A smaller macbook(pro)?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by princealfie, May 26, 2006.

  1. princealfie macrumors 68030

    princealfie

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    I presently own a 12" powerbook and love it quite a bit. I was wondering whether anyone here wants a smaller subnotebook from Apple. I certainly do. Actually 4.6 lb of my 12" powerbook is much lighter than even the 5.2 lb of the macbook :)

    Ideally I would like to slim down to 3.5 lbs but I guess that's not happening with the heat issues? Wonder how sony gets its small vaios?
     
  2. Josias macrumors 68000

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    Apple will not make an 11.1" MacBook. It clearly says on their website: Meet the family, now complete (showing all the MB's and MBP's). Vaio is a cool computer, yet if you want a small mac, the best soloution is MB.
     
  3. celebrian23 macrumors 65816

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    Not happening. Apple is saying indirectly the laptop line is done. I would love a lighter notebook, but it's just not realistic with what they've done to their line.
     
  4. chrislee8 macrumors regular

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  5. miniConvert macrumors 68040

    miniConvert

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    I can't see Apple not releasing an Ultraportable Mac laptop now they're using Intel's chips. It'd be insanity not to cease the opportunity. I don't think it's an immediate priority though - I think switching to Intel has been hassle enough for them and will keep them busy for a little while yet.
     
  6. h0e0h macrumors 6502a

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    with widescreen becoming the standard, i'm not sure how much an 11.1" MB would differ from my 12" PB, only thinner, but not necessarily lighter.
     
  7. gog macrumors regular

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    I also love my 12"PB, and would be right up for a same-size MBP replacement. They are not going to release one.
    Instead I am forced into the 15"er. I don't want to dumb down to a plastic MB with its specs, but will greatly miss the portability.
    The Vaios are ***** quality.
     
  8. eddx macrumors regular

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    MacBook Mini!?!

    No...currently. Like a few people said above, Apple has their hands full at the moment with the switch to Intel, and there major future developments in their iPod line. But I feel in the next 2 - 3 years we WILL see a sub-notebook from Apple. Maybe, core solo, touch screen, 10in widescreen, 5 hour battery, no superdrive, wi-fi, bluetooth, solid state hard drive etc. - something alone those lines.

    Its true Apple says their notebook line is "complete", but then they said PowerPC was better than Intel for YEARS.

    Just look at the current / future hardware line up...

    Mac Mini
    MacBook Mini (possibly)
    iMac
    MacBook
    Mac Pro / Powermac
    MacBook Pro

    Personally, I would love Apple to realise a "MacBook Mini" and it would be the perfect solution for somebody with a iMac for the desk and MacBook Mini for the road.

    Upping the screen sizes from 12inch to 13.3inch come be a small step to trying to make sure when and if they do put out a sub-notebook, it isn’t too similar to their current MacBook range.

    Hey, I guy can dream!? :D
     
  9. dextertangocci macrumors 68000

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    Yes, its true, I was at a sony reseller about a year and a half ago, just looking at what their latest junk was. A salesman had just opened a BRAND NEW vaio, to put on the floor. He (tried) to open it to set it up and,,,,, the hinges of the screen snapped!:eek:
     
  10. miniConvert macrumors 68040

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    You can't make generalisations like that, it's irresponsible if nothing else.

    I have a Vaio T2XP (a true ultraportable) and not only is the quality excellent throughout but it's the best laptop I've ever owned - of any size or weight - in a package the size of my hand weighing 1.4kg. It also looks fabulous :)
     

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