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I was walking into the press room this morning, planning to get some work done, when I passed what looked like the ending of an Apple employee briefing. The Apple staff seemed to be migrating in the same direction as me, and this is what I […]

I was walking into the press room this morning, planning to get some work done, when I passed what looked like the ending of an Apple employee briefing. The Apple staff seemed to be migrating in the same direction as me, and this is what I over-heard:

Guy: “Have you heard anything about 12 and 17?”
Girl: “Right now we only have 15.4, but Steve said last night that we would be getting 12 and 17.”

I don’t know about you guys, but I take this to mean that we will soon be seeing 12 and 17 inch MacBook Pro machines.

  1. This would be nice. I have a 12″ PowerBook that I love, mainly because of its small physical size. If a 12″ MacBook became available I’d seriously consider it, especially if it had higher resolution than the 12″ PB.

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  2. I second that Don. I have a 12″ PowerBook and I am very happy with its size. I would be all over a 12″ MacBook.

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  3. I can confirm that 17″ MacBooks are on the way. I was placing an order today for a test machine and was asked “Do you want the 15″ or 17″ model?” I asked “Isn’t there only the 15″ model?” and was told “No, there’s also a 17″ option available, want that?” Since I had already told my CIO the price of the MacBook and he’d approved the purchase of that, I had to say no.

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  4. If the 12″ is announced before the 15.4″ ships, I’ll cancel my order for the latter and go with the 12″. What do y’all think the chances of that are?

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  5. 12 would be very nice but will it have the graphics card option with 256mb VRAM?

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  6. As a film student, a loaded 17″ MacBook would be boffo!!

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  7. found this, thought it might add to the confusion:

    http://wiredblogs.tripod.com/cultofmac/index.blog?entry_id=1385976

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  8. Only a foot? If they came up with a 13″ widescreen model than I’d upgrade in a blink. As it is, my 12-inch Powerbook works just fine both as a desktop and a mobile… but I wouldn’t mind the extra width for better DVD viewing on the go, though.

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  9. Where can i find good info on if there is going to be more macbook pro’s coming out shortly, I heard something about he 12 and 17 inch having new casings, I want to order the 15 inch but not before I know the day after I order it, new products are going to come out or the casing will be totally different…

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  10. I’m all over a 17″. I’m looking to stop buying PowerMacs, basically want to have a powerful mobile workstation that can handle 3D apps then have a number Minis or their intel equivalents as a render farm (Lightwave3D) as a long-term plan. The only difference I really care about between the 15″ and 17″ MacBooks is the screen size, and PLEASE, Apple, don’t lower the pixel count the way you did with the 15″!!! I want the full 1680×1050 pixel space that the current 17″ has!!!

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