Santa Rosa MBP spec prediction thread!

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  1. iW00t macrumors 68040

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    I think it is quite reasonable to say that the MBPs are going to get updated sometime in the next 3-4 months. What kind of specs would you expect to see?
     
  2. itgoesbuzz macrumors regular

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    although i haven't seen the issue with the displays yet, i would imagine those would be improved.
     
  3. kalayci macrumors newbie

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    I chat with few folks at the apple store and they are thinking that if there will be an upgrade it will be summer time. He said this from sales perspective saying that during summer time computer sales go up and new technologies become available to boost summer sales.

    They also said that I wouldn't believe how many people purchase apple laptops for graduation gifts.

    Anyways, there is so much in the pipeline about to come out nest few months.

    Leopard
    new apps 07 versions
    santa rosa upgrade

    I am waiting for a higher resolution screen something like 1920X1200 and santa rosa upgrade. The day those two upgrades take place I will be first in line to get a MBP. :rolleyes:
     
  4. iW00t thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Nevermind iLife 07, speed bumps and anything else. The screen and Leopard alone are good reasons! Especially if they use that so called OLED technology for the screens.
     
  5. kalayci macrumors newbie

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    I still can't believe that MBP 17 has such resolution. A company focuses on visual effects, design etc so much and on the other hand their top of the line laptop has a resolution most consider average.

    I am hoping they will do something about this pretty soon. Even Dell has 1920x1200 resolution on a 15.4" laptop.

    Anyways
    OLED screen and a boost from santa rosa will be fantastic upgrade. :)
     
  6. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

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    Don't OLED displays have a shorter life than normal LCD displays?

    I reckon they might be doing a new case design. If it isn't a complete redesign, making the case a gunmetal colour would be awesome. A new keyboard may be in the works. People here seem to think it will be integrated like the MacBook.

    Spec-wise, i think they'll have Santa Rosa, up to 4GB RAM, HD-DVD/BluRay option (superdrive standard), higher res displays, up to 2.66GHz chips, but if the C2Q are cool enough they'll use those.

    What do ya reckon?
     
  7. iW00t thread starter macrumors 68040

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    HD-DVD/BluRay drives?

    I sure hope the machines can be BTOed to remove those drives. Everything sounds good though, especially the gunmetal casing... :eek:

    I was actually wondering what the next upgrade will bring, since we now have 1gb and 2gb of memory standard, as well as 120gb of hard drive standard, wouldn't it be a safe bet to assume that for the next upgrade we'd get more?

    Anyway are you sure that OLED displays have a shorter lifespan? I always thought LED is more power saving & longer lasting than the cathode tubes.
     
  8. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

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    I just had a look at the Wiki page about OLED displays;
    20,000 hours sounds good; much better than 5000 hours
     
  9. iW00t thread starter macrumors 68040

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    How long do our standard laptop LCD screens last?

    *suddenly has evil thoughts about his 9C60*
     
  10. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

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    not sure... i looked on Wiki for it but couldn't find any info. If it's anything to go by, the display on my 2002 TiBook still works like it did when I got it :rolleyes:
     
  11. kalayci macrumors newbie

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    I will be happy if we just get a resolution upgrade like 1920 x 1200 on 17" models. ATI X1900 graphics chipset would be a nice touch as well. :)
     
  12. Jiddick ExRex macrumors 65816

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    Lol, not a snowballs chance chance in hell: "The new MacBook Pro Aero - the replication of a jetplane taking off, only louder and hotter!"
     
  13. iW00t thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I am sure ATi has some newer cards that are faster and produces less heat.

    X1600 is a 2 year old card. In the graphics world that is almost 3 generations!
     
  14. 4np macrumors 6502a

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    You also know that OLEDs have a limited lifetime? Untill that is solved I don't think an OLED screen is feasible:

    [edit]Scarlet Fever beat me to quoting wikipedia ;)[/edit]
     
  15. Skrilla™ macrumors regular

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    I don't understand all the fuss over the resolution. 1920x1200 on a 15" or 17" laptop has to leave you squinting. I had a (17") Dell Precision M90 w/ 1440x900 and thought it was great, although 1680x1050 may have been better.

