Asus just launched their 13.3" notebooks. They are also building the new iBook.

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  1. nylon macrumors 6502a

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    Amazing specs, maybe, but also an almost $2000 price tag.
     
  3. williamh macrumors regular

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    it's a beauty~

    But I think MacBook will look more elegant!
     
  4. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

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    Wow, that's amazing. And who cares if it's almost $2000? It's still less than the 1.83 Ghz MBP, with way better specs. That's going to make the $1299 macbook with a core duo 1.66 and integrated graphics tough to swallow. And it's really not bad looking, either. Not apple-sleek, but not half bad.

    edit: the $2000 price is for the 1.83 Ghz version. So that's more in line with the MPB.
     
  5. Capt Underpants macrumors 68030

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    *Prays Apple won't put integrated graphics in Macbooks*
     
  6. imacintel macrumors 68000

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    This may sound dumb, But dot these run Winblows XP Or Mac OS X?:confused: If I get one of those babes would it be legal to install MAC OS on these instead of WINDOWS?:)
     
  7. aswitcher macrumors 603

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    Amazing graphics card...

    Great HDD 5200rpm for a such a machine

    Wonder what the screen res is...
     
  8. Dont Hurt Me macrumors 603

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    They will use integrated graphics to seperate the real machines Pro from the lesser machines. You can count on it now that CPU's are upgradeable.
     
  9. Capt Underpants macrumors 68030

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    Well you can always pray...

    And who knows, maybe they will just use a lower end GPU like the x1300. I just really want to play a little HL2 on my next mac notebook.
     
  10. gekko513 macrumors 603

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    If I wanted Windows I'd definitely spring for that Asus if it turned out to be of decent build quality.

    I hope Apple will have something similar to offer.
     
  11. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Windows. And No. ;)

    That 12.1" Asus with the 1.3MP webcam is cuuute. :)
     
  12. Willy S macrumors 6502

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    WOW!

    Looks like my next computer! Windows is not the only OS you can put on a PC these days!

    I heard that the Macbook will have 2 colors, white and black, so my bet is on that the Macbooks will look just like these. Not bad!

    However, I´m going to get a Macbook since it will look like these, but I need to get a dedicated graphics gard. :rolleyes:
     
  13. nylon thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I just hope we see a MBP in this form factor. I just recieved the return shipping label for my 15' MBP and I think I am going to hold out until next week to ship it back to Apple. (I have 30 days)

    If there is a 13.3" MBP with same/similar specs as the ASUS, I'm in!!!
     
  14. dongmin macrumors 68000

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    Am I the only one who finds it odd that these come in white and black? I know Apple isn't the only company making white and black notebooks but Asus's stuff seem too stylistically similar to Apple's. Asus is supposed to be manufacturing the MacBooks and they release their white and black notebooks a week before Apple will (allegedly). Seems a bit fishy.

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  15. mmmcheese macrumors 6502a

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    I hope that the iBook/MacBook comes with integrated graphics...the whining will be taken up to new and exciting levels...from people who would have never bought one in the first place...
     
  16. tekmoe macrumors 68000

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    nice...

    maybe we will get 13" macbook PRO's after all......... :)
     
  17. Boggle macrumors 6502

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    Now THAT is a newsworthy post. Anybody read any speculation about what this means for a 13.3' Macbook (pro)?
     
  18. ImNoSuperMan macrumors 65816

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    Wow. My budget is only 1500$ at max. But if this is what new MB turns out to be I`ll beg, borrow, or steal money to buy it the same day. Amazing specs for such a small machine.
     
  19. .Andy macrumors 68030

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    I really, really, really hope so. I love my 12" powerbook and a 13.3" would be killer. My 15" was a little too large to lug around with me in comparison. I always though that the 12"ers were relatively popular for Apple so I hope they don't get dropped from the product grid altogether.
     
  20. direzz macrumors 6502

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    me too, but i wouldnt be surprised if they did :(
     
  21. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

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    my hope is that they offer a range of options. I think integrated graphics on the low end is definite... but that's fine with me if they also have a 13.3" macbook pro or allow custom configurations of the macbook so that it approaches those specs.
     
  22. Capt Underpants macrumors 68030

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    And from people who do actually want to buy one, but don't want to settle for a sub-par product :rolleyes:
     
  23. mmmcheese macrumors 6502a

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    Only sub-par if you're a gamer....and what gamer uses a "small and light" class notebook?
     
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    The casual gamer...
     

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