If you could change something on the macbook...

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by bdugan, Mar 22, 2006.

  1. bdugan
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    If i could change anything, I would get rid of the noise mine makes (the noise isnt as bad as i think other ppls are, but its enough to notice and bother me if my computer is on and Im somewhere else in my room) and I would make it so my damn firefox didnt take 45 seconds to load. other than that, this is my first mac since 1991 and I love it.
     
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  4. yankeefan24
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    [sarcasm]

    new carbon fibre lightweight case with titanium keys (instead of plastic), with magnetic screen latches, etc.

    i know, i'm a dreamer…:rolleyes:

    [/sarcasm]

    seriously, i would like a new case design though. i hate it when people keep designs the same for more than 3 years.
     
  5. M. Malone
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    I'd change the name to PowerBook ;) , keep it aluminum as this form factor is the best, maybe slimmer, and make a 12 inch!! (see sig)
     
  6. KD7IWP
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    I've been running A universal Firefox for 3 weeks now.....
     
  7. ironic23
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    i'd like a biometric scanner integrated into the system so that i can log into os x or into webpages which require passwords without having to type mine. about the carbon fiber casing, it's light but won't be able to dissipate heat as well as aluminum.
     
  8. yankeefan24
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    i like the biometric fingerprint idea. i know it won't dissipate heat as well and i never really think they will do it. i do want them to go back to titanium though. I always liked that metal. :rolleyes:
     
  9. crazzyeddie
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    Firewire 800 and/or an ExpressCard 54 slot (preferably and).
     
  10. M. Malone
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    Also, a built in dial up modem, people who travel all over the world can't rely on highspeed connections all the time...someone mentioned that they should change the form factor every 3 years, but the current form factor is just flawless, why change it if it's 10 years ahead of its time?
     
  11. Kingsly
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    Make the Front Row remote thin enough to fit in the ExpressCard slot for storage.
     
  12. AUBPsych
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    I wish the iSight was optional, that'd knock a few bucks off and help me save up for another gig of RAM.
     
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    Nice idea... I'd go for this with the FW800 port
     
  14. kretzy
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    I agree, as much as it is sort of cool, I think it's a bit of an iSore.

    Other than that, I would like to see some kind of new revolutionary design for them. I love the current design, but I just want to see what they can come up with next. I hope it stays metallic though.
     
  15. spencecb
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    Once you own one of the computers (I have both, an iMac and MacBook Pro with iSight) you really can't imagine the computers without the iSight. When I see iMac G5's without the iSight, it looks incomplete. Same with PowerBooks. You just get use to its pressence.
     
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    i second that.
     
  17. Kelson
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    PCMCIA Slot

    I'd put in a PCMCIA slot in addition to the Expresscard /34 slot. I'd also swap out that crappy Ethernet chipset. That is really the only HW change that I'd make. Tho I'd also include a CSM in the EFI.

    - Kelson
     
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    i'd make the top bar above the screen the same proportion as the powerbook was.
     
  20. chaos86
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    reenforce the case around the optical drive slot and the open button so that stress doesnt warp it so badly (from a powerbook user; i assume MBPs have the same warping issues).
     
  21. steelfist
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    have a 10 inch macbook pro and a 23 inch macbook pro monster!

    that was a joke. seriously, better speakers. i hate to have my computers hooked up to external speakers because the internal speakers aren't good enough.
     
  22. tip
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    - Two button trackpad, and an extra "pencil eraser" pointer (with buttons), ala ThinkPad. I loved this design on those laptops.
    - Separate Page Up/Down buttons by the arrow keys
    - Slightly louder output for volume
     
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    - Dual layer superdrive.
    - Better battery
    - Built-in-printer (just joking)
     
  24. itgoesbuzz
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    can opener

    thats all i have to say about that.
     
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    I second that.
     

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