15.4" MacBook in 2nd Quarter 2007?

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    I wonder how they would spec it to keep it distinct from the Pro. And how much it would cost?

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    They can keep it distinct from the MBP simply by continuing to include Intel integrated graphics and some of the really whizz-bang features like the illuminated keyboard and other masturbate-worthy perks.

    Oh, and maybe LED backlights for the LCDs in the MBP, and conventional LCD tech for the MacBook.

    By the time that 15" MacBook is out, I think the upcoming, new and improved integrated graphics is coming out. Doesn't sound exciting, but it's not going to be bad at all. I would actually upgrade my current MacBook to a MacBook with that integrated graphics chip when the time comes. :)

    (Well, I was considering an upgrade to a MBP, but lets see what happens...)
     
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    I hope they dont release it at a lower price I just bought a new macbook two days ago :(
     
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    I think this is a confused rumour. The reports are probably for the new Pro, not a normal 15.4" Macbook.
     
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    It says this 15.4" model is to "debut". That suggests to me it's new, rather than an update.
     
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    As has been pointed out, it's a Digitimes rumour. I wouldn't pay to much heed to it.
     
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    I see! I'm not quite versed enough in rumour stuff to know who to trust :eek:
     
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    :) they've got our hopes up too many times, only to have them dashed again.
     
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    15.4

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    Digitimes claims that Apple will be shipping 15.4" MacBooks in the second quarter of 2007:

    Historically, Digitimes has not been very accurate with their predictions, but a number of recent Digitimes rumors have been corroborated, if not confirmed. (LED-backlit Laptops, Apple Notebook with Robson Caching)
     
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    Interesting. One wonders how this could affect the MBPs. I wonder how the average consumer will react...
     
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    I would really prefer to see new MBP instead...:rolleyes:
     
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    I'd rather a replacement for the 12" PowerBook filled the gap instead.
     
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    is there any market for this? wouldn't it be more logical a small mbp?
     
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    I say bring it on! As an owner of a Power Book G4 and an owner of a Mac Pro 2.66, I was holding off on buying a new Mac Book Pro as I don't want to dish out over 2 grand for another Mac that would become obsolete in a matter of months, and I don't want a teeny-tiny Mac Book either. If a 15.4" Mac Book becomes available for roughly $1500, I'm on it like white on rice :cool:
     
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    Bring it on! I really could love to have one...in black! :cool:
     
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    I think this detracts greatly from the MBP range. An ultraportable 12" MBP would be a smarter move...
     
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    That's the content of over half the posts thus far for good reason. agreed.

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    If the next MBP comes out in April with LED backlighting, HDTV-ready resolution (1920x1200 preferably, for extra vertical real-estate) and all the Santa Rosa goodies (draft-N WiFi, Robson flash cache etc), then I'm buying one. I'm not waiting for Perryn or anything, but Santa Rosa is right around the corner.
     
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    Everyone has a cheap 15 inch laptop....except apple.
    My girlfriend bought a 15 inch HP for $500 because the macbook screen was too small for her.
    I think apple is missing this market. Not everyone can afford a pro machine for screen size.
     
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    yeah me too, a smaller MBP

    i really don't see why Apple would release this. i would like to see it, but i doubt it will happen
     
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    I really hope they don't do what they did with the 12" and 14" iBooks and have the same resolution for both screen sizes
     
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    I agree, a 12" MBP would be very nice.

    What would a 15.4" MB entail? - basically a low spec MBP then, in white or black.
     

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