New 13" MBP smaller than Macbook Air 13"?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by st0k3d, Oct 30, 2013.

  1. st0k3d macrumors member

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    So I just received my new BTO 13" Macbook Pro in the mail, and I was taken back by its size. I was just expecting it to be bigger... I said to myself, it seems smaller than the Macbook air... well... it is.

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  2. Meister Suspended

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    I have both here.
    The Air is definitly lighter and thinner. It also feels more robust and durable.
    The rmbp is light but still feels larger the air.
     
  3. KUguardgrl13 macrumors 68020

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    The new rMBP definitely feels a lot smaller than my mid-2009 MBP. And it makes sense that the area is smaller than the MBA since it's thicker; more vertical space for the internals.
     
  4. dmk1974 macrumors 68000

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    Huh? What AREA are they looking at? The footprints are (discounting the rounded corners):

    13" rMBP: 106.4 sq.in.
    13" MBA: 114.4 sq.in

    MBA footprint is 7.5% larger, not 3%.
     
  5. AlecMyrddyn macrumors 6502

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    The are volume calculations, not area. Depth x width x maximum height.

    So they are wrong for the MBA because it's tapered, and they didn't account for that.
     
  6. smokedog macrumors regular

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    The rMBP is smaller than the MBA but for some reason it still feels bigger and quite a lot heavy.

    The rMBP on top of the MBA
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    rMBP on the left.
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