How likely?

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  1. jnc macrumors 68020

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    2.4GHz, 13.3" matte, 2kg(4.4lb) with 128MB GeForce. $1799 / £1099.

    Enclosure similar to current MBP, but a magnetic latch, no disc drive?

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    MacBook Express? MacBook Pro mini? I can't think of a good name. Maybe just the new 13" MacBook Pro. The Dell m1330 offers similar specifications and price, which make me think it would be possible, given that, new case design aside, everything else has already been in the MBP since June.

    "Likely" is another question, but I'd drop my MacBook in a heartbeat if something like this debuted at MWSF 08 even if the tech smells old...

    More realistically I suppose we can expect that the 15" - 17" goes up to 2.6 low end with 256MB Gfx, and on the higher end 2.8 GHz Penryn with 512MB graphics. 17" offers HD as standard. The price and specs of these machines could live alongside a 13" model.... :D

    Whaddya think?
     
  2. feyn-man macrumors regular

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    In my opinion, 13" macbook will not have a great upgrade in at least one year. A great update may only appear on MBP with 15" or 17".
     
  3. jnc thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I guess I'm thinking of this as a smaller MBP rather than a faster MacBook. I've been expecting a smaller "Pro" form factor since the switch to Intel, it's been two years!
     
  4. Techguy172 macrumors 68000

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    It is possible but no disc drive. I wouldn't buy one, What am i going to do with all my cd's.
     
  5. feyn-man macrumors regular

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    Haha, I haven't used my CDROM for 3 years.
     
  6. jnc thread starter macrumors 68020

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    But...you can back 100's of those to an external drive. On your "main computer" (I don't expect a disc-free notebook could become a DTR unless you buy an external disc drive)
     
  7. Techguy172 macrumors 68000

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    I could but I'm pretty lazy.
     
  8. feyn-man macrumors regular

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    So why not you use a diskman? That will work better than macbook or macbook pro.
     
  9. jnc thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Hate to point out the obvious, but it's a hell of a lot "lazier" to access all your stuff from one HD rather than a bunch of CDs. Especially on the move!
     
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    I know i was just giving you a hard time, I'm not really lazy.
     
  11. TC03 macrumors 65816

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    I just stumbled upon this thread through Google, and although it's not a real product, I was shocked to see that it seemed to be labelled Macbook Air (although I can't really tell for sure), more than two months prior to the official announcement! :confused: :eek:
     
  12. skir0987 macrumors regular

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    That definetely doesn't say Macbook Air. From what I can see, it still says MacBook Pro.
     
  13. Firefly2002 macrumors 65816

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    Yikes! Ugly much? :p

    I think there is zero chance. They couldn't make a 13.3" PB and still have it be that thin, otherwise the MB would be (that thin).

    Apple's days of "pro" 13.3" laptops are over, it would seem, the PowerBook G3 marked the end of that era.

    R.I.P guys.
     
  14. jnc thread starter macrumors 68020

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    All very well saying this three quarters of a year after MacBook Air. =|
     
  15. Firefly2002 macrumors 65816

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    The MBA has a custom CPU running at 2/3 the speed of current MBPs.
     
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    So? MBA's very existence quashed the idea of a 13" MBP. They just wouldn't have 3 x 13" products on market - like there isn't enough similarity between the lines already...
     
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    Trick is, that is what it would need to cost if it was a real 13" MacBook Pro with all the specs of the current MBP, just a 13" screen.

    And I don't think people will pay a $300 premium over the MacBook Black for it (especially since the HDD would need to drop to 200GB to match the 15" model).
     
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    (Given it's all purely hypothetical anyway) I'd cough up extra for the alu, illuminated keyboard GPU and matte screen alone! If it were then to squeeze in extras (somehow) like fw800, and fullsize DVI I'd buy two :p
     
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    It's called the MacBook Air. Get over it. The second they released it was the second that everyone's hopes for a 12" MacBook Pro should have died.
     
  23. jnc thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Yep :p Well,that's the inspiration. I think I modified a 15" MBP

    You realise this thread is from Nov 2007, right? Way before the MacBook Air was actually announced. It's actually weird how close I was to being accurate - 13" alu, magnetic latch, no optical, pricepoint... too bad they skimped on some of my guesstimated features in the name of thinthinthin...
     
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    To jnc: I now know that.:p

    YOU! Don't revive old threads!
     
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    I do not think Apple will kill the MB demand with a smaller MBP.
     

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