Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 24th Apr 2006 14:05 UTC, submitted by CrimsonScythe
Apple The 17" MacBook Pro has just been released. The 17" model has Firewire 800 and 8x dual layer Superdrive, both of which the 15.4" version lacks. The new MacBook Pro was presented during the NAB2006. The machine will cost $2799,- in the US, or round and about EUR 2879,- (differs per country) in the EU, or GBP 1999,- if you live in the UK.
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RE: So close!!!
by Zenja on Tue 25th Apr 2006 01:02 UTC in reply to "So close!!!"
Zenja
Member since:
2005-07-06

And an extra trackpad button. And a better video card (ie. nVidia 7800). And -$500. I really wanted to get a Mac laptop, but Apple keep pushing me away. The ibooks wont be any better ;)

Apple, this is what the market wants:
- 13.3 inch widescreen.
- 2 button trackpad.
- better video card and more hard disk space.
- keep the backlit keyboard / iSight.
All this for under $1600 US.

Is this too much to ask?

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RE[2]: So close!!!
by suryad on Tue 25th Apr 2006 04:01 in reply to "RE: So close!!!"
suryad Member since:
2005-07-09

Actually this is what the market wants:
AMD processor dual core of course
2 button trackpad
7900 gtx or maybe the dx 10 version when vista comes out
17 inch 1920 x 1200 screen
Price no problem.

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RE[3]: So close!!!
by Pseudo Cyborg on Tue 25th Apr 2006 05:21 in reply to "RE[2]: So close!!!"
Pseudo Cyborg Member since:
2005-07-09

AMD's chips own the desktop, but Intel still leads the mobile market. It would have been nice to see AMD's chips in a PowerMac revision.

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RE[2]: So close!!!
by Pseudo Cyborg on Tue 25th Apr 2006 05:13 in reply to "RE: So close!!!"
Pseudo Cyborg Member since:
2005-07-09

That's what you want. ;)

A 13.3" widescreen might be fine for the general consumer, but I need a portable A/V editing machine. To be even remotely productive, 17" is a minimum.

A two-button trackpad isn't necessary. Right-click is a convenience for switchers. Besides, key+click combos take care of that.

A better video card? I suppose. I happen to prefer ATI, though. As for more disk space, I don't think that's quite necessary. DVD+/-RW's, thumb drives and external hard disc drives provide ample storage and solutions.

Under $1600? Don't we all wish. Is it plausible? Not built like this.

It does sound like you're in the market for a revised iBook/MacBook. The MacBook Pro really is a professional portable workstation, not a consumer portable.

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