Let's make last-minute MBP predictions! And count this baby downnnnn!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by torrino, Jun 4, 2007.

  1. torrino macrumors newbie

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    It's almost timeeeeee!

    Make your last minute predictions. Will we get a MBP tomorrow? WWDC? Both? What will the specs be? Will the design stay the same? Any new cool ports?

    I'm thinking...

    Tomorrow:

    Low-End MBP ($1999)
    15'' LED Screen
    2.4 GHz Santa Rosa Technology
    160 GB HDD
    1 GB RAM
    128MB Graphics

    High-End 15'' MBP ($2499)
    15'' LED Screen
    2.6 GHz Santa Rosa Technology
    200 GB HDD
    2 GB RAM
    256MB Graphics

    Santa Rosa and LED, and regular bumps in RAM/HD. The low-end will have to have LED and Santa Rosa technology. If Apple bumps the RAM to 2 GB and the HDD to 180 or 200 GB, there's not much room for the high-end MBP to be worth $400 more (3 GB RAM is not happening on the high-end, yet). Similarly, Apple realizes the unbalance between the BlackBook and the base MBP, and has to distinguish the two somehow. LED and Santa Rosa technology = def. "Pro" worthy, I guess.

    The design stays the same.

    What I really, really want?

    MacBook Business or MacBook Portable ($1649)
    13'' LED Screen
    2.4 Santa Rosa
    1 GB RAM
    160 GB HDD
    128MB Graphics

    But...No ultraportable until right before Christmas, because - at this point - if Apple wants to price the 12 or 13'' MBP between the BlackBook and the base 15'' MBP, they're going to have to really, really bump up the 15'' specs. Or, if they do release it, it'll have to be with a 2.33 Intel Core 2 Duo chip, as that will be the only way to distinguish it as the compromise between the BlackBook and the 15'' MBP.
     
  2. Sbrocket macrumors 65816

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    Copied from another thread where I posted it.

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    Here's my (educated) guess. ;)

    High-end 17" gets a screen update to a high-res LED screen (1900x1200) with an option or standard config including the Nvidia 8600M GPU (256mb dedicated vram). I'm not gonna make random guesses about the lower end models because I haven't heard anything personally about them, but I doubt they want to go down to a 13" MBP. Of course the Santa Rosa update. And this all rolls out sometime tomorrow.

    :apple:
     
  3. Aea macrumors 6502a

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    What I'm hoping for...

    2.4-2.6 Ghz CPU (Obviously Santa Rosa)
    15.4" LED Screen (Higher resolution, maybe even high end HD)
    ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2600 (In dire need of a better GPU)
    160-200GB HD (Small Bump here)
    2 GBs of Ram (Can't have less)

    I'd also love a SSD Hard Drive (32GBs) as an option, and a better high-capacity battery. I know the MBP is not "ultraportable" but I'd love the SSD anyway :)
     
  4. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    2.4GHz
    160GB HD
    15" LED-backlit LCD
    1GB RAM
    HD2600 GPU
    8xSuperdrive
    Case Redesign

    17" same except no LED backlighting + 200GB HD.
     
  5. lil' brudder macrumors 6502

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    I'm just hoping for iLife 07 before I buy my macbook.
     
  6. andyh2 macrumors member

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    I bought a macbook pro about a month ago, and I was wondering will there be a big performance gain with santa rosa? I got the 15" "high end" version.
     
  7. Marky_Mark macrumors 6502a

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    I love the current case design, but I'm prepared to be wow'd with a funky new look. Like SJ said, the current design is hard to top so I'm looking forward to something really special.

    Anyway, now that's out the way - 10, 9, 8...err...eh? Oh, sorry, too soon. 1,895,497... 1,895,496... 1,895,495....

    [I think we'll be waiting til WWDC, personally, so I'll start high]

    1,895,494... 1,895,493... 1,895,492...
     
  8. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    No. Santa Rosa PCs out already show very little performance gain.
     
  9. Bern macrumors 68000

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    I predict, as I have been stating all along in here..

