Goodbye Merom, hello...?

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  1. pianodude123 macrumors 6502a

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    Hopefully next monday, some new Macbook Pros with meroms will be released. What do people expect as far as specs and pricing goes. I know they will probably just bump the processor to 2.33, but thats a pretty lame update..

    They definately should add a FW800 to it, and better cooling.

    So, after the merom is out, what are we anticipating for the next revision?
     
  2. gadgetgirl85 macrumors 68040

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    People are crying for merom to come out yet you want to anticipate whats after it? :D
     
  3. pianodude123 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yes...i just dont see merom as that big of an upgrade...its what, 100 Mhz faster??

    Thats not a big deal to me...

    I want something cosmetically changed as well as Graphics card update!!!!!!
     
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    It is a crazy world that we live in. :p :D :)
     
  5. pianodude123 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I am just thinking ahead...


    Does anyone actually have any speculation?
     
  6. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Well, I think that prices will remain the same.

    Specs are likely to be-
    15" 2.16GHz Core 2 Duo
    15" 2.33GHz Core 2 Duo
    17" 2.33GHz Core 2 Duo

    I doubt that we will see faster video cards in the MacBook Pros (as evidenced by the 20" iMac C2D using the same Radeon X1600 as it's predecessor). :eek:
     
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    Nothing to get real excited about if you ask me. :rolleyes: :D
     
  9. Bill Gates macrumors 68020

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    Well there's more to it than that, but I was referencing the title, which only refers to the processor. The next revision will also have the Santa Rosa chipset, etc., etc..
     
  10. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    I realize that there will be more to it than the faster fsb, but updates to the MacBook(Pro) line are going to be more incremental than before. The huge leap in notebook performance occured when Apple switched from PowerPC G4 chips to Intel's Core Duo. :)
     
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    We need Santa Rosa first for the new socket though!

    but yes after that, Penryn. 45nm or bust!
     
  12. pianoman macrumors 68000

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    ahhh! too many code names! merom... santa rosa... penryn...! they're all fast, just go buy one!
     
  13. dbxz macrumors newbie

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    actually its a huge update for a laptop cpu...

    Core Duo:
    - 2mb cache
    - 32bit

    Core 2 Duo:
    - 4 mb cache
    - 64bit
    - Slightly faster clock speed
     
  14. daneoni macrumors G4

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    Hello Nehalem.

    I'd like magnetic latching
    DL SuperDrive
    FW800
    More USB ports
    ExpressCard 54
    Larger display opening angle
    Improved ventilation/cooling system

    There thats it, not much is it
     
  15. gadgetgirl85 macrumors 68040

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    If they just put merom into the machines and don't change the design like some of the ideas pointed above I don't think it will be worth it. (Not that I'm buying one) But to others anyway
     
  16. ®îçhå®? macrumors 68000

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    I too only think that the processor will get an upgrade. As for the casing, a magnetic latch and that will be it.
     
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    I heard they are going to integrate the Apple Phone into the next next revision of MBP:rolleyes:
     
  18. deputy_doofy macrumors 65816

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    That's a matter of perspective. I'm buying the C2D, regardless of those features. Of course, I'm coming from a 1GHz PB 12".
     
  19. topgunn macrumors 65816

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    Don't foget the new SSE4 instruction set.
     
  20. pianodude123 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    OKAY...Santa rosa =?


    Also...Are we sure there will be no graphics update....thats really a bummer...
     
  21. pianodude123 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Either that or somewhat of a pricedrop would be nice. When you really think about it, the MBPs are kindof overpriced compared to other mac laptops and mostly comparable PC laptops.
     
  22. NextTuesday macrumors member

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    OMFGZ U GUYZ I CNT W8 4 PENRYN MACBOOK PRO'S!!! I HERD DAT DEYLL BE HER NEXT TOOSEDAY!!!

    Oh, how modern society scares me.
     
  23. slabbius macrumors member

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    Sooo....

    So my full touch screen, 120gb Merom WifIpod arrived today and Leopard is giving a hard time with the blu-ray.... :cool:

    lol
     

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