How likely will Apple relase something larger than the 15" rMBP?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Macforcollege, Jul 28, 2013.

  1. Macforcollege macrumors member

    Jul 7, 2013
  2. collinmac macrumors member

    Apr 14, 2006
    Chilliwack, BC
  3. KUguardgrl13 macrumors 68020


    May 16, 2013
    Kansas, USA
    JanSport Odyssey. Mine is from 2011, but it works well for my 13" MBP as well as the charger, notebooks, textbooks, and other things. I bought it from a website called

    The bags specifically designed for laptops, particularly for business people, tend to not have enough room for books. A lot of bags do come with a padded sleeve though. I also have an Incase neoprene sleeve for added protection.
  4. dragonjinse, Jul 28, 2013
    Last edited: Jul 28, 2013

    dragonjinse macrumors 6502

    Jun 13, 2013
    I use the North Face for 3 years in college and now.
    I had 17" for the 1st year, 15" Dell 2nd year, and 15" rmbp now.
    It's last very long.

    Still in a good shape
  5. ZipZap macrumors 603

    Dec 14, 2007
    OGIO Renegade RSS.
    Great RMBP compartment and plenty of room for books and other items.
  6. TofSanity macrumors 6502a


    Oct 29, 2010
    I have the Thule backpack from the Apple store. I can pack a lot into it. It has a padded compartment for the 15" rMBP along with many different storage compartments. I love the backpack
  7. vandoorn macrumors regular

    May 31, 2011
  8. henry72 macrumors 65816


    Jun 18, 2009
    New Zealand
  9. NovemberWhiskey macrumors 68030


    May 18, 2009

    This is the best backpack you will find, especially if you will be flying. It is TSA friendly, and they have never given me any trouble with leaving my laptop in the bag.

    It has a completely separate (padded) compartment for the laptop, unlike some of the others (e.g. Thule) shown above. You don't want other things in the same compartment scratching your laptop.

    The straps are comfy, and it has the the feature to stand up by itself when you place it on the ground. It actually comes in quite handy.

    I've had it for 2 years now, and it is in great shape. I don't baby it, or abuse it. It's going through normal wear and tear.

    The top compartment is especially handy for fragile items like sunglasses, or for quick-grab items like charging cables, etc.

    The top grab handle is used very often, and is one of the best features.

    No regrets here.
  10. No-Me macrumors 6502a

    Jul 3, 2011
    Use to have Crumpler bags, but now I have a chromebag Bravo:

  11. Idefix macrumors 6502

    Jul 10, 2012
    Personally, I'd get a backpack that doesn't scream "Steal Me!--Expensive laptop inside!"
  12. Doc Shultz macrumors newbie

    Doc Shultz

    Jun 12, 2013
    Costco currently has a high Sierra tech backpack on sale right now for under $30. It's got a padded rear pocket for a notebook. The second pocket to the rear has a spot for your tablet and a binder or something that size. The main pocket has enough room for a few textbooks. It also has a smaller front pocket with spots for a phone pencils ect. In addition it has three small zippered pouches for cables and such. Also includes a water bottle pocket.

    It's essentially this backpack except it doesn't have the ability to zip in-two for TSA security.
  13. fatlardo, Jul 29, 2013
    Last edited: Jul 29, 2013

    fatlardo macrumors 6502


    Mar 15, 2011
    I second the Thule Crossover, Ogio Renegade, and Targus City backpack. I have all 3 and love them all. Cons - Ogio just a bit heavier but thats because it has more padding than the others. Targus, very very big. Thule, the side pocket doesnt securely fit a water bottle.
  14. hajime macrumors 601

    Jul 23, 2007
    How likely will Apple relase something larger than the 15" rMBP?

    Apple killed the 17" MBP. Do you think it will make something bigger than the 15" rMBP in a year or so?
  15. vpro macrumors 65816


    Jun 8, 2012
    You bet cha!

    Yes absolutely they will this hungry company's MBP line is doing stupendously well, it will in time justify the release of much larger retina screens and we'll surely see the return of the incredible Pro of all MBPs the 17" MBP indeed! I can't wait myself.
  16. Astroboy907 macrumors 65816


    May 6, 2012
    Spaceball One
    Hopefully. The general consensus is that right now, 17" retina panels are too expensive for production. Maybe it will reappear when 17" "retina" display becomes affordable.
  17. jav6454 macrumors P6


    Nov 14, 2007
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
  18. Astroboy907 macrumors 65816


    May 6, 2012
    Spaceball One
    To be the next Hostess? I sure hope so! :rolleyes: :D
  19. Krazy Bill macrumors 68030

    Krazy Bill

    Dec 21, 2011
    Won't happen. Nobody bought them when they made them the first time. They're just too damned big.
  20. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040


    Jul 19, 2013
    Too big and too expensive. Not seeing it happening.
  21. lianlua macrumors 6502

    Jun 13, 2008
    Agree with the others. In a shrinking market, resurrecting the least popular size doesn't make much sense.

    You can already get the same pixel area on the 15" model. The added strain on battery, GPU, and budget needed to support a 17" size wouldn't be the smartest move even if computer sales weren't on a more or less permanent downhill slide.

    17" notebooks are filling a very small niche these days and their appeal will only diminish going forward.
  22. Zeov macrumors 6502a


    Apr 1, 2011
    i could see Apple re-relasing a MacBook Pro "17 and heres why:

    Portable desktops are on the rise, more than ever.. people do not sit stationairy anymore, people want performance on-the-go, and right now the current MacBook Pro "15 is "limited" (i'll get flamed to death by this, but this is my opinion, deal with it) in terms of performance, especially when it comes to graphics and storage.


    People (me, mostly) want a laptop with desktop grade performance (i7 + Nvidia 770m+) and storage enough to have everything with you (at least 2 harddrives)

    This is obviously not something i see Apple doing for logical reasons, Apple is trying to remove the user upgradeable parts, and i see no reason why they should change tactics.
  23. hajime macrumors 601

    Jul 23, 2007
    Most of you mentioned about the 17". Why not somewhere between 15" and 17"? Is there anything to do with the aspect ratio, dpi, etc.? I think I have seen something 16".
  24. sofianito macrumors 65816


    Jan 14, 2011
  25. Krazy Bill macrumors 68030

    Krazy Bill

    Dec 21, 2011
    What's logical about making the same mistake again? Apple has "exited" the high-end laptop market because they couldn't sell what they considered "high end". They are a general consumer company now.

    The Mac Pro will keep them relevant (at least in their minds) with a small niche of specialist-users but it will cost plenty.

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