no rumors 4 macBookPros

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by zoran, Mar 12, 2007.

  1. zoran macrumors 68020

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    Whats the matter with macBookPro rumors, all we hear from November is the new macpros arriving bla bla bla. What might be the next step for the new macbookPros, a xeon portable cpu? What does intel say about portables?

    Im on the edge of buying one but im kinda holding on for Leopard, should i be?
     
  2. psychofreak Retired

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    What do you mean?

    LED backlighting, h.264 encoding/decoding chip...are these not good enough for you?
     
  3. zoran thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Well the LED backlighting was rumored for MacBooks and not MBPros right? And afterall i dont know if LED really intrests us pros. Perhaps it might intrest as far as power consumption is concerned!

    As for the 264 encoding/decoding chip, whats that, and what good will it serve a graphic designers job?

    Personally i was looking for more of a "pro" cpu chip. I mean the Core2Duo is fine but will it run dv editing apps, like the Pro desktop configurations have spoiled us in doing so? I guess im looking for a xeon chip on a laptop, utopic huh? :D
     
  4. Pressure macrumors 68040

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    The Xeon and Core 2 Duo are based off the exact same chip but targeted at different markets.
     
  5. zoran thread starter macrumors 68020

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    So why dont they put in the MBpros a chip thats targeted towards the same market, i mean the MBPro is targeted for pros afterall why put in the Pro laptops an inferior chip?
     
  6. pknz macrumors 68020

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    One is a server chip, and the other is a mobile chip.
     
  7. Techguy172 macrumors 68000

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    Because theres no xeon for laptops not to mention no motherboard designed for laptops either.
     
  8. zoran thread starter macrumors 68020

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    is the santa rosa mb that will be released for Xeon chips?
     
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  10. Pressure macrumors 68040

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    Because the Xeon chips have a Thermal Design Power of 65 Watt (80 Watt for the 3.0Ghz model though) and the Core 2 Duo mobile has a Thermal Design Power of 35 Watt. They also don't share the same socket, so the chips are not interchangeable.

    The chips are being speed- and voltage binned for each market segment.
     
  11. zoran thread starter macrumors 68020

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    So what would you advise me to do regarding the MacBookPro? Should i wait for the new ver, is there anything coming worth the wait ot not?
    What really shock me this morning, was the fire caused by batterie faults in the MB series http://www.macrumors.com/2007/03/12/macbook-battery-fire/
    should i also wait for any new revisions of those too?
     
  12. zoran thread starter macrumors 68020

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    On a new design? Wow now that seems strange, the MBPro hasnt reached a years life yet!
     
  13. Pressure macrumors 68040

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    You will first be able to buy the next revision of the MacBook Pro when Intel releases its Centrino Pro platform. Road maps show Intel releasing it in May.

    Do you need a computer now or is it just a luxury thing? ;)
     
  14. kwood macrumors 6502a

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    Actually....It was first announced at the 2006 Mac World San Francisco in January. It is over a year old.
     
  15. zoran thread starter macrumors 68020

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    No no luxury, im a graphic designer and ive been waiting for a Mac since the Intel transition announcement. I was thinking at first to get a MacPro but the mobility of a laptop is very intreaging, so im focused on a MBPro at the moment but i dunno if its worth waiting.. what? 1-2more months, or more cause im in Europe!
     
  16. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    You can get Macs in Europe.


    You can wait if you want, but what you're waiting for will never be released.
     
  17. deputy_doofy macrumors 65816

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    I'm not sure there's anything overly exciting about the next revision of the MBP.
    G4 -> CD == exciting
    CD -> C2D == exciting
    C2D -> C2D (with minor enhancements) == not as exciting, but still nice
     
  18. dvader macrumors regular

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    I like complicated things made simple.
     
  19. risc macrumors 68030

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    Haha I can just see it, an Apple notebook that is 6" thick and has a battery life of about 20 minutes. ROCK ON!
     
  20. zoran thread starter macrumors 68020

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    To be honest, i wouldnt mind on the 6" part and as for battery, well i never use batteries, i always have my laptop pluged in cause the screen dimness really annoys me! :D
    Anyone else feeling the same? :D
     
  21. dougnewman macrumors 6502

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    Why not? It should improve the brightness and evenness of the backlighting. Certainly no reason it wouldn't be as good for pros as anyone else.
     
  22. Zwhaler macrumors 603

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    I agree with this. I knew about Santa Rosa when I bought my iMac, and you can look at this way

    C2D -> C2D (with minor enhancments) is nowhere near as exciting as
    C2D (with minor enhancments) -> Penryn

    I don't want Santa Rosa, well I mean it is not worth the patheticly long wait and Penryn was too far in the future so this Mac is the best deal for me.
     
  23. zblaxberg Guest

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    or we can just get rid of the screen, make it a 1inch/1inch/1inch cube and call it the macbook shuffle
     
  24. dvader macrumors regular

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    Do you think Penryn will sport the Robson flash or do you think it will be a regular Intel chip with the flash tech integrated into the HDD (i.e. hybrid flash drive) rather than on the motherboard like the way Santa Rosa does?
     
  25. zoran thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I didnt get the Penryn part, what is Penryn and why do u believe that the best deal is the C2D MBPro?
     

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