12" MacBook Pro?

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  1. justinthesommer macrumors regular

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    Am I the only one that thinks a 12" MBP would be perfect? What's everyone think?!?
     
  2. Raffi macrumors 6502a

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    My thought is that it would be perfect but I suspect apple will hobble it somehow. So it doesn't cannibalize the rest of the line.
     
  3. justinthesommer thread starter macrumors regular

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    I'm just thinking cause than its a little bigger than the 11 MBA. I like the portability idea of it
     
  4. Altemose macrumors G3

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    The 11 is too small and the 13 seems to be the perfect size for most practical uses, especially when equipped with a Retina display.
     
  5. Naimfan macrumors 68040

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    Apple already made it - the 12" Powerbook.

    Darn near perfect!
     
  6. Commy1 macrumors 6502a

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    Too small for my needs, I'd sooner pick up the mythic "iPad Pro" that seemed like a possibility not long ago. 13" is as small as I'd like to go with a laptop, anything less and I might as well have a tablet.
     
  7. justinthesommer thread starter macrumors regular

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    Well they should work their magic again lol
     
  8. Steve121178 macrumors 68040

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    The dimensions of the 13" rMBP are perfect in my opinion. Any smaller and then you start getting flaws like a cramped keyboard, smaller trackpad, smaller batteries etc.
     
  9. justinthesommer thread starter macrumors regular

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    To each his own i guess...
     
  10. vpro, Apr 17, 2014
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    super thin

    super thin edge to edge glass bezel with super retina display making my eyes fall out!

    quad-core with dedicated graphics and up to 16 gb ram w/ 1 tb pci storage

    i'll buy it then and only then when the above are met!

    :cool:

    seriously though, it is their way of getting rid of their "air" line, they have an iPad Air which is perfect as is, they may get rid of the 13" and dare i say bring back the 17"?
     
  11. Anitramane macrumors 6502

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    11” air?

    Ofc the batteries needs to be smaller, total volume gets smaller. But everything else also gets smaller. Like the biggest powerhog, the display.
     
  12. 3lite macrumors 6502a

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    I have the rMBP 13"

    Personally, I think 14" is the sweet spot.
     
  13. justinthesommer thread starter macrumors regular

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    You said it! Good ideas

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    But a MBP would be thicker so bigger battery
     
  14. Count Blah macrumors 68030

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    Of course they would. Look at the air and 13" MBP compared to the 15". They even ripped out the dGPU of the base 15" to force people's hands/wallets even more.
     
  15. mrcheezit macrumors member

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    Yeah I agree. It would be a great size but I don't think it would be a Pro or up to Pro standards because what would be the point of a 13" Pro and a 12" pro? That doesn't really make much sense.

    I could see them bringing back the MacBook line and having just one 11" Air, the 12" MacBook, and the 13" and 15" Pros.

    However before they introduce that they need to retina-ize the Airs. An 11" Retina Air would be awesome :D.
     
  16. simon48 macrumors 65816

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    Too many SKUs.
     
  17. Raffi macrumors 6502a

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    I don't know what they would do but a 12 inch retina air would probably kill sales of the 11 air, 13 air, and 13 retina if the specs are similar to the 13 inch rMBP. I would be first inline for a 12 inch retina thats as thin as a air and great battery life.
     
  18. maflynn Moderator

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    If anything it will be an MBA, Apple did have a 12" laptop before and it garnered a faithful following. I think it fits better in the MBA category as apple has those laptops smaller and lighter.
     

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