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    bluesky
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    no 17" macbook
    Apparently there will definitely be a 12 MacBook however the 17 has been cancelled

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluesky
    Apparently there will definitely be a 12 MacBook however the 17 has been cancelled

    You cant just say that.. where you getting this info from???
    Just the road and my MBP.. wohoo.. No wireless networks - DOH! Oh well, wheres my ipod! :headphone

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    Quote Originally Posted by homer_j
    You cant just say that.. where you getting this info from???
    He/she can saw whatever they want to say.......

    ...the validity, however, is left to be seen.

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    I don't buy it... They may not have the 17" inch on the slate yet, but I am sure it will come. I have a 17" G4 PB and I really want the new MacPro. I will just have to wait. Where are you getting this info from?

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    Well this is what I was told by a friend / client who is in the know. He just said they where planning both but have now dropped the 17. However it remains to be seen if its true.

    A new 6gb red and black nano is on the way also

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    Well, it makes sense to me. A 17" notebook is only 1.6" larger than the 15.4" MacBook they have now. I dont think that warrants making a whole new model. I think they tried to take what was most popular with the PowerBooks, which is the 15", and release something akin to that for MacBook. The 17" is the least popular when you look at sales, for its quite a bit more.

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    I was really hoping for a 13.3" widescreen version of the MacBook Pro. I wonder what they would call it, the MacBook Mini? lol

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    Probably just the MacBook, wich will replace the iBook.
    In my opinion, there will be following line-up of portables:

    MacBook 13.3" Core Solo
    MacBook 15.4" Core Solo
    MacBook Pro 12" Core Duo
    MacBook Pro 15.4" Core Duo
    MacBook Pro 17" Core Duo

    MacBooks will not be widescreens, I reckon, only the Pros.

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    I think the iBook line could still exist in the future.

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    I really wish they would just reconsider the MacBook naming scheme. My guess, though, is this:

    Consumer core solo books:

    12.1", 14.1"

    Pro books:

    13.3", 15.4", 17".

    This keeps them clearly divided. Consumer has single core, pro has dual. Pro has widescreen, consumer does not. Simple as that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Meyvn
    I really wish they would just reconsider the MacBook naming scheme. My guess, though, is this:

    Consumer core solo books:

    12.1", 14.1"

    Pro books:

    13.3", 15.4", 17".

    This keeps them clearly divided. Consumer has single core, pro has dual. Pro has widescreen, consumer does not. Simple as that.
    agreed, i like how that would go..
    I would also want a 13.3 inch wide screen macbook.. something small..
    as long as it has all the features of the 15 and 17, it annoys me that the 12 inch powerbook does not have everything that the 15 and 17 inc powerbook have, I have the 15 inch powerbook.. but i would like a 12 inch for just like aim and stuff on the road.. better battery power and such.
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    17in is too big IMO.

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    my mother has 17'' ands great, i would never want one because i have an nice desktop iMac and a 12'' iBook for on the go, but people who are replacing there desktop with a laptop might need the 17'' screen

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    Quote Originally Posted by zap2
    my mother has 17'' ands great, i would never want one because i have an nice desktop iMac and a 12'' iBook for on the go, but people who are replacing there desktop with a laptop might need the 17'' screen
    Agreed. I know that there's the external monitor and whatnot, but had I gone for the 17", there'd be little for me to ***** about.

    As for the 12" lacking features, I agree that they really should've had a little more, but a 12" body is kind of hard to fit it all into. I saw the guys at the Apple store pry open my book and it was like "Whoa, they fit all that in there?"
    I'd use Windows... but I like the Mac OS more.

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