triBook concept for 2009

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  1. OrangeSVTguy macrumors 601

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  2. NoSmokingBandit macrumors 68000

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    That looks ridiculously useless.
    Not to mention, of course, that it would cost a ton of money for the low-end model.
     
  3. zer0tails macrumors 65816

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    i'll pass...:rolleyes: Thank goodness these guys are magazine writers and not Apple designers.
     
  4. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    but does it have FW? :p


    Seriously, thats one of the stupidest ideas ive seen in a while.
     
  5. zer0tails macrumors 65816

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    LOLs no firewire sorry. This is supposed to the tribook which is Apple's version of the netbook.
     
  6. OrangeSVTguy thread starter macrumors 601

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    Which is why it was prototyped on a computer. Ha I'd love to see this manufacturing process. Just imagine all the "My screen fell off my triBook, What do I do now?" threads cropping up left and right. Also the whole palm rest area for a trackpad is hideous too.

    Oh and it is a NetBook Pro ;)
     
  7. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Apple needs to either shave the bezel off of the MacBook Air or forget the netbook category entirely.

    Here's what they need:

    13.3" MacTablet
    Fully multitouch screen (Inkwell can do it easily, just create a larger system-wide gesture base that will expand and grow)
    Air internals, same two setups (a larger HDD to start and a non-SSD upgrade added, though)
    Slab format. None of this screen rotating crap.
    $1,999 and $2,299.

    Doesn't that sound Apple-y?
     
  8. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    I think something more like the iPhone as touch screen. The multi touch with every trick borrowed or handed down by the iPhone technology.

    Also, I'd say a 12.2" screen. Graphics same as the Air. To be over with it, the same internals as the Air go to this beauty.

    I concur with the Slab setup with a hardware 'lock' button like that of the iPhone to prevent miss clicks/types.

    Networking I will say full 802.11a/b/g/n-draft with WWAN integration to the User's preference.

    Keyboard, well, this one will have to go like the iPhone virtual keyboard or a probable stylus integration in order to write out. Either one is fine, although iPhone virtual keyboard is more likely.

    I/O ports, I'd say a Mini-Display, 1 USB, MagSafe, Audio in/out. Probably or maybe Ethernet and an extra USB.

    I also guess the battery could go either soldered or user replaceable. Ram, may also go this way. HDD could also go this way. I mean, this may be a tablet, but just because of that doesn't mean it has to be thin like the Air, so the thickness of the tablet maybe same as the MacBook's.

    Edit - Forgot to point out it might include a SuperDrive

    Price points? I can see two models (if done with Penryn processors):

    $1599
    1.86 GHz 6MB L2 cache
    1066MHz FSB
    2GB Ram
    160GB 5400rpm HDD (SSD option 128GB or 256GB)
    nVidia 9400M graphics

    $1999
    2.0 GHz 6MB L2 cache
    1066MHz FSB
    2 or 4GB Ram (depends as its high-end)
    250GB 5400rpm HDD (SSD options 128GB or 256GB)
    nVidia 9400M graphics
     
  9. zer0tails macrumors 65816

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    Those price points don't look netbook-ish at all. Lol like the poster above said, netbook pro!

    And if that was the case I doubt Apple will lure a lot of the netbook people because I believe people who buy netbooks do so for two reasons: price and size.

    Apple can get the size down, but can they get the price down? :confused:
     
  10. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    naaaaa

    the combo drive is more than enough.

    No one could possibly care about that right?

    :p
     
  11. NoSmokingBandit macrumors 68000

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    Whats the difference between the combo drive and the superdrive?
     
  12. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    One burns DVDs, the other was outdated in 2002.
     
  13. NoSmokingBandit macrumors 68000

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    Oh, ok. Makes more sense to call it a dvd burner, bu w/e. What are they gong to call their blu-ray drives then? Awesome Drives?
     
  14. OrangeSVTguy thread starter macrumors 601

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    Those 2 replies made me laugh LOL.

    But what I would love to see, just for my own ***** and giggles is a 12" aluminum MacBook Pro with WUGXA screen and Blu-Ray drive in it. Yeah the fonts would be small but watching a 1080p movie on the go would be so nice on such a sharp screen.

    Also, anyone know of a good CAD software for the Mac? Something with a free trial or something? I'd like to start designing my own hardware in full 3D. Kind of like the rendering in the OP.
     
  15. SoybeanStasher macrumors regular

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    Haha, I already thought that concept was hilarious (as in, hilariously terrible) but reading that it's supposed to be a netbook is even more laughable.
     

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