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The beloved polycarbonate Macbook is in line for a refresh of design to make it slimmer and lighter along with an update to the internals as well reports AppleInsider. This
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    Default Plastic Macbook Here to Stay After Refresh
    The beloved polycarbonate Macbook is in line for a refresh of design to make it slimmer and lighter along with an update to the internals as well reports AppleInsider. This comes shortly after the addition of the 13" Aluminum unibody Macbook Pro released in June.

    Since the release of the 13" Macbook Pro the entry level 13" Plastic Macbook has looked oddly out of place next to sexy aluminum siblings leading to questions about it's possible future with many wondering if it is going keep being produced.

    Apple intends to keep the Macbook as a sub $1000 entry level laptop after refreshing it to be more 2010 and less 2006 (the last time it had a visual update). The 13" plastic Macbook has worked its way to the #2 seller of all Apple computers behind the iMac recently most likely due to the good performance (Apple has silently upgraded it not once but twice) for less money.

    Barclays Capital analyst Ben Reitzes believes that Apple will inroduce multiple models at multiple price points after the refresh
    We [...] believe the MacBook line needs to be revamped (there is only one MacBook available now, an old white model) and that we could see a lower priced line soon, positioned below the new MacBook Pro models,
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    I hope they bring back the blackbook!

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    i cant wait to see it

    but probably wont look as good as my aluminum unibody sex machine
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    I agree. Nothing is sexier than my 13" MBP

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    I say kill the Macbook, or complete redesign
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    Quote Originally Posted by Melech518 View Post
    I say kill the Macbook, or complete redesign
    On what basis? I am typing this on a macbook. They fill a niche in the market, for people who want to access to OS X and the various perks a mac provides, but do not have deep pockets. They may be more expensive than other hardware-equivalent laptops on the market, but that is understandable.

    Why would ANYONE want the macbook killed, except Apple's competitors?

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    how about colour unibody ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrispy212 View Post
    On what basis? I am typing this on a macbook. They fill a niche in the market, for people who want to access to OS X and the various perks a mac provides, but do not have deep pockets. They may be more expensive than other hardware-equivalent laptops on the market, but that is understandable.

    Why would ANYONE want the macbook killed, except Apple's competitors?
    On the basis that the entry level MBP is around the same cost as the entry level MB less than a year ago. When Apple released the unibody MB last year it was a step in the right direction. But they have since wiped it out for no apparent reason and replaced it with the MBP for the same price. Like I said, complete redesign is in order or just kill it off....and I am speaking of the body of the MB here and nothing else. It just doesnt fit in with the Mac family anymore

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    how about colour unibody ??
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    I have never been to an apple store. I saw the white macbook on youtube and it was love at first sight. It is a very high quality machine when i got it off ebay.1.83 ghz and 60 gb hd glossy screen just loved it but the sound of the dvd drive bothered me then again all macs drives sound cheap.

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    You have never been to an Apple Store?

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    i wanna see it.
    This is getting a lil' ridiculous...

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    I can't wait to see what upgrades the 13" MBP gets this holiday season so I can see how screwed I got when I got mine in June. lol.
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    I hope they lower the price on the MacBooks. Maybe then I can afford to be a Mac user
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    Quote Originally Posted by staterunner180 View Post
    I hope they lower the price on the MacBooks. Maybe then I can afford to be a Mac user
    dont think thats going to happen

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    Quote Originally Posted by Poseidon79 View Post
    I can't wait to see what upgrades the 13" MBP gets this holiday season so I can see how screwed I got when I got mine in June. lol.
    lmao. I hate that feeling. But at least we bought ours early enough so that we had the top end 13" MBP for as long as possible

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    Quote Originally Posted by stealthbravo View Post
    lmao. I hate that feeling. But at least we bought ours early enough so that we had the top end 13" mbp for as long as possible :d
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    ^ I bet you will buy another one come the end of the year

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    haha, you know me too well. I have my hopes set high on the tablet tho!!
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