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Overheard: 12 and 17 inch MacBook Pro’s Coming Soon

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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 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.

132 Responses to “Overheard: 12 and 17 inch MacBook Pro’s Coming Soon”

  1. The only reason I haven’t gotten the 15″ is because I am hoping the 12″ would come out soon. I really cherish my 12″ PowerBook for it’s portability.

    Even if they increase it by an inch, making a 13″ Macbook Pro would be great to support a better resolution. Keeping my fingers cross.

  2. I’m switching to Mac as soon as the 17″ becomes available. Almost everyone I know in the industry is using Final Cut Pro, so I figure I better get on board. Can anyone tell me if there is good PC emulation software out there to run IIS possibly and when will Final Cut run on the Mac Book Pro?

  3. What do you think the differences between a 17 inch and 15 inch maybe? Do you think that the processors will be the same? I am hoping that a 2ghz duo will also come out. I was due to order the 1.83 model this week but now i am not so sure and may hold of doing so a bit.

    They are even making laptops now with 4g of ram as seen in the Toshiba M400 and soon the 2ghz that Apple are using is going to seem outdated. It is a shame that they couldn’t up the memory capacity to at least 4gig.

  4. I HAVE THE POWERBOOK 12″ AND I LOVE IT BUT I WHANT TO UPGRADE FOR SOME THING NEW AND I WISH APPLE MAKE IT EVEN SMALLER THEN 12″ LIKE AN 8″ OR 10″ IT WILL BE EASIER TO TRAVEL LIKE ME, AND ALOT OTHERS. I DRIVE AVERYDAY AN I TAKE MY POWEBOOK WITH ME EVERY WARE I GO. AND WHEN I’M HOME I USE MY G5. IT’S JUST SOMETHING SMALLER TO CARRY.
    (I’M WAITING) BUT I CAN WAIT TOO LONG

  5. link2latina

    just curious …is the 17″ macpro coming out before the 12″ I have a minimac which i luv, and a 15′ powerbook thats awesome ..but i would luv the 12″ macpro to carry around …

  6. I bought a 17″ G4 laptop 3 months ago and it has the sound stutter fault that seems to be a problem for around 1000 buyers.

    I have spoke at lenght with Apple and they have agreed to give me a 15″ version of the new model as they said they don’t have a 17″

    I have agreed and just need to wait until the new version is ready to ship.

    This stutter problem on the sound is a real problem and they have no cure for it.

    http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?messageID=1642314#1642314
    http://powerbookdefect.info/

  7. Jerry Vas

    Friend of mine whom is close to some Apple people emailed me to say that i should hold off cause by the end of the year there would be models with flash memory instead of a HD. If MB Pro really was the PB G4 replacement wouldn’t they be pushing it alot more. I remember when the PB G4 came out it was a masive release with a huge marketing push. I think there is something more to come this year and the MacBook Pro is just to keep us going, really it’s just a hybrid of a PowerBook and what’s too come, really an upgrade of the old not a complete new model.

  8. i had my 17′ powerbook stolen last year. it was my one
    chance to get ahead. i had a lot of creative stuff on it.

    i’m hoping i can get a 5 grand loan from my bank so that i
    can get a macbook pro 17″ and get started all over again
    was a pc user until 2005. will NEVER go back to pcs except at school.

  9. i have ordered my 15″, a 17″ would be great for my photo editing, but i don;t even wanna try and fathom it;s price, if the beefed macbook 15″ is 2500 the 17″ would be a close to or over 3000 for a laptop! that will be outdated in like 6 months tops!

  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!!!

  11. 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…

  12. 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.

  13. Andrew J.

    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?

  14. Rich Trouton

    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.

  15. 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.