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    Apple MacBook And MacBook Pro to get redesigned..
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    Apple MacBook And MacBook Pro to get redesigned..
    Appleinsider claims that the current MacBook and MacBook Pro designs will be retired and are expected to see "major design changes" in their next revision.

    The consumer MacBook line is expected to transition from plastic enclosures to aluminum and stainless steel, which are reportedly more "eco-friendly".

    The MacBook Pro will share a similar design transition to bring it in line with existing iMac and MacBook Air designs.
    Though precise details are admittedly limited given the ongoing revision process, it's presumed this will include instances of matte black on portions of the casings, oversized trackpads, and the adoption of the MacBook Air's keyboard by the MacBook.


    Appleinsider points out that the MacBook has not seen a major case redesign since its introduction in May 2006. Meanwhile, the MacBook Pro continues to share a very similar design to the Aluminum PowerBook G4 which was introduced in 2003.

    The new designs are expected to accompany the Montevina platform launch in June of this year. Montevina promises faster front-side bus speeds (1066MHz) over existing models (800MHz) and slightly faster Penryn processors (2.26-3.06GHz).
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    Apple MacBook And MacBook Pro to get redesigned..
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    Well since those are expected in Q3, looks like ill be getting the current gen macbook since i need it for college in august. I dont mind though, i think the black macbooks now look amazing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iApple View Post
    Well since those are expected in Q3, looks like ill be getting the current gen macbook since i need it for college in august. I dont mind though, i think the black macbooks now look amazing.
    i think they do to the only thing that i am looking forward to is the backlit keyboard and posable multi gesture track pad like on the new MBA's
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    Oh man... that is exactly what I DIDN'T want to hear... Now that there is the larger track pad possibility, slimmer design I might WANT to wait longer
    But it's only 15 days away until I get my MBP! Ahhh. I really have been waiting for so long, but don't know if I can wait much longer. I really want it for the start of summer as I will be gone and need entertainment. And up to 3.0? That means the MBP probably 2.6 base, 2.8 main, and upgradable to 3.0? >_< darn this timing. Why in June?

    EDIT: Do you think because this may be the last gen of these types, their resale will still be nice? And will these new ones be considered "Rev A" and have possibly many errors and bugs? If that generally happens, I'll be more happy and satisfied with this current gen knowing I'll have less problems.
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    Where did it say Q3? I'm looking into having one by August for school as well but I could certainly wait. We have computer labs on campus so if need be I would definitely hold out but I didn't see where it mentioned a release. The only thing that slightly hinted towards timing was the processors that come out in June. Either way this is good news since the atleast the current models will drop in price.

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    Toward the bottom, on the picture chart thing, under "Future MacBook Pro" Ships: Q3 2008
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    Hmmmm... I was gonna buy an MBP around Christmas last year but went for a higher-spec iMac. I know, totally different, but I really do like my Apple Desktop. Anyway... This time around, I really do need to go for a laptop, It would be in December-ish, and most probably an MBP, an MB if not. I'm not really thinking about the next revision, but the one after. I do think it would be a better idea to get one on the second revision of a redesign also, because that way the specs would be tweaked a bit more, and any original flaws would be corrected. But, my main concern is if the next redesign doesn't come out before the start of August, then there's little possibility of getting a second revision before the end of the year. Then there's the classic Apple cliche; "do I wait a bit more for my apple product" or "buy one now and feel the pain later"... See what I mean?

    To be honest, I'd also like some more info on the redesign itself too, but I guess we'll have to wait a bit longer, and even that will be based on rumors, until the day before. [Unless it comes out after the Q3 MacWorld]

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    Apple MacBook And MacBook Pro to get redesigned..
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    they are also re-designing the mac mini.... they want to make it .....smaller
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    Quote Originally Posted by rorz View Post
    Hmmmm... I was gonna buy an MBP around Christmas last year but went for a higher-spec iMac. I know, totally different, but I really do like my Apple Desktop. Anyway... This time around, I really do need to go for a laptop, It would be in December-ish, and most probably an MBP, an MB if not. I'm not really thinking about the next revision, but the one after. I do think it would be a better idea to get one on the second revision of a redesign also, because that way the specs would be tweaked a bit more, and any original flaws would be corrected. But, my main concern is if the next redesign doesn't come out before the start of August, then there's little possibility of getting a second revision before the end of the year. Then there's the classic Apple cliche; "do I wait a bit more for my apple product" or "buy one now and feel the pain later"... See what I mean?

    To be honest, I'd also like some more info on the redesign itself too, but I guess we'll have to wait a bit longer, and even that will be based on rumors, until the day before. [Unless it comes out after the Q3 MacWorld]
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    I don't know. I feel no pain, I quite like my penryn MBP Including the backlit keyboard, which I originally thought to be quite 'gimmicky'
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    I only bought my white Macbook three weeks ago . Oh well you can't get everything in life.

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    So when exactly is the third quarter? I'm not so much caught up in wanting the latest and greatest but I really don't want to spend more money than I have to on the current models. I'll need a computer eventually but I can definitely make due for a little while at the start of next semester if it meant saving a couple hundred bucks. But then again when would the current MBP's hit the refurbished scene? I can get an educational discount but even the "last gen" notebooks are more than that and the only real savings is refurbished. But the refurbs right now don't have enough hard drive space which is exactly why I'm looking at the newer MBP's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ogacon View Post
    Oh man... that is exactly what I DIDN'T want to hear... Now that there is the larger track pad possibility, slimmer design I might WANT to wait longer
    But it's only 15 days away until I get my MBP! Ahhh. I really have been waiting for so long, but don't know if I can wait much longer. I really want it for the start of summer as I will be gone and need entertainment. And up to 3.0? That means the MBP probably 2.6 base, 2.8 main, and upgradable to 3.0? >_< darn this timing. Why in June?

    EDIT: Do you think because this may be the last gen of these types, their resale will still be nice? And will these new ones be considered "Rev A" and have possibly many errors and bugs? If that generally happens, I'll be more happy and satisfied with this current gen knowing I'll have less problems.
    If you can wait long enough for the revision, you probably don't need a new computer in the first place. Buy it, enjoy it, and most of all, don't regret it.

    They revised the MacBooks three months after I bought mine. I was upset for about 30 seconds and then I realized that I have a completely capable machine that will do everything I need to do right now.

    Yeah, I'm saving my pennies for a MacBook Pro, but does that mean I regret getting my MacBook? Not at all. It's still a great computer, and it still turns heads. Don't worry about constant upgrades. Get the computer you need now and enjoy it.
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    A thinner aluminum black Macbook Pro would be very sweet! If they came out with that, I would go for an upgrade even if I didn't need it! I just hope they don't keep them the way they are and make the keyboard alone black. I don't care for that look at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spookymulder View Post
    they are also re-designing the mac mini.... they want to make it .....smaller
    Hmm.... "The Mac Micro"....I should TM that...
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