Dreaming of a 17" 4K Retina MacBook Pro.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by pedrofan, Apr 10, 2013.

  1. pedrofan macrumors 6502

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    Do you imagin?? An ultrathin 17" retina macbook pro with a full native 4K display, ssd and maybe dual graphics due to the lack of superdrive...
    I really think we will see it.
     
  2. Erasmus macrumors 68030

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    I want one, but don't think it is likely.

    I think the dual graphics is definitely not going to happen. Having BETTER graphics than the 15" is far more likely, but still unlikely. Most likely scenario is the same GPU as the 15", just clocked 5-10% higher.

    But I still fear the 17" is truly dead.

    •sadface•
     
  3. pedrofan thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I'm really getting wet of thinking on that display. XD
     
  4. Lil Chillbil macrumors 65816

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    See what the hell is up that people make that statement all the time ?
     
  5. tillsbury macrumors 65816

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    17" too small. I want a Retina 30" display that I can connect the rMBP to for desktop use. Now that would be lovely...
     
  6. srsub3 macrumors 6502

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    it won't happen.... they won't reoffer a thing they decided to stop producing ... the market for such a thing is very very small....
     
  7. yusukeaoki macrumors 68030

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  8. Radiating macrumors 65816

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    The 17" MBP didn't sell well at all. There is little chance of this. I would like to see a 16.4" 4k retina though. Would be a more appealing size than a 17". Also if they make the bezel smaller it could be almost the size of the 15.4" retina
     
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  10. vpro macrumors 65816

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    Oh the cute naysayers are always at it with the "small sales" excuse...

    Who cares about the sales. We're talking about Apple, they can do anything they want even not pay taxes. Anyways, bring back the 17" MacBook Pro already, I'm so wet for one, just get it on out, I don't care how much I have to pay I will pay.

    ^_^
     
  11. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    Pop over to the iPhone forum sometimes, those guys literally love their phones...creepy and off-putting to me, but if that's how you roll...
     
  12. Asuriyan macrumors 6502a

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    As I've pointed out in the past, they sold a lot more MBP 17" than they have traditionally sold Mac Pros, but they still make the Mac Pro.

    I wouldn't be surprised to see a Retina 17". That said, there aren't too many options for a 4K panel at that size right now, at least not at any reasonable price. Give the technology time to mature.
     
  13. inlinevolvo macrumors 6502

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    This already exists. Just sit at least a foot away from it and the pixels will be too small for your eyes to see.
     
  14. imejh macrumors member

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    I don't even need 4k, but a 17" rMBP w/ about 220-230 ppi... ya buddy, I'd buy that in a heartbeat.
     
  15. Zeov macrumors 6502a

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    i just want a 17" Retina with more ports + better GPU and more storage.

    Thank you.
     
  16. Krazy Bill macrumors 68030

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  17. KBS756 macrumors 6502a

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    Really want it but I caved and bought a retina 15
     
  18. BJNY macrumors regular

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    20" 4K tablet coming from Panasonic as early as Summer:

    http://m.connect.dpreview.com/post/0766715919/panasonic-4k-photographers
     
  19. johnnyturbouk macrumors 68000

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    wet from which cavity!
    oral
    rectal
    vaginal
    :confused::confused::confused::confused:

    i certainly do not - :p
     
  20. wilycoder macrumors 6502

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    So you have a vagina, thanks for sharing with the class Sally.
     
  21. sammich macrumors 601

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    I'll have you know, if you change the resolution on the 15" rMBP to 1920x, it's actually rendered at double that (thusly 4K) and scaled down to the panel resolution. And I'm pretty sure it has more than 30 mins of life.
     
  22. MathiasVH macrumors regular

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    You guys are too funny.
    The Macbook Pro 17" was the only Macbook that could already be called "Retina" (as per Apple's OWN math, presented in the keynote when the iPhone 4, 1st product w. retina, was announced).. As in: Apple themselves deemed it IMPOSSIBLE to see individual pixels on the 17" in normal working distances.

    Do the math yourself: http://www.tuaw.com/2012/03/01/retina-display-macs-ipads-and-hidpi-doing-the-math/
     
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  24. CJM macrumors 65816

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    Who knew 17 inchers were what all the lady geeks wanted.

    This thread has really gone below the belt.
     
  25. PatriotInvasion macrumors 65816

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    Wanting a 17" "4K" MacBook Pro is the same thing as just asking for a 17" Retina MacBook Pro to go along with the 15" and 13" models.

    The 17" MacBook Pro had a resolution of 1920x1200...so pixel doubling that res as they've done with the other 2 MacBook Pro models would give you a res of 3840x2400, or better known as the marketing term, "4K".

    Problem with Apple is that they think the bigger the screen, the more powerful the device has to be, which leads to higher cost. Too bad you can't choose a 17" model with 15" specs for a similar price. The old 17" didn't sell well because it was almost $3,000...not because people don't want 17" notebooks.
     

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