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KPOM
Dec 5, 2010, 08:37 PM
Perhaps this means that Apple won't need to settle for Sandy Bridge and its 9400m-like speeds, and can proceed to incorporate the Core i5 (or at least i3) into the MacBook Air (and 13" MacBook Pro) at its next revision.

http://arstechnica.com/apple/news/2010/12/potential-nvidiaintel-settlement-could-mean-good-news-for-apple.ars



Richard1028
Dec 5, 2010, 08:54 PM
The settlement is probably too late. Whatever Apple has intended for the next refresh is most likely too far along now.

neteng101
Dec 5, 2010, 08:56 PM
The next MBA isn't due for many months yet - there's plenty of time for good stuffs to happen. Next Christmas. ;)

Richard1028
Dec 5, 2010, 09:01 PM
The next MBA isn't due for many months yet - there's plenty of time for good stuffs to happen. Next Christmas. ;)You're right about the Air. But the MBPros are due for a refresh soon and Apple will want to keep the GPU's in synch across all laptop models I think.

dmelgar
Dec 5, 2010, 09:01 PM
Probably too late for the MBP refresh, but next years MB Air should be a great update with larger capacity SSD, lightpeak and faster CPU/GPU.

Richard1028
Dec 5, 2010, 11:33 PM
Probably too late for the MBP refresh, but next years MB Air should be a great update with larger capacity SSD, lightpeak and faster CPU/GPU.Yep. That's about the time the 13" MBP dies.

CaoCao
Dec 6, 2010, 01:27 AM
Yep. That's about the time the 13" MBP dies.

considering they figured out how to octuple the data density of HDDs I think they still have some life.

KPOM
Dec 6, 2010, 07:22 AM
There's now an official MacRumors thread on this.

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?p=11532088&posted=1#post11532088