The new 2012 MacBook

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by laptoplover2, Nov 29, 2011.

  1. macrumors member

    Feb 4, 2011
    2012 Mac laptop line:
    MacBook Air - Ultraportable
    MacBook Pro - Aluminum lovers / Professional users
    MacBook - Laptop for everyone?

    Would you want them to bring back the MacBook?
    $899 for the white one and supposedly $999 for black, considering that the white plastic is cheaper than the aluminum.
    HD FaceTime camera. Re-thought of bottom that can't supposedly peal off. Unibody plastic design. New Thunderbolt port added.
    4 GB of ram
    250 GB hard drive
    Intel HD Graphics 3000
    2.4 GHz Intel Core i5 processor?

  2. macrumors 6502a


    Jun 10, 2010
    That would be nice for people seeking more storage space, but i dont think that it would come with 4GB of ram. The macbook was supposed to be the part of the low end of the spectrum.
  3. macrumors member

    Nov 28, 2011
    Kauai, Hawaii
    Apple will never go back to plastic in my opinion.
  4. macrumors regular


    Feb 17, 2011
    Sorry to say, but the MacBook is dead, long live the MBA and MBP!

    The reason why I say this is that the original alu-Macbook was rebranded as the 13" MBP, the newer plastic one got stuck between the 13" MBA and the 13" MBP.

    This gave the Macbook only a small playingfield to operate within.
    If people's criteria was portablility, they went for the MBA faster and if the criteria was processingpower it became the MBP.
    Both had the alu design, which is better, looks better on a portable Mac and is more in demand by the customers, so giving a new Macbook a plastic body wouldn't be considered wise.
    Giving it an alu body would again decrease the price barrier with the MBP series, which would make the smaller extra costs worth for more people to buy a MBP instead of a Macbook.

    The macbook as a "generalist" got stuck between a rock and a hardplace.
    Add to that that we will probably be seeing in 2012 a 15" MBA and the playingfield for a Macbook just got decimated.

    It would not be profitable for Apple to bring out a Macbook, even if it came in 13" and 15".

    We can't stop evolution and that means that some hardware lines will be discontinued (generalist) and other florish (specialist).

    With MBPs in 13", 15" and 17" and MBAs in 11", 13" and in 2012 a 15", Apple can service every niche in the netbook/notebook range.

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