What do you expect from your next Macbook Pro?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by generik, Sep 9, 2006.

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Select features that if absent will be a deal breaker

  1. Core n Duo chip (where n >= 2)

    34 vote(s)
    81.0%
  2. Firewire 800 (on 15" model)

    11 vote(s)
    26.2%
  3. Wireless USB

    2 vote(s)
    4.8%
  4. 13" (or smaller) form factor

    3 vote(s)
    7.1%
  5. Carbon fibre (Or some other different material) casing!

    7 vote(s)
    16.7%
  6. Case redesign

    14 vote(s)
    33.3%
  7. Easily accessible hard drive

    18 vote(s)
    42.9%
  8. Magnetic latches

    17 vote(s)
    40.5%
  9. 1GB ram standard

    21 vote(s)
    50.0%
  10. Improvement of heat issues

    24 vote(s)
    57.1%
  11. No whining and mooing

    27 vote(s)
    64.3%
  12. Ultra Low Voltage CPUs

    8 vote(s)
    19.0%
  13. One more thing (anything that is not on the list!)

    10 vote(s)
    23.8%
  1. generik macrumors 601

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  2. NATO macrumors 68000

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    Not much tbh, besides Core 2 Duo Processors and 160GB Hard Drive BTO Options :)
     
  3. scott523 macrumors 6502a

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    Nothing really. I'm not a fan of $2K+ laptops thus I won't be planning on getting one. However I'd be happy if the Core 2 Duo gets into the laptops and if they drop the upgrade RAM prices. They look so expensive compared to the iMac RAM upgrade prices.
     
  4. azzurri000 macrumors 6502

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    Merom and a better graphics card... but the latter is more of a hope than an expectation for me.
     
  5. gadgetgirl85 macrumors 68040

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    The Core2Duo and perhaps a small speedbump. Doubt much else
     
  6. M. Malone macrumors 6502a

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    aside from the 13" thing, I want all of it! :rolleyes:
     
  7. generik thread starter macrumors 601

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    You are greedy! :D
     
  8. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    Not much on the list would be a deal breaker. Of course, I want it to work properly.

    I'd like to see the Core 2 Duo and a case design that makes things like hard drive replacement much easier. If there is a connector for the graphics hardware to be replaced, that would be great. If there were replacement graphics hardware available, that would be even better.

    However, I'm using a 15.2 inch PowerBook. As long as a MacBook Pro works well, that would be enough.
     
  9. M. Malone macrumors 6502a

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    ok, I'll give up the wireless USB and the firewire 800, other than that, they should just make all of them, Carbon Fiber, mmmm mmmm
     
  10. generik thread starter macrumors 601

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    Quite frankly I am wondering about it myself :D

    Afterall I already do have a Macbook that is working very well compared to what some others got with theirs, except for the fact that I find it a bit too small.

    If Apple got lazy and simply just put a new C2D into the machine with no redesign whatsoever I'd probably just sit Merom out altogether and wait straight for Neheleim :)

    Afterall the price of a MBP can very easily be put towards a MP which would serve me a lot better than a laptop.
     
  11. gadgetgirl85 macrumors 68040

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    I'm waiting for Neheliem too :D Or whatever is after that LOL whatever the technology will be in 2008-2009
     
  12. BurtonCCC macrumors 65816

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  13. ZoomZoomZoom macrumors 6502a

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    GPU update :p don't forget that one. That'll be my dealbreaker.
     
  14. Pressure macrumors 68040

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    None of the options are deal breakers for me at this time.

    I am quite happy with the MacBook Pro as it is. I think people are too concerned about check box features they may never use.
     
  15. MattDell macrumors 6502

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  16. generik thread starter macrumors 601

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    What I find curious is so many voted for no whining and mooing rather than heat issues. So I guess the whine is more irritating than the heat?:eek:
     
  17. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    The heat issues seem subjective to me. I've felt several MacBook Pros in stores and they weren't any worse than my PowerBook.
     
  18. generik thread starter macrumors 601

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    Do they feel warmer than a Macbook to you?

    I certainly remember how my Powerbook used to feel, so I find the Macbook a pleasant change. If all Macbooks are like this I really don't see what's the fuss behind all those complain threads :rolleyes:
     
  19. solaris macrumors 6502a

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    8x or faster Dual Layer SuperDrive on the 15" MacBook Pro
     
  20. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    The MacBooks hide the heat better. Metal conducts heat well. At the same speed, the MacBook will feel better. Also, the integrated graphics hardware is meant to keep the heat and power use down. The Radeon Mobility x1600 isn't particularly hot but remember that it's in a very confined place.
     
  21. vv-tim macrumors 6502

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    Wireless USB? What a load of crap... It's Bluetooth that uses a lot of power. I'll stick with wired USB for high transmission rates and Bluetooth for the small stuff, thanks.
     
  22. generik thread starter macrumors 601

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    ?

    Wireless USB hubs have already started showing up, there is this one by Belkin.
     

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