After seeing the MacBook Air, What will the 2008 MacBook Pro Have....

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  1. MikeZMacGeek macrumors newbie

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    This will be my updated post to the MacBook Air...

    2.6GHz - 2.8Ghz Core 2 Extreme
    2 - 4GB Memory
    500GB - 2x250GB HD
    External Super Drive
    Geforce 8800m GT
    New Keyboard-keys illuminate brighter(like to see red illumination like in Audi s)
    Brighter Screen
    Higher res iSight
    Sata plug
    HDMI output and Input lines - 1080p 24p support
    IR reader in Black Apple
    Sleep light in front on right corner
    (may not happen) - Option in Black or Silver
    I still like to see black iMac outline on MacBook pro
    .75" thick
    6-7 hours battery life
    big multi touch pad

    Pic (One on the left is the new updated one, and the other is my older shoped one...)
     

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  2. Virgil-TB2 macrumors 65816

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    curvy-ness?

    My favorite rumour in this regard is that Apple might introduce a few of the organic curves of the Air to the Pro line, but I really can't see how they can do it without increasing the footprint by at least an inch each way.
     
  3. vchalupa macrumors member

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    Why do you think external super drive?!?!?
     
  4. MikeZMacGeek thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Because it will free up space for more room to add more inside and for to have a second Hard Drive to double the space is a big thing for pros that need lots of storage for HD video. Also you be able to have a thinner case and more powerful Super drive maybe even a blue-ray drive....
     
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  6. wentwj macrumors regular

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    They won't take the drive out of the MacBook Pro, that's just crazy talk, and defeats the purpose of the MacBook Pro. This isn't the Air, the MBP is designed to be a desktop replacement, not an ultra-portable. Taking the drive out of an ultra-portable makes sense, taking it out of a desktop replacment is just plain idiotic. I'd like to see a Blu-Ray option, but I'm not holding my breath, I think that'll be pushed into the Mac Pro and MBP starting in late 2008 or early 2009.

    And they better get a magnetic latch on the MacBook Pro asap.
     
  7. MrT8064 macrumors 6502a

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    Hopefully apple will remove the sleep light, thats the ONE thing that made me actually shut down my MacBook Pro at night, i have since got a sleep-light-less iMac!!

    as for the IR sensor, i really like your idea, that black dot on current models looks a little odd.
     
  8. andrewdale macrumors 6502a

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    I think this is my favorite part! Three-quarters of a METER thick?! I can't WAIT! ;)
     
  9. Cybergypsy macrumors 68040

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    Love the sleep light on the Air....its so small and not so bright
     
  10. Shannighan macrumors 6502a

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    2.6GHz - 2.8Ghz Core 2 Extreme: Im thinking more 2.5 - 2.8
    2 - 4GB Memory: yes (but not 4gb standard)
    500GB - 2x250GB HD: no, i think that maybe 320 max, problaby stay at 250gb
    External Super Drive: no
    Geforce 8800m GT
    New Keyboard-keys illuminate brighter(like to see red illumination like in Audi s): red? hell no, it will stay white.
    Brighter Screen: problaby LED across the board
    Higher res iSight: maybe
    Sata plug: maybe. prob not
    HDMI output and Input lines - 1080p 24p support: no
    IR reader in Black Apple: what?
    Sleep light in front on right corner
    (may not happen) - Option in Black or Silver: problaby not
    I still like to see black iMac outline on MacBook pro
    .75m thick: maybe, problaby not that thin. im going to go with the same 1" or maybe like .9"
    6-7 hours battery life: HAHA no.
    big multi touch pad: yes

    things in bold are what i say
     
  11. blurb23 macrumors 6502a

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    The rest is plausible, but I just don't see the bolded as happening.

    Alienware m15x's get about 1.5 hours battery life, and that's without gaming. Granted, that's with an 8800GTX, but still.

    There's simply no way that Apple can get away with an external SuperDrive in the MBP. There's still too much reliance on optical formats to let that happen.

    While red would be nice, I think it would be too "flashy" for the MBP, and detract from it's professional appeal. Colors like that are more suited towards Alienware laptops and the like.

    6-7 would be nice, but unless there's a breakthrough in battery tech, I just can't see that. 5 hours now is pushing out, and Penryn isn't going to reduce power consumption by more than 10-15%. And I'd rather see that 10-15% to to powering more powerful hardware rather than 30 minutes of more battery.

    All in all though, looks good.
     
