Rumor: new Macbooks NOT all Aluminum

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  1. number9 macrumors 6502

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    http://9to5mac.com/macbook-plastic

    Some food for thought..

     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    An iMac and a MacBook Air with offspring?

    Gives new meaning to all sorts of terms...
     
  3. number9 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah that could go in many directions. This goes in the face of the "all notebooks under one case design" rumor. It would keep the macbook slightly lower market than the Pro. Also, a 13" Pro? Interesting.
     
  4. pik. macrumors 6502

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    if the macbook has a plastic part I m going MBP....:(

    I hate plastic that s why I m with my 2,5G iPhone and did not get the 3G...:rolleyes:
     
  5. Beric macrumors 68020

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    Sweet! :D Something I might actually buy.
     
  6. polaris20 macrumors 68020

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    I'm all over it if they release a 13" MBP. I love small notebooks, which is why I dislike the MBP currently.

    I loved the 12" PB, and was so disappointed when they decided to ditch it with the Intel switch.
     
  7. ethen macrumors regular

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    I would love a 13-inch MBP, as long as the resolution stays the same or higher
     
  8. .Andy macrumors 68030

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    And Apple pocket an extra $1000 :).
     
  9. skye12 macrumors 65816

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    I LIKE the durability of MB plastic. Its more durable in my "book."
     
  10. Aranince macrumors 65816

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    I honestly don't get the point of a 13" MBP. If you buy a MBP you are a pro user, who needs the screen real estate. If you want 13" get a Macbook
     
  11. DeusInvictus7 macrumors 68020

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    the thing i dont like or believe about this post is that 9to5mac doesn't have a source where they heard that the macbooks will be two tone like that...they just go right ahead and say that it wont me all aluminum

    idk, just my thoughts
     
  12. .Andy macrumors 68030

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    I've been using my 12" powerbook waiting for a replacement. I don't need screen real estate when I'm on the road, I need power and portability. At home and work I plug it into my 20" ACDs. That said it's incredibly long in the tooth and needs putting out to pasture.... A 13" MBP would do superbly.
     
  13. acfusion29 macrumors 68040

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    If Apple released a 13" MacBook Pro with a 1440x900 resolution (just like the 15" pro), then pro users would get the real estate they want.
     
  14. DeusInvictus7 macrumors 68020

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    that would be just awesome! :D

    but then again, a 13" MacBook Pro is going to be sweet either way...

    come on Apple! Bring it on!
     
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  16. OrangeSVTguy macrumors 601

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    Rumors have to start somewhere.... :rolleyes:
     
  17. DeusInvictus7 macrumors 68020

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    haha i guess so :D
     
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  19. Jpoon macrumors 6502

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    I wonder who owns that site..... They sure do know a lot considering. Usually there's at least two sites spouting off the rumors.
     
  20. alphaod macrumors Core

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    If they release a 13" MBP I would dump my 17" and jump ship immediately.
     
  21. Bengt77 macrumors 68000

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    Man, think of the benefits you'd have had, had you bought an intermittent MacBook a couple of years ago.
     
  22. marvel2 macrumors 6502

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    It is hard to make two-tone look good and easy to mess up.
     
  23. Beric macrumors 68020

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    What if you want a Macbook that has a good graphics card? I'm a student who doesn't need a huge screen, but also wants to play some more demanding games than the integrated graphics of the MB can handle. If I need a big screen to play something, I'll hook up an external monitor. I don't want thinness, I want power in a smaller footprint. I want the power purely for games, but don't want to own a separate PC just for gaming.
     
  24. Eric S. macrumors 68040

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    Some hope for us plastic lovers yet. Although I can't think of anything uglier than a cross between a Macbook Air and an iMac.
     
  25. Beric macrumors 68020

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    I'm not sure I really care. But I do know that the white plastic of my Macbook stains too easily. That's about it of any preferences I have. It's all looks, and I don't care about looks one bit. All I care about is the performance and cost of the machine, and how well it runs OS X.
     

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