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Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by hamzab, Aug 28, 2010.
When will Apple use i5/i7? in the 13" lineup of MacBook Pro's?
Next revision, pretty sure of it.
I think i3 and maybe i5 is more likely than i7.
Uni is starting in just over a month. Should I hold out? When is the next revision likely to be?
Probably late 2010 or early 2011 since the last revision was early 2010.
Mid 2010 was the last release, not Early 2010 suggesting Apple has no intention of delivering any new MBPs in 2010.
I don't see how much an iX core will improve the current 13". I would venture and guess they chose not to use the i3 or i5 (for the 2.66ghz model at least) possibly due to the decrease in overall battery life.. The 15" and 17" have 1-2 hour less battery cycle.
I would say not likely until one of two things happens:
1) Intel let Nvidia make chipsets for the i3/5/7 CPUs, which would allow for an OpenCL-compatible GPU;
2) or the Sandy Bridge mobile launch sometime in 2011, where the integrated GPU performance is set to be much better.
i say in '11
It will be in March of '11 (My sources tell me)
i doubt they will move to an i series in the 13"/air/mini until either intel's graphics improve or the lawsuit between intel and nvidia settles. i cant see apple degrading GPU performance exponentially in order to increase processor performance by a small amount.
This is false.
The 2010 MBP i5 has more battery life than the 2009 15 inch MBP C2D
The Sandy Bridge Intel HD is very good actually. It wipes the floor with the 9400m. It's even faster than the ATI 5450.
The current i5/i7 Intel GPU can already beat the 9400m in some games.
My dream Mac is a 13" MacBook Pro in antiglare (silver bezel too..), Core i5, discrete graphics (AMD... or ATI, whatever they are called now) and no optical drive so all this power can be crammed in.
1280x800 resolution will do me fine..
I could be naive, but my guess is the biggest hurdle is cooling. We all know our macs can run pretty warm, and a i# processor is pretty powerful. I think when cooling can be better addressed, then they may upgrade processors.
Didn't they not include it cus there wasn't space for a good gpu?
I think this is an issue that nobody takes into account when they express their disappointment in Apple for using old processors. Heat is a major issue that nobody takes into account.
they didnt include it because this way they make more $$
The reason there has never been discrete graphics in the 13" line is because of space and cooling.
The current 13" MBP stayed Core 2 Duo because Apple couldn't use an Nvidia shared GPU with an i3 or any other iX processor. It would have been a step backwards in overall performance to go i3 with Intel HD graphics. It sucks, but makes sense.
I'd like to have the newest 13" MBP with 320M GPU, as it is decently faster than mine with the 9400M, but selling my current one to buy a new one isn't worth the price IMO.
Hopefully Nvidia and Intel can play nice soon...
yes that is the way SJ explained it after he received comments on the 13" upgrade. some people believe it. he said something about "killer graphics" (with the 320M lol) but what he meant was "$$kaching$$".
not upgrading from my blackbook until then