20" Macbook Pro?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Vtorch, Oct 31, 2006.

  1. Vtorch macrumors member

    Oct 31, 2006
    Anyone know of heard any rumor if a 20" Macbook Pro would be coming out anytime soon? I know there are a couple of laptop companies like Acer and Dell, that have 20" laptop models, but I was wondering if Apple will be one of those companies too.

    Anyone hear anything?
  2. Infinity macrumors member

    May 16, 2005
    Perth, Australia
    You mean the 20" Tankbook? That would be overkill. Seriously.
  3. lmalave macrumors 68000


    Nov 8, 2002
    Chinatown NYC
    17" is already straining the limits of portability, I think. The only useful portability of a 20" laptop would be in moving it from room to room, which you could do with a 20" iMac instead. If you actually want to carry a laptop in a laptop bag and take it to school, work, etc., I think a 20" is just too big...

    Edit: Actually, I could see a need for a 20" laptop for exclusive home use. An iMac can be moved from desk to desk (or table to table), but then you also have to lug the mouse and keyboard with it. And what if you want to work kicking back in a chair or even from bed? So yes, I think there is a place for a 20". But that being said, I think Apple will probably determine that the market for a 20" laptop isn't large enough yet.
  4. Aniej macrumors 68000


    Oct 17, 2006
    come on now, 20" MBP... not even digitimes would report that.:rolleyes:
  5. ToastMaster macrumors regular


    Nov 10, 2005
    Tacoma, WA
  6. Vtorch thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 31, 2006
    The reason why I ask, is because I could've sworn I read it somewhere that it was in the plans. Then I see that Acer came out with one (http://www.engadget.com/2006/07/31/acers-hd-dvd-equipped-aspire-9800-laptop-released/) and Dell as well.

    If I am not mistaken wasn't Apple the first computer company to come out with a 17" Powerbook.....which at the time was kinda unheard of?

    Just wondering, because like I said, I thought I read it somewhere and I thought you people or this administrators of this site might know.
  7. stealthman1 macrumors regular

    Oct 20, 2006
    What's wrong with an iMac? Weighs only 4 pounds more than the Dell and is $2000 less comparably spec'd. A couple hundred for a custom case and you've achieved every bit as true a portability as the monster Dell.
  8. viperguy macrumors 6502


    Nov 3, 2005
    What about power/battery?
    And what about taking that thing WITH a mouse and keyboard everywhere
  9. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor


    Staff Member

    Jan 20, 2005
    That was a joke (sort of)...he was pointing out the reverse: that the 20" Dell is about as "portable" as an iMac. As in "not very portable."
  10. manosaurus macrumors 6502


    Aug 22, 2006
    OMG!!! Seriously??!! Where's my credit card??!!
  11. NewSc2 macrumors 65816

    Jun 4, 2005
    New York, NY
  12. SMM macrumors 65816


    Sep 22, 2006
    Tiger Mountain - WA State
    I would buy one, but would not lose any sleep over not getting one either. I wonder if it would ever be more than a niche market for Apple? I would use it when I go off-site for a proglonged period of time. I dislike working with small screens.

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