What kind of New Apple Laptop do you think is coming?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by dondark, Sep 7, 2006.

  1. dondark macrumors member

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    I expect a ultraportable MacBook.
    It may be called MacBook Mini.

    Intel CPU = more portable

    MacBook will not be complete without a macbook under 13".

    with the build-in iSight, an ultraportable macbook will be fascinating and your in-and-out laptop.
     
  2. richard4339 macrumors 6502a

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    So basically, you want the 17' MacBookPro with a 10 inch screen and weighing 4 pounds less?
     
  3. dondark thread starter macrumors member

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    No, I just want a small and portable macbook that i can carry around.

    The good quality webcam, microphone, speakers, harddisk , wi-fi ,bluetooth and screen are probally what i want.

    Of course, the case design and feature like the illuminated keyboard with ambient light sensor are also important to me.
     
  4. MacDonaldsd macrumors 65816

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    Yeah those specs are a bit extreme,

    If they were gonna make one, which i doubt, it would be more like:

    1.66 GHz core duo

    512 mb RAM

    40 - 80 GB Hard drive

    Intergrated graphics
     
  5. richard4339 macrumors 6502a

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    That sounds more on par. With the heat problems they have with the current MacBooks, I don't know if I'd want to own one thats even smaller.
     
  6. cal6n macrumors 68000

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    Ahh! A fresh thirst-quenching glass of MacBook!

    That really hits the spot!

    :p
     
  7. CyberB0b macrumors regular

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    maybe they will make a really really small one. without a screen. life is random you know :)
     
  8. dondark thread starter macrumors member

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    damn, what is the point without a screen? Do you mean it can project a 100" virtual screen?
     
  9. richard4339 macrumors 6502a

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    You know, a friend of mine and I were discussing today, that if you you simply needed a portable computer (but not a battery powered one), all you'd need would be a lid on the iMac, and bingo.

    But as for what you said, that sounds like a good idea. You know, I bet they'd even try to name it after its small size. Maybe "Mac Mini", but I dunno. That's a long shot.

    ;-)

    I think it was a joke ;-)
     
  10. Silentwave macrumors 68000

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    Yes you would. Apple would use a different chip...the Core Duo LV (low voltage), which has a TDP roughly half that of any core duo chip, or the Core Duo ULV (ultra low voltage) which has one less than a third that of any core duo.
     
  11. M. Malone macrumors 6502a

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    what Apple needs to release is a pocket sized device the plugs in to any computer via USB and runs OSX, I know I can do that right now, but you have to have a firewire hard drive, and it has to plug into a mac, but if we can have it so it can connect with a USB into a windows machine, PERFECT, it wouldn't need a processor, it'll makes use of the processor of the computer you're plugging into, is this doable?
     
  12. monke macrumors 65816

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    Pfft.. Why? Powerbook G5's all the way! :D
     
  13. Kingsly macrumors 68040

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    Like this?
     
  14. vv-tim macrumors 6502

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    That running OS X = <3
     
  15. generik macrumors 601

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    Is this topic more to ask the community or to whore your opinion to the community?
     
  16. generik macrumors 601

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    Amazing, it probably uses a special Apple USBX connector that offers 999999999GB/s of bandwidth and a latency of 0.000001 picosecond. Of course it is not doable.
     
  17. thebeephaha macrumors 6502

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    Sounds like you want what Sony does with their VAIO laptops...
     
  18. ZoomZoomZoom macrumors 6502a

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    With the iMac going to 24''... 19'' MBP? :D

    Honestly though, I don't think Apple's going to bring in anything brand new in terms of laptops. There probably won't be a 12''/13.3'' pro portable - it doesn't make much sense. People who buy small laptops need constant portability, and probably don't do anything graphics intensive while on the move. The MB does this just fine. Besides, with the 15'' MBPs suffering such heat problems, there's no way Apple is going to go towards smaller enclosures with more power.

    Maybe a tablet? But then again, tablets really haven't caught on yet, and there isn't much of a market for Apple to sell to. This will probably change in a couple years, but not in the near future.

    I'd rather see new laptop modifications than a whole new type of laptop. Like an extended-life battery for the MBPs. The would change the 17'' MBP from a desktop replacement/somewhat portable computer into a laptop capable of lasting through a long day's work.
     
  19. JMies419 macrumors 6502

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    Ahhhhhh you beat me to it!! Those are sweeeeeeeeet though..windows OS or not. :cool:
     
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  21. ZoomZoomZoom macrumors 6502a

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    So I can run a few dozen applications while streaming the morning's Sunday service. =)
     

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