Aluminum MacBook and MacBook Pros Spotted?

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    AppleInsider provides some reassurances that MacBook and MacBook Pro updates must be imminent with the new models having reportedly been spotted by sources.

    The new 13" MacBooks, 15" MacBook Pros and 17" MacBook Pros are said to share similar Aluminum-based look "as if they were members of the same product family". The current MacBooks and MacBook Pro are very distinct from one another with the MacBook housed in a white or black plastic enclosure.
    In an effort to further reduce the notebook footprint, the new MacBook Pro is said to be eliminating the Firewire 400 port and the 28-pin DVI-I (Dual Link) port. Instead, the cases will contain the smaller (but still backward compatible) Firewire 800 port and "what appears to be" a mini-DVI port.


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  2. Moof1904 macrumors 65816

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    Woo hoo! I see the logic in only having FW800, but just I hope this isn't another teenie step in a phase-out of FireWire.
     
  3. Mykbibby macrumors 6502a

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    Bring it on!

    Perhaps we'll see Firewire 800, and maybe a faster Firewire introduction as well?
     
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    I don't think the new MacBook Pro could use Mini-DVI, since it doesn't support Dual Link. Maybe it's only on the new MacBook? Can't wait to see 'em.
     
  6. yvonnejim macrumors newbie

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    Footprint Reduction

    How does eliminating the USB 400 port reduce the footprint?
     
  7. Clayne macrumors 6502

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    Yes, I always sign on right when the news pops up, haha. so I have like top 5 post.

    Anyways, this is cool!! Looks like no Black Aluminum Macbook, though.
     
  8. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Give me full size, non-proprietary ports or you can forget it.

    Or just something smaller like DisplayPort or HDMI.

    But keep the FireWire.

    Clayne, the easiest thing to do is just never sign out...
     
  9. hogfaninga macrumors 65816

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    Disappointing if there isn't more to it. If aluminum casing makes the masses celebrate then anything will.
     
  10. tMac85 macrumors 65816

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    wait! who spotted them? Where is this source? I WANT MORE!!! I WANT A PICTURE!
     
  11. Courtaj macrumors 6502a

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    I didn't even know the current models had feet!

    Does reducing the footprint mean they'll just have one foot instead of two?

    I wish they'd just make the damn things smaller.
     
  12. mrwizardno2 macrumors 6502a

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    I really hope they don't uglify the whole friggin line with that ugly black "contrast" around the screen.
     
  13. corinhorn macrumors 6502a

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    Damn it! Keep the frickin FireWire 400. I don't want to have to buy different cables!
     
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    Woot silver/black just like my iPod. Bring it on Apple! :D
     
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    I just bought a new Macbook to replace my last one about 2 months ago. Meh, I'll just give it to my girlfriend and get the new one, or the new Macbook Pro...we'll see I guess...I'm getting so excited though! My fanboy tourettes are acting up.
     
  17. k2k koos macrumors 6502a

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    great stuff, I am going to upgrade to a new Macbook Pro in January, I should get a christmas bonus, and I think I will spend it on a new laptop to upgrade from my Alu Powerbook G4 1.25Ghz, it served me well, and still does, but it's time for a more powerful machine now :) Oh mr Jobs, Quadcore processors please :) :apple:
     
  18. Aranince macrumors 65816

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    They mean the physical size of the notebook.
     
  19. riversky macrumors regular

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    If it is aluminum it will not be cheaper! Especially if it has the LED screen of the MacBook Air as well.
     
  20. Ade-iMac-177 macrumors regular

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    WHAT?!?!

    they can't remove dual-link DVI or else the macbook pros won't work with the 30 inch Cinema Displays.

    and if they remove the firewire 400 then they better provide a firewire 800 to 400 adapter or else I and a lot of other people will really be pissed off. And they will have to add another 800 port - many people need 2.

    Plus isn't a firewire 800 port the same height as a 400? plus an ethernet port is taller than both so how can they reduce the footprint?
     
  21. mrwizardno2 macrumors 6502a

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    Turn on your sarcasm detector
     
  22. Courtaj macrumors 6502a

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    Right. Thanks for setting me straight there. For a moment I thought they were speaking figuratively or something. Either that, or trying to sell me shoes.
     
  23. kjs862 macrumors 65816

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    Nice, I wonder if people are going to buy the macbook instead of the pro now since its going to have an alu case.

    Edit- maybe they will be both be alu but the pro will have some extra cosmetic thingy, like a black glass trim or something.
     
  24. Daveway macrumors 68040

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    Seems like this makes the line more one dimensional, which is the opposite of more choices at different price points.
     
  25. MojoWill macrumors 6502

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    i cant see them taking away the full DVI from MBP but it doesnt matter on MB

    forget this though im hoping for Apple NetBook
     

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