Just like old times

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Michael CM1, Oct 13, 2008.

  1. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

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    This forum is totally reminding me of what the iPhone forum was like for about 5 months before the iPhone 3G was released. Are some people seriously pissed about stuff that isn't even out yet? I mean these are mostly pictures from Chinese people, which means they probably are fuzzy due to some sort of lead poisoning (it's the milk!!!).

    Seriously, take a chill pill. You will know FACTS within 12 hours. Take a look at the rumor roundups to realize that some of that stuff will be false. If not, the new MacBook line will:

    • Range from $800 to $4,000
    • Have Blu-ray drives on every computer or none of them, or maybe BTO
    • Have a glass trackpad with no buttons because of some multitouch function
    • Have all the needed ports on the right because the new ACDs will let you pop a 5-pound computer into a display-looking device supported by a piece of metal that barely supports the iMac now
    • Totally ditch FireWire and make you use a soldering iron to have compatibility with any USB devices
    • Have no video output; you'll just have to draw the images on your monitor yourself
    • Contain quad-core processors that will melt as soon as the computer boots
    • Come with iLife '09, with a free upgrade ticket to Mac OS 10.6
    • Cure cancer
    • End global warming
    • Save the children
     
  2. azharc macrumors member

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    This topic is useless, saw a topic just like this couple of hours ago, it got moved to Wasteland.
     
  3. Dreamer2go macrumors 6502a

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    QFT
    this wont be a forum without...speculations and opinions.
     
  4. Michael CM1 thread starter macrumors 603

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    I will add to this that if the rumors I saw on the main page about glossy only and this stupid glass trackpad are true, I will be livid tomorrow. However, as I said above, it's all rumor. Everybody seemed to be darn sure that there was going to be a $900 MacBook...but now it's just a display!!! Sounds like way too much "confirmed" info floating in the ether.

    For my money, I'm banking on a MBP with HD DVD support. All the movies are cheap, so why not??? :)
     
  5. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    Because the format has lost the "war" and to do so would be pointless?
     
  6. LinMac macrumors 65816

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    One can't deny that there is a large cache of existing HD-DVD media that can be had at a very reasonable price. Xbox 360 HD-DVD drive, HD-DVD media, and a few choice pieces of software can enhance a digital HD collection on the cheap.

    Blu-ray most likely won't survive in the longer term as even USB sticks are starting to store 20GB+ cheaply enough and cost about the same as a burnable Blu-ray disk does today.

    I don't know the future, but I know that Blu-ray is going to have a hard time dethroning dirt cheap burnable DVDs for consumer data.
     
  7. Michael CM1 thread starter macrumors 603

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    I was aiming for extreme sarcasm, although a lot of the Blu-ray drives I have seen also read HD DVD. On a side note, someone needs to go buy all those stupid things up because Fry's has a serious stash of them taking up shelf space.
     

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