Mockup of 13" MBP with optibay replaced by larger battery and dedicated GPU

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by hypermog, May 15, 2010.

  1. hypermog macrumors regular

    Nov 17, 2009
    I made a mockup of what the MBP 13" would be like if Apple ditched the superdrive, used a bigger battery, and added a dedicated GPU:

    (actual) 2010 MBP 13"

    (mockup) 2011 MBP 13"

    I figure the larger battery would add another 5 hours to the current 10 hour battery life, totaling about 15 hours, although that could change with the addition of the more powerful GPU.
  2. vty macrumors member

    May 8, 2010
    Keep in mind the 13" battery weighs around 2lb I believe, so that would bump the 13" into 5lb territory which is pretty bad for a 13" - even the 4.5 is pretty high.

    But yeah, it'd be nice!
  3. bella92108 macrumors 68000

    Mar 1, 2006
    You have way way way too much time on your hands.
  4. bella92108 macrumors 68000

    Mar 1, 2006
    The battery weighs 2 pounds? HAHA, what kinda crack are you smoking? It's 1 lb SHIP weight, meaning the battery weighs about 2/3 of a lb and the box and packaging adds 1/3 of a pound.

    LOL, for fu$#s sake... 2 lb battery haha
  5. appleguy123 macrumors 604


    Apr 1, 2009
    15 minutes in the future
    I truly hate this insult. Anyone who comes up with an idea with which you don't agree or support and they "Have too much time?" You're posting on a MacForum! Pot meet kettle.
  6. bella92108 macrumors 68000

    Mar 1, 2006
    Not an insult, just not sure why you'd spend time doing something that Apple pays people to do for them. Guess same reason people play role-playing games, living life vicariously through someone they'll never be.
  7. hypermog thread starter macrumors regular

    Nov 17, 2009
    I haven't booted up Photoshop in about 2 years, thought I would just brush up on my skills while working on something fun. It only took 29 minutes to make.
  8. vty macrumors member

    May 8, 2010
    I googled for the 2009 battery weight and came up with 2lbs, shrug. Maybe they gave me the 2008 weight, or the shipping weight like said. Not too concerned.
  9. kellen macrumors 68020


    Aug 11, 2006
    Seattle, WA
    Or people are just having fun. Nah.
  10. bella92108 macrumors 68000

    Mar 1, 2006
    Yeah prolly shipping weight best places to check is Amazon as their shipping weights are usually super accurate... when I sell stuff on ebay and want to get shipping weight for an item I'm sending I use their measurements, hehe.
  11. Tronic macrumors 6502


    Jun 10, 2009
    I think the only way the superdrive will ever be removed is if it is replaced by a space for an SSD+HDD
  12. TaylorJ macrumors regular

    Jan 25, 2010
    Either way they will make people unhappy. I personally wish they would remove the optical drive, I have no use for one.

    They should make it BTO as their custom configs are not really BTO, just basic ass upgrades. Everybody would be happy then...except apple! and thats that counts right!
  13. CrackedButter macrumors 68040


    Jan 15, 2003
    51st State of America
    I can't wait to live in the world where we have no optical drives and we can install all our software via the SD card slot.
  14. calsci macrumors 6502


    Nov 27, 2008
  15. ayeying macrumors 601


    Dec 5, 2007
    Yay Area, CA
    You'd require a 2nd fan to cool a dedicated GPU. This mockup is interesting however it seems unlikely. However, if you were not to increase the battery size, it would seem very likely for a dedicated GPU.

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