New aluminum MacBooks???

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by prodosIIgs, Sep 10, 2007.

  1. prodosIIgs macrumors newbie


    Sep 10, 2007
    San Diego
    As we can see, all Mac products seem to be going anodized aluminum now. Could this mean there is an ultra-slim, super spiffy aluminum MacBook on the way? My wife and I are considering buying a MacBook soon. I already think I see what will happen. I buy the plastic MacBook (2.16 core 2). In January, we see an ultra slim, aluminum MacBook sporting a faster logic board and perhaps even a LED display. Heck, they might even decide to throw in a REAL video card and dump the GMA 950; however, that would pretty much make it a MacBook Pro, wouldn't it... Anyone else think we'll see a new MacBook model soon?
  2. kolax macrumors G3

    Mar 20, 2007
    Search before posting!

    This is like the 100th new MacBook thread going about!
  3. prodosIIgs thread starter macrumors newbie


    Sep 10, 2007
    San Diego
    Yep, sorry. I'm seeing that now.
  4. bld44 macrumors 6502

    Apr 21, 2007
    What would be the point of the MacBook Pro then? You pretty much described a MBP..
  5. seanneko macrumors member

    Sep 2, 2007
    Maybe that means that the MBP would receive a re-design at the same time.
  6. dontwalkhand macrumors 601


    Jul 5, 2007
    Phoenix, AZ
    I don't see a redesign in Apple's already aluminum products for some reason, the MacBook in Apple's case should be top priority right now.....also an update to the Mac Pro!
  7. steve31 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 20, 2007
    Edmonton Canada
    Im guessing that apple's event at the end of sept will be about leopard and perhaps the "one more thing" will be a new macbook!!! Im waitting to see before I pic up one. The Macbook is apple's top selling notebook (I think) and I cant see them not having an update before xmas season. I would bet on a aluminum macbook in oct.
  8. MHIoscar macrumors member


    Jun 14, 2007
    yes.. yes... yes....
    am really hoping to see NEW MBP on
  9. noodle654 macrumors 68020


    Jun 2, 2005
    Never Ender
    I really do not think they will change the material because then there would be no point in a MBP. I think Apple will change these things: Processor (SR would be nice), LED (if available is mass numbers), Better graphics (It has to be Intel intergrated), and I want to say better HD and thinner.

    If Apple changes to Aluminum...then the MacBook line would basically turn into the MacBook Pro.
  10. BillyBobBongo macrumors 68020


    Jun 21, 2007
    On The Interweb Thingy!

    I'm still hoping that they don't do it. I think over the last few weeks there's been an obvious support for the current look...just hope Apples market research picked up on that too!
  11. ktbubster macrumors 6502a


    Jan 20, 2007
    you do realize .. for everyredesign there is months of planning... so any new support in the last few WEEKS won't have much of an effect if they wre planning on making the macbooks match the rest of the line with AL. They could still tweak it with customer concerns, but if they have manufacturing in AL in the works, it's in the works, doubtful they would scrap a whole project just because the last few weeks have heard support for the current gen.

    Just a thought... not to mention, apple tends to do what they want... it's been 1.5 years or more and people still have yet to get anything resembling the older 12inch powerbook for the pro line.. apple either waits till they get something perfect, or they release what they like and hope to surprise the public with something awesome and get them to love something they didn't expect to love...

    I am super happy with my computer and my current first gen nano, but I sure love to see what they are putting out... Also.. I have a feelin if the macbook goes AL it'll be in colors too. After all, apple was the original colored computer company... gotta get back with it I think.
  12. Liamf555 macrumors member


    Jun 27, 2007
    and many people were saying the new iMac wouldnt be aluminium because it would look too 'pro'
  13. Cybergypsy macrumors 68040


    May 16, 2006
    Central Florida!
    I think pro is not the word
  14. MINI.ME macrumors newbie

    Sep 22, 2007

    I hope so! :)
    I'm thinking that :apple: should re-introduce colourful macs with 10th Anniversary celebration Macs (1998-2008). Hopefully there would not be a price increase for a colour other than silver (like with the iPods); but in the mean time, you can always buy skins or plastic covers for your MacBook or MBP!
  15. Dybbuk macrumors 6502a

    Aug 8, 2006
    Maybe they are merging both lines into one line that scales from low-end to high-end.

    Or maybe this is the rumored sub-portable.
  16. TheSpecialist macrumors 6502

    Jun 11, 2007
    The Netherlands, Europe
    What I think is that... The rumored ultra portable is just a macbook in the new redesigned case. With improved specs. And that's it. It will still have 13.3 inch but will have a smaller footprint. Edges around the screen will be thinner. Macbook itself will be thinner. Keyboard is the same like the bluetooth keyboard. Silver and black are the colors, making multiple could pose the risk not selling one color which gives losses. Didn't :apple: say that they will make every product green by the end of this year? Means the Macbook will go aluminium, highly probable with glass. As that is so recycable. And Macbook's will be priced more aggresively like they did with the iMac.

    Just my 2 eurocent's.
  17. notsofatjames macrumors 6502a


    Jan 11, 2007
    Wales, UK
    I think a possibility for the new macbook design could be an al outer case, but then a white inner case, like all around the edge of the screen, and by the trackpad etc. But then how would the KB stand out against the white body.

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