will MBA come out 15" series?with bigger battery 10hour+?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by jameshk, Jul 21, 2011.

  1. jameshk macrumors member

    Jul 19, 2011
    i was very supprising when MBA 2011 coming out...but wish it have 15"...13 seem small to me..and why MBA can't install antiglare screen??:confused:
  2. Muncher macrumors 65816


    Apr 19, 2007
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    Have you actually used the 13? The high resolution display makes it feel larger than it is. The mba has an antiglare screen; all macs lacking the black border around the screen have antiglare.
  3. CP1091 macrumors regular


    Aug 28, 2007
    The MBA is meant for portability.. They simply have no reason right now to make it with a bigger screen. The battery is another story. That will change with time.
  4. jameshk thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 19, 2011
    i see at apple website i compare mba n mbp it said air is glossy widescreen only...and what made me said 13" is small...i use stereo maker software to make 3D in full screen...so it make me hard to see the image..last time i was using 13" mba because of my eye problem...i change it to mbp 15...but mbp 15 kinda heavy...and slow on bootup...i dunno why...mba boot into mac veryyy super fast...how come ar??
  5. stevenpa macrumors 6502

    Jun 28, 2011
    Will Apple give me a 75 core ivybridge in my 11 inch 1600000x900000 ultra HDHDHDHDHDHDHD screen with GTX580 and 2TB SSD? Will it be make from carbon fiber? Can I get a 10 year lasting nuclear battery that does not need to be charged ever?

    Also I forgot can I get 500GB memory? And it needs to be under .5 pounds. And be fully waterproof.
  6. stevenpa macrumors 6502

    Jun 28, 2011
    On a more serious note you can just get a privacy filter that takes away the gloss.
  7. jameshk thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 19, 2011
    steven...are u crazy?with such many resolution can u see it?:eek:

    til the day u die i'm sure no such thing will happen...:D
  8. jameshk thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 19, 2011
    hey steven !!! apple is going to lunch 15" ultra think macbook!! how u feel now?? still day dreaming with ya spec? :D:D:D:D:D:D:D:p
  9. Stein357 macrumors 6502

    Jun 18, 2010
    Rip City
    I would expect Apple to release a redesiged MBP series soon, seems the next logical step for them to take.
  10. hcho3 macrumors 68030

    May 13, 2010
    I want my MBA to come with Super, Ultra, Ultimate Retina Display. Until this happen, I will not stop crying. Give it to me apple.
  11. jameshk thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 19, 2011
    haha...ultimate retina u must ask steven...she is the expert on dreaming...:cool:
  12. jameshk thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 19, 2011
  13. GadgetGeek407 macrumors 6502a

    Mar 26, 2009
    actually interesting enough they are in the final stages of finishing up a 15" ultra thin macbook pro, optical drives are out
  14. misterneums macrumors 6502

    Nov 2, 2009
    @the OP

    There are two ways that you'll ever see a 10 hour battery.

    1.) You'll buy one of those external battery packs that double/triple/quadruple/etc the Wattage/Hour of the MBA.
    2.) You'll use a processor that is extremely slow, and doesn't support any boosting and uses minimal power (See the A4? chip in the iPad.)
  15. WhitneyGail macrumors newbie

    Jul 30, 2011
  16. KohPhiPhi macrumors 6502a

    Feb 9, 2011
    What'd be the point in a 15" or 17" MBA? I mean, MBA is all about portability, and you cant feasibly push portability beyond the 13" mark. It's like creating a Ferrari powered by a diesel engine... what's the freaking point?
  17. jackyyeow macrumors 6502

    Jul 5, 2011
    To me 13" has the best balance between battery/weight/size. I believe 15" will have more battery life/higher res display but Apple might put higher clock speed processor (highly unlikely quadcore) so maybe still around 7 hours battery life. Apple would be out of their mind offering more battery life than their Pro lines.:eek:

    ...are we seeing another $400 price differences perhaps? They might put in 512GB SSD which add another $800~$1000 upgrade fee me thinks.
  18. jackyyeow macrumors 6502

    Jul 5, 2011
    Weight. Their MBP 15" is much too heavy. from 11" to 13" the weight is added by about 300grams+, so from 13" to 15" we expected to see the machine weights around 1.8KG~2KG. Sounds like a sweet deal for those who want a powerful mobile workstation on the go.
  19. jameshk thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 19, 2011
    can't u feel 13" is very small...for some kid is still ok..

    13 and 15 is really big different...when have bigger screen...edit video and photo the feeling is very relaxing..
  20. jameshk thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 19, 2011
    yaya...i'm hoping can get sata3 power!! 550mb/s

  21. Abstract macrumors Penryn


    Dec 27, 2002
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    To answer the OP's question, the answer is yes.

    It is inevitable that computers start shipping without proper disk drives. The real question is "when"? I don't know when. Nobody knows when it'll happen. However, I doubt Apple is going to continue to release the MBP in its current form factor for too much longer. The biggest issue may be SSD storage capacity, and/or SSD supply issues, and/or the cost of the higher capacity SSD drives, rather than a lack of desire to release such products tomorrow.

    Also, what gets released may not be called a 15" MBA, but a 15" MBP. Maybe it'll be a uniform thickness throughout rather than use a tapered design (e.g. ~0.68", which is the max thickness of the current MBAs), which may allow for a faster processor and also a much larger battery to be used in the system.

    All we can do is guess.
  22. KohPhiPhi macrumors 6502a

    Feb 9, 2011
    Ultra-light weight matters on portable laptops (13" and below). A 15" or 17" laptop is not really a portable laptop, thus the weight battle becomes less important.

    I think Apple is taking the right approach here: aim towards ultra performance with their MBP line and ultra portability with their MBA line. The 13" MBA with an i7, a 256 SDD and 1400x900 screen res is already a fine compromise between the two.

    Creating a 15" MBA would cannibalize the sales for their 15" MBP. If they're to create a 15" and 17" MBA, they might as well get rid of the MBP family altogether as they would simply overlap just like the old White Macbook overlapped the 13" MPB, and thus they eventually discontinued the Macbook White.

    So the question is not whether they should create a 15" and 17" MBA, but rather whether they should continue with the MBP family at all since product-overlapping is certainly not a good business practice (as proven, again, by the white Macbook)
  23. jackyyeow macrumors 6502

    Jul 5, 2011
    Actually I do agree.

    In fact, whether it's going to be 500~700grams difference compared to the Pro lines, IMHO anything beyond 1.5KG is going to start giving the shoulder some effort. 1.3KG to me is still some weight though I'm perfectly happy with it, and not wanting anything heavier.
  24. jackyyeow macrumors 6502

    Jul 5, 2011
    Nope, anything bigger will be too big for the bag or on my lap.:D

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