MacBookPro new ones?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by cmm, Apr 30, 2006.

  1. cmm macrumors 6502a

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    I heard that over the summer Intel is releasing a chip that will make the macbookpro's 20% faster...

    Is this true? Any other special things being added? Is it worth waiting for it? I want the 17inch. I have a 20inch iMac that is my main machine so 15inch would be too small. I have an IBM Thinkpad laptop that I hate, so I wanna get rid of as soon as possible.

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  2. Electro Funk macrumors 65816

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    I would go look at the 17" before you take the plunge... they are VERY big! If you already have a 20" iMac at home and are just looking for portability with the MBP, the 15" may suite you better... just my opinion of course... i am in the same boat though... was going to wait for merom, but my powerbook g4 took a dump on me this morning and now i dont know if i can wait... :(
     
  3. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    I think that you should buy a new MBP now. It sounds like you could use a new laptop- the current version of the MBPs are awesome, why wait?

    Yes, the Merom chip will be faster than the current Yonah one, but not by very much. :)
     
  4. Airforce macrumors 6502a

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    It will also be 64bit.
     
  5. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    It will be, but that really does not mean that much for most users. :)
     
  6. Airforce macrumors 6502a

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    Yup, pretty much. I'd rather have it than not, but most won't miss it for the next year or two.
     
  7. ManchesterTrix macrumors 6502

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    More realisitcally most won't miss it for the next five or six years.
     
  8. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Same here. I would like to have it in a laptop (or any computer for that matter), but I could care less if I didn't have a 64 bit cpu. :eek: :)
     

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