New MacBook Pros to have HDMI???

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  1. MacBook08 macrumors regular

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    Hey I found this picture on flickr. I noticed it has an air keyboard, an hdmi port, and a green apple logo glow. Could the green be part of the stoplight rumors I've heard in the new logos?:apple:
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  2. Chundles macrumors G4

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    Why would it have HDMI and DVI? Looks more like eSATA to me.

    Oh, and it's a stinky, stinky mockup.
     
  3. UltraNEO* macrumors 601

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    Sorry, that photos looks like a complete fake!!!

    Also, there's absolutely no reason to have a dedicated HDMI socket on a laptop that has a fully compliance DVI output. All the signals required for a HDMI device can be found on the standard DVI socket, all one needs is a DVI to HDMI cable.

    AND..

    There's no need for a eSATA port either!! Because there are countless of expresscard adapters to fulfil a user's requirements. If anything.. Apple should consider making more compatible drivers, so users with eSATA RAID setups and drives can boot of them.
     
  4. m1stake macrumors 68000

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    Definitely eSATA. And definitely a terrible photoshop.
     
  5. Cave Man macrumors 604

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    Complete fake for sure. Everyone knows the next MBP is going to be fluorescent orange and the entire case will glow when it sleeps.
     
  6. Fuchal macrumors 68020

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    I would rather have HDMI than DVI to carry audio as well.
     
  7. robotica macrumors 6502a

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    plus its a smaller connector and you can get a HDMI -> DVI adapter
     
  8. Peace macrumors Core

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    Plus most new displays have HDMI ports.;)
     
  9. eigenvector macrumors newbie

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    Yeah, the biggest advantage of HDMI (on a laptop) is the reduced size compared to DVI.
     
  10. UltraNEO* macrumors 601

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    Downside here would be...
    NO dual-link on HDMI, so no high resolution monitors
     
  11. Chundles macrumors G4

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    I was wondering about that - so HDMI can't do above the regular 1920x1200.
     
  12. Polymira macrumors regular

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    HDMI and DVI are the same thing, hdmi just carries audio. There's no technical reason a hdmi to dual dvdi adapter couldn't be made.
     
  13. Chundles macrumors G4

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    Well no, but at this point it doesn't exist.
     
  14. valvehead macrumors regular

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    Exactly. Everyone that keeps asking for HDMI seems to forget about that. :rolleyes:
     
  15. Dmac77 macrumors 68020

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    Please please tell me that you have a visual impairment! For what ungodly reason would Apple decide to make the Apple glow green? THEY AREN"T FRICKIN' ALIENWARE!!!!! Plus the rest of the mockup looks like $h!t

    Don

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    Don't take this in the wrong way
     
  16. MusicallySilent macrumors member

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    Yea, that green glow looks stupid

    eSata puzzles me with the new FW3200 being standardized they would be more likely to go that route.
     
  17. Cave Man macrumors 604

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    eSATA drives are cheaper since they don't require a controller (like FW does) and because of greater sales volume.
     
  18. cw2k7 macrumors member

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    HDMI supports dual link if you use the Type B connector (don't think anyone has used this version yet).
     
  19. iMacmatician macrumors 601

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    Fake.

    The MacBook Pro is the same design, not the new one rumored to come out soon.
     
  20. isauce macrumors regular

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    MBP will eventually have HDMI, however with the next revision I doubt it. Apple seems to only add features or lack thereof after all its competitors have a year ago. If Apple does add it in the next revision, well shut me up. :D
     
  21. Killyp macrumors 68040

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    Yes there is, HDMI doesn't have enough pins to carry a dual-link signal.

    A dual-link DVI-D or DVI-I port has more pins than a 'non-dual-link' DVI-D or DVI-I port. HDMI doesn't have enough pins to make up a dual-link DVI port.

    Not possible sadly, sorry.

    If HDMI is ever introduced on the MacBook Pro, Apple will most probably keep the DVI-I connection too.
     
  22. Firefly2002 macrumors 65816

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    I thought I was the only one who knew that, besides Steve. So much for feeling special :(
     
  23. raquiros macrumors member

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    Is that true???? :eek:
     
  24. UltraNEO* macrumors 601

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    Looking at the the photo, that's not the "B" type. :D
     

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