I have seen this question pop up before and I think it was no. The iMac is a consumer product unlike the MacBook Pro which is aimed at Pro's. I would love to see a redesign but I don't think it is very likely. As for width and hight. As hard drives, processors, drives, and logic boards get small, thats when the size will change.I realize that many here are perfectly content with the current design of the MBP, however when do you think the MBP will receive a new exterior, even if it's just a "re-skinning" like the iMac got?
God, I hope not. Then there would be nothing outward that distinguishes the consumer line from the pro. And I hope they don't put chicklets on the next design. If they wanted to evolve the keyboard, maybe they could implement a gesture-pad with an iPhone style qwerty board but obviously much larger. With a glass keyboard, the weight might suffer, though.<snip> Possibly changing the design from solid aluminum to aluminum-and-black, like the iphone and the new imacs.
what do you want instead of aluminium? and whats wrong with the current design? what doesn't it do that it should, or do that it shouldnt? change for the sake of change is rarely a good thingWhile I like the current design very much (still love my 15" pb) I think it's time for a change. The aluminium design has been around for over 4 years, the 12" and 17" pbs were introduced in january 03 if I remember correctly.
For new mac users who don't know the platform and its design for a long time this isn't an issue of course. But whenever I buy my next notebook I'd like it to look & feel different than my now 2 1/2 years old machine. I've owned a rev. A 12" pb and replaced it with my current 15" one because after 2 years with the 12 incher the screen was too small for me. I just don't want to get another aluminium 'book.
And no I don't want a macbook, it's 1. too small for my work (gfx design) and 2. I need the gfx card (some cinema 4D & some gaming).