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What I want in a 12″ Macbook Air Retina

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apple-logo.pngRumors of the 12″ Macbook Air Retina are flaring up again. Rumors have the new Macbooks landing in late Q3 or early Q4 of 2014 but with delays to Intel’s Broadwell chips, it could end materializing in 2015.

Let’s forget about launch dates and focus what I want out of the upcoming 12″ Macbook Air with Retina Display.

Performance expectations

I want the laptop to be able to render the high density display without any hiccups. Gaming performance isn’t important but video playback and desktop performance must not falter.

Battery Life expectations

I would love to see double digit battery life. 10+ hours with a light workload would be incredible. My iPad is my favorite browser and media consumption device because of the fantastic battery life.

Pricing expectations

I don’t expect this to be as cheap as the 11″ Macbook Air at $1199. I expect the upcoming 12″ Macbook Air to debut between $1299 and $1399 and include a 128GB SSD and at least 8GB of memory.

I think that’s a reasonable price range for Apple and I would consider picking it up through my brother’s education discount.

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