Did the Design Team run out of ideas?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by daneoni, Nov 13, 2008.

  1. daneoni macrumors G4


    Mar 24, 2006
    VAIO FW vs MacBook Pro & HP Pavillion vs MacBook Pro

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  2. J the Ninja macrumors 68000

    Jul 14, 2008
    Apple laptops with black keys dates all the way back to the TiBook, they just went away for awhile. And I hope you aren't suggesting a black screen bezel is a new idea, are you?
  3. tomacintosh macrumors regular

    Aug 25, 2005
    No matter what the colour, Apple does it like no other. The fact there isn't screw holes and plastic caps everywhere makes a much more svelte product.
  4. okrelayer macrumors 6502a

    May 25, 2008
    I have noticed the similarity between the new MacBook Pro and my fathers HP. I cant deny their is some similaritys. Although one of the biggest differances is that the MacBook's are made entirely out of aluminum and the HP and Sonys are made out of plastic!

    edit: and, today i saw two 4 door cars. One was a ford, one was a toyota. They both were red. THOSE STEALERS!
  5. sukanas macrumors 6502a


    Nov 15, 2007

    its like saying the ferrari sport car designers are out of ideas because honda made an s2k or hyundai made a tiberon

    comn man.
  6. nick9191 macrumors 68040

    Feb 17, 2008
    I think you'll find Apple had the chicklet keys long before anyone else. They were white though on the original Macbooks, and didn't turn black until the MBA.
  7. bigjnyc macrumors 603


    Apr 10, 2008
    I think the apple looks way more elegant despite the similarities. it just looks cleaner and sleeker
  8. Crash1234 macrumors regular

    Oct 22, 2008

    These ne macbooks look VERY similar to a few other notebooks on the market. So yeah, I think apple probably could have done something different to make their product look a little more different but oh well. And also, I WISH apple would make their computers out of the same plastics that other computers are made out of. They seem to be much more durable than aluminum.
  9. koobcamuk macrumors 68040


    Oct 23, 2006
    Black MacBook, I think had black keys... :)

    I prefer my MBP (original) to the new MBPs... but that's my opinion.
  10. Red-red macrumors 6502

    Jul 17, 2007
    Once you've used the new MBP for a while you are simply shocked when you see other notebooks. Internet pictures don't do them justice and side by side even next to the old MBP the difference is huge. If you say otherwise you're either fighting yourself to like your old machine or you simply have no taste.
  11. guitarmaster18 macrumors regular


    Mar 27, 2007
    So, reading this, all laptops that have black keys are either made by Sony or HP?
  12. Galley macrumors 65816


    Mar 24, 2008
    Actually, I think Sony invented the Chiclet keys, and that same designer moved to Apple and put them on the original MacBook.
  13. Red-red macrumors 6502

    Jul 17, 2007
    I know sony had a keyboard out before apple released the chiclet alu keyboard. Not sure about the macbook though.
  14. mojohanna macrumors 6502a


    Jul 7, 2004
    You honestly think that aluminum is LESS durable than plastic? Particularly a rust proof/resistant metal? If that were the case, we would have a lot more plastic cars. The last I knew, the only mass produced cars that were plastic were Saturns and the Corvette.

    Not to mention the thermal properties that aluminum provides over plastic as well as recycling.
  15. aussie.damo macrumors regular

    Nov 20, 2006
    And I think you'll find you are very wrong. Sony was using chicklet keys on Vaios LONG before Apple ever used them. Sony weren't first either, as multiple threads on this board can attest to.

    Oh? So if someone disagrees with you, they have no taste or are deluding themselves? Well, I am very happy with my "classic" MBP and think it looks many times better than the new one. In fact, I only bought my "classic" a few weeks back, giving me plenty of time to drink in the new design before purchase. I thought the new design was an ugly mess when they first released it and, 1 month on, I still agree with myself. That said, I have no problem with you liking them, to each their own. I support diversity of opinion, unlike you.

    Mac's used to be set apart by their distinctive look. Now, they look like every other silver bodied, black screen, black keyboard rubbish that all the other manufacturers put out. I think that's the point the OP is trying to make.

    And just how many aluminium cars do you think there are on the roads. Here's the hot tip: Not many. The Audi R8 springs to mind as one. A specialised car for a specialised need.

    Plastic is a lot more durable than aluminium. Why do you think the "classic" MBPs suffered from so much flex in the screen? The MBs didn't have this problem (plastic). Not sure why you mention rust, do you think that plastic rusts?

    In any case, I don't think that Mac's should be made of plastic, I like the aluminium look; however, I don't fool myself into believing it's a more practical or durable solution.

  16. MowingDevil macrumors 68000


    Jul 30, 2008
    Vancouver, BC & Sydney, NSW
    Exactly, people who think these machines look the same as various silver/black PC notebooks parobably aren't Mac people at heart anyways and would be happier on a PC. From a distance and an untrained eye, sure I'd buy that. You either get it or you don't.
  17. aussie.damo macrumors regular

    Nov 20, 2006
    And you either drink the Kool Aid or you don't.

    A spade is a spade mate, whatever you use it for.

    In case that's too subtle, what I mean is that Apple could drop a turd in a box and people would love it, just because it's Apple.

  18. Crash1234 macrumors regular

    Oct 22, 2008
    Well on a laptop I'm gonna have to go with yes. I'd rather my laptop not bend and scratch when I look at it. The aluminum on these macbooks seems to be very fragile and bendable/dentable/scratchable with very little force.

    My mom has two dell laptops which sit in the drunk of her car everyday completely unprotected, no case, no nothing, in there with all her other work stuff. (They are work laptops so she just doesn't care). Anyway, she got into a car crash with those things in the trunk, they were tossed around in there and jolted about and after all was done, there wasn't a scratch on them. If those had been apple macbook pros in there with no case I'd hate to see how many dents and scratches would be on them.
  19. macrem macrumors 65816


    Mar 11, 2008
  20. weckart macrumors 601

    Nov 7, 2004
    The Sinclair Spectrum had chicklet keys. They sucked then as they do now.

    They might have a better stab at being durable if Apple's design team were not so fixated on anorexia. The thinner, the flimsier in my book.

    They would, of course, point out that Apple dropped the turd long before anyone else and that Apple's turds smell sweeter and are breathtakingly beautiful.
  21. netdog macrumors 603


    Feb 6, 2006
    No. Just a bad one.
  22. macrem macrumors 65816


    Mar 11, 2008
    What are you talking about. Apple had to be tremendously innovative just to get noticed in a market dominated by Windows PCs.
  23. Fidgetyrat macrumors regular

    Jan 29, 2008
    I'm confused about the black-key and silver-body issue.

    My TiBook had this exact color scheme 7 years ago?!?
  24. esXXI macrumors member

    Apr 2, 2005
    Preston, England
    MacRumors; Where if Apple is doing things different: people whine and if they're doing things the same: people whine. (Also it sounds like a lot of these comments haven't even handled the new MBP when referring to it's flimsiness.)

    Shh. Don't tell them that. They're busy accusing Apple of ripping off PC manufacturer's who've just caught on nearly a decade later.
  25. nick9191 macrumors 68040

    Feb 17, 2008

    Okay, didn't know that. Whatever, they still rock the socks off the old keys.

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