Which features would you like to see in the forthcoming MacBook Pro?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by skaertus, May 26, 2012.

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Which feature(s) would you like to see in the new MacBook Pro?

  1. Redesign

    138 vote(s)
    56.6%
  2. Merge between MacBook Pro and MacBook Air lines

    31 vote(s)
    12.7%
  3. Thinner

    120 vote(s)
    49.2%
  4. Lighter

    115 vote(s)
    47.1%
  5. Ivy Bridge

    187 vote(s)
    76.6%
  6. Quad core processors on all models

    127 vote(s)
    52.0%
  7. Dedicated video card on all models

    120 vote(s)
    49.2%
  8. NVIDIA video cards

    85 vote(s)
    34.8%
  9. AMD video cards

    32 vote(s)
    13.1%
  10. Retina Display

    169 vote(s)
    69.3%
  11. Larger resolution without being Retina

    45 vote(s)
    18.4%
  12. IPS Screen

    103 vote(s)
    42.2%
  13. Matte screen as standard

    64 vote(s)
    26.2%
  14. Reduced bezel

    97 vote(s)
    39.8%
  15. Better sound system

    79 vote(s)
    32.4%
  16. Larger trackpad

    36 vote(s)
    14.8%
  17. 8 GB RAM as standard

    149 vote(s)
    61.1%
  18. Replace HDD with SSD

    101 vote(s)
    41.4%
  19. Hybrid SSD + HDD

    79 vote(s)
    32.4%
  20. Keep optical disk drive

    25 vote(s)
    10.2%
  21. Blu-ray support

    45 vote(s)
    18.4%
  22. USB 3.0

    180 vote(s)
    73.8%
  23. 2 Thunderbolt ports

    79 vote(s)
    32.4%
  24. Keep FireWire

    48 vote(s)
    19.7%
  25. Keep SDXC card slot

    69 vote(s)
    28.3%
  26. Keep Ethernet port

    76 vote(s)
    31.1%
  27. 802.11ac wireless support

    106 vote(s)
    43.4%
  28. Bluetooth 4.0

    96 vote(s)
    39.3%
  29. High resolution webcam

    91 vote(s)
    37.3%
  30. Larger battery

    157 vote(s)
    64.3%
  31. Upgradable components (not soldered)

    99 vote(s)
    40.6%
  32. Cheaper

    100 vote(s)
    41.0%
  1. skaertus, May 26, 2012
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    skaertus macrumors 68030

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    Well, let's see...

    Which of these features are the one you are looking forward to in a new MacBook Pro?

    Any feature that you wish not on the list?
     
  2. yusukeaoki macrumors 68030

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    SSD+ HDD as standard. (Optibay)
    HDD atleast 750~1TB in ODD.
     
  3. rault18 macrumors member

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    I wish the pro don't let people make 1 threads about the same damn thing
     
  4. skaertus thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I wanted to put the poll inside another thread, but I didn't find a way to. Ths is the reason why I created this new thread...
     
  5. talmy macrumors 601

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    At the prices Apple charges, and for the presumed quality, they should give 3 years Applecare standard. Not likely to happen.
     
  6. skaertus thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Indeed.
     
  7. samac92 macrumors 6502a

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    If you are a student in the UK (maybe the whole EU?) you get this, though only one year telephone support
     
  8. maswriter macrumors member

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    #8
    Extended warranties are almost pure profit for manufacturers and retailers. So, of course they're not going to give them away, or they'll raise the price even more to cover the loss.
     
  9. skaertus thread starter macrumors 68030

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    A hybrid drive seems to be a popular request. But is it likely?
     
  10. Xcallibur macrumors 6502a

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    I'd rather there wasn't a hybrid drive, its great for masses amounts of storage yes, but I'd rather a 512 SSD, its just I think I'd be inclined to store everything on the SSD for maximum performance, I'd imagine myself at a disadvantage in performance if I was to use the HDD.
     
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    Yep, but stick with AMD for the GPUs... :)
     
  13. skaertus thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Could be... but some of them are contradictory.
     
  14. AussieDennis macrumors newbie

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    A larger Battery Is Huge For Me. Some Of my Activities On The Lappy Can Take Longer Than 7 Hours. ;)
     
  15. skaertus thread starter macrumors 68030

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    A larger battery life seems to be a very desired feature in new computers, even more than a Retina Display.

    Perhaps these people wanting a larger battery should wait for the release of Haswell. Intel promised that Haswell would allow 24-hour usage and 10-day stand-by.
     
  16. skaertus thread starter macrumors 68030

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    A 512 GB SSD is unfeasible. Too expensive!
     
  17. Free Ale macrumors member

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    Doesn't apple own an Arabian ssd plant? They would just pay production cost.
     
  18. Success100 macrumors newbie

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    +1 for liking to NOT SEE another one of these threads!!
     
  19. skaertus thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Production cost may still be too high. A new 512 GB SSD costs US$ 600 or more. That's about one third of the price of a 15" MacBook Pro.
     
  20. skaertus thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I know that the issues discussed here have already been discussed elsewhere. If you look at the forum, there's a 146-page long thread with more than 3600 posts discussing the MacBook Pro redesign. And people keep posting the same things over and over, trying to convince the other users that the features they desire are the ones most likely to appear in a new MacBook Pro. Lots of discussions going on there.

    I created this poll because I thought it would be interesting to see some statistics on what people would like to see in the new MacBook Pro. And I couldn't create a poll inside someone else's thread. So I'm sorry for the somewhat redundant thread, but I don't think it's totally useless.
     
  21. skaertus thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Well, there are some pretty interesting partial results here. 62 votes so far.

    Most popular feature requests:

    1. Ivy Bridge, 85.48%
    2. USB 3.0, 80.65%
    3. Larger battery, 70.97%
    4. Retina Display, 69.35%
    5. Redesign and 8 GB RAM as standard (tie), 61.29%

    Least popular feature requests:

    1. Keep optical disk drive, 8.06%
    2. Larger trackpad and blu-ray support (tie), 11.29%
    4. Merge between MacBook Pro and MacBook Air lines, 12.90%
    5. AMD video cards, 16.13%
     
  22. Suno macrumors 6502

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    I know it's a long shot (maybe even unofficially confirmed) but I'm really hoping for a Blu-ray player. I've always wanted to own a Blu Ray player haha :p I've never seen a Blu Ray quality film in my life. Plus I get to keep the ODD, which I still use on a consistent basis.
     
  23. blazeken996 macrumors member

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    #23
    Don't want the RAM to be soldered, and the SSD as well.
     
  24. MR.BUTTON macrumors member

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    i really expect redesign. hopefully a 15-inch air with quad-core processors.:)(that's not possible in "these" days):D
     
  25. skaertus thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Me too. I don't want parts soldered to the motherboard, as I may upgrade them. However, it may be required to make the laptops thinner.
     

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