Current/Former PowerBook 12" Owners' Dream Machine

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  1. UCLA-Bruin macrumors member

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    I'm guessing its not the MacBook Air. :D So what does Apple need to design to suit your fancy?

    (I owned a PowerBook 12.1"/1GHz/1.25GB/80GB/Combo--$1499) - I upped the standard drive from 60GB to 80GB, but always wished I'd laid down the $$ for the superdrive. However, I was most upset that the backlit keyboard was never a BTO option as it was with the early 15" PB. :(
     
  2. Westsider 4 Mac macrumors regular

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    12 inch MBP te Ultimate Road Warrior

    Take the current 12 inch PBG4 and update it to a MBP with specs simular to the 15 inch base model MBP with a 512 graphics card. Instant classic:):apple:
     
  3. Adokimus macrumors 6502a

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    Same form factor, except only 1" thick. Add similar processor as the macbook pro, and the nvidia 8400M graphics card. And that should be possible within real-world heat constraints. Add LED backlighting and a magsafe connector and get rid of the modem port, maybe replace it with an eSATA port or at least a FW800. All do-able things.

    :)
     
  4. UCLA-Bruin thread starter macrumors member

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    Essentially a 12" MBP.
    - .8-1" inch thick
    - 4-5 lbs.
    - similar dedicated graphics and CPU as other MBPs
    - 12-14" screen (just 1/8" from edge)
    - LED/OLED backlight
    - 1280x800 resolution
    - VERY IMPORTANT: fullsize backlit keyboard, keys can go right up to edge like on the PB 12"
    - expandable up to 4GB+ of RAM (PB maxed out at 1.25)
    - 200+ GB HD
    - built-in iSight
    - DVD Drive (or not)
    - removable battery
    - NO: modem or ethernet port

    I'd pay $2500 (ahem...more than the MacBook Air - Apple are you listening?).
     
  5. blueprint1983 macrumors 6502

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    I still have my 12" (1.5 ghz, 1.25 g(ram), 80 gig hd, superdrive) and aside from the changes mentioned (which I concur with), I would change:

    -THE FAN - man that thing was and still is LOUD
    -THE SCREEN - GLOSSY OPTION PLEASE

    I have a MBP Glossy and it's much more vibrant than the matte 12".
    :eek:
     
  6. Shabbis macrumors regular

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    I held onto my 867MHz G4 12" PB forever hoping the MBA would be the replacement machine. It wasn't...

    I ended up getting a 15.4" MBP 2.5GHz and I am glad I did. It doesn't feel that much bigger overall, but it's really nice having the larger and higher quality screen. Also nice having USB2 and FW800.
     
  7. UCLA-Bruin thread starter macrumors member

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    So, your dream machine is the 15.4" MBP??
     
  8. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Mine is what I have.
     
  9. UCLA-Bruin thread starter macrumors member

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    The Pro, Mini, or iPod?
     
  10. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Oh the Pro.
     
  11. Westsider 4 Mac macrumors regular

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    Apple REALLY should do this....

    ... make the 12 inch MBP and Stuff it with Mid level 15 inch MBP specs. I want to upgrade my 12 inch PB to MBP levels and keep the 12 inch screen real estate with the MBP look. As much as I would like to try the MBA, the machine does not have many of the features I use daily; DVD drive, firewire, ethernet. Especially in this economy, those three features are Must Haves in any Apple Laptop for me.:apple:
     

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