I want a 4k 17-inch rMBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by jediDev, Oct 23, 2014.

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Would you spring for a 4K rMBP?

  1. Yes, in a heartbeat.

    46 vote(s)
    52.3%
  2. No, I like my puny little MBP just fine already

    42 vote(s)
    47.7%
  1. jediDev macrumors regular

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    I don't think I'm going to get what I want. But are you with me? Heck, I'd even settle for a 16-incher.
     
  2. Spink10 Suspended

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    Would be nice for them to have that option - although I have no interest.
     
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  4. jediDev thread starter macrumors regular

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    16-inches or maybe 16.4 inches actually might make sense assuming a 1920x1080 instead of 1920x1200 point desktop.

    If it were up to me, I'd take 1920x1200, but I'd happily settle for 1920x1080.

    I know you can do 1920x1200 on the 15.4" machine, but the older I get, the less I like squinting. 1 or 1.5" would make a big difference.

    I doubt they're working on it, but by now the tech to drive such a display exists. And they could make the first decent 4k laptop ever. So fingers crossed!
     
  5. SenileTomato macrumors member

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    Considering they would probably cost around 10k, I highly doubt they will be coming out with them anytime soon
     
  6. skaertus macrumors 68030

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    I don't think we will see that. There are already manufacturers selling 15-inch laptops with 3840x2160 screens. The retina MacBook Pro was released more than 2 years ago. I don't think Apple will launch a 17-inch laptop at this point.
     
  7. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

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    Not interested myself.

    I'm not interested and I doubt there is the interest for them to do it.

    The retina 15 inch clearly provides great real estate and resolution and looks to be the best current balance between resolution and power consumption. maybe in 5 years this will be possible and worth it you have some wait though.
     
  8. nilk macrumors 6502a

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    I went from 17" MBP to 15" rMBP at work. I love the rMBP but 17" rMBP would be even better. Bonus points if they can fit a HDD in there (optionally use a Fusion drive, but I'd want 1TB SSD + 2TB HDD or whatever the largest capacities of each is at the time and wouldn't need to do Fusion). Though I doubt we'll ever see a HDD in MBP ever again, so I'd settle for dual PCIe SSDs so that we can double whatever the largest capacities are - performance would be insane especially if do hardware RAID 0 on that.
     
  9. nateo200 macrumors 68030

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    Having 2880x1800 at 15" and 3840x2400 at 17" would be a perfect line up if you ask me but I don't see it happening. Been a few threads on here about it...I made a wishlist for a 17" inch 4K rMBP lol. I never liked the original 17" MBP solely because it was a tad too clunky but with the thinness of the rMBP I could see it working great.
     
  10. Striker-UMB macrumors regular

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    I love my 15" rMBP I think that 15" is the sweet spot for most people. 17" is for a very niche market.
     
  11. tonyunreal macrumors regular

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    I just want a non-retina 17-inch refresh, same resolution (but switch to IPS maybe?), slimmer body, modern ports.
     
  12. cjmillsnun macrumors 68020

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    I find the wording on the poll offensive.

    the 15" rMBP is far from puny, it has a screen that eclipses the previous 17" MBP.

    There was a reason they stopped making the 17" MBP (and they stopped with most of the development on it with the previous iteration - It could quite easily have had both an SD card slot and an ExpressCard slot).

    They were not selling enough to make any money on them.

    You can want one all you want, but unless Apple is going to make their development costs back, plus a significant amount more, they are not going to do it.
     
  13. Anitramane macrumors 6502

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    If they were to make one it has to be workstation grade. Non of those stupid consumer parts, those can stay in the puny 15".
     
  14. maflynn Moderator

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    I don't need a 4k display, but I suppose it depends on the price. I'm not really open to spending over 2k on a laptop any longer. Even my current rMBP was too pricey, and it needs to last a couple of more years to justify the large price tag.
     
  15. baypharm macrumors 65816

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    I would gladly pay Apple $13000 for 17" MBP with a 5K display and 6 Xenon cores.
     
  16. Zwhaler macrumors 604

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    That would be useful for my FCP X work flow! I probably wouldn't consider the 15 even with nice specs..the screen is a bit too small.
     
  17. JustinCPA macrumors newbie

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    Do you really think there's a difference between consumer and "workstation grade" parts? I had a Dell Precision workstation for work. Three motherboards replaced in six months.
     
  18. Moonloop macrumors member

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    17" rmbp

    Absolutely ! Price dependent of course but if Apple can sort a 5k iMac for the Graphics/Video market a 17 mobile would be a terrific complement to it .

    M
     
  19. JustinCPA macrumors newbie

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    Agreed they do need a 17" Like my last girlfriend said, an extra two inches goes a long way. I miss my 17" MBP - I used it for work. Maybe I'll get another one off eBay. But I don't want to depend on something off eBay for work.

    I don't see Apple making a 16 or 17" MBP - I don't think there's a demand for it.
     
  20. AustinIllini macrumors demi-god

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    That would require a hell of a power plant, I would think.
     
  21. skaertus macrumors 68030

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    The sweet spot for most people is probably 13" and not 15". This is why most premium laptops in the world are shipping with 13" screens. And 13" is the only screen size that is in two MacBooks in the current line-up: the Air and the Pro. 11" and 15" are also very useful and the sweet spot for several people, but I think 13" is still widely seem as the sweet spot and the more balanced size which does not compromise work space and portability so much.

    Don't get me wrong. I have a 15" rMBP and it is amazing. But I would be happy with a 13" as well.
     
  22. AustinIllini macrumors demi-god

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    13" provides just the right amount of mobility without sacrificing a decent size screen. An 11" Macbook Air is not that much different from an iPad size.
     
  23. Anitramane macrumors 6502

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    There is a difference

    ...or should I put on my tin foil hat?

    If there wasn't a difference workstation parts wouldn't exist. You just got unlucky and that generation probably had something that was really faulty.
     
  24. barkmonster macrumors 68020

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    Couldn't they be Xenon: II cores with a Bomb The Bass start up chime? It would be a megablast :)
     

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