WWDC// Macbook pro + core 2 duo = Price increase?

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  1. s0x™ macrumors member

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    Hey..considering buying a 17" macbook pro (my first mac), _IF_ Apple announce core 2 duo inside the Macbook pro...would the price increase? Has this occured in the past?...Otherwise if its not updated I'll just buy anyway.
     
  2. wisredz macrumors regular

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    well noone could answer this question really. Who knows what might happen at WWDC or what might happen to prices?
    Core 2 Duo is cheaper, I would love to see the prices drop. But as I have stated earlier, noone knows until monday.
    Just wait a little more and you will see for yourself.
    I know this was not the reply you had in mind but had to tell what I thought
     
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  4. s0x™ thread starter macrumors member

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    Yeah...cheers anyway...I just don't want to see Core 2 Duo go into the laptop and I have to pay more....guess I could shop somewhere else for just a Core Duo...Maybe I will wait till Monday, I'm so excited :D :D

    edit: Even if Core 2 Duo goes in and the price increases, I'd still look at the price difference to see if the performance is worth it. IMO Core 2 Duo needs the Santa Rosa chipset.
     
  5. hyperpasta macrumors 6502a

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    Well I don't mean to hold you off, but you do know that the general consensus is that the new MBP is expected more in the September-October neighborhood, right? The Core 2 Dup iMac is expected first, since Merom won't ramp up in production 'til late august-early september.

    And if the prices went up, I'd eat a cantaloupe. And that's saying a lot for my confidence.
     
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  7. s0x™ thread starter macrumors member

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    Hey, I don't mind with a core duo cpu, like I said in my previous edit Core 2 Duo is limited on the current chipset. Also it has to be bought soon i.e in this/next week, heh credit cards....:rolleyes:

    @Eidorian : Thats good to hear :D

    Argh...the waiting game....
     
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    is Merom really not shipping until September?
     
  9. poppe macrumors 68020

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    No it has been shipping! What people keep talking about is that a Mass shipping is going to start in September. No one really can say what that means. Apple could have bene stocking on Merom's since first release. The mass ship could just mean companies like HP are getting them finally, or the ones that aren't getting that at first, or it could mean like most are taking it that MBP's and MB's won't see the Update until intel steps it up and begins spilling out Merom left and right 24/7. (something like that)

    If the do increase price it better be because apple decided that computers acctually do need good GPU's and felt like offering a 3200 MBP that has the x1800 card or what ever model number I keep hearing about that is so good.
     
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    Apple and Leveno are said to have first dibbs on Merom. It's be stupid for Apple to push for a September launch just so "it can come out in Macworld" because there goes their early advantage, which I doubt Intel gave to them for free..
     
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    The current chipset is being "refreshed" for Core 2 Duo mobile. It's said to improve memory access times. It's not exactly the same chipset currently being used for Yonah. Santa Rosa won't be out till March '07 or thereabouts.
     
  12. Chaszmyr macrumors 601

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    Part of the deal when Apple switched to Intel could have been for the first year Apple gets first dibs on all new chips or something like that.
     
  13. poppe macrumors 68020

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    Hey this si the first i've heard about chipsets being refreshed. Do you have alink or can you go in to more detail. Or is that really it? (understand i'm not calling you a liar, my small mind can only comprehend things when spelled out in great detail...).
     
  14. generik macrumors 601

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    Either way they shouldn't waste this opportunity to hype the release more ")
     
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    Intel Mobile chipsets aren't being refreshed until Santa Rosa.
     
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    Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm... I can't wait for 802.11n
     
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    mmmmm.... cantaloupe...
     
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    Maybe not in the US perhaps, but quite common in the rest of the world.
     
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    That's because of the rising US dollar.
     
  21. kaboutertje macrumors regular

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    Haha, the current exchange rate is far in favor of the euro. Still though we seem to pay a lot more even in a 1:1 comparison with the US $, for our electronics. It has nothing to do with the "rising" US dollar.
     
  22. codo macrumors 6502

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    I don't know about increased - Apple shed a few Pounds off several iPod and iMac models a few months ago in the UK, presumable to be more competitive.

    Doesn't seem likely.
     
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    For Apple to be really successfull they need to keep pushing prices down. Once a Mac is the same price as most PCs and can boot Windows as well, Mac have won. Then its just a matter of time.
     
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    I'm thinking it was:

    http://www.anandtech.com/tradeshows/showdoc.aspx?i=2715

    Unfortunately, the only reference I can find to improved memory access is attributed to Merom itself. It seems as though the "Napa refresh" is replacing Yonah with Merom. It's a bit confusing, the way it's worded - or the way I read it. I think the problem is that I view "Napa" the chipset and the processor connected to it as separate things, whereas the Intel-speak seems to lump them together and call it the "Napa" platform. My bad.
     
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    rising? i thought we were still in a depression:confused:
     

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