Originally Posted by jacobo007
i don´t think you can put a full size keyboard alongside an 11.6 display
Having actually measured with a measuring tape, I have no doubt that Apple can put the current keyboard into an 11.6" MBA.
Originally Posted by myapplelove
I wouldn't replace my pbook 12" which already has about a cm more vertical real estate than the 13" air with an even smaller v. screen size model, no way.
I replaced my 12" PowerBook with a MBA that had 32 pixels more
vertical real estate. 1280x800 trumps 1024x768 and will continue to do so when the former is 11.6". Unfortunately, I had to give up my MBA because 2GB of ram made it nearly unusable for me.
Originally Posted by Splinemodel
Unless you're a waif model, at this point there is absolutely no reason to get the Air instead of the MBP 13.
Rubbish! Many of us fight the 8kg weight limit for airline carry-on bags several times per week. A reduction in weight is worth about $1000 per 100g to me.
Originally Posted by antkm1
a $799 11.6" MBA
ROTFLMAO! I cannot imagine a MBA priced below $1199.
Originally Posted by solipsism
The width of a 11.6" 16:10 display is 9.84" across and the width of the 12.1" 4:3 display is 9.67", or 0.17" wider than the 12" PB. The only issue may be the death of the multi-touch trackpad.
PS: After doing all these calculations based on this 11.6" display size and assuming a 16:10 aspect ratio it seems to me there is enough circumstantial evidence at makes this an ideal for all hinges discussed. Therefore I'm heavily leaning toward this being likely. Now, what do you think is likely for the other HW?
I'm expecting the new MBA to include:
- 1280x800 at a pixel density similar to that of the 17" and new 15" MBPs
- exactly the same keyboard used in current Apple laptops
- multitouch trackpad
- 4GB of ram directly on the motherboard
- 128GB (low-end model) and 256GB (high end model) SSD directly on the motherboard (no HD possibility)
- the above would give us the same upgradability that the iPad has, meaning lower weight, cost, thickness, and greater reliability