Graphics Card and Case Design revealed?

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    Beric

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    Sorry, that just doesn't excite me. I want a card that actually performs, like a GeForce 9800M GTS. Of course, the MBP would then have to be thicker, so Wahoo! It might actually be a "Pro" notebook for user that care about power.

    Thinness is the number one issue holding back the MBP from being what it could be.
     
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    9400/9300?
    That would be poor for a Pro and even the 8600GT is faster!
    If those chips were introduced, then in the Macbook!
     
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    Now that's something I'd like to see. Dedicated graphics of that caliber in the Macbook.
     
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    Me1000

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    Well the article says MacBooks (not MacBook Pro's) and if you zoom in on the image you can see the keyboard reaching out, about to where the keyboard reaches out on the current MB's... Not leaving a whole lot of room for the speakers on the MBP (or the extra screen real estate)...


    Perhaps this should be moved to the MacBook forum.. My Bad! :)
    Though I am still uber excited! :D:D
     
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    Well, that _is_ what the Engadget article says. 9300s or 9400s in the MacBook, and a "discrete G92-based mobility GeForce 9600" in the Pros. I have to admit, that does pretty appealing.
     
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    Well, I think a 9600 card is too weak to be in a "Pro" model. Come on 9800's! But 9300's or 9400's would be perfect for the the Macbook.
     
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    That's true. I've been needing a new laptop for a few weeks now, so I'll be buying either the MacBook or the Pro on Tuesday regardless, but I would really love to see a 9800GT in the Pro. I'd choose that over a 9300/9400 in a second.

    That and I've noticed that even some of the Leopard animations start to lag on integrated graphics at MacBook resolutions, so it'd be a big benefit to non-gamers too.
     
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    Apple really needs to end the nonsense with the way they treat "consumer" and "Pro" lines.

    The MacBook "Pro" needs to truly become "Pro" with a well built case, strong design, and Quadro GPUs.

    The MacBook needs to have all screen options from 13.3" to 17" and it needs to have all GPU choices, from the 9200 up to the 9800M GTS.

    It's ridiculous that Apple gets to tell people "you only need 13.3" if you're a consumer. If you want 15.4" you need a 'Pro".
     
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    Totally agree. Couldn't have said it better.
     
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    well said the macbook pro simply isnt Pro
     
  12. macrumors 6502

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    Maybe "Semi-Pro" then?
     
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    could you run crysis on something like this?
     
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    Power consumption while connected to power and asleep.

    *wrong thread. edited*
     
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    i dont know the specs for it. But i want a computer that can run it. so could crysis be run on a NVIDIA GeForce 9400 / 9300 chipsets.
     
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    this is kinda off topic, but is it just me, or does the superdrive look like its going to be on the front left? i mean, if you look closely, theres a slot on the left thats a lot more prominent than on the right...

    but then again, thats just assuming that this IS the actual new case design...

    back on topic...i would love to see the macbooks with that kind of graphics power...but for the pros, i dont think its going to be THAT much of an increase to get the pro if it only has a 9600...so come on apple! give us a 9800GT! that would be awesome
     
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    Nvidia 9300/9400 would be just fine in a MacBook.
    Anything but Intel Integrated graphics please.
     
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    alphaod

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    Didn't this exact same picture already get posted last week.
     
  19. Guest

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    But not the Engadget article. :p
     
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    It was linked several times on Page 1 threads but it's nothing more then generic stock laptop image.
     

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