13" mbp processor, late september or october ?

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  1. Shimfs macrumors newbie

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    Hi
    I am finally going to get my first macbook, and it will be a baseline macbook pro 13"

    however, i am a bit weary because, the last 3 years in a row, the macbook pro have been updated in october, and i am afraid i will miss out on a Core iX processor.

    Do you guys think that it will just be a clock bump or a new processor in the next upgrade?

    of course you can't know for sure, but i would just like your opinion
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    i3 was already available when MBPs were updated in April so it's impossible to know what Apple is going to do. i3 isn't that much faster anyway, it's even slower in single-threaded apps. Just buy now, you may not get anything special from the update
     
  3. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    New Nvidia 320M chipset that Apple urged Nvidia to design... likely will stay with that same chipset for at least 12 months.
     
  4. aznguyen316 macrumors 68020

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    If you can wait, wait. If not, now is as good a time as any to buy if you have a Microcenter nearby. $999 for the base MBP 13". That's the reason I'm opting for one now. Plus I keep hearing the 320m is a decent gpu and I hardly ever max out my CPU speed. So GPU is more important to me in terms of the MBPs.
     
  5. iMacmatician macrumors 601

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    I don't think there will be an update until 2011. An 2011 update is likely to mean something more than just a speed bump (Sandy Bridge or Llano…they can't stick with Core 2 forever).
     
  6. Shimfs thread starter macrumors newbie

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    well i don't have to upgrade yet, but! im using a netbook at the moment, and i would like a larger screen for my school since im starting in law school.


    So, i guess i might buy it anyway, its not because i NEED a extremly fast computer for law school.

    well thanks for taking your time to answer this thread.
     
  7. Hellhammer Moderator

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    I think you meant there won't be an update in 2010 ;)
     
  8. chris2k5 macrumors 6502a

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    I wouldn't even bother waiting for the Core i3 to get to the MBP 13". It is just not a big performance upgrade. Apple just probably won't do it because they are ALL about USEFUL and purposeful upgrades.

    I guess they are working hard at putting the Core i5/i7 into the MBP 13" which you probably won't see until Jan/Feb of 2011.
     
  9. iMacmatician macrumors 601

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    I think it was "until 2011," but I made a typo instead.
     
  10. Shimfs thread starter macrumors newbie

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    uhh i could wait until january or febuary for that... :-D
     
  11. aeboi macrumors 65816

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    don't think i5/i7 will be in the 13", would be very surprised
     
  12. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    I agree. If anything like that, it would be a low clock i5, likely the 2.26GHz variant, not a huge performance upgrade. I don't think they'll want it to eclipse the 15" in performance.
     
  13. chris2k5 macrumors 6502a

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    You never know. Apple always wants to wow at their product events. I highly doubt they'll just take a shortcut and use Core i3 instead of i5 at least.

    And they did use C2D in both 13" and 15" models before so I don't see why they can't use iX processors in both.
     
  14. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Apple has never amazed with CPUs or GPUs, it has always had something to do with design, battery, mouse, display etc. i3 isn't really an update, it's worse in some benches and better in some

    C2Ds were the only CPUs available back then, there was no similar situation like there is now
     
  15. chris2k5 macrumors 6502a

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    Exactly why I am hoping they don't put in i3 and i5 instead.
    The i3 as I see in so many benchmarks and reviews, was outperformed by C2D even.

    Could be the higher clock speed though.
     
  16. aeboi macrumors 65816

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    very true, apple isn't known for having cutting edge processors, wouldn't be surprised if it were simply a higher clocked C2D
     
  17. chris2k5 macrumors 6502a

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    Oh my god hahaha. I would feel so bad for those who wanted to wait and wait.
     
  18. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    I don't think that will happen, C2D will be out of production by the end of the year, so it will likely be sandy bridge
     
  19. stefan1975 macrumors 6502a

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    my bet is that then next refresh will be a tiny cpu bump and perhaps a faster hdd or 1366 res upgrade.

    There is no way in hell they will refresh with an i3 or i5 in the coming cycle. the i3 sucks bullocks. I think they will wait for at least a unibody redesign to make a decent gpu fit or wait for sandy in the late 2011 refresh which supposedly has a decent embedded gpu.

    until then we are stuck with a 2008 C2D and shared ddr ram gpu.
     
  20. aeboi macrumors 65816

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    or if they go with i3, intel's stunning HD graphics ftw :eek:

    since according to the steve man, there's no space for discrete graphics
    ...well at least in the $1199 price range there's not
     
  21. stefan1975 macrumors 6502a

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    sure there is. the asus u35 and alienware m11x both have core ix processors and a true dedicated non shared ram gpu and both are sub €1000 laptops
     
  22. aeboi macrumors 65816

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    of course there is
    but not according to steve, the creator of logic
     
  23. stefan1975 macrumors 6502a

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    well he also said something about the 2010 macs blowing us away. well there is little blowing here with the C2D shared GPU update.....but MBP isnt a iMBP so i guess it is obsolete to Apple since it doesnt start with a lower case i
     
  24. aeboi macrumors 65816

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    blowing is a subjective word in this case :p
     
  25. Shimfs thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hmm i actually think i am going to wait for the next refresh then.
    If it is really true that Intel has stopped making the westmeer (core 2 duo chips) and sandy bridge is out in Q4 2010, then i might as well wait for octovber/febuary and see how it is then.

    we might even get a case redesign
     

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