desktop replacement laptop

in Future Apple Hardware edited January 2014
Do you think that Apple would make a 19" desktop replacement? I

read a story online awhile back about some asian manufacturer that

made a 19" laptop screen. They didn't announce who would be

using them though.

Currently I have a 17" powerbook & while I love it I'd still pick up a

19 incher if Apple offered it. It would be especially sweet if it had a

fullsize keyboard & the new 200 gig hardrives I've been reading

about. Some other additional options like Blu-ray drives or those new

Sandisk flash drives would be great options as well.

Approximately 95% of the time I use my laptop while plugged-in

anyway so battery life isn't as much of a concern as powerful



  • Reply 1 of 4
    chuckerchucker Posts: 5,089member
    They do. It's called the iMac.

    That 200 GB drive is 4200 RPM, btw. Not sure if you want to deal with it.
  • Reply 2 of 4
    webmailwebmail Posts: 639member
    a 15 or 17" notebook are perfect desktop replacements. Just plug them into a 30" display at home.
  • Reply 3 of 4
    gugygugy Posts: 794member
    why not a 20" laptop?

    The imac 20" screen size would be perfect on a laptop configuration.

    Imac is easy to move around but not portable. where is the battery? where is the built in keyboard? so, to assume the imac would be the real desktop replacement is wrong.

    I agreed that attach the 17" PB to a 30" Cinema display is nice, but the problem is that the cinema displays are not portable.

    Anyway the point is that a 19" or 20" laptop would be a dream come true for editors and designers on the road. i would buy one in a heartbeat.
  • Reply 4 of 4
    mellomello Posts: 555member

    Originally posted by Chucker

    They do. It's called the iMac.

    That 200 GB drive is 4200 RPM, btw. Not sure if you want to deal with it.

    Most of my freelance work involves me taking my laptop to a client's

    house. Stuff like taking family photos, wedding reception dvds,

    restoring old photos, etc.

    Also, I wouldn't upgrade until Adobe updates CS3 to a universal

    binary. By then I hope that 200 GB drive has 5400 or 7200 rpm models.
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