    My Dell 2005FPW (20" LCD) has 1680x1050 and it is perfect, can't imagine shrinking the screen 3" and then cranking up the res to 1920x1200 :eek:
     
  16. 4np macrumors 6502a

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    What I want in my next MPB?

    1. Santa Rosa (with Robson caching amongst others)
    2. Higher resolution and better quality displays
    3. Better GPU (either nvidia or ati, I don't care which one as long as it's a PRO gpu instead of a mid segment GPU)
    4. Blueray/HD-DVD standard or BTO

    I also read about these speaker issues with the 15"mbp so I hope they'll fix that as well...

    For the rest I don't have too many wishes about the MBP ;)
     
  17. NintendoFan macrumors regular

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    I'm going to assume the same as most LCDs, about 50,000 hours.
     
  18. 4np macrumors 6502a

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    You are probably forgetting that Leopard is resolution independant. You don't have to squint; your screen will just be a lot sharper.

    source: http://developer.apple.com/leopard/overview/
     
  19. Skrilla™ macrumors regular

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    I hadn't heard about that, makes my previous point worthless :cool: :D
     
  20. iW00t thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Hmm makes OLED look bad.

    How about just regular LED?
     
  21. MacDonaldsd macrumors 65816

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    I think the next update will be more of spec bump rather than a overhaul.

    Surely the next gen disc drives Blu-ray/HD-DVD will be in the mac pro before the MacBook Pro ?

    I really do hope it doesn't get a MacBook Keyboard I really don't like them.
     
  22. BillyShears macrumors 6502

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    As I understand it, this is because if they redesign the case, they're probably going to go for the magnetic latch design so it can look as smooth as the MacBooks do. If they do this, there is such little space between the keyboard and the screen when the notebook is closed that the keyboard has to be specially designed. I think that's how the logic goes, anyway.

    I've never used the magnetic latch, but it looks damn good -- no "holes" or protrusions in the laptop, aside from the iSight.

    My guesses:
    • Magnetic latch
    • MacBook-style keyboard
    • Removable HDD
    • Higher resolution screen
    • New "design"/material (?)

    I think the screen will be higher resolution because of the resolution independence. This was demonstrated on the iPhone, which I believe has a pretty high resolution compared to the physical size of the screen. I think Jobs said it was the highest resolution screen Apple has ever shipped or something?

    I think it might also be possible for a new look altogether. First because the MBP is a pretty old design, they might be looking to switch it up. But also, the look of the iPhone is different from their other products. I wonder if it isn't an indicator of the look of the new MBPs? It kind of reminds me of the black MacBook and maybe one of the old G4 PowerMacs? I'm not sure, but I think there could be a new "pro" look for the new MBPs.
     
  23. aaronw1986 macrumors 68030

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    I've never used the magnetic latch, but it looks damn good -- no "holes" or protrusions in the laptop, aside from the iSight.

    My guesses:
    • Magnetic latch
    • MacBook-style keyboard
    • Removable HDD
    • Higher resolution screen
    • New "design"/material (?)
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    Eww, I don't want the macbook keyboard on a MBP, I prefer the keyboard the way it is.
     
  24. Zengetsu macrumors newbie

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    I'm in the year long process of buying a MBP, My problem is I read too many Blogs and reviews and forums which leaves one with too much expectations.
    As it stands now, there still seems much to be desired in the MBP and too much of a demand for certain specs that seem to be on the Horizon(blueray,Screen Res, Graph Card HDD replacability ect.) I'm a young singer songwriter, and I have an alotted amount of money to spend on my recording equip. I Really need portability, but the Mac pro seems more of a viable and upgradable choice.
    I wanted to buy a MBP today but it seems as though there is a myriad of contentions with this. Please speak up if I stand to be corrected. Or are we all a little too Picky?
    This is an expensive machine.
    What do you think Guys?
     
  25. daneoni macrumors G4

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    Amen!
     

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