What do you want in the new Macbook Pros?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by swish2351, Mar 30, 2010.

  1. swish2351 macrumors 6502

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    OK, so in the new MBPs for the 13" I would like the following for the same price

    Here is my minumum specs
    Screen: 1600 x 900 Resolution
    CPU: Core i5-540M (2.53GHz)
    RAM: 4GB DDR3
    SDD: 256GB SSD
    Graphics: AMD Radeon 4850 and Intel HD integrated - switchable

    What are yours? Put them in the same form as mine. Copy+Paste this and type in your "dream" minimum specs for the low-end 13"

    Screen:
    CPU:
    RAM:
    SSD:
    Graphics:

    p.s. PLEASE don't move this to the arrandale thread, this will be overlooked and ignored. PLEASE leave it as regular thread...
     
  2. Ochire macrumors member

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    I'd like a better screen resolution with a faster processor and a larger hard drive with more ram. I need this so I can run firefox, itunes and photoshop at the same time.
     
  3. swish2351 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    You can already do that. Don't pretend that just because c2d is supposedly "outdated" (even though it has gotten updates and really isn't slow at all) that it can't do simple computing needs. Some c2d processors are more powerful than the lower end i3s.
     
  4. Ochire macrumors member

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    Yeah but i read that the faster processors are faster
     
  5. jvis macrumors newbie

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    Im sure this has been done a hundred times but whatever, here is my wish list

    High end 13"MBP (you are aiming to high for a low-end 13 btw)

    Screen: Current is fine any upgrade is extra
    CPU: 2.53 i5 processor 540m turbo boost to 3.06
    Ram: 4gb DDR3
    HDD/SSD: 250 GB HDD @ 5400 RPM is fine (hopefully they will make ssd a standard in the high end, but most likely not)
    Graphics: any dedicated from either nVidia or Ati paired with an IGP and some sort of auto switching capability.

    Ps. Optimus is nVidia tech so it wouldnt work with an ati card
     
  6. ss957916 macrumors 6502a

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    A touchscreen. But apparently, that'll "never happen".
     
  7. swish2351 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    oops, idk why I wrote optimus. but I like your specs they seem more reasonable. They can't make it 250, then it would be the same as the mb. So I am REALLLY hoping for 128gb ssd in the low end for a PRO model
     
  8. The Samurai macrumors 68000

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    ANYTHING, as long as an updated version is released lol
     
  9. zipa macrumors 65816

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    Screen: 1600 x 900 w/ upgrade to 1920 x 1080
    CPU: i5 w/ upgrade to i7
    RAM: 4 GB / 8 GB
    SSD: 128 GB to 512 GB
    Graphics: 512 MB ATI/NVidia, upgrade to 1 GB.
    Connectivity: 802.11n WLAN, 3G, GPS
    Optical: None/Blu-Ray R/W
    Peripherals: USB 3.0, Expresscard

    Basically what the Vaio Z has to offer.
     
  10. ayeying macrumors 601

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    Why do you assume that, that poster, only does "simple" graphics work and a c2d is enough? Maybe there's more that the poster does and would benefit with an faster CPU?

    But to your original topic, any update is better then nothing right now. There's no real benefits right now for an basic user though..
     
  11. mrskitch macrumors newbie

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    My thoughts exactly!
     
  12. Hellishness macrumors 65816

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    lol...i know what you mean though ;)


    and yeah, i agree with the person who said that anything will do. all i want right now is a new model, i honestly don't care what gets changed as long as i am (at least slightly) confident that they won't release a fully redesigned one in a month.
     
  13. fehhkk macrumors 6502a

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    Core i5 CPUs
    NVIDIA discrete graphics (none of that Arrandale crap)
    USB 3.0
    SATA 6gbps support

    That's it. The rest, they can keep the same.
     
  14. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Why do you guys want a 4:3 screen ratio?
     
  15. MagicMouse macrumors regular

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    I agree! lol :D
     
  16. Spandexman macrumors regular

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    Out of interest, what is it that you need to do that you need those stats you posted as a "minimum"? You know, those tasks you'll be doing that a 7200RPM HDD just won't cut it for?
     
  17. Gabriel GR macrumors 6502a

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    This is a 16:9 ratio. Not 4:3
     
  18. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Arithmetic fail. :p

    Well nonetheless, why the 16:9, not a 16:10. I'd hate to lose a few thousand pixels of usable space.
     
  19. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603

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    Screen: 1920 x 1080
    CPU: i5/ i7
    RAM: 4 GB / 8 GB
    SSD: 256 GB to 512 GB or 640 GB STA 7200
    Graphics: NVidia Optimus
    Connectivity: 3G (but it won't happen)
    Optical: Blue Ray (but it won't happen)
    Peripherals: more than 2 USB 3.0
     
  20. swish2351 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Because he specifically says he wants to run firefox, photoshop, and itunes all at the same time.
     
  21. amarcus macrumors 6502

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    What I want in this order:

    1) Nvidia Optimus or a decent AMD card (5830 please!)
    2) IPS Screen hopefully with a 16:9 ratio.
    3) Core i5 processor or if they can manage it a BTO quad i7!

    Adam
     
  22. queshy macrumors 68040

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    The screen res has been low for years...they probably won't change it now. And i can never see them offering SSD standard.

    Interesting thread.
     
  23. Raima macrumors 6502

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    A back massager, but I'll setlle for fluffy dice
     
  24. amarcus macrumors 6502

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    Until OSX gains true resolution independence I wouldn't even want higher resolution screens than we already have. My guess is were going to be waiting till at least 10.7 at the earliest.

    Adam
     
  25. pantophobia macrumors newbie

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    for minimum specs on a 13" which i may or may not go for depending on how much i am willing to spend

    Screen: whatever it is it will be higher then my current 1024x768, IPS would be great though
    CPU: i7-620LM, get that low voltage going
    RAM: 4 GB
    HDD: would it expect to start atleast at 250GB
    Graphics: intel GMA HD with switchable to ATI 5430/ nvidia 310(maybe fermi at this rate of waiting)

    i am looking more at the 15" though but not entirely decided, and entry level hopes and expectations would be

    Screen: 1920x1080
    CPU: i5-520M up to i7-620M
    RAM: 4GB up to 8GB
    HDD: start at 500GB up to 750GB and up to 512GB SSD
    Graphics: intel GMA HD switchable to ATI 5650/Nvidia 330 (or comparable fermi at this rate)

    and at this point, i really get this feeling blu-ray may just be apart of this, thinking june, mac pro, macbook pro, supposed lower licensing rates, all coming together at the same time, hard to ignore
     

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