13-inc Mac Book Pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by mworkman, Jan 31, 2011.

  1. mworkman macrumors newbie

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    Is there any rumors of the 13-inc Mac Book Pro upgrading processor to the
    I7?
     
  2. ender land macrumors 6502a

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    I'm sure somewhere yes, but nothing credible, feasible, or plausible..
     
  3. simsaladimbamba

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    Isn't the i7 a bit too warm for the 13" MBP?


    Btw, kudos to your overly descriptive thread title.
     
  4. zodqyv macrumors regular

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    Probably. Most of them, anyway.
     
  5. NZed macrumors 65816

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    yea, the i7 needs at least 2 fans, which MBP 13" doesnt have the space
     
  6. gwsat macrumors 68000

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    As I understand it, the biggest drawback to using any i series chip in the 13 inch MBP is that there isn't room on the motherboard for both the CPU and a discrete graphics chip. Apple used the C2D CPU in the current model because by doing so they could also use NVIDIA's 320M integrated GPU. If Apple shifted to i series chips Intel's restrictive licensing requirements would have required Apple to use Intel's vastly inferior integrated GPU. There may be other limitations as well but the conventional wisdom seems to be that the main one is the GPU difficulties using the i series would have created.
     

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