Make your MacBook, Pro, again.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by rawweb, Jan 3, 2017.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. rawweb, Jan 3, 2017
    Last edited: Jan 3, 2017

    rawweb macrumors 6502a

    rawweb

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2015
    #1
  2. jackoatmon macrumors 6502a

    jackoatmon

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2011
    #2
    bbaaaaaahahahahahahahahhaha

    is this satire

    omfg bwwwwaaaaaaaahhahahhahahahah
     
  3. rawweb thread starter macrumors 6502a

    rawweb

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2015
    #3
  4. thesaint024 macrumors 6502a

    thesaint024

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2016
    Location:
    Republic of California
    #4
    Wow, this is real! Just looked it up. I hope this satisfies everyone who is so unhappy with the new Macbook "for the masses". I hope they put their money where their mouths are and live with this thing. You can now carry around more battery and every possible port ALL the time, just like "pros" want!
     
  5. psingh01 macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2004
    #5
    can't be real....what does it do exactly? lol

    I see one usb-c port and an sd card slot. How does it connect to the MacBook pro? Do you unscrew the bottom plate and wire it in directly? :p wirelessly? you can put 8tb of storage and access via bluetooth :D
     
  6. WhiteWhaleHolyGrail macrumors 6502a

    WhiteWhaleHolyGrail

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2016
    #6
    When life imitates art in a tragically funny way you get this.

    Incredible - paying to wind back the clock on your new TB Mac with good dose of 90s Dell.
     
  7. TibookAktive macrumors member

    Joined:
    May 27, 2010
    #7
    Did I hit my head and skip a few months & its now April 1st?...
     
  8. Fancuku macrumors 6502a

    Fancuku

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2015
    Location:
    PA, USA
    #8
    The question is, can you add more RAM to make it 32Gb or even 64?

    :D
     
  9. mac_in_tosh macrumors regular

    mac_in_tosh

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2016
    Location:
    Earth
    #9
    Not quite. First you have to pay for the overpriced, under-ported MB Pro. Then you have to pay for this thing. That is not what people have been wanting.
     
  10. jerryk, Jan 3, 2017
    Last edited: Jan 3, 2017

    jerryk macrumors 68020

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2011
    Location:
    SF Bay Area
    #10
    It connects via USB-C cable (not shown). It is essentially an attached USB-C hub with up to 4 TB of disk, additional ports, etc...
     
  11. Miltz macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2013
    Location:
    New York
    #11
    I still think this is a joke... If it ends up being for real the people at OWC who thought of this must have too much free time on their hands.
     
  12. thesaint024 macrumors 6502a

    thesaint024

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2016
    Location:
    Republic of California
    #12
    That's too bad that it still doesn't meet needs. I would have loved seeing this thing in the wild because yes, it is funny. So even with the ports and the additional battery, still unhappy because of the price. Maybe I'll get lucky and still see one or two around anyway.
     
  13. thesimplelogic macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2014
    #13
    I feel like it has to be. In addition to that, I want to know how much that thing will weigh because I would bet it would be pretty close to the weight of the actual laptop itself?!
     
  14. SJTrance macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2010
    #14
    I would really be interested in a slick way to make my 13" MBP have a discrete graphics card.
     
  15. thesaint024 macrumors 6502a

    thesaint024

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2016
    Location:
    Republic of California
    #15
    I keep hearing about the usb-c graphics add-ons. I would prefer that to a built in one. Anxiously waiting this one too, but it won't be "slick" since it will be plugged into a usb-c port and likely desk bound.
     
  16. SJTrance macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2010
    #16
    Yeah. I've definitely seen those. Quite expensive too. I wonder if it'll be cheaper to build or buy a gaming PC.
     
  17. cube macrumors G5

    Joined:
    May 10, 2004
    #17
    This is not the ThinkPad P50 you're looking for.
     
  18. ctyrider macrumors 6502a

    ctyrider

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2012
    #18
    It just needs a DVD drive and a few VGA ports.. then it will be perfect and will service the needs of even the most power hungry Pros.
     
  19. cube macrumors G5

    Joined:
    May 10, 2004
    #19
    Negative. You'll still have only 16GiB of RAM.
     
  20. thesaint024 macrumors 6502a

    thesaint024

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2016
    Location:
    Republic of California
    #20
    Man, pros are hard to please! I hope they are able to stick in 64Gb into that thing.
     
  21. leman macrumors 604

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2008
    #21
    A bit too early for 1st of April? That, or someone at OWC went completely mad.
     
  22. cube macrumors G5

    Joined:
    May 10, 2004
    #22
    When you can buy a 32GiB-capable laptop for $500...
     
  23. thesaint024 macrumors 6502a

    thesaint024

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2016
    Location:
    Republic of California
    #23
    I cannot understand why you all keep talking about these machines instead of just going out and buying one? Just get one and I will sincerely be happy for you. As I stated many times, I have a PC. It's great, and I have nothing against them. Don't know why people keep talking about these mystical laptops on MR though. They are completely different machines and aimed at people with different needs. MR members will not put sufficient pressure on Apple to lower their prices. They will do their standard lowering of prices after rev A, but don't expect a $500 MBP anytime soon, or ever. PC's are a tremendous value if you don't think what Apple brings is worth the money. In the meantime, I will enjoy the launch of this Pro add-on device.

    Edit: You have inspired me to just add my PC to my signature.
     
  24. cube macrumors G5

    Joined:
    May 10, 2004
    #24
    I bought a 32GiB-capable TB3/NVMe/2.5/NVIDIA/ethernet quad-core i7 Skylake laptop in 2015 for half what the top rMBP cost then.
     
  25. thesaint024 macrumors 6502a

    thesaint024

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2016
    Location:
    Republic of California
    #25
    Not being a smartass, that is cool. I personally don't have a use for a laptop like that, but it sounds badass. I game on console and sometimes PC (now in my signature), and I don't do high stress computing. But back to topic, surely you can appreciate the humor of this add-on, right?
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page