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post #41 of 83
The new numbers have an MB prefix, as do the old Macbooks... while the old Macbook Pros have an MA prefix...

Ergo, the next announcements will not be Macbook Pros?
post #42 of 83
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i don't care about blu-ray. this will probably be the last line of MBP with an optical drive. what do you need it for anyway? my last software update[s] ran over 700 mb and took about 10 minutes to download wirelessly. discs are this year's dodo birds. if you want tot accumulate a library of blu-ray movies go for it. they'll be right next to your vhs movies in two years.

the case is as close to perfect as any laptop has ever been. just make them a bit lighter and a bit thinner, thanks.

A lot of people use a Macbooks and Macbook Pros as their sole machine. Given that, it makes a lot of sense to keep the optical drive standard.
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post #43 of 83
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Originally Posted by desarc View Post

if the prices associated w/ the models are accurate, there's no way these are new 13" macbooks, they MUST be pro's.

i don't care about blu-ray. this will probably be the last line of MBP with an optical drive. what do you need it for anyway? my last software update[s] ran over 700 mb and took about 10 minutes to download wirelessly. discs are this year's dodo birds. if you want tot accumulate a library of blu-ray movies go for it. they'll be right next to your vhs movies in two years.

the case is as close to perfect as any laptop has ever been. just make them a bit lighter and a bit thinner, thanks.

boy oh boy do i agree with you on Blu-ray. Its yesteryears tech for clowns.
post #44 of 83
I totally agree...screw blu-ray just briong in the MBPs for frick's sake!
post #45 of 83
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Originally Posted by mainemanx View Post

The new numbers have an MB prefix, as do the old Macbooks... while the old Macbook Pros have an MA prefix...

Ergo, the next announcements will not be Macbook Pros?

I am not sure you're right. I think the new prefix denotes the fact that the design is different. I have no basis in fact for saying this, but i do know that new MBPs are due very soon.

Given that Ai says the reported price points are the same as before - yes they are MBPs and not MBs.
post #46 of 83
Here's my prediction, and with this and $1.99 you can buy a cup of coffee, so start heading for Starbuck's now!

The new MacBook Pro, when it comes out, will functionally be much the same as the current one. Faster processor, maybe; better video card, maybe; LED backlight, for sure.... It will continue to be in an aluminum case, which may very well be almost the same thickness in the middle, but will be much more curved in shape, like the MacBook Air. Don't mistake this for styling, pure and simple. It will, by virtue of its shape, be much more rigid and yet lighter. When VW brought out the Cabrio, they had to add a big X-brace to the platform because it didn't have enormous contribution to rigidity of the original Bug's egg-shape. This is the same evolution in reverse. I further predict that you will hear the same complaints about "style over substance." All of Apple's competitors seem to think the two are mutually incompatible.
post #47 of 83
Macrumors are now backing the notion new Macbooks are coming out tomorrow, not MBPs.

Unless Apple are totally upgrading and re-designing the MBP this is getting to the point where they deserve us all to b*gger off and buy a Dell.. What a wait!
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...so start heading for Starbuck's now!



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post #49 of 83
I just bought a new MBP last week and wasn't really sure that there was going to be an upgrade and with all of these "rumors" I'm in a pickle...should I return my MBP and get the new one?

However, this is not my point here. I was logging into my account and saw this:



I hope this means that I can return my MBP and get a new one? What do you guys think

We'll see I guess. I wish the best to all and happy Mac'ing
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post #50 of 83
i heard the prices look like Pro prices because it's in canadian dollars. It's interesting their going with black keyboards on silver for the new macbooks, looks cool. probably a lot more "green" friendly, and quite a bit skinnier.
post #51 of 83
Blu-Ray is still a waste for a notebook. Unless it has a 1080 tall screen, you're just throwing away pixels.

Not that I don't want a 1080 tall screen.

Bring me the 0.75" thick MBP.
post #52 of 83
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Originally Posted by prolific View Post

I just bought a new MBP last week and wasn't really sure that there was going to be an upgrade and with all of these "rumors" I'm in a pickle...should I return my MBP and get the new one?

