Your dream Macbook Pro

AnonDP

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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
 

53kyle

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Mar 27, 2012
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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...
 

maflynn

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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
 

MagicBoy

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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...
 

SarcasticJoe

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Nov 5, 2013
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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
 

Fifteen20s

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Jun 9, 2012
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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


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.
 

pgiguere1

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May 28, 2009
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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.
 

definitive

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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
 

saturnotaku

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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.
 

556fmjoe

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

Tech198

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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
 

exizeo

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Mar 23, 2014
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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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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.
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.
 

leman

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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.
 

TechZeke

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Jul 29, 2012
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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.
 

saturnotaku

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

bennynova

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Jun 6, 2014
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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