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By Stephen Hackett

The Hackett File: Room for a larger MacBook Air

Apple’s laptop lineup is in a very different place than it was just a few years ago, when the largest notebook you could get was 15.4-inches in size, and the smallest came with a 12-inch display and just one lonely USB-C port.

Both of those machines are gone. The 16-inch MacBook Pro looks like a great option for those who need a lot of power on the road. If you were a 12-inch MacBook kind of user … well … uhhh. Hmm.

I don’t know if Apple would ever make a MacBook Air smaller than its current 13.3-inch size, but I do think it should make one that’s bigger.

For years, if you wanted a big notebook from Apple, you had to pay for power and features that you didn’t necessarily need. Lots of people would like something larger than the Air, but don’t have any need for stuff like 6-core i7 processors or the Touch Bar.…

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