Your dream Macbook Pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by AnonDP, Jul 8, 2014.

  1. AnonDP macrumors member

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    So if you could create your perfect Macbook pro (being somewhat realistic w/ 2014 standards) what would it look like?

    Here is mine:

    Screen: 14" Retina
    RAM: 16GB
    SSD: 512GB
    CPU: Some form of i7 Quad-core
    Graphics: ANY dedicated
     
  2. Celedral macrumors 6502

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    i7 quad
    32gb minimum 64gb dream
    1tb
    Next gen graphics. At least close to imac specs
     
  3. 53kyle macrumors 65816

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    At least iMac or even Mac Pro in an ultra thin laptop form factor. And costs less than the current base model. I can dream...sigh...
     
  4. maflynn Moderator

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    Tbh, the rMBP I have is near the type that I want. Its a great machine but I'll throw in my $.02

    Quad core i7 of the latest chipset
    512GB of SSD storage
    all day battery
    15" Retina display
     
  5. MagicBoy macrumors 68040

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    Just got mine!

    Quad core - check
    16GB - check
    Big SSD - check.
    15" high res screen - check

    Time will tell if the dGPU is a ticking time bomb this generation...
     
  6. SarcasticJoe Suspended

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    My dream machine would at the moment be the current 15" rMBP with the following changes:

    - High res IGZO display
    - GeForce 860M as standard
    - User replaceable RAM
    - PCIe SSD in some common form factor that you can replace it yourself
    - Ethernet adaptor that doesn't overhear as a pack-in or built in
    - Keyboard returned to the pre-retina type with slightly longer movement range for keys
     
  7. Fifteen20s macrumors regular

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    Ill roll with yours but make a change to the inputs. Wish they had 1 TB2 port on each side instead of both on the same.
     
  8. pgiguere1 macrumors 68020

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    Honestly I wouldn't change the 15" rMBP, it's exactly my ideal laptop being realistic with current tech.

    Obviously, I'd always want more performance, more battery life, a lower price, etc., but I wouldn't change the general concept/design of the computer.
     
  9. definitive macrumors 68000

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    15" rmbp
    16gb ram minimum
    512gig ssd
    i7 quad core
    dedicated gpu
    4 usb 3.0 ports
    no more than 3lbs in weight
     
  10. saturnotaku macrumors 68000

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    My dream MacBook Pro pretty much already exists in the form of the new 14-inch Razer Blade. Only thing I would change about it is having 16 GB of RAM standard.
     
  11. 556fmjoe macrumors 65816

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    Any current Retina with user upgradeable RAM, user replaceable battery, ethernet port, and optical drive.
     
  12. Tech198 macrumors G4

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    ya a gaming mac maybe (quad-core Macbook Pro Retina not just dual core)... heaps of storage and Retina...

    If Apple can go to SSD, then it can't be that hard to continue of offer hard drive MBP with had Retina.

    Probably not very feasible, but one can dream certainly.

    Basically, the mid-2012 but with a Retina display.


    oh ya, and cheaper storeage if it must be SSD... 512 Gig = about the same as 500 gig hard drives today
     
  13. exizeo macrumors regular

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    14" in 13" body, cut the bezels, either 1080p or retina

    Quad i5
    8GB of RAM, upgradable
    256GB SSD
    At least 2GB of VRAM, in a GT850M. 3GB like the RB14 may be too much to ask for and might cause too much heat.
    At least 7 hours of battery. (RB14 only gets <5 hours due to powerful CPU and GPU)

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    If only the keyboard layout could be adjusted to have a CMD key and it ran OS X. I'd so go for a slightly dumbed-down version, since apparently battery life isn't too great.
     
  14. PowerBook-G5 macrumors 65816

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    17" Retina display
    16 GB RAM
    256GB SSD
    1 TB HDD
    Optical drive
    Quad-i7
    12 hours of battery life
    Touch ID-infused trackpad
    .75" thin
    4.8 pounds
    $2000

    The title DID say dream...
     
  15. Tech198 macrumors G4

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    are u guys realistic with prices or are u just throwing ridiculous pricing in the air ?
     
  16. leman macrumors 604

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    A 850M/860M instead of the current 750M, but everything else is pretty much perfect in my book.

    Of course, if you really mean 'dream MacBook Pro', than I'd like Hybrid Memory Cube RAM, physically shared between CPU and GPU. As the matter of fact, the CPU/RAM/GPU should be stacked on in the same package. Now that would be a crazy machine. Wireless charging and instant wireless audio/4K video output would also be nice.
     
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  18. FrozenDarkness macrumors 65816

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    13" rmbp with

    - Quad core i7
    - Any dedicated past 850M
    - a Retina display based on 1440x900
     
  19. TechZeke macrumors 68020

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    Mobile workstation:

    17" Retina Display, 3840x2400
    GTX 860M
    1TB PCIe SSD
    4 USB 3 Ports (2 on each side)
    2 Thunderbolt (1 on each side)
    Same weight as current 15" rMBP.

    I like bigger laptops, but as a college student I don't like the weight.
     
  20. saturnotaku macrumors 68000

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    If you want a true mobile workstation, swap out that 860M for its Quadro counterpart.
     
  21. TechZeke macrumors 68020

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    Excellent point. Nowadays, gaming is much less important to me, so better AutoCAD and Microstation performance would be far more valuable.
     
  22. Cassady macrumors 6502a

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    15", i7, 512gb SSD, 16gb RAM - but with both storage and ram upgradeable...
     
  23. bennynova macrumors member

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    i don't understand all the 256 and 512 GB SSD requests....

    no one would dare dream to have a 2TB SSD as standard?


    13" MBP w/ retina
    32 GB RAM
    2TB Pcie SD
    2 graphics cards
    removable everything for upgrades
    i7 3.0 quad core
     
  24. eagandale4114 macrumors 65816

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    i7 Quad
    SLI/Crossfire Dual Graphics
    17' 4k Retina Screen
    PCIe SSD
    Same form factor
     
  25. bennynova macrumors member

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    CURVED 4K screen!!!


     

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