the alternative macbook specs thread

4nr-

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What do you wish your macbook had?
Keep it reasonable, no Ati 1900xt or anything like that

my list:
1. a better gpu, with dedicated ram.
2. Louder speakers
3. a right click button for when im running windows, so i dont have to press 5 buttons when i just want to press one
4. a 7,200 rpm hard drive
5. a regular dvi slot
6. one of those new heatsinks :p, or the ability to turn off the random shutdowns in energy saver like this:
 

MIDI_EVIL

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4nr- said:
What do you wish your macbook had?
Keep it reasonable, no Ati 1900xt or anything like that

my list:
1. a better gpu, with dedicated ram.
2. Louder speakers
3. a right click button for when im running windows, so i dont have to press 5 buttons when i just want to press one
4. a 7,200 rpm hard drive
5. a regular dvi slot
6. one of those new heatsinks :p, or the ability to turn off the random shutdowns in energy saver like this:
Excluding the right click button, you should have got a MacBook Pro.

You are clearly not who Apple had in mind with the MacBook.

Rich.
 

weiss

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dedicated graphics card... the backlit keyboard would be a nice touch, but i can live without it.

RAM and HDD can be upgraded. So the GPU is about *IT*
 

4nr-

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fatsoforgotso said:
Excluding the right click button, you should have got a MacBook Pro.

You are clearly not who Apple had in mind with the MacBook.

Rich.
I must disagree because I don't think anyone can read an apple's mind.

I bought my macbook for its portability, I love it the way it is. I mainly use it for everyday tasks. I game on it maybe 30 mins per week, and the gaming aspect is why I would like some improvements.
 

jTreu

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maybe the future the MB will get 128 mb dedicated vram when the MBP get 256mb base and 512mb as an option.
 

memoryleek

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Dedicated graphics memory is my main concern. Also, 1 gig of ram standard would be nice!
 

nakedguy

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Better quality and louder speakers! That would do it... As for the rest, I think we all got what we paied for.
 

jamone80

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an alternative spec Apple should have is a stain-resistant case. the white looks great, but the dirty palm-rest is a bummer on the eyes. its the most obvious gripe people have.....Apple's R&D guys have to know about some space-age material they could make the case with...:rolleyes:
 

JAT

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Louder speakers. They are probably set low in hardware somehow, it may not need better speakers at all.

If it had the speakers, a matte screen and lighted keyboard, I'd probably find a way to use the MB instead of the Pro. As it is, I'm waiting for them to add a couple things to the Pro, anyway.