Chances of ne MBP looking different?

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  1. strat001 macrumors newbie

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    Hi,
    Im looking to buy a new MBP, im not really bothered about performance, as trhe current gen can provide me with everything i need. So waiting comes down to looks, what do you guys think?
    Thanks
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    +1

    Minor change is possible but nothing deal breaking
     
  3. maflynn Moderator

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    Chances of apple changing the MBP case - between slim and none, and slim left town.

    They basically just came out with the unibody look in 2008 and they have a long history of keeping a design. The prior MBP enclosure dates back to the G4 Powerbook.

    No, they invested too much R&D for this look, they're not about to drastically alter it now.
     
  4. strat001 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    cool. one more thing. are the prices for new releases generally the same as old releases?
     
  5. maflynn Moderator

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    Yes, you'll not see too much movement (if any) in the prices.
     
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    Yes, sometimes, not very often, they may get a 100$ price drop but that happened with last update so I doubt it. You get more for the same amount of $ with every update though
     
  7. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    Its possible the new 13" will have the anti-glare option, but that's about it.
     
  8. mschaef macrumors newbie

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    I'll be contrary... I'm not expecting much of a change in the style, but I am expecting a switch to 16:9. (Also better wireless connectivity, and newer CPU's.)
     
  9. strat001 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hmm. Thinking about it, an anti glare option would be nice, even if slightly unpredicable. Im usually all for getting the best bang for buck.
    Ive decided to set a date, if by then the new mbp's arent out, Im just going to buy one, and ill still have the 2 week refund period anyway.
    EDIT:by better wireless connectivity, what do you mean?
     
  10. King James macrumors member

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    I also agree that aesthetically it will most likely remain fairly similar for now
     
  11. strat001 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    and one more thing... does the UK usually get laptop releases the same time as the US?
     
  12. psingh01 macrumors 65816

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    I agree too, I'd be very surprised if the new ones looked any different than the current ones.
     
  13. recKz macrumors newbie

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    I agree with it being slightly different so that it can hold a 16:9 screen, this could allow for a better battery life. There's also reports of it being slimmed down a bit (20-40mm).
     
  14. Nitrocide macrumors 6502

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    Yeah I think pretty much, poss less stock/slight delay.
     
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    WiMax or 3G. Something like that.
     
  17. mschaef macrumors newbie

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    Part of the argument for the 16:9 is that LCD vendors are driving the issue themselves. It's apparently easier to make LCD's that are all of the same aspect ratio, and with TV's going to 16:9, this drives computer displays that way too. (TV's displays are higher margin/revenue, so they win.) Having said that, Lenovo still offers a 16:10 on the T410, so there are clearly a few exceptions left is you have the volume. (The T510 is 16:9.)

    Lots of docks on the side in the not to distant future, methinks...
     
  18. tommyboy21 macrumors member

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    I'm hoping they'll change the anti-glare option on the display to have a black bezel instead of a silver one. I think the current option looks weird. (Though I really would love if the stopped with this whole "glossy/reflective" display stuff.) Also, I'm thinking 16:9 is in the mix so that will change the "shape" of the whole laptop.
     
  19. alphaod macrumors Core

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    And higher prices. :p
     
  20. enberg macrumors regular

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    The 15" 2.66GHz MBP is actually 73 USD cheaper in the uk apple store when you discount VAT.
     

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