19" MacBook Pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Puevlo, Jan 13, 2012.

  1. Puevlo macrumors 6502a

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    Any chance of Apple releasing a 19" MBP? I'm just finding the 17" a bit too small for my liking. I feel that the extra screen space would offset the slight loss in mobility. I'd happily pay slightly more for this. Anyone else feel the same way?
     
  2. FuNGi macrumors 65816

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    No. Way. Then again, I also think 27" is too big for a desktop display as well.
     
  3. Shredder- macrumors regular

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    why would you on gods earth want a 19" laptop? really limits the mobility, and in that case, why not just buy an iMac?
     
  4. maflynn Moderator

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    Zero chance. Many people think a 17" is too big and unwieldy. If you need more screen real estate buy a larger monitor to hook up the laptop, or buy an iMac.

    a 19" laptop would be too big/heavy to be considered a mobile computer.
     
  5. Merkyworks macrumors 6502

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    This has basically already been tried by Dell. It was the XPS M2010 and it was an epic fail.
     
  6. bdodds1985 macrumors 6502a

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    wow no way. doesnt alienware have one? wh on earth would you need a laptop so huge?
     
  7. fisherking macrumors 603

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    i'd like to see a reverse trend; say...a 27" macbook pro, and a 13" iMac...
     
  8. Spink10 Suspended

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    Looks horrible
     
  9. squeakr macrumors 68000

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    Yeah and it was a total pig of a boat anchor as well, which didn't help it's cause!
     
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  11. VMMan macrumors 6502a

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    I need a really small, mobile notebook and a very large one.

    I would probably buy a MacBook Air 19" and a MacBook Air 9".
     
  12. MagicBoy macrumors 68040

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    Fixed that for you.
     
  13. thundersteele macrumors 68030

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    I want a holo-cube. A device the size of a zippo, that can project a 27'' screen into thin air and an infrared keyboard and touchpad on the table in front of me. Of course with quad core power and GPU and all the other fancy stuff. Then I can finally ditch my heavy laptop bag.
     
  14. ghostworld macrumors member

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    This is my thought exactly. If you want a larger screen, go for the iMac. Laptops are meant for portability.
     
  15. Boe11 macrumors 6502a

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    I'd buy one and love it. But I think we're clearly in the minority, OP :rolleyes:
     
  16. gpat macrumors 6502a

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    Not going to happen.
     
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  18. Stetrain macrumors 68040

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    Be thankful they still even make the 17" really.

    If you want a bigger display, buy a 27" display to plug it into.
     
  19. Digital Skunk macrumors 604

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    True! What really made it an epic fail was that it didn't offer much over the top end 17" machines other than that huge display. They tried marketing it to nerds that loved LAN parties and professionals in multimedia/engineering, but nerds at LAN parties don't have money, and pros in the field don't want to carry a 20 lbs. machine.

    It was mostly that monitor and the space needed to cool it. They had 19" laptops here and there, but they just sucked compared to the 17" and 15" versions. The price would shoot up another $500-$700 just because of the display, and you didn't get any special hardware benefit.

    The real questions is: Will Apple put the full keyboard on the 19" MBP?

    New_19_inch_macbook_pro_by_carmo92.jpeg

    Now, I would never use anything other than a 17" MBP for my line of work, but I don't think a 19" would be any real benefit. And I don't like off-center keyboard layouts so I'll just take that immaculate 17" MBP as is.
     
  20. ObuckiO macrumors regular

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    I think 17'' is plenty, just put some 1000watt built-in speakers.
     
  21. VMMan macrumors 6502a

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    Your edit is not true for me. The need is greater than my desire to own such devices.
     
  22. trikky macrumors regular

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    Have to agree with both counts here. The iMac screen size was the reason why I switched over to the MBP...27" was just too big for my needs.
     
  23. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

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    I want to gouge my eyes out.
     
  24. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    My 17" MBP near enough tears my arms off lugging it.....A 19" not going to happen....Let's face it that's low end desktop territory anyway. I have a 13" MBA would like to see a 15" model, but that's being covered in another thread.
     

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