  12. BluePAZ macrumors newbie

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    2.6GHz - 2.8Ghz Core 2 Extreme = Probably
    2 - 4GB Memory = probably
    500GB - 2x250GB HD = wishful thinking, but no
    External Super Drive = no
    Geforce 8800m GT = probably, but maybe the new 9 series

    New Keyboard-keys illuminate brighter = hope so(like to see red illumination like in Audi s) and no not red
    Brighter Screen = likely
    Higher res iSight = they should
    Sata plug = whats to point
    HDMI output and Input lines - 1080p 24p support = that would be nice
    IR reader in Black Apple = that would be cool
    Sleep light in front on right corner = why not

    (may not happen) - Option in Black or Silver = that would be cool and a good refresh
    I still like to see black iMac outline on MacBook pro
    .75m thick = DEFINITELY NO I DONT WANT A LAPTOP THATS 29.5 INCHES THICK.
    6-7 hours battery life = doubtful
    big multi touch pad = highly likely
     
  13. JWest macrumors 6502

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    There won't be an 8800GT on the next MBP. Get it through your heads people. It's too hot and requires too much power. Heck, I'd love to be proven wrong... but it ain't happening.
     
  14. MarkW19 macrumors 65816

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    All-black anodised aluminium please, with glossy black screen surround, providing a "one piece of glass" look like the iPhone/iMac ;)
     
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    [​IMG]

    I saw that on Engadget and think it looks really good. I hope this is close to what we'll see. Looks great.

    Me neither. I love it on the iMac but not on this.
     
  16. zioxide macrumors 603

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    2.6GHz - 2.8Ghz Core 2 Extreme: 2.6 definitely, 2.8 possible
    2 - 4GB Memory: 2GB standard, 4GB upgrade
    500GB - 2x250GB HD: No, you can't fit 2 2.5'' drives in there.
    External Super Drive: No, A full size laptop should have an optical drive
    Geforce 8800m GT: Too much heat and power
    New Keyboard-keys illuminate brighter(like to see red illumination like in Audi s): red? its not a dell
    Brighter Screen: LED backlighting on the 17''. The LED screens are extremely bright.
    Higher res iSight: the res is fine, how about better low-light performance
    Sata plug: you mean eSATA.
    HDMI output and Input lines - 1080p 24p support: Useless, DVI does HDMI.
    IR reader in Black Apple: what?
    Sleep light in front on right corner: who cares where the sleep light is
    (may not happen) - Option in Black or Silver: no
    I still like to see black iMac outline on MacBook pro: that's why you're just posting on a forum and not working for apple. that would be ugly as ****.
    .75m thick: lol, that's thicker than a mac pro
    6-7 hours battery life: hah, with 2 hard drives and an 8800mgt? rofl, you'd get like 90 minutes.
    big multi touch pad: the touchpad might be a tad bit bigger, but it won't be huge like some of the mockups.

    that pic is ugly. black border = terrible.


    I have this cool new idea to take care of this problem. It's called closing your eyes when you go to sleep.
     
  17. puckhead193 macrumors G3

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    i just came back from the apple store and love the new MBA, the only thing i don't like is the button for the mouse click is way to tiny like height wise if that makes sence. But I could just enable the tap to click...
    As far as the MBP just as long as the click button is bigger.... I want this update for me to be blown away.

    edit - i'm surprised no one said this yet--- BLUE-RAY? no... please apple i would be over that before you could say "cat in the hat" (what movie is that from?)
     
  18. TatsuTerror macrumors regular

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    I know this won't happen, but I wish Apple would give the option of removing the optical drive for a larger battery.
     
  19. rezonat0r macrumors 6502

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    I also hate these trendy black screen borders. Just a cheap, ugly way to boost perceived screen contrast on the showroom floor. Not Apple's style (for the Pro line).
     
  20. conchshell macrumors member

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    me too! I will cry like a schoolgirl if there is no Blu-Ray option :(
     
  21. TatsuTerror macrumors regular

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    If Blu-Ray wasn't introduced last month to Apple's most expensive and powerful computer, I doubt they'd add it to the Macbook Pro. Plus, Apple wants you to rent movies from iTunes, not buy them from other companies. Then they don't get a cut of the profit.
     
  22. DCSMAC macrumors member

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    i think it will get the magnetic latch to make for a flush close. also, it will get the MBA keyboard, like it or not. thats about it though, maybe slightly rounder edges. i dont really think it will get any thinner. its already pretty thinner than most of its competitors and making it thinner will make it harder put hugh end graphics and stuff in it.
     
  23. tip macrumors 6502

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    I agree - it will not get thinner. The big marketing point of the Air is that it's thin. If you make the other Apple laptops approach that feature, it takes away from the Air.

    I disagree about the magnetic latch though. The MBP lid is heavy.
     
  24. TatsuTerror macrumors regular

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    The biggest marketing point of the Mac Pro is that it's extremely fast, yet some day the Macbook Pros will be able to reach the same speed. No matter how thin they make it anyway, it will still weigh a lot more because of all the components it has that the MBA doesn't. Mind you, I don't think it can get much smaller at this point in time anyway.

    As far as the magnetic latch, it's coming. The screen isn't that heavy.
     
  25. MikeZMacGeek thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Misprint i mean .75 of a inch, i don't know why i put m (meters) there. Stupid me....:rolleyes:
     

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