Your dream MBP for the upcoming refresh...

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by aevelasquez, Feb 15, 2011.

  1. aevelasquez, Feb 15, 2011
    Last edited: Feb 15, 2011

    aevelasquez macrumors regular

    Feb 15, 2011
    Miami, FL
    Keep it realistic people, no 2TB SSD's or Blu-Ray Burners...

    Here's Mine:

    More MBA-Like, Tapered Design
    Quad Core 2.8 Ghz Intel Sandy Bridge Processor
    AMD 6830M Graphics Card with 1GB vRAM
    8GB RAM
    500 GB SSD
    Higher Resolution Screen (Full HD Capable 15'') (I'd be happy with the current 1,680 × 1050) (With the choice between Matte or Glossy Finish)
    OSX Lion
    Improved Battery (Up to 10 Hours from the current 8-9)
    Backlit KeyBoard (I realize it already exists, I just don't want it to be eliminated as it was on the new MacBook Air)
    Separate Jacks for Audio Input/Output
    LightPeak Technology
    DVI-D or HDMI Output
  2. mikeo007 macrumors 65816

    Mar 18, 2010
  3. aevelasquez thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 15, 2011
    Miami, FL
    HA. good one, but this is apple we're talking about.
    Not that i'm not still going to get it, because I will, no matter what...but a substantial price drop is about as likely as an Apple-Microsoft Merger.
  4. Richard1028 macrumors 68000

    Jan 8, 2009
    Pointless thread.

    It's all been discussed ad nauseam. Especially your desire for BluRay and LightPeak, both of which ain't gonna happen.

    You can "wish" all you want but in the end you get what you get.
  5. jvmxtra macrumors 65816


    Sep 21, 2010
    I rather want longer battery life(such as 12 to 15 hours) by removing the super drive and add longer battery life.

    Being slimmer, we can leave that to MBA.
  6. nateo200 macrumors 68030


    Feb 4, 2009
    Northern District NY
    Lmao thats a good one but do you realize what would happen to MacBook owners elitist ego? I think it would actually take away from the awesomeness of the computer...I mean really for many its a mysterious machine that people swear by and others hiss at.
  7. mikeo007 macrumors 65816

    Mar 18, 2010
    I'd still pay a premium for Apple products, just not the ludicrous premium that I have to right now. How about the same 13" MBA as right now, except for $200+ cheaper? Or knock $200 off the 11". That's my dream.
  8. Erasmus macrumors 68030


    Jun 22, 2006
    Hiding from Omnius in Australia
    Quad 2.2 CPU, 1GB 6830M, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, 1 TB HDD, and 3 USB 3 ports. All in a 17" beast with 10 hrs battery life.
  9. Mr. Chewbacca macrumors 6502a

    Mr. Chewbacca

    Apr 27, 2010
    Dallas TX
  10. Funkymonk macrumors 6502a


    Jan 7, 2011
    Only care for the 13"

    i5 sb standard
    Amd gpu
    No optical drive
    128gb ssd standard
    Liquid metal
    Thinner since the airs are the future i5 laptops
    1600x900 resolution.

    Now let me put my crack pipe down...
  11. smoldik macrumors newbie

    Feb 11, 2011
    MBP 13

    dualcore i5
    128GB SSD
    No optical drive
    discrete gpu
    1440x900 res.
    same design
    $1200 - $1300
  12. Funkymonk macrumors 6502a


    Jan 7, 2011
    Agreed. A base mba 11" at $799 makes so much more sense. Just sounds right.
  13. Beige Panda macrumors newbie

    Feb 15, 2011
    Quad-core would be nice to help out with rendering.

    I also hope they don't force SSD on me, only to save money. If the price jump is reasonable, though, I may get it anyway.

    Still has expresscard slot on the 17" model.

    High-quality GPU, don't care if it's ATI or nvidia, as long as it lets me do what I want to do (and maybe play some games when I'm bored ;))

    I would love a blu-ray burner option but I don't know if there are any laptops that actually have that yet. If they do it probably costs a fortune. At least don't take away the DVD burner... on the 17" anyway.

