If you could make one change to the Macbook Pro line, what would it be?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by capriseyhaze, Mar 4, 2009.

  1. capriseyhaze macrumors regular


    Mar 3, 2009
    If i could make just ONE change to tbe MBP line i would have to say i wish they had some kind of color option like black or red or something like that. I mean they dont even have to mass produce it just have it as an upgrade option. So tell me what yall ONE change to the MBP line would be. Cosmetic or the guts
  2. NickM macrumors 6502

    Feb 24, 2009
    So far, this is my one gripe that I would like to change ........

    The LINE-IN AUDIO JACK would actually let you LISTEN TO THE AUDIO !!!
  3. Intense macrumors regular

    Sep 18, 2008
  4. kastenbrust macrumors 68030


    Dec 26, 2008
    North Korea
    A 'personally blessed by Steves holy water' build to order option.
  5. DHagan4755 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 18, 2002
    In order of importance:

    1. Anti glare option on the 15" MacBook Pro
    2. Higher resolution display on the 15" MacBook Pro
    3. Anodized black unibody
  6. crazylegsmurphy macrumors 6502

    Sep 18, 2008
    1. Competitive price
    2. Included adapter cables
    3. Included remote
    4. blu-ray drive
    5. Free matte screen option
    6. SD slot
    7. Non-glowing Mapple Logo
    8. USB port on mouse side
    9. 500 Gig HD option
  7. uicandrew macrumors 6502a

    Jan 19, 2006
    wow. I bet the person who started this thread is under 17 years old.

    While I believe the price range is high, i think it is because of the high-end parts that are used. if you look at the cheap pc laptops, the chips aren't as fast, the graphics are slower.

    if you want a cheaper mac, buy an older one! but i'll agree that the resale value makes it difficult to find one for $500, like the ones in stores, but that is driven by the market, not apple.

    and the resale value helps YOU.
  8. theITGuy macrumors 6502a


    Feb 12, 2009
    chasing the ghost in the machine
    I agree with your list but I would swap #1 and #2...


  9. crazylegsmurphy macrumors 6502

    Sep 18, 2008
    17 years old huh? What makes you come to that conclusion? Maybe a more realistic assumption might be that I have been buying computers for so long that I know the difference between "high end components" and "Mapple Tax".

    I have custom built computers from scratch many times and I can tell you for a fact that MBP's are about 50% more expensive than you could get if you built your own.
  10. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    One change that would make everyone here happy:

    Change the price for all MBPs to: $1.00 :D
  11. fwhh macrumors regular

    Aug 11, 2004
    Berlin, Germany
    You can do this with LineIn ....
  12. bartelby macrumors Core


    Jun 16, 2004
    Someone would complain Apple's were no longer exclusive enough...
  13. sam10685 macrumors 68000


    Feb 2, 2006
    Portland, OR
  14. user1234 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 3, 2009
    Anti-glare option for 15,4" model, and another GPU that doesn't break all the time.
  15. pit29 macrumors 6502a


    May 23, 2006
    The Golden State
  16. Patriks7 macrumors 65816


    Oct 26, 2008
    Well I don't only have one, so here's my list (not in any particular order)
    Better cooling (seriously, I DO want to have kids one day :p)
    Higher res screen (but not too important; that's why I have a display)
    That idea about different colors doesn't sound bad. MacBook Pro-chromatic anyone? :p
    Once cooling would be better, I'd like a better graphics card as well :p
    And of course something like the 17' Pro battery (even non removable)
    That's all I can think of off the top of my head, but I have to say, I still love my MacBook Pro. More than any computer I had before and I am happy I paid this "Apple tax" people talk about for it. In the end, you get what you pay for :cool:
  17. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    I'd buy a 15" unibody if it had a matte screen and replaced all the black (keys, hinge, bezel) with aluminum.
  18. CTechKid macrumors regular

    Sep 9, 2008
    Give us the option to ditch the superdrive for a second HD. Thats the single biggest improvement they could do.
  19. hummer28 macrumors member


    Aug 6, 2008
    1. Quad core option
    2. RGB LED display
    3. More competitive price
    4. Number pad
    5. More beastly graphics chipset
    6. Blu-ray (because while I'm at it why not)
  20. Kennedy macrumors member

    Feb 17, 2009
    1. Quad-Core option
    2. Anodized black aluminum unibody.
    3. Standard 128gb SSD.
    4. OLED screen.
    5. USB 3.0 as soon as it comes out.
    6. Force the entire computer industry to use DisplayPort or DVI (I don't know the difference, only that I don't want VGA).

    I want them all, not in that order.
  21. kolax macrumors G3

    Mar 20, 2007
    13.3" MacBook Pro with matte and glossy options..

    Please Apple!
  22. J the Ninja macrumors 68000

    Jul 14, 2008
    1. Use a single large fan instead of two small ones, so the noise is much less high-pitched.
    2. A $&%#ing reset switch. Someone remind computer manufacturers these things aren't obsolete. I hate having to hard restart the thing because I can't give the reset order through the OS for some reason.
    3. eSATA
    4. 15" needs a matte option
    5. 1680x1050, 'nuff said
    6. While we're at it, black anodized options would be nice.
  23. hamis92 macrumors 6502

    Apr 4, 2007
    This is #1 on my wish list too.
  24. Pagga macrumors 6502


    Feb 21, 2009
    Closer to the Artic circle than I like to be
    1. Competative pricing
    2. Non alliminium backlid colour option
    3. 24hour battery life (...)
  25. uicandrew macrumors 6502a

    Jan 19, 2006
    i say 17 years old because only kids keep starting these useless threads speculating about the "next thing" as if their opinions are the most important in the world.

    building computers from scratch is different from buying one made by a company. It's just like pharmaceuticals. It's the big companies that invest in R&D to advance the field. "Generic" drugs would not exist if there were nothing to copy from. the cheaper prices you pay are only AFTER much money has been invested in creating the product in mass quantities with minimal defects.

    Also, making a laptop is NOTHING like making a desktop. While I'm aware of building a desktop can be done economically, there are FAR fewer options with a laptop. desktops use off the shelf parts, that can be easily upgraded. For desktops, there's the standard sized mobos, but for laptops they are custom shaped.

    there are only a couple kits available that I know of in terms of building your own laptop.

    For the form factor, i'd be very interested in seeing a laptop as small as the macbook pro with the same specs, or even within 0.5 inches of the current mbp thickness (which any laptop user will agree, even 0.5 inches is a huge difference)

    if you can suggest one, seriously, please post a link.

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