Release of Leopard = New Macbooks?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Phtosynthesis, Feb 9, 2007.

  1. Phtosynthesis macrumors member

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    My iBook's logic board recently went and rather then shelling out the $500 or so it would take to replace it, I've decided to sell it for scraps and get what I can for it. Anyway, i'm looking at buying a Macbook, but i'm eager to wait to buy one that ships with Leopard. Does anyone speculate if around the release of Leopard there will be new Macbooks? Going by the buyers guide it seems the Macbook is mid-cycle so....
     
  2. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    Macbooks will be updated with Santa Rosa in May-June.
     
  3. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    you never know. the santa rosa platform might make its way into the macbook pro line first and wait a bit for it to trickle down to the macbook line. a may-june santa rosa update is highly speculative and shouldn't be taken to be a statement of fact.
     
  4. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    Well the MB went Core-2 a week after the MBP did, I'd imagine as long as supplies were available the MB would go to Santa Rosa shortly after the MBP.
     
  5. aaronw1986 macrumors 68030

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    You sure? I thought it was longer.
     
  6. iW00t macrumors 68040

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    More like 3 weeks i think.
     
  7. FF_productions macrumors 68030

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    Is it possible to just give it a speed-bump?

    We are always waiting for a new chip, why can't it just be bumped up?
     
  8. iW00t macrumors 68040

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    Well if the Macbooks get speed bumped the blackbook will be as fast as Apple's dear beloved Macbook Pro! Unless the Macbook Pros get bumped as well of course :)

    Not happy with Apple's market segmentation?
     
  9. FF_productions macrumors 68030

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    Woah Dell is out of my league!;)

    These MacBooks are plenty fast. Let's be grateful there isn't a iBook G4 still being sold right now.
     
  10. quigleybc macrumors 68030

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    my gut feeling says

    iWork and iLife 07 in mid March, Leopard at WWDC, and santa Rosa also at WWDC but only for MBP's

    only guessing
     
  11. djinn macrumors 68000

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    How much of a change for the Santa Rosa chipset is there? Any change in method of cooling? Would it be considered a Rev A?
     
  12. Jiddick ExRex macrumors 65816

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    The chipset will be "built" to work with the Merom CPU and will also have a slightly faster FSB, and also wireless N built into it. I don't think there will be much of a change.

    It would go back to rev a again right?
     
  13. aswitcher macrumors 603

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    I really hope Apple slip GPS into MacBooks this year as part of a GoogleMaps arrangement. It would need Leopard for that.
     
  14. Cybergypsy macrumors 68040

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    This Tuesday.......


    with my luck...bought a new macbook last Tuesday!

    I have navi in the car...thats all i need!
     
  15. djinn macrumors 68000

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    To make a lot of you guys feel better about your macbook and macbook pros you just bought, apple rev a products blow. Sure there are some good rev a's out there but with every rev A product I've had from Apple, always had problems. Example would be the 12" Powerbook G4. The thing has warped so bad cause of heat I can't use it anymore.

    So if you just bought your macbook and/or macbook pro C2D, most of the bugs and problems have been worked out.
     
  16. arcobb macrumors regular

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    Almost every revision seems to have a problem that is specific to that iteration. Anyone remember the screen line issue on the last Rev of the PowerBooks? Point is if it suits your needs buy it. If there is an issue call apple or go to their store. In most of the cases they will help you out and get it taken care of. I have a Rev A MacBook. I had an issue with the DVD burner and apple got it replaced and since then I've been happy with it. Actually it's been the best Mac I've ever owned.
     
  17. djinn macrumors 68000

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    I haven't been affected with the latest talk with the macbook pro LCD. Mine is flawless and pretty happy with this Mac. Actually after owning this macbook makes me want to go buy a mac pro.
     

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