Many consumers think 2012 MacBook Air 11-inch is better than 13-inch version

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  1. tim100 macrumors 65816

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    I love how so many reporters write articles on technical topics like computers, yet illustrate their lack of understanding of the basics:
    Even if this is a simple typo, I see too many articles on computer-related topics written by reporters who clearly don't understand fully what they're writing about.
     
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    BRB getting on the ferris wheel.
     
  4. tmarks11 macrumors 6502

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    It is not a simple typo, it demonstrates both a lack of comprehension AND the inability to do the minimum amount of research. And the failure of the editor to submit the article for any sort of technical review. Ignoring the Hz vs Byte stupidity for a moment...

    The base model MBA comes with 4GB of RAM. so the author's recommendation to ensure you get at least 4GB of RAM is kind of idiotic. At least he could have spent 30 sec and browsed to Apple's website to find out the minimum specs.

    So if he didn't research that basic bit of information, it means that he probably made everything else up as well.

    Really? Cause I think the main difference is the screen dimensions and the size/weight of the case.

    Deadline must have been ticking, and he filled his column with drivel.
     
  5. NewbieCanada macrumors 68030

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    Writers for examiner.com are many things, but certainly not journalists. They generally regurgitate material from other places. Since there's no link to the CNN story we have no idea what he's actually talking about.

    And neither does he.
     
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    With your MacBook Air?
     
  7. shamash macrumors 6502a

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    Of course. Some of us need to use our computers on a carnival ride.
     
  8. OnceYouGoMac macrumors 6502

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    But why?? :confused:
     
  9. shamash macrumors 6502a

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    I'd ask the people who wrote that article. They probably know better than me. :D
     
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    That's the joke......
     
  11. shamash macrumors 6502a

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    I couldn't tell if he was serious or reverse-trolling :p
     
  12. tim100 macrumors 65816

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    how about the premise the 11 inch is better than the 13? what do you think? do people want the 11 inch mba but buy the 13 inch mba to be more practicable. does the 11 inch have the cool factor?
     
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    Ah I think I get it now. It's hot where I am and my brain melted a bit in the heat :eek:
     
  14. NewbieCanada macrumors 68030

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    I've owned both. My 13 was replaced by my Retina, and the 11 replaced an iPad. Both served very different needs. The 11 looks a bit cooler closed, but the 13 looks better open - there's considerably more workspace on the screen between the larger screen and higher resolution.

    I don't think I'd want the 11 as a main laptop. Of course it's just fine in clamshell mode with an external monitor. Both are more than adequate for typical office tasks of spreadsheets, email, word processing and web. Indeed, both are more powerful than the computers we use in our office!
     
  15. HishamAkhtar macrumors 6502a

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    The 11 inch is the new 13 inch.

    The 13 inch is the new 15 inch.

    The 15 inch is the new 17 inch.
     
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    Silver is the new white...

    I just look forward to when black raises its dirty little head again...
     
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    Many consumers can think whatever they want... but at the time of purchase, YOU should get whatever fits YOUR needs and budget the best way possible. :) Different people have different needs...
     
  18. Dustman macrumors 65816

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    if you need the smallest mac laptop possible, the 11-inch IS better than the 13-inch. That said I feel the 11-inch is just too small for me to be a primary computer.
     
  19. tim100 macrumors 65816

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    this is so true.
     
  20. lowbelly macrumors member

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    Love my 11". When you max it out, it's only a few bucks cheaper than the 13" maxed out, but I wanted the smallest thing I could get. I've been training myself to use full-screen apps.
     
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    Hold on, wait for me :D
     
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    Or not :)
     
  24. entatlrg thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I searched for the CNN "technology minute" article or video they're quoting but couldn't find it.
     

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