the alternative macbook specs thread

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by 4nr-, Oct 8, 2006.

  1. 4nr- macrumors regular

    4nr-

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    What do you wish your macbook had?
    Keep it reasonable, no Ati 1900xt or anything like that

    my list:
    1. a better gpu, with dedicated ram.
    2. Louder speakers
    3. a right click button for when im running windows, so i dont have to press 5 buttons when i just want to press one
    4. a 7,200 rpm hard drive
    5. a regular dvi slot
    6. one of those new heatsinks :p, or the ability to turn off the random shutdowns in energy saver like this:
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  2. MIDI_EVIL macrumors 65816

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    Excluding the right click button, you should have got a MacBook Pro.

    You are clearly not who Apple had in mind with the MacBook.

    Rich.
     
  3. Cybergypsy macrumors 68040

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  4. weiss macrumors member

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    dedicated graphics card... the backlit keyboard would be a nice touch, but i can live without it.

    RAM and HDD can be upgraded. So the GPU is about *IT*
     
  5. solvs macrumors 603

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    Me too.

    Dedicated video in the high end version. That's it. All I want.
     
  6. 4nr- thread starter macrumors regular

    4nr-

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    I must disagree because I don't think anyone can read an apple's mind.

    I bought my macbook for its portability, I love it the way it is. I mainly use it for everyday tasks. I game on it maybe 30 mins per week, and the gaming aspect is why I would like some improvements.
     
  7. jTreu macrumors 6502

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    maybe the future the MB will get 128 mb dedicated vram when the MBP get 256mb base and 512mb as an option.
     
  8. memoryleek macrumors newbie

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    Dedicated graphics memory is my main concern. Also, 1 gig of ram standard would be nice!
     
  9. nakedguy macrumors member

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    Better quality and louder speakers! That would do it... As for the rest, I think we all got what we paied for.
     
  10. jamone80 macrumors regular

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    an alternative spec Apple should have is a stain-resistant case. the white looks great, but the dirty palm-rest is a bummer on the eyes. its the most obvious gripe people have.....Apple's R&D guys have to know about some space-age material they could make the case with...:rolleyes:
     
  11. JAT macrumors 603

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    Louder speakers. They are probably set low in hardware somehow, it may not need better speakers at all.

    If it had the speakers, a matte screen and lighted keyboard, I'd probably find a way to use the MB instead of the Pro. As it is, I'm waiting for them to add a couple things to the Pro, anyway.
     

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