- Dec 8, 2010
How many of us here planning on buying Air will get swayed if Retina come only for Macbook Pro 15/17.
I cannot see the need to increase the resolution on the 13.3" Air - it's great as is.
With the advent of thunderbolt and the ability to drive pretty hi-res external displays, again there's no need to add it in.
You need to be 30.8 inches away from 13.3'' MacBook Air for it to have same perceivable quality as iPhone at 12 inches. That is, at those distances both have angular resolution of 69.38 pixels per degree.I cannot see the need to increase the resolution on the 13.3" Air - it's great as is.
It's terms of battery, yes, but in terms of Mass production, I would assume 11 and 13 is much more capable than 15 and 17. I mean, the iPad is retina and is 10 inches. 10 to 17 is a big jump, 10 to 11 isn'tReally.. wouldn't it be easier to have retina in 15 where the battery life is more.
Also from the price spec sheet leaked today..looks like 11/13 air retain old prices while 15 has gone up in price, maybe 'coz of retina.
It's terms of battery, yes, but in terms of Mass production, I would assume 11 and 13 is much more capable than 15 and 17. I mean, the iPad is retina and is 10 inches. 10 to 17 is a big jump, 10 to 11 isn't
I wish. Considering the drop in SSD prices it should be reasonable, but I don't see it happening. Currently I'm planning on getting a 128 gb SSD model and a 64 gb SDXC card for music/video. That limits me to the 13". I'm not willing to pay $300 to get the 256 gb SSD model. If they upped the storage by 50% all my problems would be solved and I could seriously consider the 11".I am looking at Air 11 ultimate.. wish they bump the flash storage to at least 192 GB
I dnt think they use the regular SSD in Airs.. its their proprietary flash storage so cant say how much the price has dropped but i sure hope for a 50% storage bump.
if by 'Retina' you mean a high resolution display, then the current Air already has that.
it's an option on the 15" MBPro which may become standard.
currently it's not an option on the 13" MBPro but that may be about to change.
The ASUS Zenbook Prime will have an optional 1920x1080 screen in both the 11.6" and 13.3" versions. Right now the Air is 1366x768 and 1440x900, respectively.
I'd like to see a boost to 1920x1080, though I'm not holding my breath. We might just get spec bumps to the new Ivy Bridge chips, USB 3.0, and maybe dropping of the 2GB/64GB model.
An SD slot would be nice on the 11" but I figure that it's lacking due to either a) the smaller size or b) to establish another difference (besides screen size) between the two sizes. A man can always dream though.
You sure that doesn't have to do more with the fact your iPad has a wider color gamut IPS display, vs your MBA, which is a TN display with a lower gamut %?If the 15" Pro gets retina and the Air doesn't, I'll buy the Pro. Simple as that.
Ever since getting accustomed retina on the iPad, my MBA display looks like crap.