Would a 14-inch Mac laptop be a Pro?

retta283

macrumors 68000
Original poster
Jun 8, 2018
1,765
1,562
Kingman, AZ
Do you think a 14-inch MacBook would be classified as a pro? We haven't seen one since the iBook G4 was discontinued in 2006. I wish they'd bring out another 14 inch, perfect spot between portability and screen size IMO.
 

vertical smile

macrumors 601
Sep 23, 2014
4,591
5,701
Do you think a 14-inch MacBook would be classified as a pro?
Sure....

Apple can call it whatever they want. I beleive there is already a 13" MBP, so why not a 14"?

Besides, one could argue that the current "Pro" Macs are not really for creative professionals.
 

retta283

macrumors 68000
Original poster
Jun 8, 2018
1,765
1,562
Kingman, AZ
Sure....

Apple can call it whatever they want. I beleive there is already a 13" MBP, so why not a 14"?

Besides, one could argue that the current "Pro" Macs are not really for creative professionals.
The pro branding is a joke but it's still a branding, the question is would Apple call a 14" laptop a regular MacBook, or would it become a pro, hence they jack up the price. Whether or not Apple even cares about the professional market is totally null in this
 

vertical smile

macrumors 601
Sep 23, 2014
4,591
5,701
the question is would Apple call a 14" laptop a regular MacBook, or would it become a pro, hence they jack up the price.
I am not sure of the answer you are looking for. Are you asking if a 14" would qualify to be called "Pro" by Apple?

It all depends on Apple, and what they want to call it. To answer the question, one would need more information.

Without knowing anything else about the theoretical laptop, there is nothing in your question that would prevent Apple from doing either.

Ultimately, Apple could call it whatever they want.

Whether or not Apple even cares about the professional market is totally null in this
But, this goes along with Apple being able to call it whatever they want.

Maybe I am not sure what you are asking.......
 

Falhófnir

macrumors 601
Aug 19, 2017
4,559
5,032
Other manufacturers are beginning to be able to include low end dGPUs in their 13" machines which seems to have been something to escape Apple so far - I wonder if a 14" machine would give them sufficient extra room and heat dissipation capacity to move in that direction? In that case it would probably be a 'Pro'.

If they just made a version of the 13" MBA with a 14" screen it would probably be a MacBook or MacBook Air.
 

sunapple

macrumors 68000
Jul 16, 2013
1,940
2,953
The Netherlands
I always thought they would go for a lineup with even numbers, the main interest for me being a slightly larger 16” model next to 12” and 14”.

With the new Air, all logic was thrown out fo the window so who know what they’ll come up with next. Most likely same as it is now.
 

retta283

macrumors 68000
Original poster
Jun 8, 2018
1,765
1,562
Kingman, AZ
What this ideal 14" machine would be is a laptop with specs in between the current MBP and the MB. So the question is, with its specs and screen size, which classification would it fall under?
[doublepost=1548269395][/doublepost]
I always thought they would go for a lineup with even numbers, the main interest for me being a slightly larger 16” model next to 12” and 14”.

With the new Air, all logic was thrown out fo the window so who know what they’ll come up with next. Most likely same as it is now.
If they ever go bezel less perhaps a 16" could happen, but it would still be slightly larger. I also expect no change in the Mac designs any time soon, which is unfortunate due to the problems people are having with the current gen of MBP and the weird spot the regular MacBook is in.
 

sunapple

macrumors 68000
Jul 16, 2013
1,940
2,953
The Netherlands
What this ideal 14" machine would be is a laptop with specs in between the current MBP and the MB. So the question is, with its specs and screen size, which classification would it fall under?
[doublepost=1548269395][/doublepost]
If they ever go bezel less perhaps a 16" could happen, but it would still be slightly larger. I also expect no change in the Mac designs any time soon, which is unfortunate due to the problems people are having with the current gen of MBP and the weird spot the regular MacBook is in.
I guess it would hypothetically take the place of the non-Touch Bar 13” model. They call it Pro now, but that doesn’t make much sense. I bet they discontinue that model soon.
 

iPhonagain

macrumors regular
Dec 28, 2009
116
24
Indy
I'd Love a 14" Pro, but one thing I would really want is a choice of GPU like the 15" ones have. I love my 2015 13"rMBP but wish they came with a AMD GPU instead of the ****** Intel Integrated GPU.....
 

Ploki

macrumors 601
Jan 21, 2008
4,103
1,398
Other manufacturers are beginning to be able to include low end dGPUs in their 13" machines which seems to have been something to escape Apple so far - I wonder if a 14" machine would give them sufficient extra room and heat dissipation capacity to move in that direction? In that case it would probably be a 'Pro'.

If they just made a version of the 13" MBA with a 14" screen it would probably be a MacBook or MacBook Air.
I really prefer the 13" with a heftier Iris Pro, because there's no option to prevent dGPU from loading, and it can take cooling capacity from the CPU, kills the battery, ramps up the fans practically instantly.
If apple gave you an option to keep it disabled, that'd be great. I don't get "dependencies", i mean, i get it, but please let me turn that off without an EFI hack for crying out loud.
if my mini with UHD630 can run everything i need on a 4K UltraFine, I'm pretty sure the 15" mbp could too.
 

Falhófnir

macrumors 601
Aug 19, 2017
4,559
5,032
I really prefer the 13" with a heftier Iris Pro, because there's no option to prevent dGPU from loading, and it can take cooling capacity from the CPU, kills the battery, ramps up the fans practically instantly.
If apple gave you an option to keep it disabled, that'd be great. I don't get "dependencies", i mean, i get it, but please let me turn that off without an EFI hack for crying out loud.
if my mini with UHD630 can run everything i need on a 4K UltraFine, I'm pretty sure the 15" mbp could too.
I also find that you cannot disable the GPU a bit odd. Personally I don't want one in a MBP, to me it's an expensive extra something to go wrong. if they made a 15" with an i7-8559U and a better keyboard I'd be over the moon. For a lot of people it's something they need though, and if they prefer the 13" size the option just means more potential profit for Apple, so I think it might happen eventually.
 
  • Like
Reactions: Ploki

baypharm

Contributor
Nov 15, 2007
1,692
572
I doubt they will bring out a 14 inch screen. I don’t see Apple bringing back the 17 inch wide screen either.
 

retta283

macrumors 68000
Original poster
Jun 8, 2018
1,765
1,562
Kingman, AZ
I doubt they will bring out a 14 inch screen. I don’t see Apple bringing back the 17 inch wide screen either.
Sadly true... Only case would be a no-bezel design may become ever so slightly larger, but I see laptops going away before that at this point with their push towards iPads
 

sunapple

macrumors 68000
Jul 16, 2013
1,940
2,953
The Netherlands
Sadly true... Only case would be a no-bezel design may become ever so slightly larger, but I see laptops going away before that at this point with their push towards iPads
Reflecting on nine years of iPad; I think we're at least fifteen years away before it replaces MacBook if it even will :confused:
 
  • Like
Reactions: Howard2k
Register on MacRumors! This sidebar will go away, and you'll see fewer ads.