What is your PERFECT Apple laptop?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by 50thVert, Oct 26, 2006.

  1. 50thVert macrumors regular

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    I'm bored in class, so heres the question:
    If Apple came to me and asked "What are the PERFECT specs for a laptop?" here is what id tell them:

    13" Macbook Pro
    13" high def glossy screen (1920 x 1080)
    200GB 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive
    4GB RAM
    Some sort of RAM setup for HD prefetching and quick startup
    Some sort of dedicated graphics chip
    USB2, FW800, FW400, and e.SATA expansion ports
    EXPRESSCARD/34 slot
    802.11n/Bluetooth capability
    Built in EVDO or EDGE card
    Sub 5lbs weight
    Optical Drive- 2x Bluray Write, 8x DVD DL write, >8x DVD write, >24x CD Write
    The ability to run Windows XP in a fast-switch type enviroment
    :D

    What would yours entail? Lets here em!
     
  2. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

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    13.3" MBP with a more durable metal enclosure
    2.33 Ghz core 2 duo
    1440x900 (1920 x 1080 is way too high a resolution on a 13" screen)
    120 GB 5400 RPM HD
    2 GB RAM
    nvidea 7900go graphics
    USB 2.0 and FW 400
    EVDO or EDGE card
    802.11 g/n
    bluetooth
    8x DL DVD burner
    sub 4 lbs. :eek:

    Similar to yours, but I want a sturdier case and an nvidea 7900go. I also don't care about many of the high-end features you list (4 GB RAM, blueray, expresscard slot, etc).
     
  3. rafster macrumors newbie

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    QX6700
    2GB Ram
    NVidia GeForce 7950 GTX Go
    etc

    Crazy? :p
     
  4. Mac-Addict macrumors 65816

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    13.3" MBP with a more durable metal enclosure
    100GHz Ghz core 2 duo
    1440x900
    100 TB 7200 RPM HD
    20 GB RAM
    nvidea 7900go graphics
    4x USB 2.0 and 1 xFW 400 1x FW800
    802.11N
    Bluetooth/Infrared
    1000x DL DVD/Blu-ray/HD-DVD burner (A special drive which can read any disk)
    sub 1 lbs.
    Eyetv Built in

    Yeah I can dream!
     
  5. 50thVert thread starter macrumors regular

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    Add the Core 2 Duo to my list as well, lol. Hopefully with OS X 10.5's resolution independence small 1080p screens will be practical.
     
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  8. pianoman macrumors 68000

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    this just made me laugh.

    under 1 lb for all that! holy moly! :eek: they can't even get 1TB in the iMac yet and the Mac Pro is limited to 16GB RAM.

    i won't even comment on the 100 GHz suggestion.

    you're dreamin' alright!
     
  9. RedTomato macrumors 68040

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    17'' screen, 12'' case,
    dual Intel 64-core chip,
    4TB ram
    Drive that holds back up of Google,
    GPS built in,
    Slide out tea cup holder.
     
  10. iKwick7 macrumors 65816

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    A core 2 duo Macbook or Macbook Pro..... but a tablet. I would be all over that in a heartbeat!
     
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  12. tarjan macrumors regular

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    One that comes with a hot redhead and a hot russian chick who dig each other, my girlfriend and me.

    That would be perfect.
     
  13. donlargo macrumors newbie

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    As long as we're dreaming...

    How long until a 12" MBP with... a screen that unfolds to about a 20" size? (Of course, you could still use it folded for tight spaces).

    Then as my next upgrade, I'd hold out for either the virtual holographic display, or perhaps the direct neural interface.
     
  14. Zadillo macrumors 65816

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    Sub 4 pound 13.3" laptop with a 7900go in it........ that would be something, wouldn't it?
     
  15. Mr_Brightside_@ macrumors 68000

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  17. Mac-Addict macrumors 65816

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    This is a very imaginative dream of mine :)
    *Loads Shotgun*
    What was that again?
     
  18. LastLine macrumors 65816

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    Honestly for me? The current base MB but a bit lighter would be awesome.
     
  19. RedTomato macrumors 68040

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    Ah pianoman drink your milk and cookies and go back to bed.

    In ten years time,

    [​IMG]

    will be exactly the same as

    [​IMG]

    That machine is the Apple Portable from 1989, weighted 17 pounds,

    and had

    no backlight in the screen,
    no wireless,
    no ethernet,
    16 Mhz CPU chip,
    1 MB RAM,
    40 MB HD,
    no modem,
    no camera,
    no lots of other gadgets you have in a MacBook Pro

    It cost over $7,300 in 1989 dollars

    Today's Macbook Pro is about 1000 x faster, 2000 x more RAM, 4000 x HD space, 1/7 the volume, and 1/6 the raw price.

    What machine will we have in 10 - 15 years time?
     
  20. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

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    well, I tried to be highly optimistic but not utterly absurd.
     
  21. tominated macrumors 68000

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    That wold be sweet, but just one amendment, core 10 quadro:D
     
  22. elppa macrumors 68040

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    I liked the look of the original Titanium PowerBooks.

    They were really nice.

    The case would be like that - 13 inches is good for the screen - but I may want a tad higher resolution than the current MacBooks.

    Widescreen is a good idea and definitely the way to go.
     
  23. Hockeypuck macrumors regular

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    Except for the paint chipping, top case cracking, hinges breaking part of them :p

    FREE would be my perfect laptop.
     
  24. kzg macrumors member

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    A intellized version of the old Powerbook 12", with a better screen of course! I found that it was always just the right size for a portable.
     
  25. extraextra macrumors 68000

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    Eeek, could anyone even read at that resolution?
     

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