Is the Haswell thingy the one they're selling in the store right now?

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  1. tymaster50 macrumors 68030

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    If it were Haswell it would be using Intel HD 5XXX graphics, not the 4000 it's currently using.
     
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    Ah okay thanks, as you can see I'm new to the whole apple computer thing.
     
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    Intel announced plans for Broadwell today. At this rate, Apple should jump straight to Broadwell. :D
     
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    The fact that it isn't updated hasn't much to do with Apple, but more with Intel not rolling out the new processors.

    If you're wondering what the Haswell thingy is, you probably don't need it.
     
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    I know it's a chip that doubles the battery life and makes it efficient, well from what I've read.
     
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    It shouldn't really double battery life. Maybe cut by half the drain by the chip itself but there are other power drainers in a laptop, notably the screen.

    But still, it should add considerable battery life to the rMBP. Probably around 2 hours more.

    And then there's the graphics that should be better and generally more appropriate for gaming.

    I suggest waiting even if you're not too familiar with Haswell. The new model should be in Apple Stores relatively soon, probably in late-October. When they will be available, all models at the advertised price in Apple Stores will be the new model (Haswell), with the older model only available refurbished at a discounted price, and not really easy to come by unless you specifically ask for it.
     
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