Any chance of a 12" MacBook?

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  1. Jaze macrumors member

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    One thing I loved about the three iBooks I've owned was their small size - the 12.1" iBook was the perfect machine for the road, big enough to watch DVDs on, small enough to watch them in Coach class seats.

    The 13" MacBook is very handsome, and that widescreen aspect ratio is beautiful, but I'd rather have a smaller machine.

    any ideas of the likelihood of that happening?
     
  2. rockandrule macrumors 6502

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    Highly doubtful, in the near future at least. I'd like to see them move back to the 12"/14" line or even 12"/13"/14" because that seems like it would obviously hit all marks. I loved the 12" PB and I just don't think that the MB does that computer justice.
     
  3. OutThere macrumors 603

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    I can't deal with a computer larger than a 12" powerbook now...they're just too clunky, and the widescreen macbook doesn't work very well either, as it doesn't fit in small backpacks nearly as well as the 12". Plus, I like the metal case design about 1000x more than I like plastic laptops.
     
  4. Demon Hunter macrumors 68020

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    No.
     
  5. rockandrule macrumors 6502

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    HAHAHA! So eloquently put.
     
  6. Xeem macrumors 6502a

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    I also need portability in a laptop, but I have to say that my friend's Macbook that I borrowed is no larger than my 12" iBook when you factor in thickness and depth; if anything, I'd say it might be a little more portable.
     
  7. farqueue macrumors 6502

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    no
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    Maybe if u suck steve jobs -CENSORED-
     
  8. generik macrumors 601

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    As gross as it sounds, if sucking steve jobs -CENSORED- will bring the small MBP back I think quite a lot of people will actually *just do it*

    Not me though :rolleyes:
     
  9. DevilsRejection macrumors regular

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    I will take one for the team if he makes OS X open to run on any PC.
     
  10. batman123 macrumors regular

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    no, 不, nr, non, nein, αριθ., no, いいえ, 아니다, não, нет, no!

    :cool:
     
  11. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

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    I think there's a chance of an ultraportable. But we're probably talking 10-11" not 12 because that's too close to the macbook.
     
  12. Subiklim macrumors 6502

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    Actually the macbook fits better (than the 12.1") in coach class seats, as it's a bit shorter, so you can move the screen back further.
     
  13. Subiklim macrumors 6502

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    I happen to like the way the metal case looks too, better than the plastic macbooks.

    Having said that, my 12" PB looked pretty for about a month, then it got a ding that never came out. I've got a friend with masssive dents all over his just from dropping it. The advantage? Plastic.
     
  14. jmsait19 macrumors 6502

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    Having played with a MacBook at the store I would guess that the size differential isn't all that noticeable. It is defnitely thinner, and that IS noticeable.

    The Ultra Protable thing would be cool. But I couldn't imagine pumping out a 12" MacBook, it's just too close.
     
  15. codo macrumors 6502

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    If he was 20 years younger and I was 20 years older...

    I want my 12 inch. MacBook.
     
  16. joshwest macrumors 65816

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    13.3" MBP in Aug.... You didnt hear it from me...
     
  17. codo macrumors 6502

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    I'd be happy with that too...
     
  18. nickelbackmac macrumors regular

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    I'm thinkin 12" MBP, since there are 2 of the 3 PB sizes already made, so now they need a replacement for the 12" PB. The MB is like a 'tween to the 12" and 14" iBook with its 13" screen, so if there is a new 12" notebook, it would probably be the MBP line.
     
  19. ironic23 macrumors 6502

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    As much as i'd like to hope that they would be a 12" model of the MB/MBP, highly doubt if (even more so for the MB). Apple's adverts have stated that 'the family is now complete'. Oh well... you can only wish.
     
  20. michaelrjohnson macrumors 68020

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    ...about the likelihood of there being a 15in MacBook








    Which is what I really want.:)
     
  21. michaeldmartin macrumors regular

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    Not if they kept on making it titanium.. But they didn't, so I'll shut up. :)
     
  22. dongmin macrumors 68000

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    What for?

    If they release anything new, they should do a 11".

    17", 15", 13", and now the new baby in the family: 11" Macbook Mini.
     
  23. brepublican macrumors 6502a

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    Omgwtfbbq!!1

    Just to put you in perspective: there are much much greater chances of getting a brand spanking nu iPod video with built in wifi, toaster, george foreman and bluetooth next Tuesday.
     
  24. Philberttheduck macrumors 6502a

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    yeah, it'll be a tablet once it hits 10.6" or something.

    btw i find it interesting that the macbook is much lighter than the 12inch. my mom's pretty much sold on the macbook now.
     
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