Are the 13 inch MBP likely to be upgraded soon?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by MontrealMonger, Sep 23, 2010.

  1. MontrealMonger macrumors member

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    I'm seriously contemplating downgrading from my 15-inch MBP to a 13-inch, but would likely hold off for the next upgrades if there's a chance they're coming by November or Dec. What do people here think, and is there a chance that the new models will have better processors than the old school C2D?
     
  2. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    there are already numerous threads about it.

    13" is not likely to change processor until spring 2011.
     
  3. MacVibe macrumors regular

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    I guess next March-April. Last spring Apple didn't want to "go through the trouble" of a motherboard design to accommodate the current core i-series chips in the 13 in so I bet they just skip this round all together and will finally update for the sandy bridge chips next spring.
     
  4. bookwormsy macrumors 6502

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    Its not that Apple didn't want to go through the trouble, but that Nvidia and Intel had a big argument and said that Nvidia couldn't put the core i processors in their chipsets because their agreement didn't include the core i processors. Thats why the 13" is still on Core 2 Duo with the 320M Nvidia GPU integrated which is much better than the Intel. On the 15" and 17" Apple put the the core i5/i7 and have the integrated Intel HD graphics and also a discrete Nvidia graphics.


    And replying to the OP's post, according to the buyer's guide, the cycle is about halfway. I think they're not going to update til March or May. Sandy Bridge is looking like thats whats going on.
     

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