Official Merom MBP Complaint Thread

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by bep207, Sep 6, 2006.

  1. bep207 macrumors 6502

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    If you are like me and have so much anger and disappointment at the lack of release of merom MBPs please use this thread as an outlet to your complaints, whines, and raw emotion.

    no need for dozens of threads that all lead to the same thing. let this thread be our consolidation.

    This thread is for those who paint their dell's silver or go to best buy and rip of a Core2Duo sticker from some unlucky Toshiba and glue it to their MBP. (i hope noone really does that).

    remember back before WWDC when merom MBPs was a "sure thing"

    is christmas a sure thing yet?
     
  2. rtharper macrumors regular

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    WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH

    God I feel better. Seriously. My dell is dying, even as I'm typing on it. Please, Apple, don't make me do anything too drastic like BUY A PRE-MEROM MAC!
     
  3. JMies419 macrumors 6502

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    Silent merom notebook upgrades on Apples website tomorrow, 9-7-06! :D
     
  4. bep207 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    DONT FALL VICTIM! think about that from apple's point of view. they WANT you to buy a pre-merom mac. thats one less yonah they have to get rid of. we should organize a yonah mbp embargo/strike.

    NO MORE YONAH! NO MORE YONAH!
     
  5. Bagucci macrumors newbie

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    I´ve been waiting for ever. Next week is my dead line. If they don't come out, I have to buy one with out C2D, can't wait any longer.
     
  6. mdntcallr macrumors 65816

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    funny you are. no one has been shipping Merom Based core 2 duo systems in volume yet.

    So what, apple decided to wait till now and macworld paris to announce and ship. it's fine by me.

    Honestly it's just a chip, funny part is that Reviews are coming in about the Merom. it isnt all that people are saying it is.

    I say yes to merom in laptop.

    HELLO CONROE for real mid priced tower. that would be worth it.
     
  7. rtharper macrumors regular

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    *points at thread title*

    *Ahem* This is the complaint thread. If you have something positive to say, take that optimism elsewhere.
     
  8. bep207 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    the chip isnt the biggest factor for me.
    the prospect of FW800 in the 15inch
    user accessible HD
    Standard 1gb RAM
    magnetic closure
    Better Graphics Card

    any or all of these would be worth the wait
     
  9. bep207 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    EXACTLY! no postive comments allowed! only complaints, whines, and of course raw emotion allowed.
     
  10. bearbo macrumors 68000

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    as much as i like to see those changes, i just doubt the casing is gonna change too much at this point... if you go into any apple store, you'll see on the wall the banner of "the family is complete" or something like that, and it has the MBP look, altho it's possible, i see it as not likely to completely change the casing too much, including the magnetic latch (and no, dont get me wrong, i'd love to see that too)
     
  11. macman2790 macrumors 6502a

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    I hope for the same thing but the chip is the biggest factor for me. Why did apple release the imacs today. They know most people are waiting for the macbook pro.
     
  12. rtharper macrumors regular

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    I agree, I don't see them all really happening, at least not at once. I would think that adding a magnetic latch would be a somewhat trivial process, though...
     
  13. rtharper macrumors regular

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    Is anyone else using ForumSpy and feeling mocked that replies to the "Apple Releases Core 2 Duo iMac, Adds 24" Model" keep coming up?
     
  14. cossie macrumors member

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    I'm at the end of my tether waiting for something to happen with the MBs and MBPs.

    I've spent the last month narrowing down my laptop choices before i head to college, i've been scrimping and saving (the odd xbox game is the biggest thing i've treated myself to!) for 19 months now and want to make the best purchase I can.

    I finally settle on getting an Apple laptop and now I have to wait longer incase they upgrade the CPUs.

    I have one word:

    AAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH:mad:
     
  15. 21stcenturykid macrumors 6502

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    Im not bothered if they dont change anything but the Processor 'cos at the end of the day im not going to buy a computer (which already wont last as long as many other products in terms of upgrade speeds) that get updated a week after i've bought it i jsut want the new model so it will last longer than the current with the chip being 64bit.
     
  16. brad.c macrumors 68020

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    I feel your pain. Although I own a Yonah MBP, and an iPod video, I am tired of waiting for the moment when they are obsolete. Maybe they'll release the full video iPod (or whatever movie device they have coming) on the same day as the Merom MPB. That way I'll get kicked in the coconut AND the twig'n'berries at the SAME TIME.

    Now if only Adobe would get off their tuckus and release CS3.

    rtharper: This thread was worth it just for the Waahmbulance pic!
     
  17. vega07 macrumors 65816

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    AAAAAAAAAARRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

    I see myself buying a yonah macbook because the merom ones won't be eligible for the ipod promotion. so why don't I buy it today and get the waiting over with??

    but...
    I keep thinking about that .000001% chance that the new macbooks might be eligible.

    OH GOD !!! WHAT DO I DO?!?!?!
     
  18. Nimiety macrumors regular

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    Sigh....

    My first post is one where I hope and pray that I can get a macbook with the c2d chip.

    I have a long trip coming up, and I'm not looking forward to going without a new laptop. I also have a dying dell (geez, common these days, hun?) so I need to hae a replacement.

    Ugh. It's like waiting for dessert and being told you're having a big bowl of "wait and see".

    :)
     
  19. Caesar0801 macrumors newbie

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    I really don't think they try to change the looks... too much R&D for that...
    and the magnetic latch is not such a trivial proces, methinks...

    I've decided to buy an Apple notebook beginning of this year...
    didn't need it urgently so I figured I'd wait a while...
    then started hesitating between the MB and MBP... and then finally as I decided
    to buy the MBP the Merom processors started to seem really real... but in the mean time my windows laptop broke down irrepairably... and I'm leaving home for six months in 18 days... I really need it now!!!!
    darn it, I don't want to buy pre-merom, but I'm afraid they'll force me to it :-(

    I'll wait till 12th of Septembre to see and if they don't release it then, I'll go for the Yonah :(

    grtz 2 all sufferers,

    Caesar0801
     
  20. dsnort macrumors 68000

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    AAAAARRRRGGGGGGHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!! EEEEEEEEEEKKKKKKKKKK!!!!!!!!!!!
    FOR THE LOVE OF GOD APPLE, UPDATE THE MBP SO THEY WILL STOP THEIR BITCHING AND WHINING!!!!!!:p
     
  21. Caesar0801 macrumors newbie

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    love this quote:)
     
  22. HecubusPro macrumors 6502a

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    We can dream can't we? :) Regardless of our collective disappointment at not having our MBP's receive the C2D upgrade before the iMac, I think we can all agree that they'll not be far behind. Apple simply wanted to get their new 24" iMac out of the door before the "showtime" movie press conference on the 12th so that consumers will have a big-screen option to go out and immediate buy once they hear about how wonderful the new movie service is.

    C2D MBP's are coming. Just a little more patience. Was this post too positive for this thread? Sorry :( Darn, Apple! Darn them to heck! How's that?
     
  23. mrploddy macrumors member

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    Will people just STOP whining about Merom's in MB's and MBP's its getting VERY VERY VERY VERY old.

    I've got my Macbook and I'm happy.

    Our survey says you'll see Merom macbook pro's in Jan / Feb when Santa Rose logic boards come on stream and they've made their money's worth as the Pro product line will be a year old.

    -mrploddy

    PS
    I've got my Macbook and I'm happy. I'll be damned if I'm gonna see the 10% difference in performance considering this is my first Mac
     

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