As we all know, to our disappointment, Apple did not improve the displays on the MacBook Air this year, and this is where my new doubt arises - yes, I want the MacBook Air to be portable, and when I'm at my desk at home I'll have it connected to my monitor, but when I'm on-the-go I don't want to suffer from virtual claustrophobia (which I suffer on netbooks with their typically poor resolutions).
The only external difference between the two sizes is the SD card slot on the 13 inch model; I do use SD cards with my camera, so this would be handy, but not crucial, as I could just use the cable. Also, the 13 inch has better internal speakers (I despise tinny audio), but the 11 inch seems to have a more vivid screen and of course, a 16:9 aspect ratio. This is where my biggest problem is. My brother owns an old LG netbook, and often runs into difficulties where certain programs can't run because of the resolution limitations, namely games (I know, far from optimal on netbooks), but also basic software such as Handbrake. I do not want to end up buying the 11 inch MBA only to find out that many apps don't run, so, I have two questions for you:
- have any of you encountered Mac OS apps that require higher resolutions?
- from your personal experience, do you prefer the 11 inch or the 13 inch model and why?
(this is a discussion rather than question because I'm just wondering which size people prefer, not necessarily looking for 'answers' as it were)