Post your predictions... What the crap is next?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by crazydrumma, Feb 2, 2006.

  1. crazydrumma macrumors regular

    Jan 31, 2006
    So. We now have a Macbook Pro, which some deem just a test run by apple to see if the masses buy into the whole "Intel Inside an Apple" deal. Which everyone will, because Steve Jobs has us all brainwashed. What is next? I know there are a lot of threads already posted that there will be merom processors in the summer, others say september, others say even October... I don't care about that. What I care about is: What line up will they have come April? Here is my predictions:

    Macbook Pro 17 inch
    2.0 ghz Yonah Dual Core processor
    1 GB ram standard
    100 GB standard HD
    built in eyesight (of course)
    1 inch thin
    6.5 lbs
    DL Superdrive
    backlit keyboard
    $2999 base price

    Macbook 13 inch
    1.5 ghz processor (single core)
    60 GB standard HD
    512 MB Ram
    built in eyesight (something nice for those who pay less for once)
    1.5 inches thin
    4.8 lbs
    slot load DL superdrive
    standard keyboard, no back light
    $1299 base (around what the 14 inch iBook costs currently...)

    So there it is. My predictions. There will be no 12 inch macbook pro. Mark my words. Why? Because there has not been enough sales for a 12 inch laptop for Apple to merit a new intel 12 inch. The screen is nice in general, but it's just too dang small. I mean, editing video can get very cramped on a 15 inch screen as it is, who would want to pay over 1.5k to have a cramped screen? 12 inch intel.... right. Won't happen. Sorry to all who are "waiting for their 12 inch macbook pro". I'm such a downer. :D
  2. twoodcc macrumors P6


    Feb 3, 2005
    Right side of wrong
    i predict a 13" widescreen "macbook"

    and a intel mac mini
  3. mduser63 macrumors 68040


    Nov 9, 2004
    Salt Lake City, UT
    I know 4 or 5 other people at school with 12" PowerBooks. I know one person with a 15" PB, and one other with a 17". It seems like the 12" PB is plenty popular. I won't be particularly interested in a 15" or 17" MacBook Pro, as they're simply too big to carry to/from school easily. I think we'll see 12" and 17" MacBook Pros, at the same time as Intel iBooks. Not everybody edits video on their 12" PowerBooks. I have a Power Mac for that.
  4. stevep macrumors 6502a


    Oct 13, 2004
    No you're not. Anyone who's been waiting for a 12" MBPro will be more than happy with a 13" model. Or a 13.3" model. Or is it 13.2"? As long as its a near-equivalent to the smallest in the current line-up its not a problem to those who want something smaller than the 15".
  5. CanadaRAM macrumors G5


    Oct 11, 2004
    On the Left Coast - Victoria BC Canada
    An impolite word filter for the Forum titles, perhaps?
  6. Josh396 macrumors 65816


    Oct 16, 2004
    Peoria/Chicago, IL
    I'm pretty sure it's 13.3". Personally I would rather have a 13.3" widescreen over a 12" version. I think they'll do a 13.3" widescreen Macbook Pro and I think they'll redesign it slightly as well. I think the current Macbooks are just place holders for what are really in store when Merom is ready to ship. Then maybe they'll place Yonah in the new iBooks.

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