Macbook pro 13'' processor update?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by badfish123, Sep 18, 2010.

  1. badfish123 macrumors newbie

    Sep 18, 2010
    I understand why Apple didnt include a core i5 processor in the Macbook pro 13'', but does anyone have a good guess on when Apple might be likely to release one that does include this processor? Is it more likely that it will happen this fall, or middle of next year?

    Thanks :D
  2. wywern209 macrumors 65832


    Sep 7, 2008
    do you rly want to know?
    Most probably, there will be no major update to the i series processors till early 2011 w/ the sandy bridge platform from intel.
  3. vant macrumors 65816

    Jul 1, 2009
    If you understand, then you should know that the processor will never enter the laptop in its current form.
  4. RRmalvado macrumors 6502

    May 27, 2010
    I wouldn't be surprised to see the processor being upgraded not on the next cycle but on the one following it.
  5. CaoCao macrumors 6502a

    Jul 27, 2010
    notice the P8600 (baseline) hits EOL in Q3 2010 and P8800 (only upgrade) hits EOL in Q4 2010
    IMO unless they have stockpiles they will have to change stuff around
  6. old-wiz macrumors G3

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    A core i5 would melt the 13", would have terrible battery life, and horrible graphics.

    Sandy bridge will be the next MBP most likely, but not until spring 2011. Even then I doubt we'd see anything higher than an i3 in a 13".
  7. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    If only Intel IGP was used, the heat and battery life would be around the same as i5 is 35W while P8600 + 320M combo is about the same (no TDP for 320M but 9400M has 12W so ~10W for 320M)

    Apple would have already used Arrandale in 13" if they wanted. I wouldn't expect an update before early 2011, that will likely include Sandy Bridge as well

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