20" MacBook Pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by philbeeney, Nov 4, 2006.

  1. philbeeney macrumors 6502


    Jul 24, 2004
    Brampton, ON
    If Apple released a 20" MacBook Pro, would you buy one.?

    How difficult can it be for Apple to add a 20" ACD to the current MacBook Pro form factor and come up with one amazing piece of kit.?

    I for one would certainly load it up with all the options and max out my credit card. :D

    Does anybody think that Apple may have investigated the possibility based on other manufacturers selling 19" & 20" laptops, and perhaps may release one in the future.?
  2. vectormasked macrumors member


    Sep 3, 2006
    Somewhere in Canada
    :eek: I would never ever buy a thing that big.

    making a laptop or notebook that big would be like making a desktop computer as small as 12" so that it becomes sort of portable.
  3. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor


    Staff Member

    Jan 20, 2005
    This question comes up fairly often (last time I know of was five days ago), and the majority opinion seems to be that people don't want to carry around a monstrosity of that size. I agree with the majority.
  4. Clydefrog macrumors 6502a


    Feb 24, 2006
  5. Benjamindaines macrumors 68030


    Mar 24, 2005
    A religiously oppressed state
    Nope, I wouldn't buy it. That being said I really want a 17" MBP so it's not that I have a thing for small laptops. Apple doesn't really need a 20 incher, the 17 inch has the resolution of a 20" display already, if anything I can see Apple making it a 17.4" inch screen and raising the resolution.
  6. musicpenguy macrumors 65816

    Oct 29, 2006
    I would certainly buy it. I treat my 17" MBP as a portable desktop anyways (carry around external mouse, keyboard, and midi keyboard, and a stand at all times)

    I equate portability with the thin design of apples this makes them easier to fit into bags.

    I would love a 20 incher MBP!
  7. WJTW macrumors newbie

    Oct 11, 2006
    I would love to have one.

    If it weighs less than 3kg.

    Which won't be quite possible since the 15.4 inch MBP is already 2.65kg. Of course, one can say that by the time Apple makes a 20inch MBP, materials could get light enough.

    The only 20inch I see commonly advertised over at where I stay one of Dell's laptops. I have not even seen it by I have no doubt that it is a monstrosity.
  8. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor


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    Jan 20, 2005
    The 17" is 3.1 kg, so no, it's not possible at this point.
  9. psycoswimmer macrumors 65816


    Sep 27, 2006
    I don't have a picture off=hand but it hugeeee. The screen is separated from the keyboard part by two separate, large, hinges. When you close it up, it takes the form a suitcase. Really. :) And they advertise that as a good thing.
  10. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor


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    Jan 20, 2005
  11. zephead macrumors 68000


    Apr 27, 2006
    in your pants
    ^ That cannot possibly be considered "portable" by any means. Besides, who wants to be reduced to a feeble, anemic wreck by carrying around that titan? :p

    To me, 17" is kinda pushing it but 20" is a definite no. Way too big, and thus not to be considered "portable". Portable should be defined as something UNDER 10 lbs (4.5 kg).
  12. WJTW macrumors newbie

    Oct 11, 2006
    At 8.3kg, I cannot imagine calling that a laptop, and it isn't about the heat. :) No, it won't be called a portable too...

    I like the Dell's idea of the 'laptop' being foldable into a suitcase. For those who have strong arms, the weight won't be a problem, and would cause jaws to drop once you open up the suitcase to produce a fully functional computer. But if you do not have strong arms, it could be more than jaws dropping off. :D

    I doubt even my desktop computer weighs that much, but then the casing of my desktop (plus components) weighs less than any of the other ones I have. No, it isn't a Mac...
  13. SkyBell macrumors 604


    Sep 7, 2006
    Texas, unfortunately.
    I would love for Apple to make a 9 inch laptop. That would be so cool :)
  14. dornoforpyros macrumors 68040


    Oct 19, 2004
    Calgary, AB
    ugg no, 20" is too large for a laptop, personally I think the 17"s are a little ridicules. So I'll stick with the 15"s thanks
  15. eXan macrumors 601


    Jan 10, 2005
    I've seen one 20.1" laptop in person at the store among other notebooks. It was HUUUUGEEE! And very ugly BTW. It cost about the same as a 17" MBP, but as 2.5" thick and 7.8 kg :eek: It had 2 HDs though (120GBx2) and a GF7600 GPU.

    BTW it's screen resolution was 1680x1050, just like on the 17" MBP ;)

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