How major of a MBP update?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by wentwj, Jan 15, 2008.

  1. wentwj macrumors regular

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    So, I've suddenly been thrust into the market for a MacBook Pro, and will be mostly computer-less in approximately 2 weeks. Given the MBA buzz, I'm guessing the MBP update will be a mostly silent update, with only processor and MB updates and the like.

    So my question is, is there any rumors, or substantial speculation as to a more major MacBook Pro update being imminent. I guess I'm referring mainly to a case redesign, or a keyboard redesign. The MacBook Pro technically fits my needs fine, so if they update the processor a week after I order it I won't care much.

    However, I've been using my MacBook for about a year now and have really come to love this keyboard. So I would be upset if a week or two after I bought it, the MacBook Pro update came with an update to the MBA style keyboard (so much so that I'd probably sell my MBP at a loss and pay the difference sadly, assuming I was beyond the return timeline).

    So is it fairly safe that the update will be a purely processor/technical update, rather than a major redesign?
     
  2. schreck macrumors regular

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    The general consensus seems to be that the next "update" to the MacBook Pro will (more or less) consist of a processor refresh, and, perhaps, a magnetic latch similar to that one found in the MacBook and MBA.

    I'd say that they'd be a bit more prone to switch out keyboards/create a new case design when they switch to the Montevina platform and receive a new motherboard.

    My two cents.
     
  3. wentwj thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for that. I tend to agree, but since I've only been on the market for an MBP I wasn't sure if I was missing out on some scoop that people who've been waiting for months have been privy to. I suppose for me it ultimately doesn't matter as I'll likely be computer-less in two and a half weeks, and thus forced to purchase the macbook pro at that time, update or no.
     
  4. Justinerator macrumors 6502

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    That seems about right.
     
  5. hohohong macrumors 6502

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    Maybe an update in Feb,.... then the Montevina update in June/July with all new design or carbon color version?

    I can wish,... can i not? :D
     
  6. iW00t macrumors 68040

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    I suspect a more realistic timeframe would be sometime in late feb/early march... then another update sometime in october to cater for the christmas crowd.

    I do not see it getting updated now and sometime in june around WWCC again.
     

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