Possibilities for the next 15" MBP update?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by zenvision, Jun 5, 2006.

  1. zenvision macrumors regular

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    I'm hoping the next 15" gets:

    Merom
    DL Superdrive
    FW800
    3xUSB (unlikely)
    Right-Click Trackpad (like on the current 17")
    Higher resolutions (again unlikely)

    I'm waiting on Merom whatever happens, but damn it I hope the 15" gets the extra features the 17" currently has...(I prefer everything about the 17", though its just too big!)

    Am I wishing too much? What are your forecasts?
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Pick one and you might get it, both, not a chance.

    It looks like this is just software. I'd say that it might appear for the current 15" MBP in 10.4.7.
     
  3. zap2 macrumors 604

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    Merom-Yup
    DL Superdrive-I would expect it
    FW800-Yes
    3xUSB (unlikely)-No(how ever it possible it will be 3 USB and now FW800 but i would bet on FW800 first
    Right-Click Trackpad (like on the current 17")Yes, if not 10.4.7
    Higher resolutions (again unlikely) Don't it but possible
     
  4. Stridder44 macrumors 68040

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    Any idea of when this would happen?
     
  5. zenvision thread starter macrumors regular

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    I'm hoping we get at least some of these, especially the DL Superdrive & Right Click when the Merom MBPs are released (maybe August??)
     
  6. Kaiser Phoenix macrumors 6502

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    What about Blu-RAY drives?? SOny already has laptops with those.

    Merom, FW800, 2xUSB, Blu-Ray, Geforce 7900 GTX Go, Increased Battery life, Less Heat, No Whine.

    That would be the perfect laptop ever!
     
  7. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Possibly all you'll get are ...

    1. Speed Bump

    2. Engineering changes

    3. Possibility of dual-layer Superdrive
     
  8. conditionals macrumors regular

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    Do we really need higher resolutions right now? They're already pretty damn high.

    Also, I'm betting on Merom, DL, FW800, the right click AND... a black option!
     
  9. AvSRoCkCO1067 macrumors 65816

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    I agree - the resolution on my 15" is stunning to say the least. All my friends are like, "dang, that's more than my giant 21" monitor can show!!!"

    Text is just large enough so that it's legible - any smaller, and I might struggle (and I'm 17!!!) :eek:
     
  10. Kaiser Phoenix macrumors 6502

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    Yeah but I wouldnt want something that ugly butting out of the side of my beautiful MBP....

    No offence to you by the way, just my opinion.
     
  11. yah00z macrumors regular

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    right click on 15.4 mbp?

    do you mean a "real" button, as in a two-button trackpad, or the ability to rightclick? I rightclick all day long on my MBP, week 20 15 inch
     
  12. treblah macrumors 65816

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    Right click as in the 17in MBP and the new MBs. They have a software feature so that if you click with 2 fingers on the trackpad it registers as a right click. It has been hacked to work on the 15in and most people (well, me anyway) are expecting it to be included in 10.4.7.
     
  13. w8ing4intelmacs macrumors 6502a

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  14. zenvision thread starter macrumors regular

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    As a graphic design student, having higher resolutions is always preferrable. Having used both the 15" & 17" MBP, the resolution on the 17" is that bit more useful. I could totally cope with it on a 15".
     
  15. netdog macrumors 603

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    With the Merom will come the 800Mhz FSB to memory.

    Now, I know this one will draw huge flames, but I would actually like to see the next gen Intel 965 chipset with integrated video, at least as an option. Honestly, this thing is going to be very good. Not sure that there will be anything to the x1600 anymore, and the x1600 uses more juice, runs hotter and costs more. Before your knees start jerking, check out the Intel 965.
     
  16. emotion macrumors 68040

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    Isn't that in Q2 2007. The initial Merom boards/chipsets will support 533Mhz.

    I expect the merom MBPs to be an evolution of the current model with a completely new enclosure/design next year when the new chipsets appear.
     
  17. eXan macrumors 601

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    Higher res? No way! Its so f****** small already!

    FW800? Very likely, as is DL super drive and better GPU and CPU
     
  18. treblah macrumors 65816

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    Thats why the rumored resolution independence in Leopard is such as big deal. :)
     

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