13.3" MacBook Pro?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Super Intendo, May 26, 2008.

  1. Super Intendo macrumors regular

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    Any chance this will ever happen?

    side note: This is my first post! I've been lurking here for over a year and i finally have found a reason to post :D
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Lots of people want it, but I think Apple have learnt from the 12" PowerBook/iBook problem they used to have where the two machines were too similar. So I vote no.
     
  3. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Welcome! It's called the MacBook Air. Get used to Steve's world.
     
  4. Super Intendo thread starter macrumors regular

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    Oh trust me, I'm used to steves world... I just know that maybe theres some tiny chance that it could happen.

    If not, when's the best guess for the next update to the gigantic 15"?
    WWDC?
    Back to School?
    Holiday?:confused:
     
  5. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Holiday sounds good. Nehalem will be after that in mid-spring.
     
  6. Super Intendo thread starter macrumors regular

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    So if i need to upgrade to an MBP there soon, there would be no point in waiting :rolleyes:
     
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    You wouldn't be stupid for waiting past WWDC.
     
  9. jjahshik32 macrumors 603

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    I would just get a macbook pro now and not wait. The montevina wont be anything drastically faster to wait for.

    Something like 200-300 more points in geekbench but other than that I'd say buy now and wait for Nehalem possibly rev. b.
     
  10. TSE macrumors 68030

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    buying now is always a good option.

    I remember when people expected a new MBP in January for MacWorld so they started waiting in November. They didn't come out with a new one but they said they mine as well just wait it out for longer. They waited for over a month more. After all was said and done, they weren't very happy about waiting that long.
     
  11. xhambonex macrumors 6502a

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    buy now, and by now i mean wait till after the conference just in case, its so close. 15.4" isn't huge, I enjoy it very much. As for a 13", why throw all that power power and have such a small screen, macbook and air both seem to have that option covered anyway.
     
  12. MarkMS macrumors 6502a

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    I'm waiting until WWDC. I, too, am hoping for a smaller MBP. Like others said, I doubt it will ever come out.
     
  13. Super Intendo thread starter macrumors regular

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    good to know somebodys on the same boat.

    unfortunately, i believe its sinking :(
     
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  15. jjahshik32 macrumors 603

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    Yea I think because of the mba that the 12" or 13" mbp will never happen.
     
  16. xhambonex macrumors 6502a

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    why exactly do you want a 13" MBP?? Or what do you need in a MBP that you can't get in your blackbook or an MBA?
     
  17. Super Intendo thread starter macrumors regular

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    I do alot of full-resolution photo editing, sometimes with a few open at once and it really takes its toll on my macbook, so i'd like a faster processor, and a higher resolution display (not dependent on screen size).

    games would also be nice so a graphics card would be nice.

    Multitouch is hardly a reason to buy, but its a nice little feature that i could see myself using fairly often. Speaking of which, does Aperture II support it?
     
  18. Super Intendo thread starter macrumors regular

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    One more question- do education discounts apply on refurbished items?
     
  19. feelthefire macrumors 6502a

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    No.
     
  20. xhambonex macrumors 6502a

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    Interestingly enough, you do work which most people would want a bigger screen for. Sure the graphics would be nice, and so would resolution, but do you think you'd ever buy a macbook if a mbp was the same size and slighty more expensive...
     
  21. Super Intendo thread starter macrumors regular

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    Basically i just want what i cant have- the ultimate combination of power and portability. I mean its not that i cant have it... apple could easily throw one together, they just wont.
     
  22. thechidz macrumors 68000

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    I would also love love love a 13 inch mbp... Something powerful enough to plug a monitor to and use as a desktop, but still very portable... basically eliminating the need for 2 laptops... the macbooks are getting so powerful now that they are getting close to what people need
     
  23. Super Intendo thread starter macrumors regular

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    close, but not close enough... just editing one large image in photoshop (cs2) my fans kick into high gear, and with any more than that i start to get slow downs.
     
  24. thechidz macrumors 68000

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    isnt cs3 much less of a cpu/ram hog? have you tried it?
     
  25. prostuff1 macrumors 65816

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    I would kill for a 13 in MBP. Like most people that want this I basically want it for the aluminum case, graphics card, and backlit keyboard (i.e. all the litte extras that come with a pro machine).

    I have preached this before so i won't go into it again, but i think apple is missing a part of the market here but not having a smaller PRO machine
     

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