    2.4Ghz
    160GB HDD
    No LED screen (just yet)
    800Mhz (maybe, but doubt it)
    GeForce 8600M GT (128Mb and 256Mb)
    3GB ram Max (2GB pre-installed)
    No case redesign (Apple don't need to)

    Anyone who wants/needs more than that should consider a desktop.
     
  10. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    But if you want 2.4GHz you need Santa Rosa, so memory can go higher (8GB?)
     
  11. zioxide macrumors 603

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    There's no 2.6Ghz Merom for Santa Rosa.. there will be later this year but its not out yet. The highest is 2.4Ghz.
     
  12. CV4 macrumors member

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    base 15" ($2000)

    2.4 GHz Santa Rosa
    2 GB RAM as lowend
    new video card (not sure what, haven't kept too up to date)
    160 GB HDD
    Maybe LED


    All I really want is a small bump in the processor speed, 2GB of RAM to be base and a new video card and I will be happy.
     
  13. kingofkolt macrumors 6502

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    SR allows a maximum 4GB.
     
  14. elithrar macrumors 6502

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    Predictions:

    Low-end 15":

    2.2Ghz on the SR chipset.
    1GB RAM [stock].
    160GB HDD @ 5400RPM.
    15.4" LED-backlit display.
    256MB GeForce 8400M GT.

    High-end 15":

    2.4Ghz on the SR chipset.
    2GB RAM [stock]
    160GB HDD @ 7200RPM.
    15.4" LED-backlit display.
    256MB GeForce 8600M GT.

    17" may potentially get a resolution boost for 1080p reasons, still CCFL backlit, and a 2.4Ghz Merom on SR. 2GB RAM and a 512MB 8600M GT. 200GB drive @ 5400RPM.

    I'm still of the opinion that Apple will be slightly conservative with their GPU choices, as always [unfortunately], but that we'll see a switch to nVidia due to the AMD/ATI partnership. nVidia's openGL drivers have always been very solid too, which is a big bonus for OS X users.
     
  15. kingofkolt macrumors 6502

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    If the 17" gets 512MB VRAM, I hope the 15" does too! I really don't want to have to lug around a 17-inch laptop :( But I want the best GPU I can get. I kind of doubt they'll have 256MB VRAM in the low-end 15, since they currently have 128. But then if both the high-end 15 and the 17 get 512MB, maybe the low-end could get 256...

    I VERY EXCITE!
     
  16. Sbrocket macrumors 65816

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    +1
     
  17. PDE macrumors 68020

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    All I want:

    Super duper LED display with no grain, good viewing angles and even illumination

    More tilt on the display

    Better cooling /less heat


    NOT aluminum - something more durable

    Better battery life



    And then the mandatory stuff: faster CPu, better GPU with more ram etc
     
  18. kingofkolt macrumors 6502

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    Please elaborate...?
     
  19. heatasmallhouse macrumors regular

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    I sure hope so! :D I'm waiting until LED comes to town. The display issues people have had is the only thing keeping me from buying right now.
     
  20. CV4 macrumors member

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    considering it already is stock with 1 GB RAM, I hope they upgrade to 2.
     
  21. iW00t macrumors 68040

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    You cannot push the current screens back by a lot.
     
  22. coogee macrumors regular

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    I predict updates to only 15" MBP models, no change to 17" MBP, I will go into the forests and live a simple life for some time, being as one with the wood and the moss. :eek:
     
  23. Jblack4083 macrumors regular

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    I think we'll see 800 MHz FSB tomorrow. But one part of me thinks that we wont see anything tomorrow because I don't see what's the problem of just starting the back to school a week later and doing everything then. However I think that they will want to focus of Leopard and the new miniOS for WWDC so they would want to get everything out before then to focus on the OS's.
     
  24. Sbrocket macrumors 65816

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    Once again, Santa Rosa chipset = 800 MHz FSB. So unless they suddenly decided to NOT ship the new MBP with a Santa Rosa chipset, then, yes, it will have a 800 MHz FSB. That doesn't mean 800 MHz RAM though.

    Santa Rosa is the chipset, not the processor. The shipping processor is still a Merom processor.
     
  25. kingofkolt macrumors 6502

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    This stuff is so confusing. Does that mean that it would be 2.33GHz still, or 2.4?
     

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