MacBook Pro 13" HIGH SPECS??

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by kyprea, Jul 20, 2009.

  1. kyprea macrumors newbie

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    What are the chances of Apple making a MacBook Pro 13" with the specs of a high-end model 17"

    ie. 3.06GHz, 8GB of RAM, 500GB hard drive .......awesome?? :D
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Eventually, but not yet. Specs always go up while size gets smaller.
     
  3. Demosthenes X macrumors 68000

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    You can already put 8GB of RAM and a 500GB HDD in it... :rolleyes:
     
  4. kyprea thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Im fond of the idea of having a maxed out MBP hooked up to a LED Cinema Display as my desktop, as opposed to an iMac, as you can just pick up the MBP and take it anywhere you want, yet its still your main PC(hence why id like a MBP 13" with the HIGH specs, more portable). Dunno if anyone finds my theory confusing :confused: lol:/..anyone else thinkin this way?
     
  5. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    I really don't think the processor difference it that noticeable.
     
  6. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040

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    Performance wise for many, probably not.

    The temperature increase of the 3.06ghz T-series C2D...now that might be noticeable.
     
  7. kyprea thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Sorry, unfortunately i'm not so familiar with computer software :/ can you explain to me what is needed in order to have a fast working computer which can handle many applications being open at the same time and is able to play games at a respectable performance??
     
  8. MacMini2009 macrumors 68000

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    More RAM and a 7200RPM hard drive or a SSD.
     
  9. getz76 macrumors 6502a

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    Play games? I would add in a discrete graphics processor.
     
  10. tempusfugit macrumors 65816

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    yeah the 13" is definitely not a gaming machine. I wish it had that flexibility but with smaller size comes the sacrifice of certain abilities.


    In terms of having many applications open and running well, this baby holds it's own

    4 gb of ram helps a lot, and eventually I'm going to get an SSD but the 5400 rpm hard drive that comes standard really doesn't perform bat at all.
     
  11. kyprea thread starter macrumors newbie

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    have you tried out Sims 3 or Spore on your 2.53?

    would you say SSD is better than the hard drive?
     
  12. mikes70mustang macrumors 68000

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    the 13" isnt a power house, and likely never will be. You can get speed with a SSD but thats bout it.
     
  13. Some Guy 555 macrumors regular

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    I second this.

    Earlier today I was bored and decided to create and compile a few C++ files, with the purpose of using up the cpu 100% for a long time.

    Executing my program in 5 windows AND watching a youtube video in HD got my temps to the following:

    CPU: 100C (was fluctuating between 98C and 99C alot, barely got to 100C)
    Fans were screaming at 5400rpm and couldn't keep it down.

    Now keep in mind that this is with my mbp that is a T9550 a.k.a 2.66Ghz Core 2 duo.

    If my mbp gets to 100C, would you really wanna know what the 3.06 might get to? I'm pretty sure I can run my program on a system with that processor and it would top 110C.
     
  14. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040

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    105C is the maximum temp the C2D cores support.

    I don't think you could get to 110C without a forced shutdown/system lockup.
     
  15. Some Guy 555 macrumors regular

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    Ah right, didn't know the max temp was that close, guess a 3.06 would just heat up to that alot quicker than a lower clocked cpu.

    BTW if anyone is wondering 100C is 212 degrees Fahrenheit which is really hot by touch... found out the hard way :D
     
  16. Dreamail macrumors 6502

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    That setup makes perfect sense, and it is what Apple intended since the 24" LED display will even charge the MacBook Pro.

    A few things though:

    For better performance get the SSD option, or even better yet buy one from Intel, there are new ones coming out this week/available next week.
    Don't be tempted by 7200rpm HDs as these get very hot. Which is why Apple doesn't offer them as build-to-order. A hot HD is not such a good idea in a small computer.

    Another real performance boost ist 8GB of RAM. Quite a few people seem to suggest that upgrades from 2 to 4 GB is a real boost and 4 to 8 also quite noticeable.

    Finally be aware that the 13" MBP does not have a dedicated GPU. So any kind of more demanding gaming on the 24" display will be a disappointment.
    If a GPU is your thing get a 15" MBP.


    That combo definitely seems to be a better choice than an iMac. Although it is a bit more expensive.
     
  17. entity macrumors regular

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    I always wanted to make an omelet on my Mac :].
     
  18. trondah macrumors 6502

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    http://bildr.no/view/453331

    Here's my brand new MBP 13" 2.53GHz reaching 107 degrees. It's currently at a repair shop, they switched the logic board three times but still the same problem. Macbook is supposed to shut down at 90 degrees regardless of the CPU max. They are awaiting an answer from Apple.
     
  19. Firefly2002 macrumors 65816

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    Lol.... and I thought when the Radeon 3650 in my Lenovo got to 85C it was too hot. Wow. CPU gets up there too.
     
  20. crackbookpro macrumors 65816

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    it would be nice :D

    ...but, I don't think it will fly by Apple.
     
  21. Snowbound macrumors regular

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    With 8gb ram and a SSD, it would certainly be respectable.
     

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