“The MacBook Air has been available since Macworld 2008,” E. Werner Reschke writes for TGAAP.
“But six years later in 2014 we have run into a conundrum. Over time the MacBook Air shifted to standardized Core i5 or i7 processors from Intel — just like the MacBook Pro. The MacBook Air can also ramp up to 512GB of SSD — just like the MacBook Pro. The only differences between the MacBook Air and the MacBook Pro are the options for: A traditional hard drive (500GB); Intel Iris Graphics GPU; CD/DVD Drive; Retina Display; Additional Interface Ports,” Reschke writes. “In today’s world, there is only one item between the two models that is the key differentiator, the Retina display.”
“If Apple is to stay true to it’s simple instead of complex approach, the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro product lines will merge into one single lineup called the MacBook Air,” Reschke writes. “The new product line would consolidate into four models. There would be no hard drives used going forward. The only difference in price would be between an 11″ or 13″ display, SSD storage, RAM and whether the model contains a retina display or not.”
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