THIS is the MacBook Pro we're looking for

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by uptownnyc, Oct 31, 2016.

  1. Jay42 macrumors 65816


    Jul 14, 2005
    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.
  2. mikeo007 macrumors 65816

    Mar 18, 2010
    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.
  3. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

    T'hain Esh Kelch

    Aug 5, 2001
  4. bigpoppamac31 macrumors 68000

    Aug 16, 2007
    Exactly. Keep the "old" case and I/O and add the new ports.
  5. jadot macrumors 6502


    Apr 6, 2010
  6. eric.john macrumors member

    Jul 27, 2011
    if only we could have kept HDMI and maybe 1 usb-3, most of us would be content. Like any other major change from apple, all of us will learn to adjust.
  7. jerryk macrumors 68030

    Nov 3, 2011
    SF Bay Area
    Not me. Magsafe, TB-2, and USB-A is old tech. Belongs with Firewire and DVD Readers.
  8. Phil A. Moderator

    Phil A.

    Staff Member

    Apr 2, 2006
    Shropshire, UK
    That's no good - where can I plug this in?

  9. bigpoppamac31 macrumors 68000

    Aug 16, 2007
    Why is a power plug old tech?? Now we have to use a TB/USB-C slot just to charge the laptop.
  10. BenTrovato macrumors 68020


    Jun 29, 2012
    A little overkill but one usb 2 port wouldn't have hurt especially since every single person I know uses usb keys to transfer files. The other ports are nice to have but don't need.
  11. Ma2k5 macrumors 6502a


    Dec 21, 2012
    I am more disappointed with the no i-6870 CPU option for the 15 inch without a discrete card. Iris Pro 580 ftw :(.
  12. NT1440 macrumors G4


    May 18, 2008
    Hartford, CT
    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).
  13. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

    Oct 24, 2013
    There isn't a 15 inch option without a discrete card anymore!! It was not needed.
  14. fokmik macrumors 68000

    Oct 28, 2016
    too ugly and too impossible with the new structure...remember we have 2x alpine ridge for those 4xTB3
    you need your mac+ OWC USB-c DOCK

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  15. zhenya macrumors 603


    Jan 6, 2005
    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.
  16. Floris macrumors 68020


    Sep 7, 2007
    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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  17. leman macrumors G3

    Oct 14, 2008
    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 )
  18. Ma2k5 macrumors 6502a


    Dec 21, 2012
    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.
  19. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

    Oct 24, 2013
    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.
  20. user74246, Oct 31, 2016
    Last edited: Oct 31, 2016

    user74246 macrumors member

    Jun 17, 2016
    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! :)
    --- Post Merged, Oct 31, 2016 ---
    Yep, I guess this might have been the reason to go dGPU only with Skylake already.
  21. mikepro macrumors 6502

    Sep 3, 2010
    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.
  22. lobo1978 macrumors 6502


    Sep 22, 2011
  23. user74246 macrumors member

    Jun 17, 2016
    Looks like you should be happy with the 2015 one then?!
  24. egraphixstudios macrumors 6502


    Dec 28, 2007
    Its missing a parallel port... for my dot matrix printer...

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