However, this is not my point here. I was logging into my account and saw this:



I hope this means that I can return my MBP and get a new one? What do you guys think

We'll see I guess. I wish the best to all and happy Mac'ing

I just logged into the store fine, checked order status, etc.

when the store goes down, it'll be obvious like always, either way new macbooks tomorrow.
post #53 of 83
I recently had a replacement Black MacBook ordered as my iBook G4 went to Mac heaven...

The Apple Store Genius took numerous days to finally order the computer... which pissed me off... but it was covered by AppleCare and I paid just to upgrade a few things... so I am only moderately pissed... They finally ordered and charged my credit card on February 21st... with an estimated delivery of around... you guessed it... February 26th! *That's Tuesday*

This is a Black "MacBook" and not a MBP... I would love the current gen MBP processor in a Black MacBook... and doesn't that make the most sense? Or am I exciting myself for nothing?
post #54 of 83
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Originally Posted by Pine View Post

http://www.macrumors.com/2008/02/25/...os-on-tuesday/

There is the price discrepancy, but the Best Buy prices may just be place holders.

I'm just gonna leave it at that.

I personally would love to see a macbook update because i am not in the market to buy a MBP. Also i would laugh at everyone who bought one in November for the holidays, only to see it outdated after 3-4 months.
Although there would be many people pissed about MBP's without a true update since June (unless you count an upgrade hard drive in November) it may be worth the wait for those new intel chips that were leaked today http://www.appleinsider.com/articles...shut_down.html
post #55 of 83
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Originally Posted by westonalan View Post

I just logged into the store fine, checked order status, etc.

when the store goes down, it'll be obvious like always, either way new macbooks tomorrow.

Maybe it's my server connection or something, or maybe they're fixing my account because I keep getting the same message as I posted earlier above, however I'm sure that the little yellow sticky that says "We'll Be Back" will be there tomorrow morning. I hope it's a macbook update because if not I'm returning my MBP...
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post #56 of 83
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Originally Posted by desarc View Post

discs are this year's dodo birds. if you want tot accumulate a library of blu-ray movies go for it. they'll be right next to your vhs movies in two years.

well said.
post #57 of 83
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Originally Posted by Eriamjh View Post

Blu-Ray is still a waste for a notebook. Unless it has a 1080 tall screen, you're just throwing away pixels.

Not that I don't want a 1080 tall screen.

Bring me the 0.75" thick MBP.

The 17" offers a 1920x1200 screen option.

The 15" doesn't, but Blu-Ray on that would still be far better than DVD quality.
post #58 of 83
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Originally Posted by prolific View Post

I just bought a new MBP last week and wasn't really sure that there was going to be an upgrade and with all of these "rumors" I'm in a pickle...should I return my MBP and get the new one?

However, this is not my point here. I was logging into my account and saw this:



I hope this means that I can return my MBP and get a new one? What do you guys think

We'll see I guess. I wish the best to all and happy Mac'ing

I get the same message for my software order and a different MacBook Air order!
post #59 of 83
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Originally Posted by JeffDM View Post

The 17" offers a 1920x1200 screen option.

The 15" doesn't, but Blu-Ray on that would still be far better than DVD quality.

true but blueray would look a lot better on even the 1280 x 800 screens.
Dvd is only 640 x 480 while Blueray is 1920 x 1080
The macbook screens come close but lack true widescreen 16:9 aspect ratio
post #60 of 83
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Originally Posted by JustDoIt View Post

I get the same message for my software order and a different MacBook Air order!

jeez, i thought i was the only one. i was starting to panic!!!
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post #61 of 83
There's no real room for a MacBook update without a Pro update.

The processor specs which most average consumers look at and judge a computer are already colliding with the high-end MB and the low-end MBP. Revving the MB above the low end of the MBP would be ridiculous.

There are five possible scenarios, the way I see it:
1) The MacBook update is very minor [hard drives, videocard, Superdrive standard]
2) They update both with MBPs available to order now, but shipping in a few weeks
3) They only update the MBPs
4) They do update the MBs and not the Pros and I'm wrong and Apple does something rather strange.
5) Nothing happens with any Apple portable tomorrow, and 12 new threads are started on AI about either the the design of the new laptops or when they might be released.

