To all who want an aluminum MacBook

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  1. mclaurin10

    mclaurin10 New Member

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    Thiis is not goin to happen.
    • Aluminum makes the MacBook Pro Elite
    • Aluminum would take away the "haul around in you backpack" MacBook
    • It would unbalance the Apple's "pay for your pretty laptop" scheme

    Believe it or not apple has it worked out where you pay more money for not just power but looks. An aluminum MacBook would undermine this system, they have already added Black and because the aluminum Pro's are much easier to dent than the MB's it would take away the school appeal of MB.

    The only way this could reasonably happen is a 13'' MacBook Pro, which i doubt is going to happen because of the fact that MBP's are targeted to people who need large creative canvases (video editors, photosphere's, web designers...)

    Just my thoughts on this rumored "aluminum MacBook"
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    A 13" no, but why not a 12"?
    The PowerBook G4 Aluminum, (Predecessor to the Macbook Pro) came in 12", 15", and 17".
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    I disagree. All of apples products are going aluminum, and its only a matter of time before the Macbook goes aluminum as well.
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    I do not know about this whole "Aluminum Macbook" thing. Think from a logical perspective about all the overheating problems Apple would have with it.
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    Metal is more heat conductive than plastic.
    That means MORE heat LEAVING the CPU and entering the case, where it does no harm.

    One, big, heatsink.
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    malibusurfer93 Banned

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    i think that they will stay black and white. its kinda the signature thing for the macbook. it makes them the macbook. aluminum would be too close to the pro and then it would make apple lose money by attracting the idiot customers who dont know about computer specs to the cheaper one.
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    hakk79 Well-Known Member

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    LOL, I had a good laugh out of this!

    Sorry to laugh, but lets envision this. You leave your Macbook Aluminum on a bench on your friends lap in the sun while going to get a hotdog. You come back 10 minutes later and grab the lid of the laptop, about to open it.

    Guess what happens to your hand?

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    Thats basically what my PowerBook G4 is. The bottom gets so frigging hot.
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    aluminum makes it harder to get the wifi, if the signal is really weak
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    according to several gadget websites, the aluminum macbook has been all but confirmed. Apparanlty the aluminums shells (13") are already in production......


    and frankly apple is alot about looks, and the aluminum macbook that is sure to come somewhere down the line (if not this revision, then the next) will help in unifying apples over all products signature looks.

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