How I'd Like To See The Macbook Pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by dreamlife789, Nov 15, 2010.

  1. dreamlife789 macrumors member

    May 8, 2010
    I know this will never happen, but I'd just like to vent how I'd like to see the Macbook Pro.

    I'd like it to look more immaculate and perfect.

    -more like an artist sketchpad in nature the way artists carry around their sketchpad, but this would be in a neoprene sleeve (nothing to do with form factor, just perception of product)
    -stainless steel keys
    -no spaces underneath the keys (I hate how things can fall under there
    -swivel latch to reveal the input area (can be left open all the time and look like the current side of the Macbook Pro)
  2. xpcker macrumors regular

    Oct 25, 2010
  3. skate71290 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 14, 2009
    a mockup picture would be nice :p sounds freaking awesome, also sounds like it would break my bank!
  4. dreamlife789 thread starter macrumors member

    May 8, 2010
    I actually meant the metal that came on the back of the original ipod for the keys, and not stainless steel. Try to imagine it if you will.
  5. chrono1081 macrumors 604


    Jan 26, 2008
    Isla Nublar
    Pics or you didn't imagine it!!! :p
  6. snaky69 macrumors 603

    Mar 14, 2008
    -19 inches?? That defeats the purpose of being a laptop completely!

    -Thinner: it's already as thin as it can get using the current components.


    -Stainless steel keys? This would add weight and no benefit.

    -A swivel latch? I'm not sure I understand you here.
  7. AdamRock macrumors 6502a


    Aug 30, 2010
  8. croooow macrumors 65816


    Jul 16, 2004
    19 inches!?

    I like the way you think. Does anyone make a laptop bigger than 17 inches?

    People complain that the 15 inch notebook is "not portable" (I laugh at that, I guess some people need to work out! The 15 inch is not a heavy laptop! All notebook computers are portable! If they weren't they would be desktop computers!) I can't imagine what they will say about carrying a 19 inch notebook around. But I do like the idea that it would available for those who are willing to.

    I'm not sure if I would like chrome keys that will show scratches like the iPod backs. It would look great but I don't know if I would like to actually type on it.
  9. mrsir2009 macrumors 604


    Sep 17, 2009
    Melbourne, Australia
    Lol are you off your head on pot or somethin'?
  10. old-wiz macrumors G3

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    Carrying around 19" laptop? agh. The 17" is barely luggable now.
  11. uMBPi728 macrumors member

    Nov 19, 2010
    Glendale, Ca and Berkeley

    Sorry, I don't mean to be flippant, but you're not being practical.

    It's nice to dream and have really great ideas, but visualizing some of your musings are really difficult.

    Granted, I too, would like to see a 17" MBP that has the gentle tapers of an AIR. It's definitely possible that this can happen. I should start a thread on this.

    Your other visions, well, I think you should rethink them. Maybe revision 2 will be more apparent to us. :eek:

    Nice try tho.
  12. croooow macrumors 65816


    Jul 16, 2004
    I think the first two points are actually great ideas for a notebook, but very few would buy a 19" laptop, not matter how thin it is. He did say he knows it won't happen, so I think he understands that it won't be something that any major computer company would try to market.
  13. blueroom macrumors 603


    Feb 15, 2009
    Toronto, Canada
    Not very portable, heavy and about a 30 minute battery life.

    Oh yea it existed in 2006 designed pretty much to pull your back out.
    Presenting the Dell XPS M2010
  14. cherry su macrumors 65816

    cherry su

    Feb 28, 2008
    That's exactly what I was thinking about! If Apple were forced to make a 19" or 20" laptop, then it'd probably be a supersized 17", probably weighing 10lb. I wouldn't be surprised if Apple got it down to 9lb or 8.5lb; the Dell (and the HP HDX 20) both weigh approximately 12lb.
  15. BounouGod macrumors newbie

    Nov 5, 2010
    Get a 27" cinema display to go with your 15" MBP, much better option then a 19" laptop IMO
  16. dreamlife789 thread starter macrumors member

    May 8, 2010
    What I meant by the keys was that they would be pressed down more into the computer. They wouldn't extend so high because they wouldn't have that space underneath them. I'd actually like to see them exposed only about half the height of the key itself.

    This would give a flattened look to the keyboard, blending it in with the frame, and the chrome material of the keys would make it look more immaculate when its seen with the frame. The computer would look more like one thing versus an aluminum frame with black keys. The 19-inch size, chrome keys, thinner profile, lower keys, and so forth would present the ultimate laptop, a step in between the macbook pro 17-inch and iMac.
  17. Xil3 macrumors regular

    Oct 4, 2007
    19-inch??? I'm sorry, but you're out of your mind.

    There is absolutely no market for a 19-inch laptop - that's massive. The whole point of a laptop is portability. You may as well just buy an iMac...
  18. NZed macrumors 65816


    Jan 24, 2011
    Canada, Eh?
  19. grahamnp macrumors 6502a

    Jun 4, 2008
    I'd like metal keys if they would be more resistant to wear than the plastic ones but if you mean the chromed metal on the back of the ipod... no thanks.
  20. Erasmus macrumors 68030


    Jun 22, 2006
    Hiding from Omnius in Australia
    No thank you.

    The MBPs need to be more powerful, not thinner.

    Sounds like you want a gigantic iPad to me.
  21. bigjobby macrumors 65816

    Apr 7, 2010
    London, UK
    ... and here's a video review of the unit's practicalities around the streets (and tubes) of London. Enjoy!
  22. Fubar1977 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 30, 2010
    North Yorkshire, UK
    I tried an 18" laptop once, some sort of dell or toshiba and my god that thing was a beast.
    There are a few 18" laptops around, Asus do a couple and I just can`t see the point, if you need that sort of screen space on a regular basis you need a desktop.
  23. vastoholic macrumors 68000


    Jan 28, 2009
    Tulsa, OK
    I love the idea for a swivel latch. Are you meaning a hinged latch that flips down the whole side and reveals all of the I/O ports? That's how I'm picturing it. Hiding the ports and protecting it from dust.
  24. Politis macrumors regular

    Nov 10, 2010
    Nice vid. The dude that started the thread probably likes to look at laptops rather than use them :p
    I have a 15'' and it's too big to carry around in libraries and college, it's like a windshield and you have to streeeech your neck to see what the women are upto :rolleyes:
  25. dreamlife789 thread starter macrumors member

    May 8, 2010
    I imagine a button on the keyboard to undo the swivel latch, and the same button would bring it back up again. And it wouldn't come up if the ports were full. Also, I imagine some kind of USB adapter that would make the USB ends the size of headphone ports, so there would just be a bunch of small circles.

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