Anyone see this from LaCie?

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  1. Jarland macrumors regular

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    I'm posting from iPad, but go on Facebook and search for LaCie worldwide. There's an image teasing about an announcement with what appears to be a MacBook Pro with two thunderbolt ports and a screen instead of a keyboard.

    Remember the whole deal about touchscreen with feedback response? Let the rumors begin...
     
  2. charlieegan3 macrumors 68020

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    yeah, what is that thing?
     

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  3. Jarland thread starter macrumors regular

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    It's got MagSafe, making the image much more interesting.
     
  4. charlieegan3 macrumors 68020

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    some of the facebook comments are really dumb...

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    no cmd on the keyboard?
     
  5. Tritons macrumors 6502

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    I would say most of the facebook comments are really dumb :rolleyes:
     
  6. basesloaded190 macrumors 68030

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    Not really. They just photoshopped another TB port on a MBP.
     
  7. Jarland thread starter macrumors regular

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    And a touchscreen keyboard? I'm not speaking for its viability or attractiveness, but it does seem an odd thing to photoshop. Unless of course they're trying to stir up some free press, which is always possible.
     
  8. SvP macrumors 6502

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    Whatever it is, it's no mac (no command key), and its ugly (look at your macbook, the detail, the cleanness of cuts.. not the rugged steel punched looks lacie has in the pic).
     

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  9. Jarland thread starter macrumors regular

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    Perhaps some strange take on an iPad case that makes it more laptop-ish?
     
  10. Elevon macrumors regular

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    I'm an anti-fan towards touch screen keyboards, imagine how 'uncomfortable' it would be! and also what is the need of have two thunderbolt ports on the MBP?

    OT: Sorry, but I thought you were meant 'LaCie' from 'Final Fantasy' (video game rofl) took a few seconds to get my mind back on track to understand your meaning :eek:
     
  11. spl456 macrumors member

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    Don't forget, the Thunderbolt ports are also Mini Display ports.
    Some people have Mini DV > HDMI > Screen set-up. Having a second Mini DV/Thunderbolt port is actually a good idea.

    Just hope that USB 3.0 comes out on the new Mac range because the cost of Thunderbolt HDD's is still crazy high.
     
  12. Jarland thread starter macrumors regular

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    Me too, but there were rumors of some touchscreen technology that provides touch feedback right before the iPad 3 release, with the company implying they were working with Apple. Making touchscreen work is certainly appealing to me, because I feel disconnected without the feedback from the buttons.

    Yeah, I always think of FF when I see LaCie!
     
  13. drambuie macrumors 6502a

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    The key next to the spacebar is a Windows key. So, definitely not an Apple product.
     
  14. chilly7 macrumors member

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    But maby u are wrong isn't it "alt" button?
     
  15. squeakr macrumors 68000

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    Of all the ports on there, none of the are ethernet either.
     
  16. Dangerous Theory macrumors 68000

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    I'm pretty sure the image looks the way it is to give the impression of a MacBook without advertising one. I imagine they're trying to get people to focus on the fact that there's a thunderbolt port and they're releasing a peripheral for its use.
     
  17. drambuie macrumors 6502a

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    You're right. It is an "Alt" key. Guess I didn't enlarge it enough. From the angle it had a similar shape to a Windows key emblem.
     
  18. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Looks like they took the rugged design of their "rugged" external hard drives and scaled it to fit a MacBook Pro.

    Maybe a heavy duty snap case that protects better than the current solutions on the market.
     
  19. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    this image makes absolutely no sense at this point. it has the design of their rugged drives, plus a funky keyboard, plus what looks to be the side of a macbook with two thunderbolt ports. something isn't adding up but hey i'll admit that i'm interested in finding out what it is.
     
  20. chilly7 macrumors member

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    Maby that picture is similar to the wolf in a sheep clothe.
    Anybody had thought that maby that is a new macbook pro in an organge pad? :D
     
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  22. StuLax18 macrumors 6502

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    I could see this just being an advertisement for a new MBP case they are making, and they just photoshopped something in the case that would get the attention of people who wouldn't otherwise see.

    At least it's Wednesday so it's not a long wait.
     
  23. thundersteele macrumors 68030

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    My guesses:

    - a thunderbolt docking station
    - a new series of macbook cases

    In any case, this is interesting, even though the "MBP" is clearly photoshopped. Maybe there's a grain of truth behind this?
     
  24. thundersteele macrumors 68030

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    One of the smarter commenters pointed out that in the reflection of the body, one can still see the Firewire port. Photoshop fail :D
     
  25. /user/me macrumors 6502

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    I hadn't noticed that until you pointed it out.. now i can't get it out of my head :). Oh publicity.
     

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