Either way, another Tuesday, another chance for Uncle Steve to break my heart.
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post #62 of 83
That is all
post #63 of 83
Get ready for pink MacBook Air!
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Golf clap, yaaay.

What the hell is a Golf clap?
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post #65 of 83
Dutch store & Uk store are down as well, could be a biggie!
post #66 of 83
Maybe!

Hey Lemme... is the alpha-60 an Apple?
post #67 of 83
Just spoke to Apple store UK - all but confirmed MB Pro is included & offered to call me back in approx 1hr to go through the specs. Looks like the wait is over!
post #68 of 83
The French online store (yes we have one) is down too.
Now. Tell me. Tell me all this is not just for the iPod Shuffle 2 Go .
post #69 of 83
Good news to come. Great

Apple Store From Portugal are Down too. Maybe we will have today the new Macbook Pros
post #70 of 83
no PLEASE dont´tell me That straightfromthecask!!!

Let me Beleive that will have a new mbp, please, let me dream for and 1hour.
post #71 of 83
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The French online store (yes we have one) is down too.
Now. Tell me. Tell me all this is not just for the iPod Shuffle 2 Go .

No, "because" the european stores are down.
post #72 of 83
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Originally Posted by chriskeo View Post

true but blueray would look a lot better on even the 1280 x 800 screens.
Dvd is only 640 x 480 while Blueray is 1920 x 1080
The macbook screens come close but lack true widescreen 16:9 aspect ratio

I think it's a quibble. There's no true widescreen aspect ratio, but 16x9 is the best to use for movies because that's what was chosen. For computers, 16:10 is better because it fits two portrait-arranged documents and leaves room for a menu bar.
post #73 of 83
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Originally Posted by PB View Post

No, "because" the european stores are down.

The US stores are up now with an improved MacBook Pro. I think new MacBooks too.
post #74 of 83
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Originally Posted by JeffDM View Post

The US stores are up now with an improved MacBook Pro.

"imperceptibly improved", you meant to say?
post #75 of 83
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Originally Posted by JeffDM View Post

The US stores are up now with an improved MacBook Pro.

But a pretty underwhelming one! Or am I missing something?
post #76 of 83
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Originally Posted by philby View Post

"imperceptibly improved", you meant to say?

I suppose that's true. I really didn't expect much change. With processor families seeming to come around every 6-9 months, I don't think it makes sense to expect a revolutionary bump from every one.

Didn't previous models include a remote? It seems to be extra now.
post #77 of 83
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Originally Posted by JonWil View Post

But a pretty underwhelming one! Or am I missing something?

You're probably missing what most of us will: the «oomph», the «je-ne-sais-quoi», the «I need to have this!» effect.
Lamest update ever.
post #78 of 83
YES! They only upgraded the Multi-Touch! No reason to return my MBP, this is a great day for me!
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post #79 of 83
Any skeptics should just think of this update as the last and the best this style of machine will ever be, before they start to tinker with it and redesign the case.. being said, there will be bugs and a few generations before the new thin pros are in the same state that these are.

So anyone whining that the body hasn't changed, can sulk and wait 6-8 months, or anyone that needs to get work done and fast, buy the new MBP now.
post #80 of 83
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Here's my prediction, and with this and $1.99 you can buy a cup of coffee, so start heading for Starbuck's now!

The new MacBook Pro, when it comes out, will functionally be much the same as the current one. Faster processor, maybe; better video card, maybe; LED backlight, for sure.... It will continue to be in an aluminum case, which may very well be almost the same thickness in the middle, but will be much more curved in shape, like the MacBook Air. Don't mistake this for styling, pure and simple. It will, by virtue of its shape, be much more rigid and yet lighter. When VW brought out the Cabrio, they had to add a big X-brace to the platform because it didn't have enormous contribution to rigidity of the original Bug's egg-shape. This is the same evolution in reverse. I further predict that you will hear the same complaints about "style over substance." All of Apple's competitors seem to think the two are mutually incompatible.

OK, I was wrong: you guys are going to have to buy your own coffee. Oh wait, you were doing that anyway....
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