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post #1 of 18
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Well the title pretty much sums it up, but post what new features you think it will have, and what new features you hope it will have.

Expect:
1. 802.11n built-in wireless
2. Merom...of course
3. MacBook keyboard
4. Bigger HDD

Hope:
1. NAND built in for booting (forgotten what it is called)
2. 19 inch optional screen
3. Standard 1 gig RAM
4. Two button "mouse" (what is that called?)
5. Scroll functionality somehow incorperated into the mousepad.
post #2 of 18
Well, you will be pleasantly surprised then to know that all but the base MacBook Pro already comes with 1GB ram standard and that scrolling track pad and two finger "right click" functionality have been available since OSX 10.4.7
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post #3 of 18
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Quote:
Originally Posted by addabox

Well, you will be pleasantly surprised then to know that all but the base MacBook Pro already comes with 1GB ram standard and that scrolling track pad and two finger "right click" functionality have been available since OSX 10.4.7

Yah I just saw that about the scrolling track pad, but the "right click" is there too? Maybe im thinking the MacBook that doesn't have the Right click?

And the base matters to me. If im gonna get a MacBook Pro, it will be the base. I don't want to pay an extra 200 for 512 mg of ram
post #4 of 18
No MacBook keyboard please

just the macbook magnetic lid
post #5 of 18
Looking for higher resolution screen. This will work well with Leopard.
post #6 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by Shadow Slayer 26

Yah I just saw that about the scrolling track pad, but the "right click" is there too? Maybe im thinking the MacBook that doesn't have the Right click?

And the base matters to me. If im gonna get a MacBook Pro, it will be the base. I don't want to pay an extra 200 for 512 mg of ram

Right click came first with MacBook and was added as software update to the Pro.

I completely agree that the base model of Apple's "professional" laptops should have a gig of ram stock, I'm almost certain that Apple will do this.

Still, no need to pay Apples inflated prices to upgrade, get your ram from Crucial or MacSales.
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post #7 of 18
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Quote:
Originally Posted by addabox

Still, no need to pay Apples inflated prices to upgrade, get your ram from Crucial or MacSales.

BLASPHEMY!!!! I was thinking about that but would rather buy from Apple...and since all I need is one gig, on a one gig stick, I hope that they will make 1 gig standard on all models.
post #8 of 18
here's what else I would add to the MBP wish list...

* firewire 800 (15" model)
* 3 USB 2.0 ports (15" model)
* longer battery life

and I'm praying that this is the most significant and maybe only update until next summer.

Being greedy of course, this way I won't kick myself for buying the one that comes out before the holidays instead of waiting....

Part of me thinks that Apple may upgrade with half of our wish list now and then the other half in the spring along with the Leopard release. What do you all think???
post #9 of 18
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Originally Posted by ShamrockTattoo

here's what else I would add to the MBP wish list...

* firewire 800 (15" model)
* 3 USB 2.0 ports (15" model)
* longer battery life

and I'm praying that this is the most significant and maybe only update until next summer.

Being greedy of course, this way I won't kick myself for buying the one that comes out before the holidays instead of waiting....

Part of me thinks that Apple may upgrade with half of our wish list now and then the other half in the spring along with the Leopard release. What do you all think???


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post #10 of 18
I expect not to spend my equipment reserve funds before the damn thing comes out.

Just give me a fast proc. (and no, my 1.67GHz G4 does not count) and a DL drive in the 15", and I'm done.
post #11 of 18
and one more...

* 8X dual-layer Superdrive
post #12 of 18
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by ShamrockTattoo

and one more...

* 8X dual-layer Superdrive

A duel-layer would be great, but also I would want a RW-drive so I can add things to my CDs that I make, since I don't have an ipod yet *GASP!*
post #13 of 18
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Originally Posted by addabox

Right click came first with MacBook and was added as software update to the Pro.

The right click came first with the 17-inch MacBook Pro, then the MacBooks, and only to the 15-inch after a software update.
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post #14 of 18
1. NAND flash memory for "ReadyBoost"-type function
2. No MacBook keyboard (leave it like it is)
3. 1Gb RAM for Base model standard
4. High-Definition glossy screen
5. 120Gb Perpendicular HHD (not HDD)
6. 3 USB ports (I don't care about FW800)
7. OSX 10.5 preview edition?

That's about it...
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post #15 of 18
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Quote:
Originally Posted by WhetWurm

5. 120Gb Perpendicular HHD (not HDD)
7. OSX 10.5 preview edition?

HHD? Never heard of it.

Haha leopard preview edition would be sweet. Who cares if your computer crashes a whole 1/2 the amount of times Windows crashes, if you have leopard!
post #16 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by Shadow Slayer 26

HHD? Never heard of it.

He presumably means a hybrid hard drive.
post #17 of 18
This far more wish than expectation.

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1. 802.11n built-in wireless

This isn't being certified until March '07.

It's likely Apple will offer new AirPort cards.
So that any Mac that uses AirPort Extreme will be able
to upgrade to n.

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3. MacBook keyboard

This is a wish that likely won't happen.

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4. Bigger HDD

120GB is currently the largest

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NAND built in for booting (forgotten what it is called)

Robson is an Intel technology that won't be available until first quarter '07.

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OSX 10.5 preview edition?

Apple doesn't do preview editions.

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He presumably means a hybrid hard drive.

From what I understand Robson and hybrid hard drives do basically the exact same thing.
post #18 of 18
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19 inch optional screen

This would be the best option for a 1920x1200 notebook screen.

We are probably more likely to see this size with 10.5 resolution independence.
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