What do you hope for in the next Macbook update?

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  1. tkiss macrumors regular

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    The main thing that I hope for is a LED screen. If that comes, with it will probably be a case redesign.
     
  2. psychofreak Retired

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    I won't be getting it, but I'd be highly surprised if it didn't have LED backlighting, and I'm guessing it will be aluminium.
     
  3. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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  4. David G. macrumors 65816

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    In order
    1. Aluminium casing
    2. LED backlit screen
    3. Multitouch mousepad
    Distant 4th Backlit keyboard
     
  5. krye macrumors 68000

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    LED display, backlit keyboard, aluminum enclosure, basically, a macbook pro with a 13" display and integrated graphics.
     
  6. David G. macrumors 65816

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    It seems like what we want is pretty popular, in the Mac enthusiast community anyway.
     
  7. Elven macrumors 6502a

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    I expect this in June, basically what everyone has said Aluminum chassis, perhaps a speed boost, integrated GFX upgrade to a newer chip or possibly a base end mobile gfx chip put in, backlit keyboard, L.E.D screen and perhaps the option for gloss or matt screens.
     
  8. timestoby macrumors 6502

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    i guess it will look like the air with led backlighting and backlite keyboard.
     
  9. vendettabass macrumors 6502a

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    In order
    1. Aluminium casing
    2. LED backlit screen
    3. Multitouch mousepad
    4. Montevina - X4500 GPU & 2.26Ghz C2D / 2.53Ghz C2D
    5. A little lighter?
    6. DDR2 800
    7. Lose that Combo Drive
     
  10. illidian macrumors 6502

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    LED screen
    Multi-Touch
    x4500 Graphics Chip
    DDR2 800 RAM - stay away from DDR3
    Backlighting
    Aluminum redesign
    Bigger L2 cache
    Slightly faster chips

    Listed in importance to me.
     
  11. nidserz macrumors 6502a

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    Just 2 things:
    1. LED screen - the current MB screen is horrible (esp side by side a MBA). My current HP has a better screen. I just find the colors off and it just seems dull.
    2. Aluminum casing - I love the whitebook because it just screams apple, I love white accessories, its pretty, but in reality keeping that thing clean is just a nightmare, or so I've heard. The blackbook is a beauty but still the grease and fingerprints are a bit much (my HP keys are balck and shining after 2 years...not a fan). However, I love the blackbook so if they don't get aluminum casing it would do, esp with a nice LED screen!
     
  12. mixmacface macrumors regular

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    a nice LED screen would be fantastic. .but i don't like the idea of having it look like a MBP with the aluminum. . i much prefer the white and black. the whitebook does scream apple. . . very loudly. after all, apple did ditch the aluminum casing on the iphone and made it black and white. . soo who knows? but the LED screen is what i hope for the most. .
     
  13. alexlovesmacs macrumors 6502a

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    aluminum!
    backlit keyboard
    decent graphics card
    thats all!:)
     
  14. vendettabass macrumors 6502a

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    the macbook's won't have backlit keyboards. Thats a pro feature.
     
  15. oc2pus macrumors member

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    This question is an absolute no-brainer for me. An aluminium shell would be just perfect for me. Apart from that, possibly multitouch would be fine. I'm really happy with it as it is now, but babying a laptop can become quite frustrating when just anything happens to it's plastic cover, even if it is covered by an InvisibleShield.
     
  16. Shackler macrumors 6502a

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    Aluminum
    Multi-touch
    1 inch thick
    LED screens
    Faster is always good!
    backlit keyboard is ambitious but what the hell, throw it in there
     
  17. Vanilla macrumors 6502a

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    Drop the macbook range and instead beef up the macbook Air
    Just a thought...
    Vanilla
     
  18. cthomet macrumors regular

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    thinner screen bezel
    aluminum
    backlit keyboard (i can dream)

    yes i realize i basically just described a mbp but i like the price tag of the mb better so i would love for some features to trickle down. its ambitious but maybe apple will move to the point where its really more whats in the computer instead of simply what it looks like that defines pro or non pro
     
  19. Rangers30 macrumors newbie

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    I love the black and white. Maybe they could maybe just make it matte instead of glossy so it's not such a fingerprint magnet. I can't wait to get mine but I'll be spending another good chunk of change just for cases and stuff to keep it from getting grungy.
     
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  21. rtmadden macrumors regular

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    I just want an update prior to the end of the Back to School promo. I really want to cash in on the free iPod.
     
  22. Beric macrumors 68020

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    A dedicated graphics card. Some people (like me) don't want a powerful CPU or even a ton of memory or nice sound. But they do need a graphics card. And unfortunately, I would have to buy a $1800 MBP just to get the equivalence of a bottom-of-the-line MB + graphics card.
     
  23. wickedawesome31 macrumors member

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    1. Released in august or prior
    2. LED backlit screen
    3. Multitouch trackpad
    4. Aluminiun case
     
  24. MacBooksRock macrumors regular

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    #1 - Dedicated Graphics Card (At least 128MB).
    #2 - LED Screens

    I hope they keep a white MacBook, I mean, for 6 or 7 years, they've had a white notebook, and they should keep making a white notebook. Maybe they'll have Black, White, and Aluminum? :confused:
     
  25. Savage macrumors 6502

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    I bought my MacBook on the last day of December so any new features or redesign for the next one will just make me extremely jealous.
     

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