faster MBPs in January?

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  1. bradleygardner macrumors newbie

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    What does everyone think the chances of a processor upgrade at Macworld for the MBP?

    I want an MBP, but the lack of differentiation between the two machines are nagging at me, and the prospect of an update within 2 months is also nagging at me (I bought the first generation MBP soon after it came out, and then they got new processors right away).

    Brad
     
  2. Warelin macrumors newbie

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    I'm guessing it'll be April/May as they'll want to do revisions and fix bugs which have popped up.

    I'm waiting for the update when Snow Leopard is included to buy my MBP.
     
  3. kobefan234 macrumors 6502

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  5. MowingDevil macrumors 68000

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    Not interesting. Thats the old machine which always had Nvidia graphics.
     
  6. squeeks macrumors 68040

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    plus it still has the 800mhz bus and ddr2 ram
     
  7. Brien macrumors 68020

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    Is there even anything in the pipeline before Nehalem? I'm not sure what they could bump between now and then, I believe the T9600 is already the max TDP for the new MBP case, unless there's a higher clocked 35W chip?
     
  8. squeeks macrumors 68040

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    they are using P series chips now which are 25w actually
     
  9. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    Both the MB and MBP get the same processor, so aside from a bit of a speed difference you are not goign to avoid that issue.

    There is always going to be a faster update around the corner so if the current machines are fast enough don't pet the sweaty stuff.
     
  10. apolloa macrumors G3

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    ALL the reviews claim the Mac Book Pr's use the 'T' series chips ad people running the Intel chip identifier programme on Windows also show it states he 'T' series. The Mac Book uses the 'P' series.

    I don't think there will be any updates, there are no planned chips before the next major revision. I would imagine the 17" MB Pro to be launched though in January. I also think they will completely redesign the Mac Pro and launch it in January. 16 cores nice!
     
  11. varchar macrumors member

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    MBP 17" now or later?

    Hi all,

    I am trying to decide on whether to get a MBP now or wait for a possible release in macworld 2009...

    I currently have the MB white, but am craving for the MBP so much....

    If getting it now, I was originally thinking the 17" version, but then read some posts that 17" would be having upgrade in Jan....

    Any thoughts? Shall I just bite the bullet and get MBP 17" now or 15" now?
     
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    it's funny that people are not satisfied with machines that have processors running in the GHz. i guess i'm old, i remember when 100MHz was fast. and if you had 32Mb of RAM you had a fast computer.
     
  14. m1stake macrumors 68000

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    They wouldn't waste time at MacWorld showing the 17" MBP. Unless it's got a 3Ghz processor, 9800GT, and 4GB+ DDR3, there won't be anything amazing about it. And no, I wouldn't expect any of those things.

    Alienware does the same thing, release the 15", then quietly loose the 17" a few months later.
     
  15. pillow1313 macrumors member

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    no its not the old machine didnt have an 8600 in it.

    your right, but look at what it says, ITS NOT OUT YET. please learn to read. it took me a minute to realize that the pic was the old pic, but the parts dont match the old 17 inch mbp. and it says coming soon. next time read the link first. the link is obviously a place holder for whenever the next gen 17 inch will come out, but only steve jobs and a few others know when this will be. but the fact that bb has a place holder on their website is interesting.
     
  16. kobefan234 macrumors 6502

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    it said coming soon but i guess i was wrong sorry sir
     
  17. MowingDevil macrumors 68000

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    Au contraire it most certainly did.
     
  18. BoingoBongo macrumors regular

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    It's unlikely, but it is possible. The only time I can think of a product being updated that quickly was back in October 2005 when the iMacs were refreshed, and then the Intel iMacs came out in January. It made a lot of people very angry.
     
  19. eleven2brett macrumors regular

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    There better not be an upgrade! The woes of buy technology!
     

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