specs for new MBA 11" and 13" ?

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  1. sparkie7 macrumors 68000

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    Can anyone bullet point what the new specs are?

    thanks :D
     
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    There are no specs available for the rumored refresh. They won't be available until Apple officially announces the refresh.
     
  3. sparkie7 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Thanks pal :D

    All I want in the update is:

    1. Backlit keyboard
    2. White or silver keys
    3. Non-glossy/glassy screen
    4. Retina screen - right to the edges
    5. 8GB RAM option
    6. 256 SSD minimum
    7. SD Card Slot
    8. Thunderbolt
    9. GPU to drive 3x 30" screens
    10. Removable SSD

    Is that to much to ask? :p;)
     
  5. Kyllle macrumors 6502

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    1. maybe
    2. no
    3. no
    4. no
    5. maybe
    6. no
    7. already has it
    8. probably
    9. no
    10. maybe
     
  6. sparkie7 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    whut?

    3. we're going to get glass/glossy displays?
    7. 11" doesn't have it currently

    Additional

    11. Removable battery
     
  7. NutsNGum macrumors 68030

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    3. Yes, just as they are just now.
    7. No space on the logic board for a card reader
    11. Not a chance, you can't even remove the battery on the MacBook Pro.
     
  8. Kyllle macrumors 6502

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    Originally he said non glossy, and I assumed he was referring to antiglare, which I don't think will happen.
     
  9. sparkie7 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Shag no. You must be pulling my chain?

    The MBA screen with semi-matte display is one if the main reasons the MBA is such a great machine.

    Please  please don't put that POS glass over the display. At the very least give us a BTO option for a matte/AG display
     
  10. NutsNGum macrumors 68030

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    I think you may be getting confused. The screen will more than likely be the same as the one they currently have. The fact is that no one really knows anything, the best we can do is make educated guesses. Don't worry about it, it's just a computer. If you don't like it, you don't have to buy it.
     
  11. sparkie7 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Call me impatient, but I've been waiting since the MBA V1.0 to buy it. I have held off as I didn't think it was worth biting till this month hopefully. I think its time for the MBA to replace my MBP in my purchase decisions.

    Three years and 7 months in 'puter yrs is a long f'kin time to wait *ack*
     
  12. Veinticinco macrumors 6502a

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    A retina screen? WTF? :confused:

    The new MBAs will get the new CPU/GPU architecture, Thunderbolt/MDP, slightly improved battery life, and maybe 4GB RAM stock if you're lucky. The only possible 'advance' I can see is maybe 3G connectivity, but that's at a push.

    Other than that, Apple will tell you to keep whistlin'...
     
  13. sparkie7 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Its not completely out of the realms of possibility. If anyone is going to do it, its .
     
  14. Veinticinco macrumors 6502a

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    I'm not saying it's not technically possible but with the current MBA already (finally after all the rev.B/C issues) having very decent hi-res display, it's simply not necessary not to mention nowhere remotely cost-effective on the MBA. Leave 'retina' and OLED to the iOS devices.

    Oh and 'edge to edge' screen is just a stupid suggestion for a laptop structurally speaking, no offence. I'd settle for a slimmed down bezel myself.
     
  15. sparkie7 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    why should the iOS devices get all the glory. the MBA is the flagship top-line notebook. if anything it should be sporting the best screen available. BTO option for those that want to pay the premium

    anything is possible. i go for a 1. if i get a 2 i'm happy. ie. slime down is a good start
     
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    :rolleyes:
     
  17. smali macrumors regular

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    Really? Sorry but that is really sad.
     
  18. NutsNGum macrumors 68030

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    Eh? It's an expensive entry-level laptop. One which I would quite happily buy, but nevertheless it most certainly isn't their premium, flagship, all-the-bells-and-whistles model.
     
  19. drewyboy macrumors 65816

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    If you really want retina, would you pay 2x the base price for the 11? Cuz that's probably what it would cost to get "retina" display for that size.
     
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    Agreed. The MBA is an ultraportable, and top-line notebook it is not. The processors on the MBA are outclassed by the MacBook (currently).
     
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  22. Azathoth macrumors 6502a

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    You realise that the current MBA has a glossy screen, right?
    The MBP (standard) has a piece of glass/plastic over the glossy screen, making it uber-glossy (the technical term).

    The (really) old Apple laptops, and the 'AG' BTO MBP15/MBP17 have matte screens, which Apple stupidly and confusingly call 'Anti-glare', rather than the industry standard 'matte'.
     
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