Ideas what specs the next 15in rMbp would be?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by pdechavez, Nov 17, 2012.

  1. pdechavez macrumors regular

    Dec 26, 2007
    All your guesses may be better than mine right now, but I'm planning to buy a new Mac portable. Sure next years will be better spec'd with the Haswell chip but thoughts?

  2. Rhinoevans macrumors 6502

    Oct 5, 2012
    Las Vegas, NV
  3. markus843 macrumors regular

    Sep 4, 2012
    North america
    I really hope they put in samsung screen's instead of LG, and also maybe a better Gfx card
  4. boto macrumors 6502


    Jun 4, 2012
    Probably these spec options:

    i7 4615/4720/4820 from 2.4-3.4/2.7-3.7/2.8-3.8Ghz
    GT 750m (A renamed GTX 660m) or maybe Apple might switch back to AMD for cheaper prices
    8-16GB Ram
    Improved retina display quality (hopefully at least)

    And typically everything else the current rMBP has...
  5. ZacT94 macrumors regular

    Jun 25, 2012
    Unfortunately, no... Apple are moving away from using Samsung parts for everything.
  6. dusk007 macrumors 68040


    Dec 5, 2009
    In practical terms I would say not a great deal of difference in performance but some better battery life.
    The 750M is most likely and probably only slightly faster. 30% max.
    The Haswell will not be significantly faster either. A little more IPC, slightly higher clocks otherwise Intel most focuses on power consumption at idle.

    I wonder if IGZO displays will be ready by then. That should greatly improve battery life.

    The 13" should be more interesting. If one looks at the temps reported in reviews, a 35W Quad Core should have been an option. Anand says it is too expensive but that is a 2000$ notebook :confused:.
    I think the only reason they didn't put a Quad in is because they wanted to hold something back that sounds like a great improvement the next refresh. When they can claim Quad Core + double GPU performance. Otherwise the cooling system looks like it is more than up to the task of handling a 3612QM and the battery life would survive it too.
    The 13" this time around is a poor buy IMO. If one doesn't need speed than a slimmer lighter ultrabook with an ULV CPU would be better anyway.
  7. joshhedge macrumors regular

    Sep 23, 2012

    Haswell will be a significant upgrade over IB -
  8. Rhinoevans macrumors 6502

    Oct 5, 2012
    Las Vegas, NV
  9. Snowshiro macrumors 6502

    Jan 12, 2008
    This is their big play for the next round of chip designs. Everything else will be a similar improvement to SB->IB.
  10. dusk007 macrumors 68040


    Dec 5, 2009
    Did you read it?
    There is nothing in there that should change anything significant in terms of CPU speed. It is mostly about energy efficiency especially with idle power and otherwise somewhat wider execution unit which doesn't all that much for speed.
  11. xxcysxx macrumors 6502

    Oct 12, 2011
    better optimize for the retina screen i hope. like making it smoother and more fluid like the rest of the older macs. because right now it definitely feels like an iphone 3gs with a retina screen.
  12. A Hebrew macrumors 6502a

    A Hebrew

    Jan 7, 2012
    Same as before, just add a few numbers to all the specs.
  13. joshhedge macrumors regular

    Sep 23, 2012
  14. Naimfan Suspended


    Jan 15, 2003
    Depends on if they kill the cMBP.

    If they do, I'd expect the pricing to rationalize. If not, probably just speed bumps, with perhaps capacity bumps, at the same price points.

    The 13" rMBP really needs a substantial price cut or performance/capacity upgrade - its pricing is absurd.
  15. wlossw macrumors 65816


    May 9, 2012
    Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    I anticipate slight speed boost 10-15% overall, and upgrades emphasizing energy efficiency (eg: igzo display). And the big thing will be: Price cut as a result of economies of scale and reduced component costs.
  16. reery macrumors regular


    Sep 18, 2012
    A renamed 660M won't do it. The 650M with this clocks (900/1254) is not standard and pushing the rMBPs 650M very very close to the standard 660M. It's just not worth it.
    Except of Haswell which would be a small CPU upgrade I don't expect something new except if nVidia or AMD suddenly release a significantly faster GPU with 45W TDP.

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