Is 10th gen coming to the Macbook Pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by linxy33, May 28, 2019.

  1. linxy33 macrumors member

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    Howdy,

    I recently heard that intel has just started rolling out 10th gen CPUs in some windows laptops..

    Does this mean we could see the 16" or another MacBook Pro update sometime in the near (ish) future?
     
  2. Howard2k macrumors 68020

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    Lower end stuff in the shorter term. Possibly the 13" but not the 15" yet.

    More likely the MacBook and MacBook Air.
     
  3. alpi123 macrumors 6502a

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    I don't think the 16'' Macbook will happen this year, but I won't mind at all if they release it at the October event.
     
  4. bodonnell202 macrumors 65816

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    The chips Intel released are all lower wattage parts. They do include parts that could be used to upgrade the MacBook, MacBook Air and even the 13" MacBook Pros, but nothing (yet) that is appropriate for the 15" or a rumored 16" MacBook Pro.
     
  5. dgdosen macrumors 68000

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    I'd like a 13" MBP that matches the specs on Dell's just announced XPS:

    10th gen (Ice Lake) 4 core i5
    16 GB LPDDR4 Ram
    512 GB PCie SSD
    13" Ultra HD Display
    working keyboard
     
  6. LogicalApex macrumors 6502

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    Is it possible Apple will release another MBP this year? Anything is possible. But I would wager it is extremely unlikely. Apple has been getting a lot of flack for the KB so I expect the next MBP to be their redesign (whatever that will mean) and if they were to release that later this year you'll have a ton of angry people wondering why they did the current 2019 release.
     
  7. poorcody macrumors 6502a

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    Might be early to assume the keyboard works: its key travel is 0.7mm, similar to the butterfly keyboard.
     
  8. tranceking26 macrumors regular

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    What does it matter if they still haven't fixed the keyboard. It will just drive people to others.
     
  9. Howard2k macrumors 68020

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    They just released an updated keyboard.
     
  10. tranceking26 macrumors regular

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    I know, I'm a member of this site lol

    We shall see what happens with this new situation.

    One things for sure I'm going to avoid a laptop that costs a grand plus with uncertainty
     
  11. Steve121178 macrumors 601

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    Had the bits in bold in my previous work laptop 3 years ago (ThinkPad 460s).
     
  12. leman macrumors G3

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    They will come to the MBP once they are released on late autumn. I expect late November launch with AMD Navi.

    LPDDR4 3 years ago? Must have been an exclusive part with some secret-ass silicon
     
  13. Steve121178 macrumors 601

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    It was DDR4 SO-DIMM chips, like this:

    https://www.crucial.com/usa/en/thinkpad-t460s/CT8217105

    LP just means low power.
     
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  15. Steve121178 macrumors 601

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    LPDDR4 is lower voltage, and has less bandwidth but more mobile friendly & often soldered to the board. Did I miss anything? Fact is that DDR4 laptops have been around for years.
     
  16. Chancha macrumors 6502a

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    Just using less power alone is enough of a critical feature for a laptop.
     
  17. Steve121178 macrumors 601

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    Didn't DDR4 support start with the Skylake CPU's? It was never an issue in tens of millions of business laptops sold in the last 4 years. My point still stands that DDR4 has been in laptops for years.
     
  18. Chancha macrumors 6502a

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    Well, being less power efficient is never an "issue" until the more efficient option becomes available. And in the case of MBP 13" for instance, Apple chose power efficiency above performance in RAM choice. The availability / possibility to use LPDDR4 solves / improves both scenarios.
     
  19. Trixs macrumors regular

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    True, but you said the highlighted "16 GB LPDDR4 Ram" was in your laptop. It was not.
     
  20. leman, May 29, 2019
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    Well, I’m just nitpicking, but LPDDR4 is not just more power efficient DDR4. It’s different command encoding, different bus width, different everything. LPDDR4 is also more expensive, requires a different memory controller, and does not come in modular form, so it has to be soldered on. I don’t think there is any laptop shipping with this type of RAM, but I’m sure we will see them once Ice Lake is out.

    P.S. Also, if I understand it correctly, LPDDR4 is also faster than DDR4.
     
  21. Steve121178 macrumors 601

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    16GB of DDR4 was though.
     
  22. maerz001 macrumors 65816

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    Ur link goes to dell xps!?
     
  23. leman, May 29, 2019
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    Edit: I only now got it, sorry. Ignore my comment.
     
  24. Howard2k macrumors 68020

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    That’s what he’s talking about - the Dell.
     

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