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Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by rcoshow, Nov 28, 2008.

  1. rcoshow macrumors newbie

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    I'm new to the forums here, so I apologize in advance if there is already a thread about this topic.

    I am in need of a new MacBook Pro, but it's an absolute necessity for it to have 2 firewire ports like the 17" model currently has.

    The 15" had 2 ports until the recent case/body update, and I'm worried that Apple may decide to do the same to the 17" when they update it. Since the case will be larger than the 15", I also think they may decide to keep 2 ports since space will not be as much an issue for the gut layout.

    I would also like them to keep an option for a matte screen, but the odds of that happening with the new design seem slim.

    I don't have to hold out for the new design, but I would like to for the drive, video card and potential max RAM upgrade. So I am torn as to wait or not for a machine that may not have the ports I need. I also know that if I wait, Macmall.com and other sites will have sales on the remaining current-gen 17" books after the updated MacBook Pros are released.

    Please let me know what you think! Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
     
  2. bigjnyc macrumors 601

    bigjnyc

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    Let me check my crystal ball.................

    its fuzzy but the opinion of the crystal ball is that apple will not skimp out on the 17" and will make it a pro's pro with everything the older model had, this is why it wasnt released along with the 15"
     
  3. Capt Underpants macrumors 68030

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    You can always buy an express card -> firewire adapter. That way you can wait for an updated machine, and still be guaranteed to have an adequate number of firewire ports.
     
  4. alphaod macrumors Core

    alphaod

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    The current 17" are great computers, but just be careful of warping.
     
  5. rcoshow thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you!

    That's fantastic, I was hoping something like that existed. However, on the spec, it says that a version of Windows or Linux is required... :(
     
  6. sporadicMotion macrumors 65816

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