Are there new 13 inch RMBPs coming soon?

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  1. TSP23 macrumors newbie

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    I have read some threads about new RMBPs - but is this for the 13 inch. I just bought a 13 inch rmbp last friday and was wondering if there was a new one being released soon.

    Thanks a lot to whoever answers.
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    No new rMBPs are due out.

    We may see a slight speed bump in the fall, but nothing major. With Intel delaying the Broadwell chipset until 2015, any new MBPs will be delayed as well.
     
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    I'd keep your eyes peeled tomorrow if rumours are to be believed. More RAM & slight speed increase for the price you likely paid. That said, could just be a rumour.:apple:
     
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    Well, looks like I'm wrong :eek:

    The front page has a news story of what may be coming out as a speed bump
     
  6. TSP23 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I will see - I have the mid level - RMBP 13 inch - this seems to be geared to the 15 inch, no?
     
  7. Meister Suspended

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    thats the 15"
     
  8. TSP23 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Upon re-reading the article I do see that 13 inch is included in the article - however would this update be worth the exchange and the 1 hour drive to the apple store?

    I have the mid level rmbp 13inch
     
  9. Meister Suspended

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    if this rumor is true there will only be a ram upgrade for the base 15".
    The higher clock speed on the 13" would only drain the battery quicker.
     
  10. thunng8 macrumors 6502a

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    I will be a 200mhz speed bump. 2.4->2.6ghz. So approximately 8% faster. It is up to you to decide if it is worth it or not.
     
  11. SarcasticJoe macrumors 6502a

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    When Apple updates one size they usually also upde the other sizes as well. The only exception to this that springs to mind was when Apple's "Pro" laptops went unibody in 2008/2009 and the 17" lagged behind. However I can't recall ever seeing a refresh only hit one size.
     
  12. Meister Suspended

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    The i5 mba 2014 refresh.
    The 13" line will not get any standard ram upgrades. I am still not convinced the 15" will either.
     
  13. thunng8 macrumors 6502a

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    There will be a negligible difference in battery life (both are 28w chips). In some cases having a faster CPU will extend battery life as the CPU will complete the task faster and quickly go to idle state ie "race to idle".
     
  14. Meister Suspended

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    you have a good point there.
    Wouldnt go through the trouble to xchange my mb for a 0.2ghz bump though.
     
  15. koyoot macrumors 601

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    Yes. 30 seconds less from 9 hours.


    For crying out loud...
     
  16. SarcasticJoe macrumors 6502a

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    Both the baseline 11" and 13" models got the 100MHz spec bump and i7 models were included in the across-the-board $100 price reduction.
     
  17. TSP23 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So if I have 2.6 - I will have a 2.8
     
  18. Meister Suspended

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    Yes
     
  19. TSP23 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Do we think the 13 inch options will all have 16gb of RAM?
     
  20. Mister Bumbo macrumors 6502

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    I personally doubt it. I would expect the base model to be bumped up to 8 from the current 4 however.
     
  21. TSP23 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So what do you think the midlevel 13inch will be.
     
  22. Benny- macrumors regular

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    I bought my 13" 2.5/8gb/256 macbook on the 18th of this month.
    I'm thinking that Apple will just boost the processor by 200mhz and maybe a slight price decrease.
    I'm fortunate that I have two Apple stores within a 30 mins of my location. I'm really hoping that Apple increases the RAM from 4 to 8GB and the 8 to 16gb, that would be worth the journey for me. We shall see!
     

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