The Perfect Macbook

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Simple question, write out what would be the absolute perfect Macbook for you. Here's mine.

15 Inch Aluminum Macbook Pro
1920x1080 LED Screen (Or something similar)
2.8 GHz Intel Quad Core i7
1TB Hard Drive
6-8 GB Memory
Graphics Card w/ 1GB VRAM
10 Hour Battery

What do you think, 2 - 4 years?

Let's see what you want!
 

Patrick J

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Mar 12, 2009
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Simple question, write out what would be the absolute perfect Macbook for you. Here's mine.

15 Inch Aluminum Macbook Pro
1920x1080 LED Screen (Or something similar)
2.8 GHz Intel Quad Core i7
1TB Hard Drive
6-8 GB Memory
Graphics Card w/ 1GB VRAM
10 Hour Battery

What do you think, 2 - 4 years?

Let's see what you want!
How about 1mm thickness while you are at it?
 

Zyniker

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Feb 14, 2008
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A Macbook that doesn't have a PC counterpart worth less for the same thing.

Apple's never going to do this though.
"worth less for the same thing"

Assuming you meant to say you want a MacBook Pro that has price/spec parity with its Windows-based "competition"...you may wish to go find a few unbiased comparisons between the two. You do not pay a very large premium for a Mac and the design/build quality of a Mac far surpasses the machines you're most likely envisioning when you claim Macs are overpriced.
 

kny3twalker

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Would not perfect be like?

made from indestructible material
infinitely fast processor
infinite amount of memory/storage
instant access time
infinitely variable screen size
infinite resolution
infinite battery life

Somehow Windows Infinity would still suck on this computer
and Mac OS Infinity would still be better
 

PowerGamerX

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Aug 9, 2009
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Hm. The one I'm using right now seems to work perfectly fine doing just about everything. Not to mention it's much more sexy than any of Apples newer portable creations.
 

Tmacfan4321

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"worth less for the same thing"

Assuming you meant to say you want a MacBook Pro that has price/spec parity with its Windows-based "competition"...you may wish to go find a few unbiased comparisons between the two. You do not pay a very large premium for a Mac and the design/build quality of a Mac far surpasses the machines you're most likely envisioning when you claim Macs are overpriced.
Even when you compare the MBP with PCs that have equivalent or better build quality (HP 8540w) the MBP is still overpriced.

I'm getting an MBP anyway though. The refurb option makes them close to being price competitive.
 

Salacion

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How about 1mm thickness while you are at it?
Hey, perfection is subjective. It doesn't have to be realistic.

But how unrealistic is it? There's already laptops out there with these specs, minus the battery life.

The only thing I would really want is a larger hard drive and better graphics; everything else is pretty much fine.
 

h1r0ll3r

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Dec 28, 2009
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Simple question, write out what would be the absolute perfect Macbook for you. Here's mine.

15 Inch Aluminum Macbook Pro
1920x1080 LED Screen (Or something similar)
2.8 GHz Intel Quad Core i7
1TB Hard Drive
6-8 GB Memory
Graphics Card w/ 1GB VRAM
10 Hour Battery

What do you think, 2 - 4 years?

Let's see what you want!
Would be nice if they could squeeze in 16-32gb RAM and a hex core chip. Though you'd probably have to rob a bank or win the lottery to afford something like this from Apple.
 

egraphixstudios

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Dec 28, 2007
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15" Retina display with 1920x1280 res+ touch screen.
3.0Ghz hex core processor i9
Dual graphics car with total 2GB ram
32GB ram
2tb SSD
24 hour battery life


One can dream... :D
 

PowerGamerX

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Aug 9, 2009
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PowerBook G5 12" (with a quad core :p)...

G5 laptops never came out, I was looking so forward to it... then they dropped PowerPC and us 12" owners didn't get a replacement, and even now, I question how much of a replacement the newer 13" is. Glossy displays and no removable battery and half-hearted graphics...

*sigh*

Still own my 2006 PowerBook G4 12", clicks along fine. Maybe once they put matte screens and remove that disgusting black keyboard and bezel I'll get the 13"...

I really miss the complete golden silver elegance of the old MBP's/PB's.

Maybe someday... maybe someday...
 

MrCooperS

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A i7, high res anti glare, 480GB SSD, 8GB RAM MacBook Pro in the form of a 15" MacBook Air with HDMI out. Yes.
 

kshat28

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Jun 4, 2008
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core i7
8gb ram
1tb hd
128gb ssd
13in 300 dpi res screen
no optical drive
10 hr bat
4 lbs
 

secretanchitman

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Sep 13, 2007
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basically todays 15" core i7 model but with:

quad core i7
IPS 1680x1050 display with antiglare (please)
8GB of ram standard
nvidia geforce 4xx/ati radeon 5xxx series with 1GB vram
expresscard and memory card reader combo
usb 3.0
usb 2.0/esata combo
hdmi
 

Shirotai

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Mar 17, 2010
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You guys have some interesting ideas about your perfect macbooks!

I'm pretty happy with what I have, though I'm toying with the idea of upgrading to 4GB of RAM sometime in the next few months.

There's one thing that I've noticed about my usage, though, and I'm sure I'm not alone in this, which is that I hardly ever use the battery! I mainly use my macbook at work, home or the library and carry it from place to place, plugging it in each time.

This use pattern is impossible with an iMac. For my next macbook (pro), I'd happily sacrifice all (or part of) the battery power for extra memory / storage.

What do you reckon about this?
 

Salacion

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You guys have some interesting ideas about your perfect macbooks!

I'm pretty happy with what I have, though I'm toying with the idea of upgrading to 4GB of RAM sometime in the next few months.

There's one thing that I've noticed about my usage, though, and I'm sure I'm not alone in this, which is that I hardly ever use the battery! I mainly use my macbook at work, home or the library and carry it from place to place, plugging it in each time.

This use pattern is impossible with an iMac. For my next macbook (pro), I'd happily sacrifice all (or part of) the battery power for extra memory / storage.

What do you reckon about this?
I for one use the battery quite a bit, so it varies for each person.

The battery needn't be sacrificed though. I give it a year or two before they offer 1TB drives for the Macbooks. PCs already have them.



Would be nice if they could squeeze in 16-32gb RAM and a hex core chip. Though you'd probably have to rob a bank or win the lottery to afford something like this from Apple.
I don't think it would ever be necessary though. From the perspective of having 4GB of RAM, you can see a difference in using 6GBs, but beyond that, there's really no distinguishing (that is unless you have 20-30 apps open and multitask between editing photos and graphic designing, but even then). If you really need that RAM, you can dish out 8k for a Mac Pro. :D



15" Retina display with 1920x1280 res+ touch screen.
3.0Ghz hex core processor i9
Dual graphics car with total 2GB ram
32GB ram
2tb SSD
24 hour battery life


One can dream... :D
I like it.

I give it 10 years. ;)