If you could change one thing..

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  1. AnonDP macrumors member

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    If you could change one thing about your current MBP what would it be? Can either be aesthetics or hardware; choose one thing!

    Current machine:
    rMBP 15" 16/256 (Mid 2014)

    My change:
    Reduce the weight of the MB as it is a real lump and just makes the entire machine pretty nasty.

    What one thing would you change with your current bit of kit and why?
     
  2. simonsi macrumors 601

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  3. Meister, Aug 28, 2014
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    Hardware: (my rmbp)
    More USB ports. There is enough space there for at least another two.
    Make it lighter!

    Hardware: (my mac mini)
    Make the sata ports more accessably!
    Make everything user servicable and give ports for a dgpu.

    Software related things:
    Reduce system requirements. Office and iWork should run with almost no requirements.
    Remove any useless animation and other non-essential stuff from the OS.
    Make the UI as responsive as it is on the mba.
    Even better memory management.
    Better iOS compatability. (Airdrop,...)
    Make the appstore and itunes responsive and smooth, it's :apple:s main income source for **** sake!
     
  4. maflynn Moderator

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    I'd change the case to have colors available. I miss the black enclosure with the white apple logo.

    User replaceable components would be another thing i'd change.
     
  5. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

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    OP try a few other laptops

    Firstly to the OP you may not like it but in terms of the power in your 15 rMBP compared to the weight and dimensions and the great battery life, that computer is the best available.

    You will not find a thinner lighter one with the same performance, if it's not suitable for you then buy something else. I really cannot read another one of your pointless posts moaning about something which is both patently untrue and pointless, you don't have to have one.

    There is nothing about my 13 inch rMBP hardware that I would change but then I bought it because it was perfect for my needs.

    Software wise I have a few issues here and there, but it looks like Yopsemite may clear most of those up for me so I'll hold judgement on that.
     
  6. SandboxGeneral Moderator

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    I'd like additional USB ports, like a minimum of three would be great.
     
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  8. TRJMacNoob macrumors newbie

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    Agree re more USB ports. Weight not an issue with the 13 MBP IMHO. :D
     
  9. anarti macrumors regular

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    Weight is all right. It's 15inch laptop after all!
    Add user replaceable RAM modules and that's it.

    No need for more USB ports on such small logic board. USB hubs are so cheap nowadays so this is not a problem as well.
     
  10. capathy21 macrumors 65816

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    I would make the front edge of my rMBP tapered like it is on the Air. My wrist gets an indent if I am using it at certain angles for a long period of time. That's about it.
     
  11. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    OP, contrary to what you believe the MBP is one the lightest laptop on the market with a 15" screen and that amount of computing power. Man up.

    You definitely need to hit the gym.
     
  12. Freyqq macrumors 68040

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    I can only think of two things I'd like to see in the 15.

    1. add a kensington lock slot
    2. bump up the resolution to 3300x2100 (1650x1050 with hidpi)

    Other than that, I can't think of anything else to change.
     
  13. TechZeke macrumors 68020

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    Agreed, I'm tired hearing this. I'm still waiting for the OP to tell me what a "light" 15" laptop is in his "review" thread.
     
  14. maflynn Moderator

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    Its only a pound heavier then the 13" rMBP.
    [​IMG]
     
  15. Tea-Aholic macrumors 6502

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    I would like an extra USB port, there is definately enough space for one more on the left side.
     
  16. Artimus12 macrumors 6502a

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    I'd up my SSD from 512Gb to 1Tb.

    The OP must be a vegan if he\she thinks it's too heavy.
     
  17. Steve686 macrumors 68030

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    I'd love to see the trackpad moved to the lower right portion of the bottom case. When I'm sitting in a chair and the Mac is on my lap, it is a much more natural position for my hand to use while my arm is sitting on the armrest. I am going to guess at least 90% of your interaction with the MBP is done through the trackpad so for me this would make sense.
     
  18. Artimus12 macrumors 6502a

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    Left-handed people, the World over, are gonna love you ...I hope you're not in training to become an Apple Designer. :cool:
     
  19. Cibike macrumors member

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    I'll put MacBook Pro logo back on bottom part of display (of course it is not possible due to plasma deposition coating of display, that will make logo a lot more dimmer than on non-retina displays without plasma deposition coating.. only way I see to work, is that they will made this logo with some sort of backlight to shine through layer of plasma deposition coating)
     
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  22. Steve686 macrumors 68030

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    Leftys can kiss it and use an external trackpad. ;)
     
  23. christarp macrumors 6502

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    Swap USB port and HDMI port position. Apart from that, one extra USB port on left side.
     
  24. cebseb macrumors regular

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    I would like a return to user friendly upgradeable ram and hard drives.... But then that would sacrifice the size and weight. Can't have it all I guess.
     
  25. Tavicu macrumors regular

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    I have a rMBP 15"

    - a better graphic card
    - infrared port (i really miss that thing)
     

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