Your DREAM-MBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by IndigoDesign, Nov 22, 2016.

  1. IndigoDesign macrumors regular

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    With all the discussions going on around the new MBP I was wondering, what would make you people happy?
    For me, it's simple:

    - no-hipster-bar optional on all sizes
    - 1x lightning port 1x USB A legacy on all versions, no headpone jack, 2x USB-C-TB3 on all versions
    - 1 mm thicker and better battery life all round
    - trackpad actually works with pencil (this would be a killer-feature for me)
    - 32 GB Ram Option on the highest end 15 inch
    - no faux-speaker grilles
    - a tad more key travel
    - 100% Adobe RGB (91% currently is fine enough though)
    - 200-300 bucks cheaper across the board

    I already kissed my "user-upgradability-dreams" good bye so I'm not even dreaming about it anymore.

    What's your dream MBP?
     
  2. Skika macrumors 68030

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    For what purpose? This seems really stupid. Bring back optical out.
     
  3. New_Mac_Smell macrumors 68000

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    Mmmkay...

    10 hour battery even with heavy use.
    Adaptive dynamic keyboard, where each key changes depending on app.
    Usable stylus trackpad.
    Holographic projector for FaceTime.
    Wireless charging.
    Ultrasonic tactile screen/keys.

    Cause why not?
     
  4. Pootmatoot macrumors 6502a

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    Whatever Satya Nadella or Michael S. Dell would guide the creation of using Apple's aesthetic and facilities...
     
  5. Patron_Saint Suspended

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    Essentially the maxed non-TB 13". ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    That being said I'll be damned if I spend that much on a MacBook.
     
  6. littlepud macrumors regular

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    Quad-core CPU with Iris Pro iGPU in a 13"!
     
  7. nwcs macrumors 65816

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    My MBP would be:

    1. Same processors or next best
    2. 32GB optional
    3. Larger case to allow for 100wh battery
    4. 17" screen in full retina
    5. The nicest keyboard keys ever
    6. 4 USB-C, 1 USB-A, 1 UHS II compliant SD card slow
    7. I actually don't mind the concept of the touch bar but I would rather it be changed up. Have the function keys still there but each of those be a small screen to show the current functionality. Best of both worlds kind of thing.

    Yes, I'd pay $3000-3500 for this.
     
  8. fate0311 macrumors 6502

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    In a perfect world I would go back to Nextel cell phones and an internet minus social media.
     
  9. Voley macrumors regular

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    Add 32 GB to this and it will be perfect laptop.
    Also might make smaller touchpad because palm rejection is not perfect.
     
  10. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

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    The current 2016 touch bar 13 inch MacBook Pro is my dream machine, pity my 2013 is so bloody good I have no good reason to get one.
     
  11. symphara macrumors 6502a

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    Current 15" except:

    - 32Gb DDR4
    - starting at 512Gb
    - nVidia 1060 or better dGPU
    - Iris Pro 580
    - option to spec out the touch bar but keep the fingerprint sensor
    - previous size trackpad
    - previous keyboard
    - only 2xUSB-C, but 2xUSB-A, SD card reader
    - MagSafe
    - better QA or cheaper AppleCare

    For this I'd gladly pay their currently asking prices.
     
  12. Ma2k5 macrumors 6502a

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    To keep it in the realms of feasible:

    - 1080p Webcam, up from 720p now
    - Previous year's battery capacity (99wh for 15", 76wh for 13")
    - Touch ID without the touch bar
    - E-ink keyboard as a potential replacement for the touch bar (possibly due to launch in next few years)
    - Bring back last years keyboard travel
    - Near-silent keys
    - Bring back last years trackpad size
    - Option of Matte screen
    - Matte black coloured MacBook Pro

    More in the realms of dreams:

    - GT4e GPu's across the board (yes i know, they don't exist for some variants)
    - Quad core option for 13"
    - Wireless charging
     
  13. spacebro macrumors 6502

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    I want a ddr4 xeon machine with iris pro. I don't care if the battery only lasts 2 hours. Make it last 1 hour for all I care its just a UPS to me. I dont care if it has integrated graphics because in this fantasy world apple has released 42" 4k displays with external gpu. I would not pay more than $10,000 for this stuff.
     
  14. Voley macrumors regular

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    It doesn't work like this.
    First DDR3 used in mbp has the same speed as DDR4.
    Second if it starts at 512, it will see flat increase by 200-300$ just as current gen seen from going baseline 128 to 256.
    Nvidia 1060 GPU has bigger thermal output then all current mbp combined.
    USB-A and SD are gone, deal with it.
    Magsafe is too specific, if you need it, buy adapter.
     
