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12-inch 2304x1440 MacBook for 2014 Tipped by Analyst

If you've been thinking about getting a MacBook Air, you might do well to hang on a little bit longer for your new laptop. Apple is apparently planning to introduce a whole new model to its 2014 line of notebooks. 9to5Mac cites KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo as saying that in mid-2014, Apple might release a 12-inch MacBook with a new design that is thinner than the current MacBook Air and has a high-res Retina display.  This lines up with previous reports from NPD that discussed a 12-inch MacBook with a 2304 x 1440 display.

According to Kuo, there's also the possibility of a new, cheaper iMac due in Q2 or Q3 next year and a sixth-generation iPad with a 9.7-inch display (the same as the current generation), and a PPI that is 30- to 40-percent higher than the current Retina iPad.

There is still no word on when we can expect Apple to update its MacBook line with Intel's Haswell processors. Intel introduced Haswell in June of this year, and we've seen numerous PC makers update their lines to include the new chips. Unfortunately, those looking to upgrade their MacBooks have been left waiting. We'll keep you posted on any developments on that front. 

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  • patrick47018
    Dat' PPI
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  • squeeks
    Macbook Air has haswell...
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  • expl0itfinder
    Actually, Macbook Air has neither Broadwell nor Haswell:

    "There is still no word on when we can expect Apple to update its MacBook line with Intel's Haswell processors. Intel introduced Haswell in June of this year, and we've seen numerous PC makers update their lines to include the new chips. Unfortunately, those looking to upgrade their MacBooks have been left waiting."
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  • nevilence
    I dont overly like Macs, not for any reason beyond never using them, and the leap from windows to mac seems huge at times, but damn their displays are amazing
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  • TomsSound
    expl0itfinder.... Although I can sort of see how you can come to that conclusion based on the way the article was worded...

    The fact is the Mac Book Air does have Haswell based processors.
    http://www.apple.com/macbook-air/performance.html
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  • wolley74
    why do you need that high of a DPI on a laptop, it'll be at least 18" from your face, not to mention the extra strain on the GPU to drive it and the battery to power it
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  • wolley74
    why do you need that high of a DPI on a laptop, it'll be at least 18" from your face, not to mention the extra strain on the GPU to drive it and the battery to power it
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  • DirectXtreme
    @wolley74 displays with high PPIs are extremely useful for graphics work and reading and gaming without having to rely on dubiously-implemented anti-aliasing methods. I wish my desktop monitor had a PPI like my iPhone does. I sit about 1.5' away from my monitor and can easily notice jaggies in games and programs. Unfortunately, it will be about a year before a 4K monitor is released in the size range that I desire (22" - 24"). Yes there is the IBM T220/T221, but those can't be driven at 60 Hz.
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  • smeezekitty
    They have all these small high resolution displays on portable devices yet why aren't there any desktop monitors that support 1920x1080 at less then 21.5 inches?
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  • 1zacster
    11720908 said:
    Left PCs behind years ago along with PC gaming. Been rocking a monstrosity of a laptop ever since but I think it's time to go the MacBook air/tablet route now. As long as it can drive a decent sized external monitor that's the way I'm going. The last desktop left my household 4 years ago. We have tablets and laptops with a home server.

    I would like to see your "gaming" laptop beat my nvidia surround system...that cost me half the price ($1000)
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