So what's a MBP 13.3" gonna cost?

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  1. joegomolski macrumors 6502

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    Lots of hopeful thinking about a price for a MBP Ultra.

    Personally I can't see one going out the door for less than the 15" is now. And possibly more.

    When Apple releases a cutting edge product, there's always a premium factor added to it's price.

    The ultra won't be in competition with the 2 existing MBPs, because it will fill a unique spot in the Mac lineup.

    And its price will be set to reflect the all consuming passion of early adoptees.

    We, we mighty few, er numerous, will buy it because we want it, we want to be noticed, we want to congratulate ourselves for being futuristic.

    It's like an ego thing.

    So what do you all think?
     
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    The issue there I think would be that in order for it to be thin enough to be called an Apple laptop, and yet still powerful enough to be called a Pro, it would need to refute the Laws of Thermodynamics. The 15.4" MacBook Pro doesn't exactly run cool... and you are talking about a 11-12" shell? even if they get rid of the optical drive, I'm just not sure how they would be able to fit a decent graphics card into a 12"
     
  4. Cloudsurfer macrumors 65816

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    To be honest, I think this smaller MBP will be somewhere between the black MacBook and the 15" MBP. Wasn't the 12" PB cheaper than the 15" PB, too?

    My guess is it will start at €1699,- ($1799,- in the USA).
     
  5. jnc macrumors 68020

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    Why? You can have a full size keyboard on a 13, you can easily get a thinner bezel than what exists on the MacBooks, and alu case to improve weight. Personally I find the 15" MBP just a little too big for travel, and the 13" MB a little too heavy.

    Smaller, lighter MBP sounds good to me.

    Anyway, to the OP, it'll start at $1799 / £1099, which represents an inbetween between the MacBooks and MacBook Pros, but shows that it's less powerful than an MBP, but more portable than an MB
     
  6. Superman07 macrumors 6502a

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    Can you define "decent" graphics card? Keep in mind, if this comes in at such a small size (11"-13"), it isn't meant to be graphics intensive. It will likely have an integrated card.
     
  7. jnc macrumors 68020

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    The 12" PB had a dedicated 64mb GeForce, I think? 128MB in this one, then. With the 15 inches seeing 256mb as standard.
     
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  9. blurb23 macrumors 6502a

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    Probably an 8400M. Although, a new LG 13.3" notebook that was announced just today apparently has an 8600GS, so who knows.
     
  10. Techguy172 macrumors 68000

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    I would think either Integrated or the 8400M gs
     
  11. Freyqq macrumors 68040

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    What if they made it lik 800 and made it a really portable, but low powered computer? LED + those low voltage processors = 8 hr battery life and 2 lbs.
     
  12. blurb23 macrumors 6502a

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    It would almost certainly have to be a dedicated card rather than integrated. Otherwise, it'd be identical to the MacBook in specs. The only thing setting them apart would be the (supposed) aluminum casing and backlit keyboard.
     
  13. deggs37 macrumors member

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    You guys are forgetting one important thing. There is going to be a smaller/cooler/newer chipset releasing.
     
  14. jnc macrumors 68020

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    an iPhone and a notebook could probably be as effective.
     
  15. Freyqq macrumors 68040

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    who said its going to be a 13" MBP? I'd expect it to be a 3rd line:

    macbook
    macbook pro
    macbook nano..or something
     
  16. Smurfed macrumors regular

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    The new 13.3" LED LG says 8600M 256VRAM so i dont know which model it is.
    http://www.akihabaranews.com/en/new...new+13.3”+LED-backlight+Notebook+from+LG.html

    The specs of this 13" LED LG notebook is about the same as the current MBP's.
    Price is around $2800

    You think apple will do the same?
     
  17. Victor ch macrumors 6502a

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    Hmmm, somehow the whole Apple buying the 13.3 displays might just seem a "green move" nevertheless they might have also bought a 12 (or any other smaller size) screen for an upcoming "notebook". I see as a possibility a thin aluminum enclosure, smaller screen than the MB, no optical drive, either ssd or hybrid drive, a 1.3mp isight, 802.11n wireless, "modest" nvidia graphics card, same ports as always, new keaboard layout (different from MBP, like the new iMacs one) some use of iPhone/iTouch technology (multi-touch, sensors)etc. Lets just hope Apple rolls out a great product as always.

    -Victor
     
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    Hrm, what's wrong with 13" MacBook Pro? I'm hoping for it to pretty much be the same, save for weaker graphics and less dense.
     
  20. caffeeneaddict macrumors regular

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    im hoping for 13.3" personally, and I'd price it at about $1700(US) but I would love to see a MacBook Shuffle no screen, yet full keyboard and full OS X. Then life would truly be random :p
     
  21. jnc macrumors 68020

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    OS X? For all you know, it could be loaded with OS 9 :eek:

    I guessed $1799 as the BlackBook's $1499 and the low MBP's $1999... seemed the happy middle ground. People not interested in a lighter alu machine and dedicated graphics will not front the extra $300, and people not satisfied with the specs can spend another $200 but lose their portability.
     
  22. Tshapi macrumors regular

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    Slightly off topic,
    Since it is official that apple has order some 10,000 or so 13.3" BLU's

    i would believe this means that Apple has a prototype. which means that they finally came up with an answer regarding the optical drive.

    The real question? what are the stats on the prototype?

    Right now apple has two lines, the pro line for creative types and the consumer line for the general public.

    I noticed, apples laptops are on the high end of the line. even the macbook is 2-2.2 ghz now, that is close to the high end of most consumer lines seeing as they start at 1.6 or 1.8 or so.

    the reason why the UP MB is 13 inch is because of the processor.

    if you look at all the current UP's you will see there processors range from 1.06 to 1.8 at the highest, their sizes are generally 11 or 12 inches with a few being 13" the 13" such as the R500, is 1.6 -1.8 if i am not mistaken.

    Apple is making it 13" so they can put the fastest processor possible in it.

    As for price, we have to look at categories.

    Mac currently has lines for:
    Consumer- MB
    Creative pro- MBP

    This line:
    Corporate exec.- UP MBP

    I think this UP MBP is being designed to give the thinkpad a run for it's money.

    think about it (no pun intended)

    what is the number one selling laptop for business? I believe it is the Thinkpad? or DELL? correct me if i am wrong.
     
  23. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    the the prices of ultra portables these days (or ever), i wouldn't be surprised to see a 13" macbook pro costing as much or more than a base 15" model. portability costs money; pricing doesn't always vary directly with size.
     
  24. Decrepit macrumors 65816

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    They put a decent graphics chip in it, and a DVI port, and I may have found my Mac Mini replacement.

    BUT, I'd still rather have a Mini.
     
  25. Jack Flash macrumors 65816

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    HAH! Completely ignorant. How about, instead of associating the word "Pro" in marketing with a commercial professional consider that the MacBook Pro is simply a cool looking, high performance laptop used by likely most purchasers to surf the web and watch movies.
     

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