I doubt it...they went through the trouble of getting a custom (albeit underwhelming) graphics solution made specifically to work with the Core 2 setup. They won't be updating these for a while.So does anyone think that there will be a minor refresh sometime before school starts up in the Fall? And if so, do you think they'd ditch the C2D and put in an iX chip?
I'm really disappointed they didn't throw in an i3 or i5, or at least give the option. Do you think they may bump the 13" to one of these by Fall?
I totally agree with you. I was up for paying the premium for the apple product, as long as the price stayed the same/dropped. However, when it went up in the UK and stayed the same in the US I was furious.UK prices are disgusting. It went up from around £900 to £1000 for the base model. In the US, the Base model is $1199 which works out to about £770. I am not going to pay £230 more for something that is £230 less...
For that £230 I could get a new ipod or something else. Unless I get a friend to bring one back for me from America, I'm not going to be ripped off.
Some people want power and portability in a 13" laptop. Is that really so surprising? For some, it's not even that you need those upgrade, but the fact that you are still paying a premium price for a laptop with.. let's just say non-premium specs. Not to say that this hasn't been the case for a long time, because Apple are known for doing this, but it is frustrating this time round.Seems like a good update that will keep the core market very happy. What do people really need with a iX processor, increased resolution and antiglare screen on a 13" laptop?!?
Who knows. The angst is kind of amazing to me. I mean we're talking a MACBOOK PRO portable at $1200. This is pretty much Apple's entry-level notebook. I had to use an education discount to get my $1799 MBP three years ago, and it didn't have these specs.Seems like a good update that will keep the core market very happy. What do people really need with a iX processor, increased resolution and antiglare screen on a 13" laptop?!?
I love how every other tool on MR uses the reference of a mass suicide to iterate his or her petty distaste of everything apple does.I drank the kool-aid after the announcement and put my Macbook Pro on sale. Now a few hours after the effect has worn off, and I think I won't swap after all. Not a sufficient upgrade for the whole machine.