What are 3 things you'd change about your Mac?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by smallnshort247, Jan 22, 2011.

  1. smallnshort247 macrumors 6502a

    smallnshort247

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    It can be about your Mac, Apple's Stores, etc.
    I'll start.

    1) I don't like how I can't put my MacBook Pro in desktop mode, close the lid, and use my two external dell monitors. I wish it had 2 mini display ports.

    2) I'd add a tad bit more space between the two USB ports.

    3) This last one is more about the Mac App Store. I wish it would scan my Mac for Apps that I already have that are also available on the Mac App Store so it would appear as "already installed".

    ALSO... I had a question about the MacRumor Forums. When someone quotes your post, is there a way to know? Do I have to go back to that specific forum page and search through to see if someone quoted? I'd assume there would be some kind of inbox that shows you all the quotes you have.
     
  2. Queen of Spades macrumors 68030

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    1) make the screen border smaller - I'm not asking for perfect edge-to-edge screen real estate, but the border is pretty wide, imo.

    2) more USB ports, and preferably on both sides. plugging in two devices that have any sort of width to the plugs is a pain in the arse.

    3) swap out the SD card slot for either an expresscard slot again, or an HDMI port.
     
  3. Merkava_4 macrumors 6502a

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    1. I'd have the AC adapter port and ethernet port on the same side.

    2. I'd make the 2-finger scroll work better so that I don't lose traction.

    3. I'd have a manual ON button for the keyboard lights.
     
  4. ZenErik macrumors 6502

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    Most of this just applies to the 13".

    1. Better processor (No more C2D, please)
    2. No more optical drive (use extra space for 2 storage drive setups and discrete GPU)
    3. USB 3.0
     
  5. ZenErik macrumors 6502

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    Don't we already have that? That is how I have mine set up, if I am understand you correctly.
     
  6. Merkava_4 macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe you unibody people do, but as soon as I get the machine next to a lamp, the keyboard lights go out. :(
     
  7. grahamnp macrumors 6502a

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    Better cooling

    More powerful CPU and GPU

    Better port selection (USB 3.0, E-SATA and Expresscard)
     
  8. flat five macrumors 601

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    --better trackpad customization.. for instance, in one app, i'd like two-fingers to be the same as ^⌘(LMB).. can't do it.. 3rd party solution would be ok too but can't find one..

    --optional app store installation.. the thing sort of sits there like a trojan

    --another usb on the right side (i'm on a 15 now.. coming from a couple of 17s).. could even replace the sd slot..
     
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  10. MACAPALOOZA macrumors member

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    --Definitely more connector ports (usb)

    --Latch on front in stead of a magnet (haven't thought too much into it, but is a possibility)
     
  11. flat five macrumors 601

    flat five

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    unfortunately, it won't

    i need two fingers on the trackpad = two modifier keys (and nothing else) + left mouse button (click and drag LMB)..

    but, i haven't tried btt for a few months so maybe this ability has been added? i'll check out the latest version tomorrow.
     
  12. tjb1 macrumors 68000

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    We already have this too?
     
  13. Merkava_4 macrumors 6502a

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    Only you God-like unibody people do. :p
     
  14. e5volcano macrumors regular

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    Add a ****ing matte screen option to the 13 inchers
     
  15. torbjoern macrumors 65816

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    1) Better screen resolution.
    2) Extra SSD for OS and frequently used applications.
    3) 10 hours real battery life.

    For number 2) or 3) I'm willing to let go of the ODD. It's not like I want to NOT have the ODD, it's just that I don't need it.
     
  16. ajdb9 macrumors member

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    Nope. As a pre-unibody user I guarantee you the latch is *****.
    ;)
     
  17. skiltrip macrumors 68030

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    1: faster CPU. Quad preferably, but even an i5 Or i7 duo in the 13" would be nice.

    2: sharp edges. Smooth 'em out a bit. Not a lot, just a bit of rounding.

    3: an extra 1 or 2 USB ports would be wonderful.
     
  18. Fubar1977 macrumors 6502a

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    More OSX than the machine itself TBH:

    1) Resize windows from any side

    2) CUT AND PASTE (ffs)

    3) 3x USB ports

    4) (sorry) HDMI output
     
  19. adnoh macrumors 6502a

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    I have a 2010 uMB and wish I had:

    1) aluminium unibody design

    2) better colour gamut screen

    3) SD card reader

    oh wait theres a MBP?! >_<
     
  20. Nishi100 macrumors 6502a

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    1) Light Peak (USB 3.0 adapter).
    2) Sandy Bridge.
    3) HDMI, for Blu ray via a PS3.
     

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