New MacBook Pro?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by jamminph88, May 6, 2007.

  1. jamminph88 macrumors member

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    Does anyone think that with the new line of MBP most likely to be unvailed at WWDC, there will be a 13 inch screen? i really think the 15 is too big, but dont want to be forced into the macbook.
     
  2. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    I would like there to be a 12" one, but I don't think that there will be a MBP smaller than 15" for a while. The MB aren't too bad though unless you are really wanting a small notebook and have it be aluminum.
     
  3. kolax macrumors G3

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    Small screen, but really high resolution would be nice.

    I don't want to loose desktop space due to a smaller screen.
     
  4. Aniej macrumors 68000

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    I think it is a bit unlikely that we would see a 13'' MBP. I honestly do not know that I can venture a guess on an ultraportable model of MBP. I recognize that the PowerBook line clearly had a 12'' model, but I find it somewhat telling that they have not introduced such a line so far. I suspect the reasoning is based on several factors, but here are just a couple I think make sense for Apple not making a 13'' MBP.
    1. It does not add much to the MBP line in terms of revenue in that. the logic would go, if you are someone who really would opt for a MBP over a MB, there is likely a reason related to performance, which tends to often implicate screen size. I am not suggesting performance = screen size but rather than graphic intensive applications often more well suited for the MBP would logically fall in line with 15" and not a 13". Thus, for the more casual user, they might be less inclined to drop the extra $500+ to make the move to MBP, but it is unlikely someone who needs the features of an MBP would make a move down to MB.
     
  5. synth3tik macrumors 68040

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    I know a few people that are holding out for a 12" MBP, but they seem to all have given up with a WWDC release.
     
  6. Aniej macrumors 68000

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    given up with a wwdc release of a MBP per se or MBP 12''?
     
  7. Erasmus macrumors 68030

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    My question to you is this:

    What do you want to use the MBP for if you want a fast graphics card, but don't want a big screen?

    The Macbook is only a couple of hundred MHz slower than the MBP. There are no RAM benefits. The Macbook is smaller and lighter. etc.
    The only really substantial difference in the two computers is the different graphics cards. And I don't see how that can be a big issue for you if only want a small screen.

    So... My proposition to you is to just go for the Santa Rosa Macbook whenever it is released. I would guess the CPU clock speeds will stay about the same, maybe jump to 2.0 and 2.2. But mostly, the graphics card will be much better. The X3100 seems to be very good. Certainly far better than the GMA950 or whatever it is.

    Or, just go for the far more powerful 15" Santa Rosa MBP.
     
  8. czeluff macrumors 6502

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    my conclusion

    Ok, so we just saw the LED letter from Steve Jobs. My prediction:

    the only thing that'll change is the screens.

    Sadly, I think this is all Apple has time for. After all, they DELAYED LEOPARD for the iPhone. I don't think these guys have the time right now to worry about upgrading gpu's, sizes, etc.

    cz
     
  9. Erasmus macrumors 68030

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    Do you really think that because they delayed a SOFTWARE PRODUCT for the iPhone means they will delay a HARDWARE PRODUCT? Do you think the same guys who write Leopard design the hardware it runs on?
    New, fully redesigned notebooks are coming soon.
     
  10. 4np macrumors 6502a

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    Normally, a software development team does not build the hardware so the fact that developers from the OS X team have been moved to the iPhone OS team does not mean there will be no hardware changes...
     
  11. bluush macrumors 6502

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    I've just had a bad experience with a Macbook. The only way I'll buy another Apple product is if it's a 12" MBP. 15" is just too big for me (I'm tiny, even 13.3" was big), and I don't want a plastic case. 12" MBP is what I wanted even before I bought my MB. Just because someone wants a quality machine doesn't mean they can't also have it in the form of an ultraportable.
     
  12. kolax macrumors G3

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    Precisely what I want. I'll use it for every-day purposes, and then occasionally hook up an external display with high resolution for odd bit of video/photo editting. Then occasionally I'll boot up in Windows mode so I can play games using my external display.

    By day, I'd use the laptop's portability to take it to lectures without taking up too much space.
     

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