If the rumors are true...

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Maven1975, May 29, 2009.

  1. Maven1975 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 24, 2008
    If they do merge the MB and MBP into one Pro line, I would think that the MB has a good chance of obtaining a discrete video card.

    After all, the 12 PB had a discrete. The case size argument is out the window. Apple is the master of crippiling cards to get them to work under their hardware design/conditions.

    Any thoughts?
  2. tayloralmond macrumors 6502

    Mar 26, 2009
    Michigan, USA
    If they make a MacBook with discrete graphics, I'd be psyched! Apple seriously needs listen to the masses and bring back a replacement for the 12" PowerBook.
  3. Chozo macrumors member

    Jun 23, 2008
  4. MarkMS macrumors 6502a

    Aug 30, 2006
    I'd do almost anything for a 12" PB replacement.
  5. Hyuga macrumors regular

    May 16, 2006
    Helsinki or Barcelona
    I don't get it, 9400M is quite good already? From windows side it runs games really well.
  6. Ov3rlord Falc0r macrumors regular

    Apr 29, 2009
    Ya, that's what I'm sayin here. I don't see a need for a 9600 when the 9400 does great. Now if we were talking like a big jump (ie 120GT or something along those lines) then that would be something I would consider buying.
  7. tayloralmond macrumors 6502

    Mar 26, 2009
    Michigan, USA
    Discrete= A non integrated video card.
  8. o2xygen macrumors regular

    Jan 25, 2009

    Apparently a 120 is just a rebranded 9600. I dont know about the change, it seems strange to me. But I like the idea of "another 12' powerbook".
  9. Maven1975 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Aug 24, 2008
    I would think Snow Leopard would work better with discrete. Do you think this would help balance the Pro line?

    Seriously, for the coin we pay for MB's, they should have discrete. Even if the 9400 works.

    I am not a betting man, but even if I were, I would not put anything on Apple making this move.

    This is more of a discussion/temperature check thread.
  10. jb1280 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 13, 2009
    Doubtful, but you never know. I don't think the 12" powerbook is good precedent either. The 12" never had the graphics performance of the 15" and the iBook even had discrete graphics.

    If Apple is confident in the 9400 to put it in 2 iMac models, it will most likely be the only thing in whatever happens in future 13" aluminum notebooks.

    If they put a firewire port back on it, the 13" aluminum macbook will be closer to the 15" pro than the 12" ever was to the 15" powerbook G4.
  11. nick9191 macrumors 68040

    Feb 17, 2008
    How is the Macbook any different to the 12" PowerBook?

    If I recall, the graphics in the 12" PB to the 15" PB, was the same difference as the MB to the MBP. Just because it's integrated doesn't make it a bad card.

    It's slighter larger, but it actually weighs less than the 12" PB (4.5lb vs. 4.6lb), it has a nice screen what with the new 9CA5 screen.

    The only thing it's missing is Firewire, which in less than a year with USB 3 will be a complete non issue anyway.
  12. opinioncircle macrumors 6502a


    May 17, 2009
    How could they merge the MB/MBP line in terms of price? I mean except for the low end MBPs and high end MBs which are close in terms of $$, I don't see how could they maintain a price point that would make enough sense for such a decision...
  13. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    The word is dedicated not discreet and I believe the MB would need to have integrated graphics in order to keep the price points lower. No? All I know is a 12" unibody MB is what I long for.
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  14. DeusInvictus7 macrumors 68020

    Aug 13, 2008
    Kitchener, Ontario
    You would be right, but the word is discrete, not discreet.

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