So, are you guys really interested in 11.6 inch MBA?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by hcho3, Oct 18, 2010.

  1. hcho3 macrumors 68030

    May 13, 2010
    Steve jobs once said that he doesn't want any compromises on MBA and he went 13.3 inch display. So, 11.6?

    Who really wants 11.6 inch MBA?
  2. ahlong macrumors newbie

    Oct 1, 2010
    it really depends on the size of the keyboard, bezel, and screen resolution

    if they could maintain a relatively large sized keyboard with a good resolution, I'm definitely interested...

    the MBA is more of a supplement computer as opposed to a main computer for me
  3. Disc Golfer macrumors 6502a

    Dec 17, 2009
    The 12" powerbooks were some of Apple's best portables. If an 11.6" mba can be the 2010 equivalent, could be a winner.
  4. hikeNM macrumors 6502a

    Sep 29, 2004
    Somewhere close to a dairy in East Texas
    Yeah, I would definitely be interested. My wife and I travel alot on motorcycles and space is always at a premium. An iPad is out of the question since we update our website daily using iWeb and use many other programs like Pages, Numbers, and iMovie, while we're traveling.

    We've got the current MBA, but having a smaller version of it would be really good.

    We had a 12 inch iBook, before the Air, and I really liked the size of it better than the Air, but it's weight was too much.

    If the rumors are true, I'm sure we'll be upgrading.
  5. alexalas macrumors newbie

    Apr 13, 2010
    No Way

    I'm happy with the size of my MBA, I'm not interested.
  6. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    I can't say anything, yet. I have to see it in nature before I can judge it. If the specs and price are right, then I may be interested. However, I have my eyes targeted on 13" model, just hoping that it'll be cheaper.
  7. Tilpots macrumors 601


    Apr 19, 2006
    Carolina Beach, NC
    If they will price it in line with the least expensive MacBook, I'm very interested.
  8. Scarpad macrumors 68000


    Jan 13, 2005
  9. SandboxGeneral Moderator emeritus


    Sep 8, 2010
    No interest here for the 11" model. I'm hoping for a less expensive 13" model with more RAM.
  10. macgrl macrumors 65816

    Jul 17, 2008
    Looking forward to a 13 inch model I personally have no interest in anything smaller. I cam see why people would want the 11.6 though
  11. iCheddar macrumors 6502a


    Apr 30, 2007
    South Dakota
    I'm not committed, but I'm definitely interested.

    I moved from a 13" Macbook Pro to an iPad because I wanted portability, but the keyboard simply doesn't cut it for day in and day out typing work.

    What I love about my iPad is that it is something that I not only can take anywhere, but also something that I want to take anywhere with me. So yes, I have this great device that I'll take anywhere, but I simply can't accomplish all that much with it...thus, my interest in a Macbook Air.

    I know that I wouldn't bring a 13" notebook with me, but I might bring an 11" notebook with me.

    Either way, it'll come down to battery life and price point. If the battery life is adequate for all day use (6-10) hours, and if the price point is around a grand, I'll definitely be wanting one.
  12. reebzor macrumors 6502a


    Jul 18, 2008
    Philadelphia, PA
    Depends on the price tag.

    <$600, sign me up. Any more won't be worth it.
  13. lulla01 macrumors 68020


    Jul 13, 2007

    11 inches for me is too small. I have an ipad and iphone along with a 13 inch air and and 27 inch imac. the 13 inch air is showing its age recently, it just needs a revamping just like the macbook pro got 2 years ago. New look, new technology and pioneer technology that no other apple computers have.
  14. cleric macrumors 6502a


    Jun 7, 2008
    Minneapolis, MN
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    Keyboard size and resolution make the deal. Also assuming it has the same specs.
  15. blairh macrumors 68040


    Dec 11, 2007
    There is going to be a huge demand for an 11.6" MBA (myself included). Assuming it's specs aren't awful expect it to be a big seller for Apple.
  16. cleric macrumors 6502a


    Jun 7, 2008
    Minneapolis, MN
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    I think $1400 with 4gb of ram and core i7 with at least 64gb ssd(hopefully fast) would be fair.
  17. happyslayer macrumors 6502a


    Feb 3, 2008
    Glendale, AZ
    I go back and forth on this... I love the idea of an even smaller and lighter MacBook Air because I carry it with me everywhere I go.

