First Intel Arrandale (MacBook Pro) Processors Due January 3rd?

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Fudzilla claims that Intel is planning on launching three Arrandale-based processors on January 3rd, 2010. These Arrandale processors are based on the advanced Nehalem architecture first introduced into desktop Macs earlier this year, and should represent a significant performance improvement over the Core 2 Duo processors that are currently found in Apple's MacBook Pros.

The three new processors will be branded under the "Core i5" and "Core i7" names and range from 2.4GHz to 2.66GHz with prices ranging from $225 to $332 in quantities of 1000. While Fudzilla describes their TDP (thermal design power) of 35W as "not so attractive", it matches up with the current high-end processors used in the MacBook Pro. This means Apple could use these processors in a new MacBook Pro update.

These new mobile processors are said to eventually also come in low-voltage variants that will also make them suitable for ultra-thin notebooks such as the MacBook Air.

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Doju

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I'll but it. Give us no optical drive and two hdd bays or a thinner laptop and I'm sold. Maybe even dual GPUs in 13" with an upgraded GPU anyway
 

iMacmatician

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While Fudzilla describes their TDP (thermal design power) of 35W as "not so attractive", it matches up with the current high-end processors used in the MacBook Pro.
Since that value includes the GMCH, it's not far from the 25 W TDP of the regular MBP CPUs.

Give us no optical drive and two hdd bays or a thinner laptop and I'm sold.
I'd like to see that too.
 

fivepoint

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Can anyone tell me what this means for the Macbook Air? When will the Air-compatible processors be available? I just bought a Macbook Air last night... might be able to cancel?
 

maclook

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i'm hoping they give the option for 15" and don't reserve the quads for the highest end 17". in terms of pricing, will these replace the C2D and maintain the same price tag or will these be a more expensive upgrade option
 

donga

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is this confirmation that new mbp's are on the horizon? maybe. i'd still stick to the philosophy of letting others work out the bugs, then getting a rev. b
 

CmdrLaForge

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Can anyone tell me what this means for the Macbook Air? When will the Air-compatible processors be available? I just bought a Macbook Air last night... might be able to cancel?
I suggest you look at the Macrumors Buyers Guide as it might give the best answer to your question.

Product MacBook Air
Recommendation: Neutral - Mid product cycle
Last Release June 08, 2009
Days Since Update 176 (Avg = 255)
 

iMacmatician

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Can anyone tell me what this means for the Macbook Air? When will the Air-compatible processors be available? I just bought a Macbook Air last night... might be able to cancel?
They appear to be slated for Q3 2010 but I think the same report(s) said Q3 for the CPUs that Fudzilla says will come in January.

If they are indeed coming in Q3, then I'd expect an interim update for the Air that updates other components besides the CPU (4 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD). If earlier, then the next update would probably be Arrandale.
 

Shanpdx

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the current line up as it is
13" MB - 2.26 Ghz 3M L2 Cache - P8400 -$209
13" MBP - 2.26 Ghz 3M L2 Cache - P8400 - $209
13" MBP - 2.53 Ghz 3M L2 Cache - P8700 - $209

15" MBP - 2.53 Ghz 3M L2 Cache - P8700 - $209
15" MBP - 2.66 Ghz 3M L2 Cache - P8800 - $241

15" MBP - 2.80 Ghz 6M L2 Cache - P9700 - $348
17" MBP - 2.80 Ghz 6M L2 Cache - P9700 - $348

based on the price alone

Assumptions
#1. $16 difference between the old and new line up because of the integrated GPU inside the chip OR U$ value depreciation
#2. these are 35Watts TDP including GPU so they are equal to current PXXXX CPUs with 25 Watts TDP
#3. Prices based on wiki

the newer MB and MBP line would be
13" MB - 2.26 Ghz 3M L2 Cache - i5 430M - $225

13" MBP - 2.26 Ghz 3M L2 Cache - i5 430M - $225
13" MBP - 2.40 Ghz 3M L2 Cache - i5 520M - $225

15" MBP - 2.40 Ghz 3M L2 Cache - i5 520M - $225
15" MBP - 2.53 Ghz 3M L2 Cache - i5 540M - $257

15" MBP - 2.66 Ghz 4M L2 Cache - i5 620M Dual Core - $332 OR 1.60 Ghz 6M L2 Cache - i7 720QM - $364 - Quad Core
17" MBP - 2.66 Ghz 4M L2 Cache - i5 620M Dual Core - $332 OR 1.60 Ghz 6M L2 Cache - i7 720QM - $364 - Quad Core

and no Core i3 in this line up. graphics how that going to play out also no idea.

reference i am using here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...ile_Processors
it is not a intel announced price but it should be close enough

i posted this on the other thread...
 

iMacmatician

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15" MBP - 2.80 Ghz 6M L2 Cache - P9700 - $348
17" MBP - 2.80 Ghz 6M L2 Cache - P9700 - $348
BTO (15", 17") MBP - 3.07 GHz 6 MB L2 - T9900 - $530

15" MBP - 2.66 Ghz 4M L2 Cache - i5 620M Dual Core - $332 OR 1.60 Ghz 6M L2 Cache - i7 720QM - $364 - Quad Core
17" MBP - 2.66 Ghz 4M L2 Cache - i5 620M Dual Core - $332 OR 1.60 Ghz 6M L2 Cache - i7 720QM - $364 - Quad Core
If they go quad-core I can see a BTO of 1.73 GHz 8 MB L2 - i7 820QM - $546 - quad core
 
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