Is MBP C2D one giant leap???

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Duda, Nov 27, 2006.

  1. Duda macrumors newbie

    Nov 27, 2006
    I've been waiting for long for the new MacBook Pro Core2Duo, I thought it would be a big leap over the CoreDuo, as it was a 64bit processor, but then I read that memory was not fully 64bit capable (Intel 945P = 32 bit = 3gigs). I saw the specs and there weren't any GPU improve (new X1700 or 7700), any Blu Ray or HD-DVD.... so I'm a bit dissapointed.

    I'm a big fan of the MBP, and this new model is really fast, incredibly fast. But that's the only improve there has been, performance. All the new features that are to come have been missed, waiting for Santa Rosa's MBP. I need a new laptop but I don't want to spend 3000$ on an aged technology. Santa Rosa won't be any big leap in performance, but it will offer many new features in terms of conectivity. It's a shame that in one or two years you must to buy an external HD DVD or Blu Ray device to play or store HD videos. It's a shame that in these time you must to buy an express card to connect the WWW via Phone instead of having the "modem" inside your laptop (WWAN, WiMAX). And many other features like an Vista updated GPU (DirectX 10). In 5 months the new Intel GMA 3000 won't be much slower than the actual X1600. Why shouldn't I wait for the following MBP??? Maybe because the lack of time. Core2Duo Laptops where announced in September and the first 17" MBP have arrived to the stores in November. When will I see in my local Apple Store in Europe a Santa Rosa MBP??? I think it should be in june or july. But it will incorporate the new Leopard OS, maybe for that moment Parallels will have a 3D acceleration capable solution, and why not, new case model for the MBP with several colours to choose. Too much novelties, don't you think so??

    Santa Rosa will increase performance only a 15/20%, but connectivity will have and advance of 100% over actual models, and GPU's will be 20% faster. We could consider that's a revolution. What about C2D????
  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus


    Jan 9, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    Let's keep it real... Santa Rosa, Leopard's arrival with 64-bit code, new GPUs, and many other things will offer incremental improvements. But when all of those things are in the market next summer... there will be something else. Pull the trigger on the computer when you need it, or something you want to do is impaired by not having it. Otherwise, barring the iRapture™, technology is not going to stop improving....

    (I pulled the trigger today on an LCD TV ... even though there are lingering issues about when / if digital cable will be possible without a set-top box, whether TVs in the mid-size range will have 1080p, etc, etc, etc. And I love it. But it replaced a 19" CRT.)
  3. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

    Jul 4, 2004
    Tell me. Blu-ray or HD-DVD drives in 1 inch slim notebooks... how many are out there right now and what do they cost?

    The machine you want is going to cost a hell of a lot more than $3000. The machine you want is still 18 months to two years away.
  4. Pressure macrumors 68040


    May 30, 2006
    The GMA3000 is heaps slower than the Mobility X1600 and seriously, who cares if a Mac notebook has a DirectX 10 compatible graphic card? You should just be happy that they even let you run Windows on their hardware, let alone develop software that supports it.

    The current MacBook Pro already has support for wireless-n, although not in Mac OSX yet.

    Again, if you can find a better spec'd 1" thick notebook, let me know ;)
  5. ntsapp3, Nov 27, 2006
    Last edited: Mar 29, 2012
  6. e12a macrumors 68000


    Oct 28, 2006
    uh you do know that C2D was put into the MBP to keep up with the times. Wait till Leopard and Santa Rosa comes out.
  7. sepu macrumors regular

    Nov 18, 2006
    sorry for being ignorant but what is Santa Rosa ? is a new OS ?
    I haven't been around Mac for a while until now that I just bought my Macbook Pro 15' 2.33 that I haven't got it yet .... I cant wait ...
    but can someone explain me what it is thanks .
  8. topgun072003 macrumors 6502


    Sep 11, 2006
    Los Angeles, CA
    The Santa Rosa is the up and coming processor. Leopard is the new OS that will also come out in the spring. :cool:
  9. deadpixels macrumors 6502a


    Oct 30, 2006
    wikipedia is your friend :D
  10. sepu macrumors regular

    Nov 18, 2006

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