    On the other hand, I do a lot of writing in my free time and do a lot of "dialing-in" through remote desktop to my customer's servers. So if the keyboard is much smaller or the screen resolution is a lot lower, that would be an issue for me.

    If they (Apple) give us a choice - 11.6 or 13.3 - then I'll decide then. If, for some reason, they change it to be ONLY an 11.6, then that is what I'll get and Ill just have to deal with it. I don't want to go back to carrying 5 lbs of laptop and charger with me all the time like it was before the Air.

    I am very excited either way, as my RevB Air is finally ready to be retired I think.

    Looking forward to Wednesday!
  18. mr0c macrumors regular


    Jul 5, 2010
    Virginia, US
    I too am keen on the 13" as I'm looking to replace my MacBook Pro (2007, 2.2Ghz), well actually work is taking it back and I'm not working there anymore :(

    I didn't think 13" would be enough but a trip down the Apple Store last week convinced me it would do the job just fine .... and the Air has the big advantage on weight ... if it has 4GB of memory (and with i7 660UE or similar) I'll be buying one as soon as Steve says GO! I think $1400 is reasonable ... even more so with the way the $ is against the £ ;)
  19. unagimiyagi macrumors 6502a

    Jun 9, 2009
    Anyone who is remotely a gadget enthusiast would buy the 11.6" air vs an ipad.

    It's got a built in kickstand for watching videos b/c it's a laptop.
    You can run full-fledged mac os x programs and other mainstream programs
    It's got a keyboard
    This should be as heavy as just carrying an ipad + a keyboard.

    I'd actually expect the ipad to get a price drop by $100 but if I were Apple, the ipad is obviously selling well, so making people choose would be fine with me. Apple customers are willing to shell out whatever Apple asks. Cannibalism of their products is driven by overlapping functionality, not by price.
  20. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    I would be fine with C2D though wouldn't mind having an i7 there. All I want is 4GB of RAM (or upgradeable RAM), SSD and better battery life.
  21. you39 macrumors regular

    Mar 21, 2010
  22. PhelpsiPhan macrumors 6502


    Dec 31, 2009
    New Jersey
    I think it is totally reasonable to expect the keyboard to be full size. Just gotta make it go to the edges of the computer like the old 12" ibooks and powerbooks. If they do this i would be very interested!
  23. Spacekatgal macrumors regular


    Jun 9, 2009
    I'm incredibly skeptical about it, but I'll withhold judgement. Apple, generally speaking, does not make products that aren't well thought out. I think if they released something impossible to read, it would hurt their reputation.

    Obviously, I'd be far more interested in the 13.

  24. aberrero macrumors 6502a

    Jan 12, 2010
    Keyboard is easy. an 11.6" macbook will potentially be slightly wider than the 12" PB.

    I know that I wouldn't spend more than about $50 more for a 13.3" version, especially if the 11.6" is appreciably smaller and lighter.

    If they can make this thing with similar or better specs to the current MBP13 and sell it for under $1200, I will be very interested.

    Seriously hoping for a core i7, but we all know how Apple is...
  25. n2arkitektur macrumors member


    Jun 25, 2010
    11" would not work for me, but the current rumors are that we will have the option of 11" and 13". We won't really know till Wednesday. All of the rumors that have culminated lately, tell me I'm going to have to get an MBP and an iPad. I've been waiting for an update to the current MBA for almost a year. If they gut it and make it undersized & underpowered, I will remove it from consideration. If they keep a 13" option with a decent processor and an upgrade path to more ram and hard drive space, then I almost certainly will buy one at any price. We won't know till Wednesday.

    Put me in the NO column on the 11", though.

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