NEW 17" MacbookPro????

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Marci, Nov 19, 2008.

  1. Marci macrumors newbie

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    My dog knocked over a cup of coffee onto my 17" macbook pro. I need to replace it by the end of the year. I DO need the 17inch screen for my work. Apple has released a new 15 inch but no 17 inch. What are the chances of seeing one in the near future?
     
  2. isethx macrumors regular

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    we can HOPE early jan. but your guess is as good as mine.
     
  3. Marci thread starter macrumors newbie

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    so is it worth waiting for?

    what are the improvements in the new laptop? Is it a big improvement?
     
  4. Essjay macrumors regular

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    Depends on what your current model is, and what you plan to do with it?
     
  5. Battlefield Fan macrumors 65816

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    what programs do you use?

    also dont forget about snow leopard.

    And we all hope the 17" will be updated at macworld 2009 but no one truly knows. I think a lot of people were puzzled when apple didn't update the 17" in the first place in oct.
     
  6. TJunkers macrumors 6502a

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    I'd say January's Show. Definitely worth the wait as long as you don't need a new laptop in a rush!
     
  7. Marci thread starter macrumors newbie

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    When is the January show? and how soon afterwards are they usually available?

    I am a pro photographer using photoshop. so performance is paramount.

    I have the early 17" macbook pro - but that really doesn't matter since it is no longer usable.

    I so most of my processing on my 8core macpro, but need the laptop for travel and teaching. I will need one by 1/16 - (although I could possible borrow or rent one if I needed to.) What are my chances?
     
  8. Marci thread starter macrumors newbie

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    also...I've noticed that recently Apple hasn't been waiting for shows to make releases...so is it possible we will have one before then?
     
  9. isethx macrumors regular

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    macworld is in early January. i highly doubt it will be out before then- maybe not even then but i hope.

    and really as far as the computer goes it's only a guess but i would be VERY surprised if it was anything more than a bigger version of the 15 inch, with a high res screen and an extra USB port.
     
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  11. SWLinPHX macrumors regular

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    They are usually available the day of the announcement, but not always.

    Anyhow, I would definitely look into getting your dog to share half the cost. It's only the right thing to do.
     
  12. Marci thread starter macrumors newbie

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    lol- the thing is she is so darn sweet I couldn't even be mad at her.

    She is a pound pup I have only had for about a month - and she is really a good dog. She was just trying to come up on the sofa and sit next to me - which she is allowed to do. The problem is she took a short cut across my lap and knocked over the coffee in the process.

    I guess the question I am asking, is that are the new improvements they came out with in the 15" worth waiting for the 17" version of the same...or should I just go ahead and get the current 17"? There will most likely be a good sale on Black Friday.
     
  13. SWLinPHX macrumors regular

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    Yeah, I love doggies!!! :)

    I wouldn't get caught up in always having the very latest. Look at the specs the 17" has and the deal you can get. if they are both optimal and a good deal, get it and take advantage of the sales. Judge it on its own merits solely.
     
  14. Marci thread starter macrumors newbie

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    well...the thing is that any laptop is slow to me because I am used to my 8core...so if the new ones are faster, it would be worth the wait and a few extra dollars.

    I'm not a techno-geek - but I am impatient with slow computers and lack of space for my big 21 mg files from my 1DSmklll.
     
  15. omegasyn macrumors regular

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    Load up an Intel SSD into a unibody MBP and it'll beat the MP.... Of course my statement is based on the statistics from xbench.
     
  16. Marci thread starter macrumors newbie

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    showing my ignorance here (I am just a lowly photographer that knows little about computers - I just use them)

    ...but what is an Intel SSD?
     
  17. CaffeMacchiato macrumors member

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    Those who know cannot tell, and those who tell cannot know.

    I would have gotten a 17" mbp had it been available when they lunch the 15" mbp. I guess, I'll just wait for a few years for my next mac. It will probably be 18", judging from the look of things.
     
  18. design-is macrumors 65816

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    It was rumoured that they didn't update the 17" due to manufacturing delays/problems?

    So hopefully they will have sorted all that out by Jan :)
     
  19. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

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    Solid State Drive. It's like a hard disk drive that uses flash memory instead of platters. The good ones are MUCH faster than HDDs and use a fraction of the power.

    I would personally buy the 15-inch model. I mean does the 17-inch display give you THAT much more room? I know how you need a big display for editing photos, but even 17 inches is kinda small for doing that. If you can buy an external monitor to use (if you aren't doing all of this on the go), that's a great option.
     
  20. nick9191 macrumors 68040

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    In real world situations a Macbook Pro 17" will not come close to a Mac Pro, SSD or not.
     
  21. benjs macrumors regular

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    Especially not if the Mac Pro is souped up. You're comparing a dual-core processor with two server-grade quad-core processors, a potential for, what is it, six GPUs? Not to mention a cap on RAM of 32 gigabytes if I'm correct. Also, couldn't one stick a SSD in the Mac Pro as a primary boot drive too?
     
  22. Marci thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It IS for on the go stuff only. I have been planning on bringing a second external monitor for when I teach....so I guess the 15 inch in an option. I hadn't really considered that before.

    I guess I'll have to make the trek to the Apple Store before next week to check one out. I sure wish we had one closer than 2 hours away.
     
  23. iMacmatician macrumors 601

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    January 5~9, 2009 with the keynote on the 6th, I believe.

     
  24. kabunaru Guest

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    I heard Apple was having problems with the unibody 17" MacBook Pro.
     
  25. RobertD63 macrumors 6502

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    Yeah the Mac Pro would kill the MacBook Pro, but who would compare a workstation to a On the go quick editor? Yes you can use SSD in the Mac pro for the Primary HD and Im not sure about the 6 graphics If I'm correct some cards take 2 PCI slots?
     

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