MacBook specs (guessing)

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  1. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

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    All over Macrumors, there are posts from people about what they think and hope the specs of the upcoming Macbook will have. They are rumored to be released later today, so in a few hours, we should know what we got right or wrong.

    My thoughts:
    13.3" display
    iSight
    Magsafe
    Frontrow
    Combo/superdrive on higher model
    Intel core solo on lower model, duo on higher model(s)
    512MB RAM stock, upgradable to 1.5GB
    60/80GB HDDs, 100GB option
    7-8rs battery life
    bluetooth 2.0, APX
    choice of colours
    Gigabit ethernet
    3 USB ports
    Something else we don't know about yet...

    it won't have:
    backlit keyboard
    aluminium case (maybe on highest model - replacement 12" PB)
    FW800
    expansion slot

    Im not willing to make predicitons about the grahphics card, because i can see good reason for integrated and dedicated graphics chipsets. For most people, the integrated wouldn't slow them down, but for us serious Macheads, we need our own graphics chipset, even if it is something simple.
     
  2. yankeefan24 macrumors 65816

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    They will be (if they are) tomorrow (American time), in aprx. 17:30 minutes. I am also not sure they will be released. No invite yet…

    Overall, I think your guess is pretty accurate, (but no aluminum).
     
  3. ChrisFromCanada macrumors 65816

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    You are on the money here.

    7 - 8 hours may be a little wishful, probably not going to happen, more like 5ish.
    There may be a possible Magnetic latching mechanism.
     
  4. EricChunky macrumors regular

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    if i don't get a ****ing macbook tomorrow i'm going to buy a sony and put Windows Vista Beta 2 on it... :mad:
     
  5. berkleeboy210 macrumors 68000

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    An invite was sent out last week for an event Thurs. in NYC. we shall soon find out if products are going to be released.
     
  6. AvSRoCkCO1067 macrumors 65816

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    They'll allow 2 GB of Ram - the Mac Mini, iMac, and MacBook Pro have all allowed this much thus far.

    The Pro Mac (or Mac Pro...or whatever) will allow quite a bit more ram, however.
     
  7. Pokeon macrumors newbie

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    They probably be released to tomorrow and then Steve will brag about how popular they are. Or even Released tomorrow and shipped on the 18th (Basically Im just realllllyyyyy hoping tomorrow)
     
  8. yoda13 macrumors 65816

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    OK, if that is the way you feel about it...enjoy your beta software...:p
     
  9. AvSRoCkCO1067 macrumors 65816

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    ...Yeah I definitely think you should go for that option :D ;) .
     
  10. count chocula macrumors 6502a

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    theres no way it'll have 3 usb ports, the mbp 15" doesnt even have 3. you have to go to the 17" to find 3 usb ports. if it has the specs you said, i'm getting an mbp. hopefully core duo standard :D
     
  11. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

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    I'm guessing:

    core duo across the line
    integrated graphics except on a CTO high-end model
    512 RAM, 2 GB max
    60-100 GB HD, including 5400 RPM model on the high end
    13.3" at 1280x720
    magsafe
    isight
    IR remote and front row
    BT and AE
    magnetic latches
    2 USB, 1 FW 400
    6-7 hour battery life (please!)
    black and white options
    only plastic (I think you'll be able to custom order a high end MB with specs close to a low-end MBP, but I don't think it will have aluminum or be called a MBP)

    and for the love of god let it be this week!
     
  12. generik macrumors 601

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    Even when Vista is released it is still beta :D
     
  13. yoda13 macrumors 65816

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    If they have a build to order non-integrated graphics option, I will have to buy one, but I expect to be dissapointed until I can save up enough for a MBP.:p
     
  14. w_parietti22 macrumors 68020

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    Agreed except for the 3 USB ports and 7-8 hours of battery life. There wont be 3 USB becuase the 15" MBP doesnt even have 2. The batterylike will probably be 5-6 (at most)
     
  15. aswitcher macrumors 603

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    Unfortunetly I think we will see integrated graphics much like all the PC laptops in this price point and size...
     
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    Do it! We dare ya! :D
     
  17. ero87 macrumors 65816

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    Why does everyone assume that the new Macbook will have an isight? I don't think they will. To keep the price at $999, and to encourage people to get MBPs, they'll ditch the iSight. Otherwise the MBP will have very little over the macbook!
     
  18. yankeefan24 macrumors 65816

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    I think that the low end won't have it or only have it BTO. The 2nd level models and up will have it standard.
     
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    Mobility Radeon has been "confirmed", and we're guessing that it's an X1300.

    Edit: Looks like the source was wrong :(
     
  20. macgeek2005 macrumors 65816

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    Link please?
     
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  22. aswitcher macrumors 603

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    Ok, thats news. Maybe it wont be too crippled afterall... :)
     
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  24. AvSRoCkCO1067 macrumors 65816

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    I can't access that 'thread'...why!? :(
     
  25. ero87 macrumors 65816

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    I also can't access it! can you copy-paste for us lowly "Regulars"?
     

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