How Big of an Improvement Will The Upcoming Upgrades To The Macbook Pro Be?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by DocDoom, Nov 19, 2009.

  1. DocDoom macrumors regular

    Jun 18, 2009
    How big of an improvement will the upcoming upgrades to the Macbook Pro line be? Is it possible to see a 2.6Ghz Macbook Pro with Discreet graphics, for the same price as the current 2.5ghz model? Some new colors maybe? Anyone..?
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    If you search, you'll find dozens of threads filled with speculations on upcoming updates, but the bottom line is NO ONE KNOWS (except Apple). Why even ask? No one here has any more information than you do.
  3. Jhanson09 macrumors regular

    Feb 24, 2009
    kansas city, mo
    not sure about the 2.6ghz. But i would be willing to bet there will NOT be any new colors.
  4. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    Seems someone deleted my earlier post which was way less off topic than some of the other posts in this thread. That being said, new colors are not likely, but "big improvement" is subjective. Since you're asking about it, I highly doubt any improvement is going to matter to you- new processors won't help you read your e-mail faster. If you did a lot of video editing it might be a different story.
  5. Theclamshell macrumors 68030

    Mar 2, 2009
    All i know is they wont make colors, though i wish they would remake the clamshells with modern specs, id be so happy
  6. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604


    Dec 29, 2006
    dallas, texas
    Bigger then the ones that will follow, but not as big as the one that came before. Or in other words, who knows?
  7. screensaver400 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 28, 2005
    Seems to me that after every update, people start saying they're waiting for the next one, because some new CPU or GPU is on the horizon. In the Core Duo days it was Merom, now it's Nehelem.

    The bottom line is this: The current machines are screamers, and some of the most affordably/reasonably priced Macs ever. If this were July, I'd say to purchase now.

    However, I expect an update in the first quarter of 2010. Can you wait up to four more months? If so, it's a good idea.

    I always wait, and only buy immediately after an update. But I don't get hung up on when the "next" thing is coming. There's always a next thing.
  8. marvel2 macrumors 6502

    Jun 27, 2007
  9. spaceballl macrumors 68030


    Nov 2, 2003
    San Francisco, CA
    If you would like in depth discussion about the upcoming updates, based on Intel's Arrandale chipset, then sink your teeth into 61 pages of this thread.

    If you don't want to, i don't blame you. But this is the first architecture overhaul that Intel has done in a long time. Clock speeds will be lower, along with heat output and power consumption, but performance will be much improved.

    I'd wait this one out. Unless it's an Xmas gift or something...
  10. Ping Guo macrumors 6502

    Ping Guo

    Oct 5, 2008
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    To paraphrase Henry Ford: "You can have any color you want, as long as it's silver." :p

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