Why not the 12" rMB? It's smaller than the 11" MBA while still having a bigger, better display, so if ultimate portability is your goal, that seems the better option.the 11inch MacBook air is the perfect size for ultimate portability. I don't see why Apple couldn't have made an 11inch in the new form factor for $999. its ridiculous.
and at some point, they ditch core m and move to a competent processor.The writing was on the wall when the new retina Macbook was released.
It's a real shame, because the Air range made owning a Mac affordable. Let's hope the Macbook goes the way of the Air... starts out expensive and eventually becomes affordable for everyone. And that Apple add a couple of extra ports so no-one needs to buy ugly, unnecessary dongles.
I have the ultimate, - which was CTO in 2014 - 8 GB RAM, 512 GB SSD, and Core i7.Ah well it was nice while it lasted. What's the opposite of buyer's remorse... because that's what I have right now.
I bought an 11" last June, and I'm completely happy with this computer. (except for the large bezel... but I can live with this.) I was a bit concerned that an update would come along.
I almost wish I went with the Ultimate, because it would be great to have the best final MBA 11" ever made. As is I have to make due with the 256GB version (with 8GB and i7)... oh well.
I don't really know what Apple want's their Mac computers to be anymore. It's clear they want the casual use computer crowd to use an iPad. In just a few more years the iPad line will completely eclipse the MBA line in performance, if they even keep the 13" MBA around for much longer.
Ah well... Come on 11" 2015 MBA let's ride out this macOS train for 10 years you and me...
Unfortunately, that is all too true.iPads. The touchbar is the first step in that direction.
I suspect that Apple will not actively offer it to the education market, but continue to make them available based on existing contracts.Turns out that reports of the 11" MBA death are premature. Apple will still offer it to the education market. I guess nobody else needs an inexpensive powerful laptop...
There are Windows PCs in the same price range or less with similar specs. Apple has never been interested in selling Macbooks to the very budget conscious, which is why even though they certainly make a profit off of Macs, they never account for more than 10% of the personal computer market.Turns out that reports of the 11" MBA death are premature. Apple will still offer it to the education market. I guess nobody else needs an inexpensive powerful laptop...