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Original poster
Feb 24, 2006
I buy a new 15-inch MacBook Pro every 3 years...but it's always overkill for me. Most of the work I do on the MBP is internet browsing, Photos app, and several various word and productivity programs. Because of that, no doubt about it, even the entry-level 12-inch MacBook would have enough power to suit my needs. However, I just can't work on a screen size less than 15-inches. I've tried. And while I could plug the 12-inch MacBook into an external display while home, 90% of the time I use my laptop I'm out on the go.

My dream is always the same: Apple will announce a 15-inch MacBook with at least 2 USB-C ports for around $1499. But something tells me that is never going to happen because, as far as Apple is concerned, the only people that want/need a 15-inch laptop are "pros."


macrumors 6502a
Jul 24, 2014
I was a bit bummed that they didn't go back to the whole two sizes two classes product square. I'd pay for a 14-15" MacBook.

Considering the size of the Logic Board on the current 12" a 15" MacBook would probably achieve some real ridiculous battery life.


macrumors 68020
Nov 2, 2010
This topic was discussed sometimes. I also would buy one.

Actually everyone who sees my 12"MB tells me "this looks so tiny, how can u work on that?" :)
So I think they would sell more of a 14" MB than 12" as it happened with the 13" vs 11" Air.

But maybe the M3-M7 is still to weak to push a display with the additional pixels?


macrumors 604
Apr 10, 2008
I could see them making a 14" once they phase out the macbook air. But that might be next year when they refresh the design.


macrumors 68040
May 28, 2015
Amsterdam, Netherlands
I love the size of 12" but if there was a choice I would definitely go for 14". I think people have been begging for that since about a day after the 12" was introduced. I don't know if it's ever going to happen though simply because Apple's selling point on those is "it's so tiny and light".


Sep 2, 2011
That would be perfect for my wife, a rose Gold 14" or 15" Macbook and I'll take the Pro away from her. =)


macrumors newbie
Apr 6, 2017
Also agreed. Even though I moved from a Macbook 2015 with a dodgy battery to an XPS 15 (and now prefer the screen size), I still miss macOS and I'd take a long hard look at a 14-15" version. As much as I appreciate the power the XPS 15 packs, for day to day office work I still feel more comfortable in macOS.
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macrumors P6
Mar 19, 2008
Me too - Don't really need much for power for my MacBook purposes, but would GREATLY appreciate more screen size.

I assume they'd have to bump the specs a touch to power a larger, likely higher pixel count, screen.

Would be a dream machine for many, no question.
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