MBP Hardware Upgrade Wishlist

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ~J~, Oct 11, 2007.

  1. ~J~ macrumors 6502

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    Hey guys... I was thinking of what would make me want to run out and buy a new MBP and came up with a few ideas:

    - OLED screen (brighter display, more power efficient, & potentially FLEXIBLE!)
    - HD display (1080, of course!) - on the 15"
    - >4GB RAM support
    - Quad-core processor

    I use my MBP as a desktop replacement... so the quad core & >4GB RAM would benefit me greatly.

    What do you guys want to see in the next 2 hardware updates?
     
  2. josiahcooper macrumors member

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    - a wider touch pad with multi-touch features such as pinch, pull, and flick.
    - at least 2 USB ports a side
    - better speakers (current ones aren't great with bass)
    - a processor breaking the 3.0 Ghz mark
    - faster writable optical drive
     
  3. zioxide macrumors 603

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    - make me chicken
    - do my laundry
    - use as a helicopter

    that would be win
     
  4. paulyras macrumors 6502

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    A little off topic, but I was just thinking abut that the other day (since I find myself trying to flick my trackpad, ever since I got my iPhone (It doesn't work, and you look silly).

    Since the trackpad does recognize multiple touches (two finger scrolling, and two finger right click), I wonder if it would just be a software update?!?!?!?

    Still would be nice to have a slightly bigger surface, so long as it doesn't go crazy with false touches from the ball of my hands resting on the surface...
     
  5. jaydub macrumors 6502a

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    if it shrinks my clothes, I'm gonna ask Apple for a rebate and complain on here.
     
  6. vicious7 macrumors 6502a

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    Oh yeah, a multi-touch pad would be awesome, especially if they can implement it on the SR MBPs through software.

    For future pro notebooks, it would be good to see:

    • 512 VRAM
    • Higher res and even brighter screen
    • Easily upgradable HDD
    • 8 Gig RAM
    • Quad core processors
    • HD-DVD/Bluray drive
    • All connections moved to the left or to the right side
    • Twin latches for the screen
     
  7. Fayler macrumors regular

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    - Faster CPU, possibly quad core. Don't know how much this would affect the battery life, but I use my MBP as a desktop replacement as well and I'd like to see a little more power available.

    - More video memory. I only have 128 right now and I'd like a little more. I wish I had the money to upgrade to the next step up on the MBP line but alas, I didn't. Still, I'd like to see 256 in the base and up to 512 in the 17".

    - More USB ports. 'Nuff said.

    - Keyboard like the macbooks. I find those keys delightful and I would absolutely love to get those keys on the MBP.

    - Flicking and such on trackpad. I don't have an iPhone but I think flicking would be a blast on my trackpad.

    - Solid state hard drive option. I know that this would be more suitable for the MB but I'd still like to see the option with MBPs one day.
     
  8. DaveTheGrey macrumors 6502a

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