Why an 11.88-Inch Retina MacBook Air Makes Sense

Why an 11.88-Inch Retina MacBook Air Makes Sense

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Recent rumors have Apple releasing a 12-Inch MacBook Air with Retina Display. In October, a report from DisplaySearch predicted the laptop would sport a 2304x1440 resolution. A few days later, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo corroborated the report saying the 12-Inch MacBook would be released in Q2 or Q3 of 2014.

A recent report from analyst Daniel Matte suggests that rather than 2304x1440; a resolution of 2732 x 1536 would make perfect sense.

It turns out that an ~11.88” Retina MacBook Air with a 2732 x 1536 resolution happens to have the exact same pixel density as the 9.7” 2048 x 1536 Retina iPads: ~264 PPI. It would make sense for Apple to take advantage of the same display technology it has been utilizing for the 9.7” iPads by cutting their panels to this larger size. I suspect a new 11.88” Air would be a redesign of the 11.6” model with smaller screen bezels.

Matte believes that Apple will introduce the Retina MacBook Air alongside its current models and eventually consolidate its MacBook lineup to just three devices: the 11.9-inch, 13.3-inch, and 15.4-inch MacBooks.

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Why an 11.88-Inch Retina MacBook Air Makes Sense

Tony Montana - January 26, 2014 at 4:30am
No sens !! with this resolution, even on a 13' !!! bring back the 17' !!
SteveISgay - January 26, 2014 at 12:36am
Samsung owns Apple!
SamsunkIsCrap - January 26, 2014 at 2:28am
Apple owned samsung.
Nitro Junkie - January 26, 2014 at 7:32am
You're delusional. It's funny how all you trolls come here talking about you're beloved Samsung. If they're such a great and innovative company and so much better than apple why are their sales dropping every quarter and apples sales are and overall value as a company going up? Who owns who now? If it wasn't for apple giving Samsung the business for making their components and displays Samsung would be nothing.
Nat - January 25, 2014 at 11:30pm
How this compares to camera is both this and it rely on accuracy for how clear you see things and mp's require up to 13 because going over does nothing but eat up memory.
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