Killer 17" MacBook Pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Quad 2.5 G5 =), Apr 30, 2009.

  1. Quad 2.5 G5 =) macrumors 6502

    Mar 29, 2009
    The reason I am holding onto my 17" PowerBook is the nice screen size.
    It is slower then the intel 'Books, but l really like it.
    I could sell it and buy a white MB that has a small 13" screen, but I won't.
    Apple could sell a ton of 17" MBPs @$1300-1500 if they had these specs:

    Unibody or "Old" casing.
    1.86 GHz C2D processor (pulled straight from MBA)or 2.0 GHz (from base uni MB)
    4GB RAM 667 MHz or 1066 MHz.max
    nVidia GeForce 9400M w/256MB or 8600M GT w/256 or 512 MB VRAM
    removable battery
    backlit keyboard.
    Matte or Glossy LED Screen@ 1920x1200 resolution
    8x Superdrive (slot in front)
    3x USB 2.0
    1x or 2x Firewire 400
    1x or 2x Firewire 800
    Dual-Link DVI and Mini-DisplayPort output.

    I know this won't happen, but I can dream, right?
    This system, if introduced, would probably cannibalize MB sales.
    Comments, Suggestions, and change the specs and pricing to what you should think such a system should have.
    (If this post should be in a different category, I'm sorry, and tell me where to move this thread to the appropriate forum.)
  2. TodVader macrumors 6502a


    Sep 27, 2005
    Quebec, Canada
    Don't expect a cheap Apple 17" anytime soon...
  3. Quad 2.5 G5 =) thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 29, 2009
    It really would be nice though :)
  4. Skika macrumors 68030

    Mar 11, 2009
  5. uiop. macrumors 68020


    Jul 22, 2008
    Grand Rapids, MI
    Geez looking at your signature...if you sold all those PowerBooks then you might be able to offset the price a little. :p
  6. Quad 2.5 G5 =) thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 29, 2009
    All the 'Books and the PowerMac I got off ebay really cheap for nice computers.
    I have a refurb 2.0 Alu MB also so I will probably sell 1 of them.
  7. MultiFinder17 macrumors 68000


    Jan 8, 2008
    Tampa, Florida
    But what would the Laurens of the world do? They'd be attracted to these cheap 17" notebooks! If that ever happened, how would Microsoft hire, err sorry, find actors, ack, normal people to scoff at their high prices?
  8. aleni macrumors 68020

    Jun 2, 2006
    LOL. cheap 17" must have a low resolution, which is bad!!!
  9. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    Apple could sell a lot of computer if they made all their computers cheaper, but they don't have to since people buy them anyways.

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