Late 2011 MacBook Pro updates

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Hrududu, Nov 4, 2011.

  1. Hrududu macrumors 68020

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    Just got an email from Apple about updates to the MacBook Pro's but didn't see a thread yet.

    "MacBook Pro (13-inch, Late 2011) models feature faster Intel dual-core processors and larger hard drives

    MacBook Pro (15-inch and 17-inch, Late 2011) models feature faster Intel quad-core processors and updated AMD graphics"
     
  2. psykick5 macrumors 6502

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    Oh don't worry there were some. Just a few hundred Mhz increase with some better video cards. Not worth it. Not even worth calling it a "Late 2011"
     
  3. Spadoinkles macrumors regular

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    Oh yes you do. Tim Cook really wants to win the money of those "pro" housewives and 1337 gamers who think having the latest and greatest is going to boost their productivity by over 900 times and give them a better public image.

    P.S Base 15" got what it deserved. High-end should've gone 68xx, but that would've threatened graphics switching.. :mad:
     
  4. psykick5 macrumors 6502

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    Yeah the low end got screwed the first time around. A 6490 is just pathetic.
     
  5. Mackilroy macrumors 68040

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    What makes you think it'd threaten graphics switching?
     
  6. Spadoinkles macrumors regular

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    It was really good enough for the majority of people who bought it anyway. Bu they were falling behind competition I guess

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    I read somewhere that 6870M and above doesn't support it. Without it battery life would be heavily compromised.
    Could be wrong though?

    Seeing as Dell's 6970M/2860s barely last 45 minutes with 12-cell batteries..
     
  7. Mackilroy macrumors 68040

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    Ah. Interesting – presumably AMD would be able to rework it to support switching.
     
  8. Freyqq macrumors 68040

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    the low end 15" got a nice graphics bump. The rest of the update was pretty minor overall.
     

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