So, which size 2012 MBA did you all end up getting/want to get?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Jobsian, Jun 23, 2012.


Which size MBA did you get/want to get.

  1. 11"

  2. 13"

  1. Jobsian macrumors 6502a


    Jul 30, 2009
    The popularity in past threads has been extremely close in some of the polls I've seen, almost a 50-50 split, indicating Apple got their market research spot on.

    Now that they're out, I wonder what the split on this forum is.
  2. mattopotamus macrumors G5


    Jun 12, 2012
    based on what i have been reading, i think it will be 50/50 again....good poll though.
  3. Sounds Good macrumors 68000

    Jul 8, 2007
    It'll be pretty darn close to 50/50 every time. Maybe 55/45.
  4. Smartie macrumors regular


    Apr 25, 2012
    Stockholm, Sweden
    I got the 13" because this will be our households only computer (except the ones we have for work) and thus the screen size was important. Portability not so much, only for vacations and then we can handle the extra pound.
  5. KPOM macrumors G5

    Oct 23, 2010
    Wow. So far it's about 75/25 for the 13". I'm guessing it will eventually even out.
  6. dkersten macrumors 6502a

    Nov 5, 2010
    I'm going with an 11in because I am pairing it with a Thunderbolt Display and also have a custom built windows desktop at my disposal. I was really looking for portability
  7. intervenient macrumors 6502a

    Jul 9, 2010
    13. Have an 11. Too small for a daily driver.
  8. Zzari macrumors member

    Apr 27, 2012
    Seattle, WA
    Originally planned on getting the 13" but fell in love with the form factor of 11". The screen really isn't that bad - I really like the high PPI. I have a 13 MBP and 27 iMac, so the 11 Air is by no means my main computer, and I figured having a 13 Air and 13 MBP would be redundant.

    Ended up purchasing the 11" i7/8GB/256GB today and it's awesome :) Going out of town for 2 weeks starting Monday, so I plan on giving it a "test run!" Hopefully it doesn't disappoint!
  9. tdhurst macrumors 601


    Dec 27, 2003
    Phoenix, AZ

    Wanted to go super portable.

    Was worried it would be too small.

    the 11.6" is just right for me.

    Probably not for anyone that doesn't do as much simple reading and writing as I do, though.
  10. Jobsian thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Jul 30, 2009
    Totally in love with the 11" form factor too, when carrying it around it's barely noticeable.

    This poll so far is a whitewash for the 13" buyers. Where are you 11"ers!
  11. kierennyc macrumors regular

    Dec 3, 2008
    I got the 2012 11' (i7, 8GB ram, 256GB SSD) and I love it - Its now my main machine.

    For a few days I contemplated taking it back for a 13', but I decided the smaller screen is fine for my needs (web/email/media) and that the added portability make it the perfect grab and go computer.
  12. norneDK macrumors member

    Nov 6, 2011
    I'm also getting the 11". Coming from an iBook 12" as my first portable Mac, I really found it a bit of a shame that they increased the screen size to 13". The 12" was ideal and followed me everywhere.

    The MacBook G4 was also fine, but for some reason my current MBP 13" (2010) doesn't get out much. I don't know why it seems so heavy? I've been resisting the new iPad and still use my original iPad for Flipboard etc.

    The 11" is going to be a more productive portable than the iPad, and I can't wait to use it for traveling, libraries, coffee shops etc. Wish I'd had one during my studies, but I waited for the new version (8/128) and this one will be my graduation gift instead.
  13. Sack macrumors newbie

    Jun 18, 2006
    I ordered (and am still waiting on) the 13". Portability is a very important factor, but since I'm coming from a 15" HP laptop, the 13" MBA will already be a huge step up.
  14. KPOM macrumors G5

    Oct 23, 2010
    Right here. I switched to the 11" with the 2010 model and haven't looked back. Of course, I do have a work notebook with a 14" screen (an aging Core 2 Duo with a 5400rpm HDD), but I would gladly use either the 11" or 13" Air at the office if I could.
  15. petsk macrumors 6502


    Oct 13, 2009
    Northern Europe
    Went with 11"/128GB/8GB, moving down from a 15" high res MBP. Lets see how it goes when I get the Air next week :)
  16. andrepelly macrumors newbie

    Jun 16, 2012
    same here.
    Let's go 11ers!
  17. RodPinto macrumors regular

    May 16, 2012
    I'm going with A 11, i7/8/256! Coming from a mbp 15 2010! Loving the portability/power!
  18. Acorn macrumors 68020


    Jan 2, 2009
    I chose 13 this time and glad i did. I had an 11 inch 2010 mac air and it was just ok. the 13 really isnt much bigger to me to handle then the 11 so. im enjoying the 13 way more and love the extra battery life.
  19. RodPinto macrumors regular

    May 16, 2012
    You're wrong! The 11 inch is much better! I feel sorry for you!
  20. Sounds Good macrumors 68000

    Jul 8, 2007
    Good to hear. I think I'm going with the 13" :)
  21. glen e macrumors 68030

    Jun 19, 2010
    Ft Lauderdale
    I had an 11 and now a 12 11".....the 12 is faster but the 11 was fast enuf for my msoffice and YouTube. I just like buying new stuff...bad addiction....
  22. lls4f macrumors regular

    Apr 2, 2012
    United States
    I got the 13in. I've had it for almost a week now. I don't even notice the difference in screen size from my old computer, which was a 14in dell, because of how much better everything looks on this computer. Super happy with the 13, and can definitely see myself using this in grad school happily without an external monitor.
  23. Higgs1 macrumors 6502


    Jun 6, 2009
    Brooklyn, NY
    Originally got a 13/i7/8/256. Just returned it yesterday, waiting for my 11/i7/8/512 to ship!!!
  24. RocketRed macrumors 6502a

    Jan 25, 2012
    i like my 13-inch.

    11-inch is just too small for me.
  25. mikeray macrumors regular

    Jan 17, 2006
    Brooklyn, NY
    That's the 11" config I am getting! Amazing how the 11" airs can have these reasonable specs now. I was waiting for this to happen!!

    I have a 27" Cinema Display (the older non-thunderboldt version), and I am wishing/hoping this will feel just like a desktop when plugged in.

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