Will the MacBook have DVI out and with "closed lid" feature?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by animefx, Apr 8, 2006.

  1. animefx macrumors regular

    May 10, 2005
    I was wondering if you guys thought the new MacBooks coming out will have DVI out and offer the ability to close the lid so I can hook up an external keyboard and mouse and use it with my larger monitor when I need to?

    If not, then It would be annoying have to have the lid open (the screen up) infront of the larger monitor.
  2. exeterbohemian macrumors regular

    Jan 10, 2006
    i know at least that the powerbooks allow this. you close the lid and the computer goes to sleep, but you can wake it with bluetooth peripherals like a mouse and keyboard. so i don't see why this option wouldn't be included in the macbook pro.
  3. Duff-Man macrumors 68030


    Dec 26, 2002
    Albuquerque, NM
    Duff-Man says...I believe the question is referring to the rumoured MacBooks (as in iBook replacements) and not the MacBook Pro.

    Of course anything said by anyone here is just guessing...but if history is any indication then perhaps not - it was always one of the things to differentiate between the "pro" and consumer lines and by eliminating such things it is one way for Apple to keep the prices down to iBook levels...so I would say, it is possible but don't get your hopes up....oh yeah!
  4. generik macrumors 601


    Aug 5, 2005
    Since they are not released yet any discussion on what will be in the MB is moot :)
  5. animefx thread starter macrumors regular

    May 10, 2005
    Yeah, I was referring to the iBook replacements. I was just wondering what the chances would be.

    another thing:

    AppleInsider and the other site is saying "at least" a 1.67 core duo processor in the upcoming MacBooks. I think that would be great, but the problem I'm seeing with that is the next step a bove 1.67, is the 1.83 thats in the lower end MacBook Pro. I don't think they would allow the MacBook to cross into the MacBook Pro lane with processor speeds.
  6. ITASOR macrumors 601


    Mar 20, 2005
    Yeah, I can see 1.67Ghz though, because that's still slower than the MBP's, but you're right it's close. The screen size is going to be what sets them apart, I'm guessing. Maybe that and the ability to screen span, but I'm really hoping they put that on the MB's too, as even the cheap $500 dells can span, albeit not to well.

    Let's hope! :D
  7. baby duck monge macrumors 68000

    baby duck monge

    Feb 16, 2003
    Memphis, TN
    While you may both be right, it also appears that you are both forgetting something about the (hopefully) upcoming MacBooks: they will most likely act as a replacement for not only the 12" and 14" iBooks, but also the 12" Powerbooks. If the rumors are to be believed, Apple will be throttling back to three basic laptops in the upcoming release, so the current differentiations between iBooks and Powerbooks may disappear.

    What I see happening is that the new 13.3" MacBooks (assuming that's what comes out) will have some cheaper, lower-end configurations more akin to the iBooks, and some more expensive, higher-end configurations that fit more into the Powerbook slot that is being replaces.

    Just my thoughts, but something to keep in mind when thinking about what the new laptops may or may not be able to do.

    ps - The closed-lid operation has as much to do with the method of heat dissapation as anything else, so even if it's not a standard feature, it may be hackable.

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