Originally Posted by NYCMacFan
My point was on the overall real estate inside the 12inch PB case. They fit a lot in a small case and that was 4 years ago.
Maybe I'm looking at the wrong specs, but it looks like the old 12 inch PB was 50%+ thicker and similarly heavier. Overall, that's not nearly as small (in volume) as the new model, and that's with a smaller screen.
Could they have gone with a smaller screen to make it narrower? Sure.
Could they have gone for as narrow as possible with a 13 inch screen, and not cared how thick the box needed to be? Sure.
But I'm not convinced that either of those choices would have ended up with a better machine than what we're looking at now.
And I think the real test of a machine that is designed primarily for shape and size is to actually hold one in your hand, which it sounds like nobody on this forum has been able to do yet.
People bashed the "fatty" nano based on pictures, but people fall in love when they see them in person and get to hold them. Until people put an Air under one arm and whatever it is to be compared with under the other, we're all just wildly speculating.