How many of you would like to see a Core-M option on the MBP?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Cvx5832, Apr 6, 2015.

  1. Cvx5832 macrumors regular

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    Hear me out before you hang me with that title. My late 2012 MBP with an i5 2.5(3210M)/8/256 is still 99% more computer than what I need. The primary reason I got the "Pro" was for this gorgeous retina screen and connectivity options. I imagine I'm not alone.

    The recently posted benchmarks on the 5Y71 come very close to my MBP. In fact the single-core score is even slightly higher. If the said benchmarks are to be believed I think it's already a very capable processor today. If it comes out with Skylake or even Cannonlake it will be even more capable and power efficient. Then we'd REALLY have all-day battery life.

    I'd really like to see it on the MBP line. While a 13" version of the recently released retina MB would be nice and certainly have its followers, I appreciate the available ports on my MBP, and with a fan-cooled processor so it can run on turbo indefinitely.
     
  2. cbautis2 macrumors 6502a

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    It cannot run all cores at turbo indefinitely due to TDP limits. It might be possible on 1 core though but definitely not at 2.9 GHz. Probably about 2.4-2.6 GHz on continuous single core turbo. It's not a capable system by today's standards especially if you're using it for professional apps. It won't be called a "Pro" anymore if it did have a Core-M.
     
  3. bhayes444 macrumors 6502a

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    I feel like what you're asking for is a MacBook Air with retina display. Lots of people would like one of those. Not as powerful as the MBP, but with a decent array of ports, it would be a smarter choice for some of the 13" MBP buyers. The MBA uses the ULV Intel chips that have more power than the Core-M, but aren't as hungry as the MBP chips.
     
  4. mfram macrumors 65816

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    Gosh no. Why in the world would I want a rMBP with a super-slow processor? That's what the rMB is going to be. Small... pretty... slow.
     
  5. christarp macrumors 6502

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    The retina macbook is for the people looking for core-m's

    The macbook pro is for the type that wants professional power.
     
  6. dexterbell macrumors 6502a

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    Nope, no way no how. Others have already said it. Core M and "pro" don't go hand in hand.
     
  7. duervo macrumors 68000

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    If it ever happened, I would weep for humanity. Ok, maybe not get all that melodramatic about it ... probably /facepalm or shake my head about it though, or both.
     
  8. wksj macrumors member

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    You want us to hear you out, but I don't think you know what you are talking about...
     

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