resources were poured into the design/engineering methinks from my internet engineer armchair...
     
  9. bizzle macrumors 6502a

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    Even with a Speck case it's thin enough. I wouldn't want it any thinner.
     
  10. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    No, it's called engineering, and more stringent design limits/tolerances. ;)
     
  11. GadgetGeek407 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Funny enough Im a used car dealer lol www.sunshineautomall.com
     
  12. xkmxkmxlmx macrumors 6502a

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    I personally prefer the older design. I just don't like the wedge look of the new one.
     
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    The original Macbook Air was 0.72" thick at the thickest point. The new models are only 0.68" thick at the thickest point.
     
  15. DieterRams, Aug 22, 2011
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    I felt this way too when the new MBA design debuted. It looked thicker! And all because the tapering all around the edges was no longer part of the design. The wedge just looks thick, even if it is actually thinner overall. Definitely prefer the old design from an aesthetic point of view. But it only had room for one USB port so... wedge it is. Unless they can go back to the all-around slim-tapered design and still retain the same ports as now.

    Actually I could probably live with one USB. I'd only personally use it for my iPhone anyway. No other major devices. Ok maybe an external drive but I have a plug adapter for the iPhone anyhow. And plus, you could also use a USB hub (you could on the old one right? I remember it was supposed to be high-powered). So maybe it could work for me. Bring on the old design ;)
     
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  17. ZBoater macrumors G3

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    Agreed.

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  18. urkel macrumors 68030

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    IMO (and apologies to those it offends) but "Thin" is stupid.

    Obviously going thinner is nice but at some point it doesn't even matter and all this tapering and rounded corners in order to appear thinner becomes more about form than function because any 13" Air still requires a 13" backpack.

    To me, the place where the big comparison of "Then and Now" is the introduction of the 11". Todays 11" has nearly the same power as the 13" yet its ridiculously tiny and even breaks the rules by selling CHEAPER than its bigger counterpart.

    Im not saying the 13" is bad. Im just saying that if the 11" never came out then I'd be very unimpressed with the evolution of the Macbook Air.
     
  19. ZBoater macrumors G3

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    Oh no, not another 11 vs. 13 thread... :rolleyes:

    I agree that the 11" is fantastic. Powerful, small, thin. But for some of us, there is such a thing as too small. I want powerful, small, thin, and comfortable to work on too. The 13" is a lot closer to a full blown laptop in terms of screen real estate but it is MacBook Air thin. That is very impressive.

    I'm just glad we have choices, because if the 13" MBA did not exist, I'd very likely get a 13" MBP. I spend too much time in front of my laptop to work on such a small screen. YMMV.
     
  20. misterneums macrumors 6502

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    Haha yea. Granted I was all for the 11.6", but practicality won out.
     
  21. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    You mean disregard engineering entirely? Yea, we have dozens of other companies for that. :rolleyes:
     
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  23. ZBoater macrumors G3

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    Of what?
     
  24. Xgm541 macrumors 6502a

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    of the topic of the thread
     

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