What's missing in new MBP?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by toke lahti, Oct 15, 2008.

  1. toke lahti macrumors 68000

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    1) matte screen
    2) 17"
    3) blu-ray
    4) esata
    5) another fw-port

    what else?
     
  2. vollspacken macrumors 65816

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    1.) Matte Screen with an all aluminum enclosure (if you have the manufacturing technology, why not use it on the screen enclosure too..?)
    2.) FW400
    3.) DVI in addition to DisplayPort to make the transition easier (drop DVI at the end of next year and use that free space for an eSATA port then)
    4.) An additional USB Port on the right side

    what I think is good on the new Pro:
    1.) DisplayPort
    2.) The new touchpad might actually be very useful
    3.) Black keyboard like on the tiBook
    4.) The bottom half made from one block of aluminum looks fantastic
    5.) The new battery and easy to replace harddrive.

    vSpacken
     
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  5. Europe calling macrumors regular

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    How about a look that does not make it look iMaccish?
    That black bezel is awfull! As are the black keys.
    I am really dissapointed. The Macbook looks good i.m.o. but the MBP is too similar.
    And i prefer a matte screen. And i want to be able to keep using my 23' ACD.
     
  6. tremendous macrumors 6502

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    Firewire 400 isn't missing. It's just Firewire 800, which with a 800/400 cable (all of $5) works just like 400.
     
  7. polar-blair macrumors regular

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    why does every one hate the glossy display. Ive got one on my imac and its is fantastic, the colour stands out better and It just looks great. I like the glossy display.

    8GB of RAm would of been great but really I wouldn't of upgraded to anything more than 4GB anyway at the moment. ESATA would of been usefull but firewire 800 will do me fine.

    Well apple couldn't do anything about quad cores, because as far as I know the technology for mobile Quad core isn't available.

    What I really like about the update is the replaceable HD.
     
  8. Europe calling macrumors regular

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    Ever work out in the open with your iMac?
     
  9. 173080 macrumors 6502

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    The forced glossy screen is awful and the black bezel is even worse. When I first saw it I thought it was a joke, it screams HP.

    I also hate that the Macbook and Macbook Pro look the same. It used to be that the consumer line got plastic, and the pro line got aluminum. Now everyone gets aluminum regardless of price level? :mad:
    If they were going to give the Macbook users aluminum they should have given us Macbook Pro users a nicer metal.

    It's ridiculous that a $1299 and a $2499 computer look the same.
     
  10. toke lahti thread starter macrumors 68000

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    6) standard monitor output

    ...hundred bucks for adapter to connect it to 30"...
     
  11. vollspacken macrumors 65816

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    dude, in addition to FW800... FW400 for audio interfaces or cameras, FW800 for an external HD.

    vSpacken
     
  12. Alchematron macrumors 65816

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    NO Built in 3G Antenna
    NO Blu-Ray Drive
    NO Silver Keys
    NO Matte Screen
    NO Hi Res Screen
    YES Butt Ugly Bezel
    YES Sharp Edges

    Sorry Steve NO SALE :mad:
     
  13. Palliser macrumors regular

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    Nope... love the glossy screen.
     
  14. chas0001 macrumors 6502a

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    Yes $99 for the adaptor. They have got to be kidding right. Hopefully cheaper third party cables will be available soon.
     
  15. toke lahti thread starter macrumors 68000

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    7) miniDP2standardDP adapter
     
  16. dougnewman macrumors 6502

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    I think that was a rhetorical question.

    If you did work out in the open you might realize why some people don't like glossy displays.
     
  17. Mikebuzzsaw macrumors 6502

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    If it had Blu-ray id be all over it. Just like how ps3 blu ray was the reason why I bought it.
     
  18. eddyhttp macrumors regular

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    needs blu ray and an sd slot! i just bought a sandisk expresscard adapter for 20 bucks : (
     
  19. Chrysaor macrumors 6502

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    I don't know what Apple is thinking with the Mini DP crap.
    You need to carry dongle to connect to any kind of display except the new ACD.
    You need two dongles/adapters to connect to HDMI.
    Have to spend a lot of money for dongles, especially for dual link.
    Can't get any sound from it. Even if it has sound output like regular DP, it is lost when you put a DVI dongle.

    I'll stick with my notebooks triple video output (HDMI/VGA/SVideo out), pretty much suitable for every situation, no need to carry any dongles. :)
     
  20. Coldwater macrumors member

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    1) Apple should of used a full sized Displayport. Why? They don't make a Mini-DisplayPort to Displayport cable. At all. So my poor Dell Ultrasharp can't connect so I had to buy the adapter like everyone else, but over the phone so it added time to my shipping date and ugh.

    Come on Apple. You are using the "standard". Why no cable?
     

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