Macbook Pro 13" to get Quad Core?

lefse

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Sooner or later, of course, it will...

But what are the chances that the 13"s getting an i5 or i7 for the next revision?
Seeing as only the high end iMacs have these today, it might be a 15" and 17" feature only?

Oh, and if the 13" does get a quad-option, what will that do to the Macbook Air, which will probably cost the same as a 13" (with quad) but with an SSD instead...
 

thegoldenmackid

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I was trying to find the thread from yesterday, but the consensus seemed to be that it would receive a bump in January/February, but it would not get the quad.
 
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lefse

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I was trying to find the thread from yesterday, but the consensus seemed to be that it would receive a bump in January/February, but it would not get the quad.
Just want to know if the thermal envelope can support it, today....
I looked at that thread too, but didn't get anything distinctively clear from it...

There's probaby not room for discrete graphics on the thing - so if the 15" gets a quad fitted, it would presumably make the 13" look like a dud...
The quads seems to be screamers compared to core 2 duos..

Might be 17" only then... and probably more like i5 2.4Ghz, if so...
Just speculating...
 
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yaddam205

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The core i3 will probably be the winning candidate for the next 13' MBP and with 2 Cores/4 Threads it will be a welcome addition. The biggest boost of course being for those of us who run 5+ apps at once, and people running Fusion/Parallels.

No huge speed increase over all, but much better multitasking.
 
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mrsir2009

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The core i3 will probably be the winning candidate for the next 13' MBP and with 2 Cores/4 Threads it will be a welcome addition. The biggest boost of course being for those of us who run 5+ apps at once, and people running Fusion/Parallels.

No huge speed increase over all, but much better multitasking.
Yeah, my duo lags when I multitask a lot. 3 apps open, one of them Safari, and Safari has 10+ tabs open lol it does lag a little...
 
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yaddam205

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Yeah, my duo lags when I multitask a lot. 3 apps open, one of them Safari, and Safari has 10+ tabs open lol it does lag a little...
I know the feeling; FireFox (6+ Tabs), Skype, Tweetie, Mail, iTunes, Pages.
Open all the time on mine.

On a different note, great win over England 19-6!
 
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