Clue 3 Out, The "Brick" Is the "MacBook Brick"

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  1. MICHAELSD macrumors 68040

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    The site that keeps teasing us with the "Brick" rumor has finally gave us two more clues. First, it's the "MacBook Brick". That means that it's probably a Mac tablet, a Mac netbook, or maybe even another laptops that's a step up from the MBP (unlikely, though). They've also posted another clue (this isn't the actual notebook, it's just a "clue" from them):

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    http://9to5mac.com/macbook-brick-riddle-3
     
  2. bassproguy07 macrumors 6502a

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    so the new macbooks will be aluminum!!!! i love riddles lol

    could the laser clue mean we will have LED displays? since lasers diodes and LED's have the same principles? Probably looking to far into it. Another thing is could be an aluminum case with a laser engraved apple logo?
     
  3. passive macrumors newbie

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    I think the brick means "solid state".

    I think it will feature exclusively solid state memory, in capacities from 16 to 128, and possibly higher.

    But I think solid state will also be a metaphor for the whole machine. It will be built more like an iPhone than a traditional laptop.

    I'm wondering what they will do for size, I would actually be surprised if it's not 12" or smaller.

    LED display is probably a good guess, though that might be optional.

    Some guesses, I do believe there's the potential for some very interesting things.
     
  4. Dybbuk macrumors 6502a

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    I think

    that they don't know anything and this is dumb.
     
  5. Tosser macrumors 68030

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    Oh, you're so wrong.
    It really is a brick, a power brick (for the Macbook). This time around you will not only get a frayed magsafe, you get a magsafe AND powerbrick in tingly aluminium to go with it!

    It gets better, though – you will notice that the brick is rather unfinished. This time around, they will forego putting lipstick on the pig, and actually advertise the shoddy build quality. Yes, I kid you not: They will market it as the "new green Macbook": So green, that we didn't use electricity to produce the anodising, nor chemicals to clean the alu beforehand (not that we cleansed our alu books much before, mind you). All this will come at a slight premium, though: only 400$ above current prices! But you DO get a greener Apple. And who doesn't like a juicy green Apple, right? RIIGHT!?
     
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  7. m1stake macrumors 68000

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    That's like making the CPU optional. They will not give people that choice, it's just more stock in the warehouse.
     
  8. ntrigue macrumors 68040

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    Looks like Aluminum to me. Green laser CNC etching for the keyboard like the Razr?
     
  9. Dybbuk macrumors 6502a

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    you're a cool dude let's be bros
     
  10. xraydoc macrumors demi-god

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    I really hope "brick" is just a code name.
    MacBook Brick is 1000x worse than MacBook Air.
     
  11. BoyBach macrumors 68040

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    I concur.
     
  12. passive macrumors newbie

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    According to 9to5mac, it's a manufacturing process. So no confirmation of my other speculation, but it sounds like I was correct guessing it would be built more like an ipod.
    http://9to5mac.com/macbook-brick

    Of course, even this is speculation at this point.
     
  13. polaris20 macrumors 68020

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    It may be wrong, but I liked the theory that one of the sites had that "brick" really meant brick through Windows,as in breaking through to the mainstream, possibly with a sub $1000 notebook.

    I really don't care about the price point as it stands now, but that seemed like a better theory than AC adapters. I kinda doubt Apple would make a big deal about something as mundane as that.
     
  14. Babooshka macrumors 6502

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    High 5!
     
  15. kabunaru Guest

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    Of course the new MacBooks will have LED displays.
    Anyone remember the "transition to green products by the end of 2008" article?
     
  16. tompon1923 macrumors 6502

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    They explained it.... the green laser is for cutting the aluminum brick.
     
  17. Mykbibby macrumors 6502a

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    BRO RAPE!
     
  18. Dont Hurt Me macrumors 603

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    That photo isnt from a macbook its the new Mouse!
    They did the hockey puck and now we get the B-b-b-brick!
     
  19. alphaod macrumors Core

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    What the new Mighty Bricks?
     
  20. iCantwait macrumors 65816

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    because we all want a 16gb sdd with a 9gb OS:rolleyes:
     
  21. eGraeme macrumors member

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    name for the new casing that a macnetbook will be shipped in?
     
  22. MatLane macrumors 6502a

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    Pass me the cement


    Makes it sound like the next Nokia phone



    Brick = Too big overweight and waste of space
     
  23. MatLane macrumors 6502a

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    Agreed, good point

    I think it will too
     
  24. passive macrumors newbie

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    Interestingly, I was off on the hardware, but pretty much spot on with the brick concept. Though SSDs do seem to be an option across the board now.

    A little disappointed about the price, but that seems to be the way it goes with Apple. :)
     

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