MacBook Updates

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by virduk, Sep 8, 2007.

  1. virduk macrumors member

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    I'm wondering when we're likely to see a genuine update to the Macbook. In particular, some kind of update from the GMA950 graphics....like say to Intels current GMA3100.

    Is this likely? Likely this year?
     
  2. steve31 macrumors 6502a

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    There is lots of talk about an update soon. I hope so because I am holding off on buying a macbook for my wife until next month to see if an update happens. Right now she is using my MBP SR and I want it back!!! :eek: I have been using a windows notebook.....and it suxs!:eek:
     
  3. CalBoy macrumors 604

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    Honestly, there are about 50,000 other posters who have been asking this question since May, and the answer still remains the same: no one knows for sure. Speculation has it that a new macbook might be around sometime in October/November, as this fits nicely with the six month update cycle of the macbook, and it's before Christmas.

    As for the GMA 3100...the macbook has always been crippled in that regard, so don't bank on it:(

    PS, do a search for your question first, and then create a thread. It gives you more insight and you'll be able to see a broader set of opinions because not as many people are likely to post a reply to your new thread.
     
  4. steve31 macrumors 6502a

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    My plan at this point is to wait til see how osx 10.5 handles on the blk macbook and if all is good I will get it!:D
     
  5. CalBoy macrumors 604

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    It will handle fine. Apple makes its OS so that it can work on older computers. Heck, G4s from a few years ago will probably handle it ok. The current macbooks will have no problems.
     
  6. kolax macrumors G3

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    It'll run, but don't count on the Quartz effects running smoothly.
     
  7. CalBoy macrumors 604

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    Sorry, I haven't heard of this, what is it?
     
  8. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    effects that required core image, like the ripple effect on dashboard, ran fine on my white macbook, but it wouldn't do it smoothly when it was connected to an external display. coverflow also ran very choppy when hooked up to the external, so i replaced my macbook with a mbp.
     
  9. CalBoy macrumors 604

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    So it's essentially the portion of the OS that handles external displays and the like? Macbooks still have issues with this? I remember the iBooks used to be severly limited when it came to displays, but I thought Apple had done a better job with the macbooks. I guess not.
     
  10. sblasl macrumors 6502a

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    Apple now has the product pipeline basically configured for the balance of the year. They are now having to ramp production to meet the needs for holiday sales. A very remote chance that the Mac Pro might see an update, although very unlikely. As far as the current MacBook & MacBook Pro, your looking at it until an update comes out in '08.
     
  11. WillJS macrumors 65816

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    the MacBook is a great machine. Coverflow and the ripple effect work perfectly fine on my MacBook even with an external display. The macbookd will have no problem running leopard, and the c2d's are going to run it even better because they will use 64 bit instead of the cd's running at 32 bit.
     
  12. CalBoy macrumors 604

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    So then this^^^ won't be a problem? I'm just trying to get a feel for this. Everyone is always so paranoid about new OSs coming out, but Apple has usually done pretty well in terms of keeping people happy. It's not like a two month old machine will be unusable cough Vista cough.
     
  13. kolax macrumors G3

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    Never said it would be a problem - just said the quartz effects won't run as smoothly.

    It'll run OS perfectly. The MacBook's weak point is its graphics, so you can't count on it being able to run Leopard's fancy transitions perfectly smoothly.

    If 100% smooth eye candy doesn't bother you, then folk have nothing to worry about running Leopard on a MacBook.
     
  14. CalBoy macrumors 604

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    Sort of how the old iBooks couldn't handle the ripple effect on Dashboard when Tiger came out eh? Either way, it won't bother me, I've got a mbp:cool:
     
  15. byakuya macrumors 6502a

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    There one can see...behind every strong man there is a woman that is even stronger;)

    Fortunately I didn't have to give my macbook away yet.

    I'm not so sure if the Macbooks will see an update soon.
    If I remember correctly they have been updated shortly before the iMacs havent they?
    And the GMA 950 really is more powerful than most people think.

    byakuya
     
  16. Dybbuk macrumors 6502a

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    I just bought a MacBook, so I am hoping they won't be updated. At the same time, I will live if they are. If they follow Apple's new design concepts, they won't be nearly as good looking as the current ones anyway.
     
  17. BillyBobBongo macrumors 68020

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    I hear that....I'm a huge fan of the white look too! :D
     
  18. Dybbuk macrumors 6502a

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    Yes. It seems strange that they are alienating white so quickly. I understand that there are still white accents, but it looks odd.

    I'll probably buy one of the older white iPods now ... I sure as hell don't need 80GB and they look nicer.
     
  19. CalBoy macrumors 604

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    Sure the white is classic, but the look has become a bit aged. White isn't as sleek or "modern" as silver/black. Though I too found it interesting that this new iPod is the first to not have white; I guess black was selling more by too much of a margin.
     
  20. Dybbuk macrumors 6502a

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    I don't think it is that white does not look modern. I think it is oversaturation; ever since Apple popularized it, many companies have been copying the design (e.g. Nintendo).
     
  21. CalBoy macrumors 604

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    That's only half the case. Ever since the black iPod became an option, people have been buying up that model and leaving the white one behind. Personally, I still like the old white iPod (my old 4th Gen still looks good to me, even if I mostly use my Nano now), but when it comes to computers, the color doesn't look as good to me. I guess it's because black makes things look slimmer while white doesn't.

    I can't think of another company other than Nintendo that has a white product (which sells well, a white Zune doesn't quite count since almost no one buys a Zune). Do you know of any other popular products that are making use of white?
     
  22. Dybbuk macrumors 6502a

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    Sony is releasing a ceramic white glossy PS2. Then, of course, there are multitudes of computer accessories.
     
  23. CalBoy macrumors 604

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    You mean PSP right? And this an upcoming product, not a currently successful one. The PSP for now has been black. I think overall, the trend has been to offer products that are sleek and stylish, which usually means that black and silver win out. I guess we'll see how well this white PSP does.
     
  24. Dybbuk macrumors 6502a

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    No, I mean PS2. :) I lost my PS2 so I am excited about it!

    I think black and white are sleek and stylish. I think the BlackBook is beautiful, but white was my preference. Of course I can differentiate between "what I like" and "what is good". However, I don't like silver unless it's jewelry. :) I think silver electronics are a little tacky looking.

    A [RED] adonized MacBook would be heaven.
     
  25. CalBoy macrumors 604

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    How'd you lose a PS2? It's not exactly something you take with you everywhere like an iPod. Do you mean lost in the sense that it broke or that someone stole it?

    Also, kindly post a link of the white PS2. Sony doesn't seem to be acknowledging it.
     

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