Macbook X - Laptop Concept

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Epsilon88, Sep 15, 2010.

  1. Epsilon88 macrumors 6502

    Oct 26, 2009
    Hey guys, as some of you are aware, I recently purchased a Sony Vaio Z because Apple didn't have anything to offer in the product category that I was interested in (a fully-featured ultraportable). I've posted this on another forum, but I thought I'd share a concept of what I was looking for from Apple. Do you think this would be feasible?

    Macbook X Series


    Target audience: mobile professionals

    - 13.1" screen, resolution of 1600 x 900 (40% greater than the current 13.3" Macbook Pro)
    - Smaller footprint than the Macbook Pro 13". 12.4"(W) x 1.0 - 1.3"(H) x 8.3"(D)
    - Intel Core i5-540M processor (2.53GHz) with Turbo Boost up to 3.06GHz
    - 256 GB SSD
    - 4 GB memory
    - NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M GPU (1GB VRAM)
    - Optical disk drive: CD/DVD read/write
    - Scratch-resistant screen, chiclet-style keyboard, large multi-touch touchpad
    - SD card slot, 3 USB ports, DMI connection output, Gigabit ethernet port, DC-in, VGA output
    - Made of aluminum and carbon fiber. 3.2 lb, 1 inch thin
    - Unibody construction: 5-7 hours of battery life
    - Offered in black and silver

    Price point: $2099. Optional upgrades: faster processor, more RAM, etc.

    It may seem unreasonable to fit so much into such a light package, but Sony offers similar stats in its Vaio Z series. Plus, this would be priced well above the 13" Macbook Pro.

    Anyway, just an idea.
  2. rnelan7 macrumors 6502


    Nov 9, 2009
  3. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

    Jessica Lares

    Oct 31, 2009
    Near Dallas, Texas, USA
    I like the look, but the MacBook Pro has heating problems as it is. That's why I'm not going near the MacBook Air.
  4. whatupkiddo macrumors newbie

    Aug 19, 2010
    yeah, good idea, but execution would be a total flop.
    mbp already runs pretty hot on some minor programs.
    unless apple can fix the heating issue.
  5. Darth.Titan macrumors 68030


    Oct 31, 2007
    Austin, TX
    This is just my opinion, but 1600x900 is going to be too high a resolution for a 13" screen. The text would be almost illegible. I'm not saying other manufacturers aren't doing it, but I can't see it being in demand enough for Apple to adopt it. We all know they keep the options to the minimum that actually sell.

    Now when we get resolution independence in the OS, that's another story.

    Also your image looks like it has the thickness of an Air, but the specs say it's 1.3" thick. No way Apple would make a 13" laptop that thick, and they'd have to to get those specs.
  6. spencers macrumors 68020


    Sep 20, 2004
  7. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

    Oct 24, 2007
  8. mulo macrumors 68020


    Aug 22, 2010
    Behind you

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