13" Quad Core i7 MBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by mark28, May 2, 2012.

  1. mark28 macrumors 68000

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    The 2.1 ghz i7-3612QM Quad Core i7 has only a TDP of 35W, which is the same TDP as the Sandy Bridge Dual cores. So it's technically possible to equip the 13" 2012 MBP with Quad cores.
     
  2. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    its also possible the dont to keep the 15" as the more powerfull option to make them able to charge more for them

    the base 13" and 15" has a $600 difference but the the 15" and 17" with the same specs is about $300 difference.
     
  3. roofz macrumors regular

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    the fact that quad core ivy bridge cpus could technically work in the 13" has been known around the forums for a while now
     
  4. samac92 macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, but there is only one quad core 35W part and Apple likes to offer two processor options for the 13 inch MBP.

    Having said that Apple does have two options for each size of the MBA even though they have the same processor (only differentiate on storage size.)
     

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