MBP !updates

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by bushman1, Jan 20, 2008.

  1. bushman1 macrumors regular

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    mac world has come and gone and there are no new macbook pros. I am questing when apple to update them. I don't think too soon because there seems to be some finical and sully problems with the penrny chips. However I fell because the MBA dos't have a glass screen the new MBP will. I thnk that they will incorpate the new track pad. I think they will ne very simmilar.
     
  2. m12rumors macrumors newbie

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    MBP/MBA - no similarities

    i don't think that there will be much similarity between the MBP (if released) and the MBA except for hull-material. of course it sounds sensible to incorporate the new touchpad & keyboard. but what more can you take from the air than touchpad and keyboard?
    the mainborad in the air is mini and does not fit the power need of the pro. same with the chip. video at air is not existent, so no similarity either.

    that a pro revision is due is commonly accepted. when is the question. it does make sense, that apple will (although not a direct competitor) not disturb the primary sales of the air by any change of its traditional products. they just created a new niche with the air... why make it smaller?

    on the other hand people have (partially) been waiting long for a pro (and MB) revision -which did not happen at the conference.
    seems reasonable (to me) that apple will not risk loosing those who don't jump for the air by waiting too long with the (overdue) revision.
    plus: after a "new" design (air) the other products start to look "old". so i would expect a slight change of desing. else nothing big...
    new chipset and a slightly modified design (e.g. air-keyboard & t.pad)

    size(s) will stay roughly the same (reasons: don't diminish air-niche & price for smaller is higher).
     
  3. bushman1 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I was just pointing out that imac like screens will not be likely because they weren't in their most recent laptop the MBA.
     
  4. Mac One macrumors member

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    A glass screen wouldn't work in Apple's portable lineup because its heavier than the plastic material they use and of course brittle. When portability is not important it is an excellent material for Apple to use - recycling - but it wouldn't do the MacBooks any good in terms of the minor weight increase and the ease in which the screen could break.
     
  5. bushman1 thread starter macrumors regular

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    that is my point but a glass screen would be nice. It woulden't scratch and gives you nice contrast.
     
  6. iW00t macrumors 68040

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    You are one of those "new is better" people.

    Personally I would love to have a 24" Macbook Pro, because the latest iMacs come in 24 inches, the Macbook Pros should too. It allows me to have a larger desktop size and watch HD movies on the go, how cool is that?

    Imagine the following features:
    - detachable wireless "flat styled" keyboard
    - built in sealed battery
    - 24" display

    Wow, the perfect Macbook Pro.
     
  7. Killyp macrumors 68040

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    But would also break as you take it out of the box, add weight to the laptop and cost a lot to produce well.

    Matte display for me thanks. Don't like glossy...
     
  8. bushman1 thread starter macrumors regular

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  9. Animalk macrumors 6502

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    Forget glass everyone. Glass is heavy and brittle. They will continue to develop the silicone/plastic type material.
     
  10. 7even macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah. Glass doesn't belong on a laptop...
     
  11. bushman1 thread starter macrumors regular

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    glass seems to work well on the iPhone, I garentue you people droop iPhones more than laptops.
     
  12. bushman1 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I think a quad core laptop is almost ready.If it used like 4 1.8Ghz processors then it would run cooler. Intel now shrinking the core-2 duo by 60% make an quad core laptop seem like a real possibility. I am not anticipating an update like this for the this update by maybe by the end of the year.
     
  13. forafireescape macrumors 6502a

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    A 24" laptop?! What would you even carry it in, a suitcase? :eek:
     
  14. chrmjenkins macrumors 603

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    They didn't shrink the processor by 60%, they shrunk the package by 60%. If you look at the comparison, the chips are the same size.

    Quad core chips already exist (x7900), and more are coming. It's up to Apple whether or not they decide to include them.
     
  15. sk8ordie macrumors regular

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    Grammar and spelling police alert!!
     
  17. Brianstorm91 macrumors 65816

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    If you want to discuss the soon-to-be MBP, there's a plethora of like-minded people here.

    Basically an iMac with a handle?
    Get real.
     
  18. NKA macrumors member

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    They already do... it's called an external display:p. The MBP's support ACD's up to 30". The largest laptop screen size you can currently get, I believe is 20". However most airlines apparently don't allow them to be carried as hand luggage anyway.
     
  19. bushman1 thread starter macrumors regular

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    to who ever pointed out my spelling, I only use my iphone on the go so I tend to mispell words and things like that. I is hard to type on the go.
     
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