Comments on: Apple 11″ Macbook Air: No compromise http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2013/02/15/apple-11-macbook-air-no-compromise/ Where media and technology meet Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:48:25 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Yodabeesh http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2013/02/15/apple-11-macbook-air-no-compromise/#comment-443040 Wed, 06 Mar 2013 13:32:25 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=36294#comment-443040 Great review. I currently have an MBA 13″ from 2010. As it is, I use an external monitor, bluetooth keyboard and magic trackpad since I multi-task at my desk. Glad to see that they’ve expanded the SSD to 512GB. When I purchased my MBA, 256GB was the highest that you could go. As a result, I’ve had to keep all of my movies on an external HDD, which hasn’t been a big deal, but it would be nice to keep movies on my MBA for travel purposes. The SD slot is not a killer as it’s easy enough to buy an inexpensive SD reader. One thing that I’d love is an HDMI cable. Currently, I’m using a mini-display port adapter to digital. External monitors are getting sharper with HDMI. Retina display is a “nice-to-have”. Anyway, it will be interesting if there are going to be further improvements as CY2013 trudges along. It sounds like updates may be forthcoming?

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By: Rossthebossi http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2013/02/15/apple-11-macbook-air-no-compromise/#comment-442727 Sun, 17 Feb 2013 12:24:06 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=36294#comment-442727 I agree. I have no desire for an iPad, mini or large. As far as I’m concerned they’re not for creating. My day to day paperwork involves numerous file formats, cross referencing and editing documents and audio files, running OSX or Win specific software exchanging files where there’s no or limited internet (often wired), various printers means that a ‘proper’ computer is the only way.

An iPad is for consuming…and it can be costly to consume those videos and media. I can view video files in any format on a proper computer, rip my home DVDs to watch on the go. Retail DVDs are often a whole lot cheaper than the iTunes Store, especially TV shows. Often more than 60% cheaper! I don’t want to carry another device, and i can run iOS app on my iphone.

As most international travelers will know, wifi isn’t always available so cloud computing isn’t all that useful. Sometimes only wired internet is possible which isn’t compatible with an iOS device.

I have an old fading 13″ Air and occasionally use an 11″. If only the 11″ had a 256GB SSD as standard!

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By: airr http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2013/02/15/apple-11-macbook-air-no-compromise/#comment-442697 Sat, 16 Feb 2013 00:08:39 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=36294#comment-442697 I’m waiting for a 17 inch Macbook Air!
I’ve had the 13 inch since day one and it’s been great.
I think that you forget the Baby Boomers, the next big consumer wave.

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By: wthcares http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2013/02/15/apple-11-macbook-air-no-compromise/#comment-442696 Fri, 15 Feb 2013 23:49:08 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=36294#comment-442696 Screen size is a pretty important factor for some things which is why I chose a 15″ Retina for my latest laptop. I’m one of those mainframe “dinosaurs” that logs on and uses TSO ISPF to code in Assembler, and I need several TSO sessions (windows) in order to do the things I need to do. I sold my 13″ MBP because even that was too small. IMO a smaller screen makes no difference only if you need to run document apps for basic writing tasks, or sit back and surf the web.

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By: Cranberries http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2013/02/15/apple-11-macbook-air-no-compromise/#comment-442694 Fri, 15 Feb 2013 22:21:23 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=36294#comment-442694 You and your puny Mac. Get a real computer bub. Like the one I use. 8 core 4.7 ghz. 16 gigs of ram, dual crossfire 7970s, three 30 inch screens, 3D desktop. Eat me.

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By: thismarty http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2013/02/15/apple-11-macbook-air-no-compromise/#comment-442693 Fri, 15 Feb 2013 22:14:49 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=36294#comment-442693 Wait, Reuters, where’s the boligatory Apple hating? Couldn’t you worm a little in?

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By: jorge62 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2013/02/15/apple-11-macbook-air-no-compromise/#comment-442690 Fri, 15 Feb 2013 20:52:39 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=36294#comment-442690 I will not be downsizing from by 15 ‘ mac book pro retinal anytime soon. It kicks azz. The 15 display is still small for me but I could not resist a machine with so much power. I have it hooked up to an external monitor, keyboard, speakers and it works great as a development machine. I am a programmer.

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