A MacBook clone done right, this is what Apple should have released

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by LoveMacMini, Aug 9, 2006.

  1. LoveMacMini macrumors regular

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    Now it looks like a MacBook except for a few things. No iSight, and it isn't the EXACT case, but it sure is close:

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    http://www.akihabaranews.com/news-12227-A+New+JIVE+W205R+notebook+from+Korea.html

    Now with the power of google:

    830 Euro = 1,065.14 U.S. dollars

    1.2 kilograms = 2.65 pounds

    So you guys tell me, why couldn't have Apple made something with similar specifications and called it a MacBook?!

    Perfect form factor, and weight. Apple could've made their own nice case and lowered the specs if they wanted to.
     
  2. BlizzardBomb macrumors 68030

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    No iSight, no slot-load drive, slower processor, smaller screen, no Front Row/ Photo Booth, no iLife, no OS X.

    Ok, its graphics are slightly better (still wouldn't trust it for heavy gaming) but that's about it.
     
  3. Sutekidane macrumors 6502a

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    That might be true, but it sure will have more consistent quality.
     
  4. gekko513 macrumors 603

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    That's a nice notebook computer. I'd say it's as good as or better than the MacBook on some points, especially weight, and it's not as good on other points like camera and remote. The size 12" vs 13.3" is more of a preference, and the price is hard to compare until this is sold worldwide.
     
  5. LoveMacMini thread starter macrumors regular

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    I'm talking about the shape guys, you could slap a 2.16 GHz Merom in there if you wanted to.

    Slot loading again is easy to add.

    Remote is easy to add.

    iSight again is dead simple.

    I'm merely talking about the form factor and weight
     
  6. maxi macrumors regular

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    And you know that... exactly how???
     
  7. Sutekidane macrumors 6502a

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    Well, considering all the complaints about the macbook here, I don't see how it could be any worse.
     
  8. gekko513 macrumors 603

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    Few can argue about the weight, but many people think 12" is too small, in particular with a resolution that's quite high. Sure it'd be nice if Apple chose to continue with both a 12" and a 14" model, but since they decided to do only one size (so far), 13.3" is a good compromise, I think.
     
  9. BlizzardBomb macrumors 68030

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    For the record this is an opinion. I think you'd be crazy to buy a 12" instead of a 13" laptop. Is it so difficult to carry that little bit more?
     
  10. LoveMacMini thread starter macrumors regular

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    Little bit more?!

    That thing is half the weight, half
     
  11. mcarnes macrumors 68000

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    I doubt that thing actually weighs 2.6 pounds. Maybe without the battery...
     
  12. TEG macrumors 604

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    Screw form factor an weight. I'm more interesting in my comfort, the abilities of the system, and reliability. I saw this today on engadget and I almost threw up. It is a horrible looking machine, with angles, and bad battery life.

    Yuck.

    TEG
     
  13. LoveMacMini thread starter macrumors regular

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    So if Apple released a 9 pound notebook that wouldn't fit on a tray table in an airplane you wouldn't care right? :rolleyes:
     
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  15. LoveMacMini thread starter macrumors regular

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    jesus christ forget it, what's so hard to get?

    the form factor and weight class are what's important, not the bloody case itself.
     
  16. Chrispy macrumors 68020

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    Looks a lot like a macbook black to me... so I guess that must be ugly.
     
  17. BornAgainMac macrumors 603

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    1.2 kilograms = 2.65 pounds*

    Weight does not include the keyboard, CD Drive, hard drive, battery, or display :eek:
     
  18. Sesshi macrumors G3

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    Surprising how little the difference needs to be between 'nice design' and 'merely utilitarian' as that machine is.

    Personally, I've made the decision to ditch my Macbooks for Sony SZ2XP's - or rather, one SZ2XP. Better reliability = no need to keep spares. More expensive unit-wise, but I think of it like a mini-MBP that Apple should have built.
     
  19. LoveMacMini thread starter macrumors regular

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    righhhht :rolleyes:
     
  20. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    yep. i bet either 1. the battery life sucks or 2. that weight doesn't include the battery.
     
  21. thestaton macrumors 6502

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    I think its down right rubbish. the slotloading cdrom, the vga connection, spff. if apple shipped this I'd never buy one.
     
  22. rafifreak00 macrumors regular

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    Well the blackbook is black

    Almost all other laptops are black as well, so....
     

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