If you could change one thing about MacBook what would it be?(excluding GPU)

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Mr. MacBook, Apr 17, 2007.

  1. Mr. MacBook macrumors 6502

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    I'm just wondering what you hate/dislike about the MacBook.

    Me, i hate that the GPU sucks, but that doesent count cause everybody hates it.

    I dont like how they dont come in silver and have a MacBook Pro finish and keyboard and black is expensive.

    What about you?
     
  2. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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  3. marvinsum macrumors member

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    A much quieter fan when running at full speed. Oh, and the GPU as well. :D
     
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  5. lam47 macrumors member

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    yup, the stupid fan. And also the edge is very sharp on the wrists when typing, a poor design choice by apple.
    A battery which sits flush with the case.
    Also mine has started to crack so better plastic too.
    And the GPU
     
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  8. iJawn108 macrumors 65816

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    i would like a free external 750 GB fire wire drive :p
     
  9. NewSc2 macrumors 65816

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    the GPU, a slightly less scratch-prone exterior (white one)
     
  10. faintember macrumors 65816

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    Less lost space around the screen
    Sharp edges on the wrist area
    Crappy speaker amp.

    edit: and a Matte screen option
     
  11. BlackMax macrumors 6502a

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    It would be a toss up between better CPU cooling (fans currently have to run too fast whenever the CPU starts working) OR better viewing angle on the LCD display.
     
  12. Shotgun OS macrumors 6502a

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    The glossy display to Matte.
    That, or changing the case to aluminum. (but still with the magnetic latch.)
    ((obviously the GPU))
     
  13. scaredpoet macrumors 604

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    The keyboard layout. The keyboard has a nice durable finish but the spacing between the keys is an issue for me.

    Also: bigger hard drives, and more max RAM.

    Oh yeah, and the GPU.
     
  14. animenick65 macrumors 6502

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    Backlite keyboard
    Louder Speakers
    Move the eject button somewhere else so I dont hit it
     
  15. mick4394 macrumors 6502a

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    I'd make it smaller. I've gotten used to the size, but I still would prefer my computer, that I carry with me daily, be smaller.
     
  16. Lord Blackadder macrumors G5

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    The GPU -er, sorry. :eek: :rolleyes:

    Actually, I think that other than the GPU the MacBook is a fantastic laptop, and having used (but not owned) one I can't think of anything else I'd change. I thought the keyboard was odd but quickly got used to it (though I prefer my 15" PowerBook G4's keyboard).
     
  17. jhero macrumors 6502

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    How would a white matte exterior feel? Like the blackbook but just white
     
  18. macjay macrumors 6502

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    Regular keyboard
    Matte screen
    iSight cover
    Aluminum or other smooth trackpad surface
    Non-hidden speakers
     
  19. Kaiser Phoenix macrumors 6502

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    Its a tad heavy for a portable in my opinion with Sony producing a laptop of the same size but with an offboard graphics card at 1.69kg.

    I would like to see the macbook shed off at least 300-600 grams.
     
  20. Mr. MacBook thread starter macrumors 6502

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    True.

    I thought it would be alot more portable but i was surprised to see it weigh like a heavy book.
     
  21. quigleybc macrumors 68030

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    I could always come up with something a would like to improve

    faster
    lighter
    tougher

    For now I love it.

    However these edges do get a bit sharp....
     
  22. iMacZealot macrumors 68020

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    >Matte display option
    >GPU
    >better graphics card so I could run FCS2.

    If they never get around to being able to run FCS2 on it (which they probably won't), then make this:

    >13" widescreen MacBook Pro
    >aluminum, or new design
    >dedicated graphics card
    >120 GB hard disk standard
    >2.0 or 2.16 GHz Core2 Duo
    >2 USB, 1 FW400, 1 FW800
    >5.5 hr battery life
    >$1699~ish
     
  23. Deepdale macrumors 68000

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    Customers should retain the option to choose a glossy screen and the case should not be the fingerprint magnet that it is.
     
  24. Fearless Leader macrumors 68020

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    razor blade edges
    and i didn't like the keyboard, maybe it was just mine but not enough tactile response.
    glossy...didn't like it at all, still dont.
    (Id say the screen size but then you'd have the MBP...almost)

    Note these were on a MB from about 8 months ago, haven't used on sense.
     
  25. jhande macrumors 6502

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    Even the GPU doesn't bother me (I'm not a gamer). For me the MB is just right. Only thing I really would like is better battery life - but that is the underlying tech, and nothing to do with the MB.

    I've had the BlackBook/2GB etc, for 6 months and I don't really have any 'niggles' either. This was a completely out-of-the-park homerun as far as I'm concerned.
     

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