What do you think should be upgraded in the new MBP?

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  1. NightPrayer macrumors newbie

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    In my opinion:
    -Blue-ray Drive
    -slot to put the sim to use 3G
    -upgrade graphic. Many other models have stronger graphic with a cheaper price than MBP


    any other ideas?
     
  2. etinin macrumors newbie

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    The first two aren't going to happen (the first might be available as an option for more expensive models, though).

    What we should be seeing is:
    Slightly improved processor (no Arrendale).
    Slightly improved HD (250GB for lower end 13.3")
    Possibly a slightly improved graphics card.
    Possibly slightly improved memory (4GB for the lower end?)
     
  3. Jaro65 macrumors 68040

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    BTO option to remove the SuperDrive and put a second HD/SSD there instead.
     
  4. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    Is that what I think or what I would like to see?

    There is this thread on Arrendale, that seems important.
     
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    That would be great, but I don't see it happening. Especially considering how long Apple pushed the combo drives....

    My iBook kicked the bucket recently. For me, if Apple doesn't go to Arrandale, I'll keep using my girlfriend's old PC until that dies too. And if Arrandale still isn't in the 13" Pros when that happens, we'll be getting an upscale netbook. No sale here until the processor and graphics aren't behind the times. They're supposed to be pro machines, after all.
     
  7. HawkEye40 macrumors member

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    +1 for a docking port.
     
  8. Dozerrox macrumors 6502

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    That's a great idea! Would love to just slot it in and have the laptop top hooked up to my monitor, sound card, power, mouse and midi keyboard etc. Quite hard to find decent dockable laptops that fit my requirements nowadays.
     
  9. maflynn Moderator

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    Arrandale is the first order of business. With intel having this ready in a few weeks, there's no reason for apple to update the MBP line using the current chipset.

    Given that arrandale contains its own integrated GPU, its really up in the air what apple will do. Stick with nvidia, and require intel to provide one w/o the GPU. Ignore the integrated GPU and go with a discrete one or just live with the intel GPU.

    Larger SSDs as an option

    BlueRay would be nice, but I'm not holding my breath

    That's about it, there's not much more you can add to a laptop, perhaps increase the max ram beyond 8 but even then, I'm not sure if that's needed quite yet,i.e., 8gig is probably more then enough for 99% of the users at this stage.
     
  10. iMav macrumors 6502

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    Even if they offered this option, it would likely be cheaper to do it yourself. I recently added a second hdd to my MBP and couldn't be happier with the setup (see my sig).
     
  11. coast1ja macrumors 6502

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    I would like to see arrandale with the integrated graphics as the power saving mode and an invidia discrete card with a bit more power than the current one. I would also like to see a thinner, lighter form factor.
     
  12. Dozerrox macrumors 6502

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    Ideal situation for me personally:
    Arrandale CPU (integrated for low power, hopefully with decent drivers, if that's not possible then go with the current config, just updated, ignoring the integrated CPU graphics), faster graphics for high performance (probably ATI), I'd love them to bring the express port back on the 15inch (you can just put a card reader into the slot if that's what you want), hopefully with a similar battery life to the current models.

    That would be schweeeeet... I can live with the other spec options.

    My best guess at what's going to happen:
    Upgraded C2D CPU, faster graphics (again probably ATI), larger HDDs as standard with 4gigs RAM standard in every model.
     
  13. iMav macrumors 6502

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    Give me four cores and an increased ram ceiling of 16GB (put four sodimm slots in there...plenty of room).

    Won't happen, but it would be nice.
     
  14. espressoroast macrumors member

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    I am waiting for Arrandale to buy a new MBP as well, but I am slightly worried about what will happen on the GPU front.
    Just the thought of going back to integrated graphics gives me the shivers.

    A higher res. (Full HD) display would be nice as well.

    I can't see any major reduction in case thickness, they are limited by the HDD sizes as it is.
     
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  16. kny3twalker macrumors 65816

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    Any professional (business oriented) laptop like a Thinkpad, Latitude, or Elite should have a dock port.
    As far as I know Apple has never had one. I think it would be a great addition though.
     
  17. glycon macrumors newbie

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    PowerBook Duo

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PowerBook_Duo#Docking_stations
     
  18. simplymuzik3 macrumors 6502a

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    The only thing Im missing from my 13" MBP is USB ports. I wish there were at least 3 ports. Also, dual display output? That would be wicked, but I don't think the 9400M can support triple monitors by itself!
     
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  20. Dozerrox macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, but they mostly don't fit my requirements unfortunately. A lot seem to use those crappy usb docks as well...
     
  21. blake. macrumors newbie

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    Faster processor, preferably Arrandale.
    New discrete GFX card.
    A price cut (£100 - £200 please?) ;)
     

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