    I'm definitely buying the next revision, which hopefully comes in a month or two, and it will be my first mac. The only reason is because Final Cut Pro does not work on Windows, otherwise I'd avoid paying the premium that comes with an apple product. Hopefully the computer will last a while.
  14. borisiii macrumors 6502

    Jul 4, 2010
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    Black unibody aluminium (think iPod classic), trackpad is a screen like an iPhone (no clue how it would be used but a nice idea), solid state across the range, choice of i5s and i7s, at least 512MB graphics, 1920x1200 display, at least three USBs, better FaceTime camera, silent and cool, longer battery (thinkpads get 18 hours nowadays), better speakers, thinner and lighter.

    That would be one hell of a 13" pro. Maybe, by the time Apple bring it out, I will be able to afford it...
  15. hcho3 macrumors 68030

    May 13, 2010
    Mbp will remain at 1199 dollars.
  16. aevelasquez thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 15, 2011
    Miami, FL

    hahaha i like it all, except for the whole iphone as a trackpad thing....that just seems completely unnecessary.
    And if they do add an option to make it black, I hope they still keep it aluminum no matter what...that's kind of Apple's one else does it that way, and that's how i've always seen it.
  17. theman123 macrumors member

    Jul 5, 2008
    I would love to choose between these two:

    Intel i5/i3
    4 gb ram
    320 gb HDD
    No optical drive
    more battery
    No body change, or black aluminum.

    Intel i5
    4gb ram
    320 gb HDD
    Blu Ray Player
    same body as 13
  18. aevelasquez thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 15, 2011
    Miami, FL
    Tha's basically no change in hardware, a downgrade in data storage, and addition of a media format jobs has shot down time and time again.
    hahaha, no offense, but the OP said realistic.
  19. TSE macrumors 68030

    Jun 25, 2007
    St. Paul, Minnesota
    15" 1920x1200 (or 1080P) MATTE Screen
    4 GBs of RAM
    500 GB HD
    AMD Radeon 6630HD + Intel GMA 3000HD
    9-10 hours realistic battery life
  20. DudeMartin macrumors regular

    Dec 2, 2010
    Chicago, Illinois
    Less heat than current version
    A little bit lighter
    Core i5 Sandy Bridge Processor
    Dedicated Graphics
    High-res Matte Display for 13"
  21. hleewell, Feb 16, 2011
    Last edited: Feb 16, 2011

    hleewell macrumors 6502a

    Oct 22, 2009
    MBA resolution screen 1440 X 900
    No Optical Drive (not likely, Apple may say there will be no differentiation between MBP & MBA models)
    256GB SSD + 1TB HDD system ala iMac 27" - but ::sigh:: see point above
    USB port on the right side ala MBA 2010
    Free upgrade to Lion
    Maintain 10 hr battery life with less heat so that we could really call this thing LAPtop
    As thin as MBA thickest section, uniform thickness, wedge shape is only for MBA
    Remove ethernet port, or use Vaio drop down Ethernet port to maintain thin profile
    The current MacBook Pro is almost as good as it gets with the curent available technology.

    I would like to see the following advanced technologies implemented in near future:
    - wireless charging (NOT induction charging). Fujitsu is working to perfect this technology. No more wires.
    - better LCD technology that is not punishing to the eyes. Backlit LED is amazingly bright but could be tiring to the eyes if you need to stay on your laptop 5-6 hrs a day
    - better WiFi bandwidth speed so that I could offload all my media files including 1080p movies to a NAS like Time Capsule and survive on a 256GB SSD play those media files smoothly and stream all over my house via Apple TV to my 50" HDTVs as well as smaller secondary displays in the kitchen and my custom built jacuzzi room :)
    - On the topic of wireless streaming: Release 4TB Time Capsule now
  22. AdamRock macrumors 6502a


    Aug 30, 2010
    i'm fine with the current specs of the comp, but it would be nice to have a hybrid hdd [ssd + hdd] or a small ssd for the OS and then normal HDD for everything else.
  23. Kildeer macrumors member

    Nov 28, 2010
    The most important for me would be for the MBP to get a SSD and a decent graphics card that can run D3 once that comes out.
  24. amarcus macrumors 6502

    Feb 26, 2008
    London, UK
    Any Sandy Bridge Quad Core Processor
    AMD 6830M Graphics Card with 1GB vRAM
    8GB RAM
    256 GB SSD
    1,680 × 1050 Matte display
    Same or better battery life

    I think my dream is achievable but doubt it'll be realised *sigh*
  25. aevelasquez thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 15, 2011
    Miami, FL
    Actually this seems alot more plausible and possible thn you make it out to be.

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