The Perfect Macbook

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Salacion, Jul 23, 2010.

  1. Salacion macrumors 6502a

    Apr 8, 2010
    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!
  2. Frosties macrumors 6502a


    Jun 12, 2009
  3. UltimaLink macrumors regular

    Jun 18, 2010
    Somewhere in PA.
    A Macbook that doesn't have a PC counterpart worth less for the same thing.

    Apple's never going to do this though.
  4. Hisdem macrumors 6502a


    Jul 3, 2010
    Boca Raton, FL
    Yes, but technically a Mac with the same specs as it's PC equivalent will still run faster, so not really a point.
  5. cluthz macrumors 68040


    Jun 15, 2004
    Current MacBook Pro with:
    1440x900 matte!
    Replace 330m with a Ati 5830.
  6. Patrick J macrumors 65816

    Patrick J

    Mar 12, 2009
    Oporto, Portugal
    How about 1mm thickness while you are at it?
  7. Zyniker macrumors 6502

    Feb 14, 2008
    "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" 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.
  8. kny3twalker macrumors 65816


    Oct 25, 2009
    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
  9. PowerGamerX macrumors 6502a


    Aug 9, 2009
    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.
  10. Tmacfan4321 macrumors regular

    Dec 21, 2007
    University Park, PA
    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.
  11. Salacion thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Apr 8, 2010
    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.
  12. MacModMachine macrumors 68020


    Apr 3, 2009
    why would you want a 1mm thick laptop ?

    use your brain.
  13. Patrick J macrumors 65816

    Patrick J

    Mar 12, 2009
    Oporto, Portugal
    The same reason people want the Macbook Air. To look superior.
  14. Salacion thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Apr 8, 2010
    You missed his point. He was cracking a joke.
  15. h1r0ll3r macrumors 68040


    Dec 28, 2009
    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.
  16. egraphixstudios macrumors 6502


    Dec 28, 2007
    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
  17. Tmacfan4321 macrumors regular

    Dec 21, 2007
    University Park, PA
    Realistically, I would like an IPS display at some point.
  18. PowerGamerX macrumors 6502a


    Aug 9, 2009
    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...


    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...
  19. MrCooperS macrumors member

    Sep 30, 2009
    A i7, high res anti glare, 480GB SSD, 8GB RAM MacBook Pro in the form of a 15" MacBook Air with HDMI out. Yes.
  20. Sankersizzle macrumors 6502a


    Jun 5, 2010
  21. klover macrumors 6502a

    Jun 7, 2009
    +1, it's time. A premium, high gamut IPS.
  22. kshat28 macrumors member

    Jun 4, 2008
    core i7
    8gb ram
    1tb hd
    128gb ssd
    13in 300 dpi res screen
    no optical drive
    10 hr bat
    4 lbs
  23. secretanchitman macrumors 6502


    Sep 13, 2007
    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
  24. Shirotai macrumors member


    Mar 17, 2010
    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?
  25. Salacion thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Apr 8, 2010
    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.

    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

    I like it.

    I give it 10 years. ;)

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