  15. StayPuft, Nov 22, 2016
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    A dGPU that isn't utterly terrible.



    Please stop saying "thermal output" or any variation of excuses for Apple. The 14" Razer Blade uses it and it's fine. Apple has sacrificed everything for the sake of thinness. Even their underpowered PSU causes their already existing hardware to throttle, so they purposely gimp their own hardware. Enough with the excuses, please. I'm not saying it should use a 1060, but they've literally chosen to put the cheapest possible GPU they could into a machine that starts at 2400. There is no logical way to defend this. Apple's obsession with thinness is the reason for all of this nonsense. All you have to do is look at Phil Schiller's excuses to realize how far Apple's heads are up their arses now. I don't know if you remember, but Apple used to brag about their GPU power compared to other laptops in keynotes. They haven't done that in years. Now all they brag about is thinness.

    And seriously get out of this thread with that. The thread title is "Your Dream MBP" ... not "Bash On People's Dream MBP."
     
  16. jclardy macrumors 68040

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    For me it is pretty simple. The current 13" rMBP (with touchbar) but with a few improvements:

    - Edge to edge screen. How can a dell laptop have this for over a year and Apple still has a half inch bezel on the top and a third inch on each side...This would also require bumping the resolution slightly.
    - 1080p webcam.
    - visible touchbar screen extends to the left edge of the keyboard.
    - touchbar gives haptic feedback
    - a reasonable price (should be starting at $1499, if not lower.)
    - Longer battery life

    Those are the ones that will probably happen at some point in the future. The one thing I do want to happen that probably never will - a dGPU on the 13" model. Or at least Iris Pro. Make it a BTO option so people can have their cheaper models with the base Iris, and those who need it can upgrade.

    By next year USB-C will become more widely used, so no reason to go backwards on ports at this point.
     
  17. nnicot macrumors member

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    They should just make a Macbook Pro **** model to appease everyone unhappy with their "courage".

    -same size/weight as 2015
    -addition of 2x TB3/USB-c
    -I don't care about dedicated GPU but give us complete eGPU support
    -magsafe
    -32/512 standard
    -i7 quad core
    -4k resolution
    -no OLED bar
    -water resistant keyboard
    -avail in silver, space grey, glossy white and glossy black
     
  18. Bryan Bowler macrumors 68040

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    For me:

    32 GB of RAM (as soon as it's reasonably possible to do so)
    More battery life, even at the expense of weight
     
  19. triptolemus macrumors 6502

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  20. symphara macrumors 6502a

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    It doesn't work like this. I'm allowed to dream of anything I please. This Macbook is very far away from what I wanted, and I've been waiting for a long time for it.
     
  21. TheBacklash macrumors 6502

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    32gb optional
    battery life over weight loss
    More than *just* USB-c ports (don't remove headphone jack yet)
    Power supply NOT STRAIGHT CORD... Magsafe or USB-c I don't care, but angled cord so it's NOT IN THE WAY
    better dGPU options
    physical fn keys *along* with touch bar and Touch ID

    Honestly not much else i'd want.
     
  22. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

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    What s the point of all this mental masturbation?? Apple will make what they make you either buy it or you don't.

    This is the sort of bull that gives people ridiculous and unrealistic expectations.

    It is this sort of nonsense that has made so many people so angry despite the fact that anyone with any sense would have known exactly what the new MBP would be. The same as the last one the best balance of portability and performance with the current tech available. It's what Apple always make and always have made, if that is not your bag their notebooks are not for you move on.
     
  23. Stotka macrumors regular

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    13" with quad core and iris pro. dGPU will always throttle in a mbp (with any worth while option) :(
    Trackpad with apple pencil support is something I have been dreaming about for a long time.
     
  24. iizmoo macrumors 6502

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    Function Keys AND Touch Bar :)

    Just move the keyboard down 1/2" and add a TouchBar, it would have saved all this headache with the TouchBar, then everyone gets their ESC key, power button, and all the old way of using that section of the keyboard, PLUS, you get shiny new TouchBar.

    Less Bezel and a slightly larger screen on the 13" MBP.
    Cold fusion powered battery, last 100 years...
    Quadcore CPU.
    User replaceable m.2 slot.
     
  25. TheBacklash macrumors 6502

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    Because nobody can wish or want right? Just take what is given and like it. I remember Apple making a commercial about that once...

    If you pay attention you can see many people have said NO to apple's newest MBP (myself included) and have posted in this thread many of the reasons why.
     

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