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10-30-2011, 05:15 PM #1
Apple Reportedly Nearly Done Testing Ultraportable 15-Inch MacBook
According to Macotakara Apple is nearly finished testing an ultra-thin 15-inch MacBook which could be an extension of the MacBook Air family.
Citing an Asian source, Macotakara claims Apple has already finished testing an LCD component for the ultra-thin notebook. However, it isn’t clear whether or not this ultraportable will be featured alongside the rumored MacBook Pro update next year. The report claims that a 15-inch non-ultraportable MacBook Pro without an optical disc drive is also in development.
The conflicting nature of the claims in the report and rumors suggest that Apple wont launch a new MBA alongside a redesigned MacBook lineup. Also, releasing a MacBook Pro without an optical disc drive, while something Apple could do down the line, seems counter-productive at this time. Too many pro level users rely on install discs and requiring an external optical drive cuts down on a device's portability.
Apple’s update to the MacBook Pro lineup last week while minor, helped add to the suspicion that Apple would be introducing a completely redesigned MacBook Pro in 2012. This redesign should coincide with release of Intel’s next-generation Ivy Bridge processors slated to arrive in the first half of 2012.
Apple adding a 15-inch MBA seems a little odd. At 15 inches, no matters how thin, a laptop starts becoming less portable. While it may be an engineering marvel and beautiful, it might not be practical and might not have a clearly defined market.
Last edited by Phillip Swanson; 10-30-2011 at 05:19 PM.
10-30-2011, 06:01 PM #2
I like bigger screens for watching movies, plus its easier on the eyes.
being apple it should be fairly light and still portable
10-30-2011, 06:12 PM #3
I would buy a 15 inch MBA!
10-30-2011, 06:19 PM #4
10-30-2011, 07:20 PM #5
What changes were made to the MacBook pros last week?!
10-30-2011, 07:59 PM #6
I would love a 15 inch air! I just sold my pro and got me a 13inch air the ssd is awesome it's so quick and the boot time it like nothing. Wish I had more hd space tho. But overall I am happy probably won't ever by a pro again unless the come put with a design like sported above crazy thin.
10-30-2011, 08:13 PM #7
10-30-2011, 08:47 PM #8
10-30-2011, 10:17 PM #9
The iPad did not have a clearly defined market...