"The World's Thinnest and Lightest 17-inch Notebook Computer"

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by iParis, Jan 9, 2009.

  1. iParis macrumors 68040

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    I give props to whoever said that one of the reasons Apple made the battery in the 17" MacBook Pro fixed to make it thinner.
    I believe there were also a couple people who said they would advertise it as the "world's thinnest notebook."
     
  2. kastenbrust macrumors 68030

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    lol yeah you mean the 17" Macbook Air roumers? it was never going to happen but we can dream. Maybe in 2.5 years with the advent of internal liquid cooling for laptops.
     
  3. iParis thread starter macrumors 68040

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    No, I don't. At apple.com/macbookpro it says "the world's thinnest and lightest 17-inch notebook computer.
     
  4. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    I believe the 17" (PB and MBP) has always been advertised as that.
     
  5. drichards macrumors 6502a

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    That stuff takes up alot of space...
     
  6. Brianstorm91 macrumors 65816

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    Isn't the rule that it's to be measured at its thinnest point? I don't agree with that, I think it should be the maximum.
     
  7. kastenbrust macrumors 68030

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    thats why Apple patented 12 new designs all based around liquid nitrogen technology which takes up less space than the current cooling mechanism with two fans a heat pipe and a backplate which is ridiculously large in such a small form factor computer.
     
  8. chaosbunny macrumors 68000

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    Yeah, these mbps are indeed too damn thick... :rolleyes: :D
     
  9. kastenbrust macrumors 68030

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    i didn't say theyre too thick, theyre beautiful and perfect in every way, however the current cooling technology mechanism takes up too much internal space which could be used for other things, like making a larger battery or allowing for more RAM slots, especially with OS X SL on the way
     
  10. jjahshik32 macrumors 603

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    There wouldnt be any point to the 17" mba. I guess the bigger screen is a plus but you know how much money that will cost!? While the performance is probably the same as the 13.3" mba.
     

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