$899 Apple Product is the Mac Tablet, come on guys!!!!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by MXChristian11, Oct 13, 2008.

  1. MXChristian11 macrumors 6502

    MXChristian11

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    Okay, so after reading the new info on here about the prices and product numbers, i came to a conclusion. First, why would there be 3 macbooks? 2 is already stretching the "entry" line notebook, why add a third. Yes maybe for affordability, but isn't a tablet mac what everyones been speculating/wanting/needing forever?!? This would by-far out sell an ENTRY, entry notebook. These are just my thoughts. Let me know what you think. :D
     
  2. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

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    If its a mac tablet, it doesnt fit in the Powerbook/Macbook Pro forums
     
  3. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

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    I still just don't understand the need for a tablet Mac enough for Apple to create one. I mean do that many people use them?

    Or are we talking about a new innovation, like a Kindle or something? I just don't see it. If your a graphic designer just buy a Wacom.
     
  4. ayeying macrumors 601

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    I'd want a tablet. Make my PDF stuff work easier with a pen instead of a keyboard
     
  5. DrNelly macrumors member

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    I think a properly designed tablet with Leopard Multitouch supporting the circus would be a very interesting addition to the Mac family. Think college campuses or the many scientific applications of that.

    I'd buy it if it offered the same functionality as a Macbook, with a smaller screen (10-12 inches), a way to output video and a headphone jack.
     
  6. Logos327 macrumors 6502

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    Wouldn't you expect a much more elaborate event for something like that? At least an invitation that hinted at the possibility.
     
  7. ChiltonWebb macrumors member

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    Tablet Mac in '08!!!

    Hi,

    If you're a serious graphic artist, you've probably already clunked down over $3,000 for a Cintiq.

    A $900 Tablet Mac would be a no-brainer. I'd buy at least one tomorrow, if this rumor is true.

    I'd buy one if it cost 4x as much, if it was built well. And I can list about 30 designers I know that would, too. Why Apple hasn't built a Tablet Mac yet is the one riddle I just don't have an answer for. Maybe tomorrow I'll get my answer.

    Tablet Mac = The One Ring
    (at least for me)
     
  8. Logos327 macrumors 6502

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    I think many people expect Apple to make a tablet (eventually). It just wouldn't be released at an in-house event like this imo. MW or at least a special dedicated event is much more likely if/when it comes out.

    Also: http://www.macrumors.com/2008/10/14/apples-new-899-product-is-an-led-display-and-not-a-macbook/
     
  9. MXChristian11 thread starter macrumors 6502

    MXChristian11

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    yeah. your probably right. i also agree that MW would be a great event to release such a product. just thought maybe tomorrow. :D you never know...it could be that "There's One More Thing...."! :) thanks for the opinions. keep em coming!
     
  10. Cave Man macrumors 604

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    I think AI has it right - it's a new display with DisplayPort. If the MBP is really getting DisplayPort, and the photo suggests it is, Apple has to have a display with that port as well. Unless they give us one of those stupid dongles that's DisplayPort to DVI or VGA. Blah!
     

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