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Shackler
Feb 27, 2008, 02:36 PM
I wont be buying a new Macbook until i go to uni. this summer and get the free ipod deal.

so my question is, does anyone know what the specs will be on the montevina MB's?
will it be worth it? possibly an alu. MB?



basesloaded190
Feb 27, 2008, 02:39 PM
come one no one knows anything about that now...that a long time from now. if you don't need the computer till next school year, there is no reason why you shouldn't wait till then and it will be much worth the wait

Eidorian
Feb 27, 2008, 02:39 PM
http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost.php?p=5043655&postcount=276

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=441416

DCSMAC
Feb 27, 2008, 02:39 PM
i would say it is definitally worth the wait for the MB. besides the addition of better graphics in the X4500, there are so many things that could potentially be updated (LED backlit screen, aluminum case, backlit keyboard, multitouch)

Shackler
Feb 27, 2008, 02:51 PM
i would say it is definitally worth the wait for the MB. besides the addition of better graphics in the X4500, there are so many things that could potentially be updated (LED backlit screen, aluminum case, backlit keyboard, multitouch)

thats also what im waiting/hoping for as well.
what would the mid-range whitebook processor be. i know it goes from 2.26 to 3.06 but what is the middle ones?

ahaley1986
Feb 27, 2008, 03:13 PM
i'm waiting for the montevina macbook. don't really need one now and i think the next update could be something to look forward to

Shackler
Feb 27, 2008, 03:41 PM
come one no one knows anything about that now...that a long time from now.

not true actually i just went to engadget.com to search it up since i can get any answers here and they say there is 2.26,2.53,2.8,3.06 and others i cant remeber right now.

benjaminbr
Feb 27, 2008, 05:40 PM
I agree with many above (LED, multitouch), but another key issue will be battery: TDP for montevina is 25 W while SR is 35W, thus more battery life. If you count that, DDR3 memory and LED backlight, we should see a considerable increase in battery life. The GMA X4500 should also support blu-ray and h.246 acceleration, w/ hdcp and stuff, making it a better media hub.

reusman
Feb 28, 2008, 01:51 AM
I agree with many above (LED, multitouch), but another key issue will be battery: TDP for montevina is 25 W while SR is 35W, thus more battery life. If you count that, DDR3 memory and LED backlight, we should see a considerable increase in battery life. The GMA X4500 should also support blu-ray and h.246 acceleration, w/ hdcp and stuff, making it a better media hub.

Do you really think there is a strong likeliness of seeing a BluRay drive in a Macbook anytime soon?! I'm not being critical, I just haven't even considered the possibility of a BR enabled MB... I mean, we haven't even seen it an a MacPro yet, let alone a Macbook Pro... Do you think when [if?] Apple goes BluRay it will introduce it across the line [Pro/iMac/MBP/MB]? What do you think a BTO BluRay drive would cost...?

Abstract
Feb 28, 2008, 03:18 AM
Do you really think there is a strong likeliness of seeing a BluRay drive in a Macbook anytime soon?!

No.

Multi-touch trackpad = probably
LED backlit screen = probably not, but there's a chance.
An aluminium case = probably not.
Backlit keyboard = no.

benjaminbr
Feb 28, 2008, 03:22 AM
Do you really think there is a strong likeliness of seeing a BluRay drive in a Macbook anytime soon?! I'm not being critical, I just haven't even considered the possibility of a BR enabled MB... I mean, we haven't even seen it an a MacPro yet, let alone a Macbook Pro... Do you think when [if?] Apple goes BluRay it will introduce it across the line [Pro/iMac/MBP/MB]? What do you think a BTO BluRay drive would cost...?

No blu-ray for the MB, not even BTO until '09. BUT! The way Intel is pushing its chipsets, montevina inherently supports hardware acceleration and there is more than one way to play a blu-ray disc w/o an internal drive. *wink wink* And once the slim drives are affordable, crack open the ol' polycarbonate (or aluminum, or titanium?) slip it in, and violá: Stay at home update that will keep your macbook running for years to come!.... or too much wishful thinking and too little sleep?

tremendous
Feb 28, 2008, 04:18 AM
it'll be worth waiting for if they fix the firewire problem...