Originally Posted by RexTraverse
No... I got that. I just wasn't sure if there was something other than physical size that attracted you to the idea of the HDX-style 20" MacBook.
Personally, the three extra inches with no increase in screen resolution is a poor trade for the nearly 10 extra pounds you have to carry around. I'd rather Apple keep their current MBP lineup but develop some sort of docking solution so you can connect to a physically larger, same resolution, lower ppi monitor as needed.
You can kind of do that at the moment with a MacBook/Cinema Display combo - but it's quite messy what with all the cables and power adapters etc. Some form of dock would be a great idea.
In my line of work I often have to be able to roll-up to a studio I've never been in before and start working straight away. Often the studios either won't have a spare Mac, or the Mac that they do provide is steam-driven. So I've found the most productive way to work is with a MacBook Pro it's got all my software on it, and it's set up the way I like it. The only problem is that even with a high res. 17-incher it gets very tiring to work on it day after day.
I tried using a MacBook Pro/Cinema Display combo myself, and a couple of iMacs, but because I can quite often be working in different studios every day of the week humfing desktop kit around gets to be a real pain.
A 20-inch notebook would allow me to rock-up with all my shit and be up and running within two minutes!