any rumors on the next gen MacBook Pro?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by flat6, Nov 19, 2006.

  1. flat6 macrumors regular

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    I have a PowerBook G4 that I'm just itching to upgrade, but I can't justify a jump to the current MacBook Pro, which basically just changes the processor. I need a new design... lighter, thinner, and less burning-of-lap.

    When's it coming out?
     
  2. stevehp macrumors 6502

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    New design won't come for a while (spring at least, but I think more like summer). I also highly doubt the next gen will be MUCH thinner or lighter.
     
  3. projectle macrumors 6502

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    The day that hell freezes over so cold that brimstone goes superconductive.

    At a bare minimum, WWDC07.
     
  4. adiosk8 macrumors regular

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    thinner? good luck on that buddy, you cant get much thinner then a macbook pro right now....and its more then a processor...its the increase of the ram and hard drive space, runs cooler..supports more ram... and you get the problems of a first gen fixed....
     
  5. Clydefrog macrumors 6502a

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    lighter, and thinner..........yeah right and their is no more burning of lap
     
  6. tdhurst macrumors 68040

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    Powerbook vs Macbook Pro

    The difference between a powerbook and a macbook pro is JUST the processor? hahahahaha...have you even used one? First gen, 1.83 macbook pro SMOKES by my 1.5ghz 12" pbook and my sister's 1.33ghz 15" pbook.

    Granted, we're all excited for new products, but come on...
     
  7. Warbrain macrumors 603

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    No. None. Don't even worry about the next generation MacBook Pro yet.
     
  8. dpaanlka macrumors 601

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    You need to do slightly more homework man...

    Also, the Apple laptop case design, regardless of how *old* it may seem, is still the best in the industry. What you're asking for is change for the sake of change.

    Where else can you find a 1" thick 17" laptop.
     
  9. mopppish macrumors 6502

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    Actually, aren't the current MBP's a bit thinner than the PB G4's?
    I just got my MBP C2D a few weeks ago. Last week I was in Texas for a big music convention, and most of the exhibitor's had macs of some sort at their stands. You could tell who had PB's vs. MBP's by the thickness of the base of the laptop (and the mondo cooling grills/vents on the sides).
     
  10. MacsAttack macrumors 6502a

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    With all the space Apple has on the MacBook Pro I'd like to see them put a decent keybord on it. All that space and they still can't put decent sized cursor keys on there. Perhaps a better keyboard too - as the one they use is just a bit tacky and cheap plastic-ish for such a high price point.

    Almost got myself a Pro - but with all the Illustrator work I do those cursor keys get a real workout when doing absolute positioning. Thankfully I tried out the keyboard before, but it really killed the deal for me. Real shame. An otherwise excelent design let down at the human-computer interface. Note to Apple. Need to do better.

    Give it another year or to and perhaps Apple will get around to producing something better. Perhaps when they start shipping AMD-powered MBPs? :D
     
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  12. flat6 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Come now, no need to get defensive. I love the gorgeous design of my PowerBook, no arguments there. But there's plenty of shortfalls for the 15" PowerBook too... the weight and thickness are ridiculous. There's a myriad of other laptops out there that are much lighter and thinner than the 15"... Sony's X505 came out 3 years ago, and that was half an inch thick. (Granted, not a direct comparison, but just to show what's possible.)

    Well, I didn't want to go into the details... like you said, there's a number of things that lead to speed improvements. But my PowerBook's fast enough for me... these are, for me at least, web/mail/Word/movie/music machines. So I'm not looking for more speed, I'm looking for more portability. Maybe you guys use laptops differently than I do. I walk around with mine, day in and day out. I'd rather have future generation get lighter and smaller than just concentrate on boosts in power.
     
  13. topgun072003 macrumors 6502

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    Yeah....let's get these threads started!!! Wooo! Alright everyone...what do you guys want in the NEXT MBP. Everyone (including Apple) is dying to know what would make or break the deal for each and everyone of you specifically. ;)
     
  14. Warbrain macrumors 603

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    A death-ray that can pinpoint the people who already jump on the next processor bandwagon when the computer is still new. I want those people gone.
     
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  16. Josias macrumors 68000

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    No, there are no rumors on the next MacBook Pro. Otherwise it would have been here.

    Just wait. Don't ask? Noone except Steve's dog know right now when the next MBP's are coming, so from now on, until the first rumer appear on the frontpage, absolutely 0, none, nobody not nohow threads on the next MacBook Pro.
     
  17. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    People are ridiculous too for asking the same questions repetitively.
     
  18. dpaanlka macrumors 601

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    That system was not only not even close to being comparable, but it also isn't made anymore (probably for a reason). I would hardly call the competitive options a "myriad" - I can think of few systems that compare to the 15" MacBook Pro.
     
  19. Silentwave macrumors 68000

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    Ridiculous? I'm not being defensive here, but you really must not have looked at most laptops nowadays!

    It is essentially impossible to have a Complete, Professional laptop like a PB/MBP that is any smaller with existing technology.

    The Sony X505 and other laptops thinner than approx. 1" lack important features such as internal optical drives, high quality parts (CNet did not like the speakers at all), and can be short on battery life. Also, they might run hot and/or loud due to the smaller form factor.

    Also the X505 is actually 0.75in thick at its thickest point, though a bit less than 0.5 at its thinnest. I don't think it is apple style to vary thickness dramatically.
     
  20. macman2790 macrumors 6502a

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    have fun waiting for your next gen macbook pro:p
     
  21. MovieCutter macrumors 68040

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    Why hasn't this thread been Wastelanded yet???
     
  22. macman2790 macrumors 6502a

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    someones being lazy, its just a wasted thread. Why even ask about rumors for a next gen macbook pro thats not coming soon?

    One just came out, so why don't you ask about that one?
     
  23. dpaanlka macrumors 601

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    Seriously... it took very little time to move from "When will we see C2D" to "When will we see a new case design"

    Once we see a new case design, they'll be asking for something else... :rolleyes:
     
  24. tdonner macrumors newbie

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    last i checked this was macrumors.com, if i want info on current products i'll go to apples website.

    anyway, the OP brings up a very valid point about the case design; it's starting to show it's age both in design and thermal properties.For me the exterior design of a computer (especially a mac) is a big factor so it makes more sense to be excited about a renewed case than a speed bump which is of little significance for a non-pro user like myself. I just need for the thing to be sexy as hell and the current design really ain't doing it for me anymore :) although i still love my g4 pb
     

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