2011 Refresh Question?

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  1. Irock619 macrumors 68000

    Irock619

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    I am a bit ignorant about Macs and I just purchased a 2011 MBP a week ago. Do you guys think the refresh will be available for current models? Or do you have to purchase a whole new computer? In other words, can current MBP users update their own computer without purchasing a new one? My new computer is already super fast so I'm not sure if the refresh would be worth the hassle or the money. Thanks!!
     
  2. Inopia-Vi macrumors regular

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    No, if it is a processor speed bump, you can't change it. But, not much to bother unless you personally own a rendering farm :cool:
     
  3. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    a "refresh" can mean anything from processor bump to whole new design.

    Apple might make a processor jump on BTO depending on Intel availability.

    If you already have a new MBP, then you would need a new machine to get any "refresh". If they announce a new machine tomorrow, then you could return your current machine, since it's within 14 day return, and then buy a newer MBP.
     
  4. mountains macrumors regular

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    I'm guessing that the MBP's CPU is soldered in, so you can't replace it yourself. You'd need to talk with Apple about switching out your laptop for a new MBP.
     
  5. ct2k7 macrumors 603

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    They are soldered-in in most notebooks. They'd probably ask you to purchase a new MBP.
     
  6. Irock619 thread starter macrumors 68000

    Irock619

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    A whole new model MBP is coming out soon correct? Maybe within the next week :roll eyes: I always find these things out when I purchase something new lol!
     
  7. GuitarG20 macrumors 65816

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    i highly doubt one would be coming out in the next few weeks... i doubt they'll change anything till ivy bridge.
     
  8. DWBurke811 macrumors 6502a

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    no, a "new" macbook won't be out until Q1 2012 at the earliest, Q2 is more likely.

    what may happen in a few weeks is apple will give the option to CTO a faster processor. but if you didn't already get the 2.3GHz, and have some reason to need a faster clock speed, it doesn't affect your laptop at all.
     
  9. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    I never said a new model was coming out within the next week or anything of the sort. I simply said IF a new MBP came out next week, the only way you could upgrade to it would be to get a new machine by returning your existing machine, getting credit, then buying another machine. there MIGHT be a processor bump later this year, but I doubt anything major until spring 2012.
     

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