1. Flow39's Avatar
    Apple updates their MacBook line about every other year, and 2015 means it would be an update to the Air and Pro lines. What do you guys think will be included? Retina display? Increased battery life? Thinner? Tell me what you guys think!
    07-06-2014 05:44 PM
  2. TurboTiger said: Best Answer

    Thinner, lighter, retina screen and longer battery life.
    Good Luck
  3. qbnkelt's Avatar
    Apple updates their MacBook line about every other year, and 2015 means it would be an update to the Air and Pro lines. What do you guys think will be included? Retina display? Increased battery life? Thinner? Tell me what you guys think!
    Oh def retina display!!!!
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    07-06-2014 05:52 PM
  4. TurboTiger's Avatar
    Thinner, lighter, retina screen and longer battery life.
    Good Luck
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    07-06-2014 09:35 PM
  5. chuthan20's Avatar
    TouchID!
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    07-06-2014 09:44 PM
  6. taz323's Avatar
    Thinner, lighter, retina screen and longer battery life.
    Good Luck
    Agree, but, lol, don't know how they could make it thinner.
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    07-06-2014 09:46 PM
  7. chuthan20's Avatar
    Agree, but, lol, don't know how they could make it thinner.
    Apple is leading the way to future by dropping support by for old technology. My suggestions are keyboards and batteries!
    07-12-2014 06:32 PM
  8. Flow39's Avatar
    Apple is leading the way to future by dropping support by for old technology. My suggestions are keyboards and batteries!
    Their batteries are already the best in the industry. 9 hours for the 11" model and 12 hours for the 13" model. If they improved on that, I would be surprised, and also pretty stoked!
    07-13-2014 01:49 AM
  9. the_tech_eater's Avatar
    Their batteries are already the best in the industry. 9 hours for the 11" model and 12 hours for the 13" model. If they improved on that, I would be surprised, and also pretty stoked!
    I've experience more like 13-14 hours on the 13" 2013 MacBook Air. With about 70-90 hours of standby.
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    07-13-2014 08:38 AM
  10. Flow39's Avatar
    I've experience more like 13-14 hours on the 13" 2013 MacBook Air. With about 70-90 hours of standby.
    Wow! That's crazy!
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    07-13-2014 12:34 PM
  11. taz323's Avatar
    I've experience more like 13-14 hours on the 13" 2013 MacBook Air. With about 70-90 hours of standby.
    Same here.
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    07-13-2014 12:53 PM
  12. Algus's Avatar
    The #1 area ultra books can stand to improve in is offering improved graphics while still retaining great battery life and lightweight form factors.

    Unfortunately, Apple isn't really a leader in graphics capabilities so it'll probably be a Wintel machine that does that =(

    We are all expecting retina I believe. I'd love to see an MBA that used an Iris GPU.
    07-13-2014 04:00 PM
  13. the_tech_eater's Avatar
    The #1 area ultra books can stand to improve in is offering improved graphics while still retaining great battery life and lightweight form factors.

    Unfortunately, Apple isn't really a leader in graphics capabilities so it'll probably be a Wintel machine that does that =(

    We are all expecting retina I believe. I'd love to see an MBA that used an Iris GPU.
    I'm not into gaming much, but I do play Sky Gamblers: storm raiders a lot on my 2013 MBA, and on ultra high settings it runs perfectly smooth. I'm not sure the exact FPS, but I'm sure it's at least 60. The intel hd 5000 graphics are, IMO, underrated, and underestimated.
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    07-13-2014 04:16 PM
  14. Algus's Avatar
    I agree and I'm happier gaming on my Mac Mini than I ever was on my old custom-built rig, even though it had a vastly superior Nvidia card. If I have to choose between OS X with HD graphics or babying a Linux install with a decent dedicated GPU, I know which I'll choose. Windows exists only to launch games and has no other purpose for me lol.

    That's why I'm so keen on Iris/Iris Pro. They offer some really nice options and Iris Pro in particular includes a beefy 128 MB of dedicated VRAM. That's not much compared to a GeForce's 2 to 6 GB but it can add up to making a huge difference. Plus you get smaller form factors, less heat, less noise, and less power draw from these integrated GPUs.
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    07-13-2014 04:31 PM
  15. the_tech_eater's Avatar
    I agree and I'm happier gaming on my Mac Mini than I ever was on my old custom-built rig, even though it had a vastly superior Nvidia card. If I have to choose between OS X with HD graphics or babying a Linux install with a decent dedicated GPU, I know which I'll choose. Windows exists only to launch games and has no other purpose for me lol.

    That's why I'm so keen on Iris/Iris Pro. They offer some really nice options and Iris Pro in particular includes a beefy 128 MB of dedicated VRAM. That's not much compared to a GeForce's 2 to 6 GB but it can add up to making a huge difference. Plus you get smaller form factors, less heat, less noise, and less power draw from these integrated GPUs.
    Yeah. Totally agree! But my MacBook Air is showing it has 1536MB of VRAM...
    07-13-2014 04:42 PM
  16. Algus's Avatar
    Integrated GPU has a very small amount of dedicated VRAM and then "borrows" the rest from the regular system RAM. That's probably why it leaves a bad taste in some people's mouths. If you have a low amount of installed RAM your system will struggle to run programs and share with the video card on high graphics software like computer games.


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    07-13-2014 04:48 PM
  17. Flow39's Avatar
    I agree and I'm happier gaming on my Mac Mini than I ever was on my old custom-built rig, even though it had a vastly superior Nvidia card. If I have to choose between OS X with HD graphics or babying a Linux install with a decent dedicated GPU, I know which I'll choose. Windows exists only to launch games and has no other purpose for me lol.

    That's why I'm so keen on Iris/Iris Pro. They offer some really nice options and Iris Pro in particular includes a beefy 128 MB of dedicated VRAM. That's not much compared to a GeForce's 2 to 6 GB but it can add up to making a huge difference. Plus you get smaller form factors, less heat, less noise, and less power draw from these integrated GPUs.
    I would love Iris GPUs in the next MBA. Although the HD 5000 is pretty powerful, it doesn't stand up very well against the Iris. Great suggestion!
    07-15-2014 12:05 AM
  18. Sodermaier's Avatar
    My experienice is also 13-14 hour of battery
    08-25-2014 10:19 AM
  19. PeltFrelken's Avatar
    Of course they can.
    08-27-2014 02:02 AM
  20. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Of course they can.
    To whom are you replying?
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    08-27-2014 08:52 AM
  21. annaharris's Avatar
    More lighter, much thinner, improved battery life, better retina display.
    11-03-2014 07:22 AM
  22. tomtomadv's Avatar
    Thinner, lighter, retina screen and longer battery life.
    Good Luck
    I think macbook air reached limited about thin, light.
    The last things is about retina screen and battery life.

    One thing i don't like about mb air is the screen. too easy to damage or scratch
    11-13-2014 06:48 AM
  23. zzdjk6's Avatar
    Retina Screen is necessary.
    12-18-2014 12:09 PM
  24. twopinstudio's Avatar
    Retina display and it'll be perfect!
    11-23-2015 05:56 AM

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