If you could change something on the macbook...

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by bdugan, Mar 22, 2006.

  1. bdugan macrumors regular

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    If i could change anything, I would get rid of the noise mine makes (the noise isnt as bad as i think other ppls are, but its enough to notice and bother me if my computer is on and Im somewhere else in my room) and I would make it so my damn firefox didnt take 45 seconds to load. other than that, this is my first mac since 1991 and I love it.
     
  2. mmmcheese macrumors 6502a

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  3. yankeefan24 macrumors 65816

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    [sarcasm]

    new carbon fibre lightweight case with titanium keys (instead of plastic), with magnetic screen latches, etc.

    i know, i'm a dreamer…:rolleyes:

    [/sarcasm]

    seriously, i would like a new case design though. i hate it when people keep designs the same for more than 3 years.
     
  4. M. Malone macrumors 6502a

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    I'd change the name to PowerBook ;) , keep it aluminum as this form factor is the best, maybe slimmer, and make a 12 inch!! (see sig)
     
  5. KD7IWP macrumors 6502a

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    I've been running A universal Firefox for 3 weeks now.....
     
  6. ironic23 macrumors 6502

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    i'd like a biometric scanner integrated into the system so that i can log into os x or into webpages which require passwords without having to type mine. about the carbon fiber casing, it's light but won't be able to dissipate heat as well as aluminum.
     
  7. yankeefan24 macrumors 65816

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    i like the biometric fingerprint idea. i know it won't dissipate heat as well and i never really think they will do it. i do want them to go back to titanium though. I always liked that metal. :rolleyes:
     
  8. crazzyeddie macrumors 68030

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    Firewire 800 and/or an ExpressCard 54 slot (preferably and).
     
  9. M. Malone macrumors 6502a

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    Also, a built in dial up modem, people who travel all over the world can't rely on highspeed connections all the time...someone mentioned that they should change the form factor every 3 years, but the current form factor is just flawless, why change it if it's 10 years ahead of its time?
     
  10. Kingsly macrumors 68040

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    Make the Front Row remote thin enough to fit in the ExpressCard slot for storage.
     
  11. AUBPsych macrumors member

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    I wish the iSight was optional, that'd knock a few bucks off and help me save up for another gig of RAM.
     
  12. Applespider macrumors G4

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    Nice idea... I'd go for this with the FW800 port
     
  13. kretzy macrumors 604

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    I agree, as much as it is sort of cool, I think it's a bit of an iSore.

    Other than that, I would like to see some kind of new revolutionary design for them. I love the current design, but I just want to see what they can come up with next. I hope it stays metallic though.
     
  14. spencecb macrumors 6502a

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    Once you own one of the computers (I have both, an iMac and MacBook Pro with iSight) you really can't imagine the computers without the iSight. When I see iMac G5's without the iSight, it looks incomplete. Same with PowerBooks. You just get use to its pressence.
     
  15. redAPPLE macrumors 68030

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    i second that.
     
  16. Kelson macrumors member

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    PCMCIA Slot

    I'd put in a PCMCIA slot in addition to the Expresscard /34 slot. I'd also swap out that crappy Ethernet chipset. That is really the only HW change that I'd make. Tho I'd also include a CSM in the EFI.

    - Kelson
     
  17. Deepdale macrumors 68000

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  18. Mord macrumors G4

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    i'd make the top bar above the screen the same proportion as the powerbook was.
     
  19. chaos86 macrumors 65816

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    reenforce the case around the optical drive slot and the open button so that stress doesnt warp it so badly (from a powerbook user; i assume MBPs have the same warping issues).
     
  20. steelfist macrumors 6502a

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    have a 10 inch macbook pro and a 23 inch macbook pro monster!

    that was a joke. seriously, better speakers. i hate to have my computers hooked up to external speakers because the internal speakers aren't good enough.
     
  21. tip macrumors 6502

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    - Two button trackpad, and an extra "pencil eraser" pointer (with buttons), ala ThinkPad. I loved this design on those laptops.
    - Separate Page Up/Down buttons by the arrow keys
    - Slightly louder output for volume
     
  22. crazycat macrumors 65816

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    - Dual layer superdrive.
    - Better battery
    - Built-in-printer (just joking)
     
  23. itgoesbuzz macrumors regular

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    can opener

    thats all i have to say about that.
     
  24. Kingsly macrumors 68040

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    I second that.
     

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