Apple to make iMac "Dock" for Macbook

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Chance9888, Jul 20, 2008.

  1. Chance9888 macrumors member

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    Hi all. I've been surfing the internet, and i came up with this. I don't know if it's true or not, but it would sure be cool. What are your reviews on it?

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  2. Beric macrumors 68020

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    That's old news. I remember it on MacRumors here.

    Apple just doesn't use all of its patents, plain and simple. Just because they research into and patent something, doesn't mean they'll ever produce it.
     
  3. muldul macrumors 6502

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    That would be cool, but would make the imac fat and ugly, not to mention completely useless to everyone who doesn't have a macbook as well
     
  4. techlover828 macrumors 68020

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    I would kill for one of those, it would be perfect for someone in college.
     
  5. Bobioden macrumors 68000

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    I guess I don't understand why you would want to put a computer inside another computer.
     
  6. creator2456 macrumors 68000

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    If they ever do anything like that, it WILL NOT be an iMac. It will be a special ACD for this purpose.

    Plus, it will need to be able to hold the 17" MBP while the other sizes will need adapters to fit into it properly.

    Cool idea with some practicality for a small number, but not worth the cost at the moment.
     
  7. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

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    "Filed June 3, 2006"

    How old is the aluminium design for the iMacs?
     
  8. tdhurst macrumors 68040

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    Really?

    Seems easier to have an ACD with the cable adapter.
     
  9. TheNightPhoenix macrumors 6502

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    The Aluminum images are just someone idea of how it would look, not part of the patent. Apples patent images are always hand drawn and child like, much like in the patent we see here. (the lower images)
     
  10. alphaod macrumors Core

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    So essentially you are buying a ACD with a built in dock? I would totally buy one even if it means an extra $100-200, but as long as I can also use it as a regular external monitor. All those docks for Thinkpads and Dells are like $100-200, so having an integrated one on a monitor, I like.
     
  11. Digital Skunk macrumors 604

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    Bu!!$h!t consumerist view of technology if you ask me.


    Makes no sense and will never work. People who think it will have never seen the inside of an iMac (old or new) nor the ACD. It's tight as is and making a working dock unit out of the iMac that allows a 1" thin MacBook to fit would be REALLY THICK.

    Not to mention having an Apple flamebook running inside or an enclosed space next to a bright and HOT H-IPS panel wouldn't work to well either.

    No way it'd be $100-$200. More like $700 for the 20" fat version and $1200 for the 24" ultra fat, heavy, useless model.

    And yes, just hooking up a monitor is a lot easier and simpler. Stick it in the pile of garbage along with the iTablet (big @$$ iPhone) and MBP with square keys.
     
  12. alphaod macrumors Core

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    It may be hot, but then you can put a cooling fan to extract the heat.

    And I didn't say $100-200 for the monitor; I said $100-$200 extra ;)
     
  13. marvel2 macrumors 6502

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    I would love some sort of port replicator or dock for Apple notebooks.
     
  14. vniow macrumors G4

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    Yes, because Apple makes everything it patents into a product.
     
  15. Digital Skunk macrumors 604

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    But that would just make it thicker and louder. And as it stands, the iMac "Macbook dock" is still very undefined.

    Is it a monitor with ports and cooling inside, but no CPU/GPU/RAM/HDD? Or is is a monitor with ports and nothing else, basically making it an iMac with the laptops parts stuffed into a real laptop?

    Oh, sorry.
     

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