THIS is the MacBook Pro we're looking for

Jay42

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Lol, as if you could fit all that I/O into the new case. Into the old case, maybe, but into the new case, no.

I know it's an unpopular opinion, but I'd much rather take a 3lb, 1/2 in thick MBP and lose a few ports. It's gonna be like a superpower, retina MBA, aka my ideal machine.
 

mikeo007

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Ya, no thanks. Of all the major complaints about the new MBP, I think the port one holds the least water. For folks that don't need the ports, they've got a thin and light laptop without clutter. For ones that do, a single adapter replaces all those ports.

I'll take thin and light any day. The only plug I use other than USB is HDMI, and I already need an adapter with my current 2010 Macbook, so this'll be no different.
 

Ma2k5

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I am more disappointed with the no i-6870 CPU option for the 15 inch without a discrete card. Iris Pro 580 ftw :(.
 
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NT1440

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Exactly. Keep the "old" case and I/O and add the new ports.
And continue to endlessly hear from the Tech Media about how Apple can't innovate anymore, instead focusing on mere revisions.....

You just can't win when it comes to Apple these days. You're either screwed by lazy reviewers, or armchair designers on the internet (that then get cited by the lazy reviewers for click bait articles).
 
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zhenya

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All I see is a bunch of redundancy there. That is the opposite of what makes Apple Apple.

Why do I need a dedicated power port when I have 4 more of them as well? Why would I want a Thunderbolt 2 port over mDP when I have 4 other ports that serve the exact same function? (Most people who used that generation port ended up converting it to something else anyhow).

I could cede you a single usb-a port as convenience but that is just not how Apple rolls.
 

Floris

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A little overkill to add usb3 and thunderbolt 2 when we have 4 t3/usbc ports that can daisy chain just fine.

I would just add my drives to the network via the router, and to the monitor.
Leaving me only having to use 1 usb-c port on the device.
 

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leman

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I know it's an unpopular opinion, but I'd much rather take a 3lb, 1/2 in thick MBP and lose a few ports. It's gonna be like a superpower, retina MBA, aka my ideal machine.
I don't even think that its an unpopular opinion. Simply the folks who like the new MBP are not constantly shouting about it on the forums (well, I do, but I guess that someone has to :D )
 

Ma2k5

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There isn't a 15 inch option without a discrete card anymore!! It was not needed.
They couldn't release a iGPU version only due to CPU choice, the HD 530 is worse than the 2014/2015 iGPU!

If they had used the high end CPU, the iGPU version would have become viable (and a lot of people preferred having a non-dGPU version). Most people don't need a dGPU, especially when the Iris Pro 580 is quite a brute - but we needed the Quad core CPU horsepower/larger screen estate, so we have been shafted.
 

Samuelsan2001

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They couldn't release a iGPU version only due to CPU choice, the HD 530 is worse than the 2014/2015 iGPU!

If they had used the high end CPU, the iGPU version would have become viable (and a lot of people preferred having a non-dGPU version). Most people don't need a dGPU, especially when the Iris Pro 580 is quite a brute - but we needed the Quad core CPU horsepower/larger screen estate, so we have been shafted.
Not shafted no the CPU is much the same performance wise and the graphics are better all round with new Polaris fin fet running at 35w. The iGPU is powerful enough for all basic use and the dGPU gets a workout when needed. You are creating a problem that isn't there and Apple had to design for a future without iris pro graphics if the Kabylake roadmap is anything to go by.
 
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user74246

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Leaving me only having to use 1 usb-c port on the device.
Looks like there a still a lot of people here who do not understand the benefits of charging via USB-C. They don’t understand that a USB-C port is capable to replace a docking station.



Nice setup you are planning there @Floris, one suggestion though. Buy a new USB-C to USB Mini-B cable for your portable harddrive! :)
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[…] and Apple had to design for a future without iris pro graphics if the Kabylake roadmap is anything to go by.
Yep, I guess this might have been the reason to go dGPU only with Skylake already.
 
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mikepro

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They should have called what the released the Macbook Air, and created something like what you posted and called it the Macbook Pro. The Air is what this line is more like - a design slanted towards small size and portability, but is a compromise on connectivity and (somewhat) performance. I'd be more than happy to keep that extra .5 lbs and get all of those ports.
 
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