MBP 13" next update.

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  1. igmolinav macrumors 65816

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  2. scottness macrumors 65816

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    My bet is on this month, possibly this week.

    Of course, that's been the case for the last month...
     
  3. igmolinav thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Hey,

    That's cool : ) !!! What new features have been rumored for this update??

    Thank you again,

    igmolinav.
     
  4. scottness macrumors 65816

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    i5 and i7 processors are probably the most notable. I'm hoping we won't see an i3 in the MBP. Graphics cards are in question... Really, they've got to make an announcement in the next few days. I can't imagine them going beyond MacWorld without a MBP refresh. Beyond that... who knows?
     
  5. igmolinav thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Hi,

    Thank you for your answer. I'll look into the i5, and i7 processors. I don't know much about it, but what I understand from your post is that the i3 is not really good. You mean that the graphic cards may also be updated, right? If so, that would also be cool : ) !!!

    Thank you again, kind regards,

    igmolinav.
     
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    If this post isn't dead yet the apple store is down... that means updates
    -Peace
     
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  8. igmolinav thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Hi,

    Thank you again : ) !!! Let's see what happens in a month !!!

    Very kind regards,

    igmolinav.
     
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    It;s going to be soon. I have my money on 3 weeks (first week of march).
     
  10. Badger^2 macrumors 68000

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    Highly doubt the 13" MBP will get an "iAnything" chip.

    Most likely just a faster Core 2 Duo.
     
  11. igmolinav thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Hi,

    Why not an "i" chip ??

    Very kind regards,

    Ignacio.
     
  12. SamTheeGeek macrumors 6502

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    im new to mac , hoping to get my first mac soon. Don't you guys think that it might come out on June just because the last update we about that time ? just wondering. but i really cant wait for the new macbook pro i hope the 13" will get major updates not only the 15 and 17.

    thank you
     
  13. Badger^2 macrumors 68000

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    i chips create a lot of heat.

    i chips cost more.

    so if you are expecting a $1100 13" MBP with an i5 chip, not gonna happen.

    theres a lot of ghz left in the Core2Duo chip -- my guess is that the 13" MBP, in order to keep its bargin price -- gets a faster Core2Duo

    new low end gets a 2.53 chip and 250 gig drive
    new next level gets a 2.66 with 2.8 option and 320 gig drive

    and you have to be careful about uninformed consumers and "numbers"

    sure, maybe a lot of us here know that a 2.8 i7 Quad Core is going to be a lot faster than a 3.06 Core2Duo... but not everyone thinks that same way

    so making a 2.6 i5 15" MBP and a 2.8 Core2Duo 13" MBP -- people are going to ask: is the 3.06 faster?

    and there *will* be new MBPs any week now -- and then they will not be updated until october.
     
  14. Alonzo84 macrumors 6502a

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    How many issues (if any) do newly released models have? And if you're getting an education discount, is it really worth going the refurb route? I've read other posts and it seems that half say they have had no defects and the other half say they have had some problems.
     
  15. devils punchbow macrumors member

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    This is all I'm interested in is a 13 inch. It will be my first Mac as well as my first lap top. The current Core2Duo 2.53 already far exceeds what I need. That would be a perfectly good machine for many years to come. Though I would like to at least wait for the update to see what they do to this model. Maybe I can get a nice deal on a Duo 2.53, or be more interested in what they update to. I want to at least compare current model to new updated model. If they offer a i5 fine, but I won't pay too much more for it as it is more then I really need. I have no interest in 15 or 17 display cause I simply want to stay small as Mac will offer me. I like Pro line simply cause of looks which is why I would skip the Macbook itself.
     
  16. bigjnyc macrumors 601

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    well they are not revision A products they are the same macbooks with spec bumps. for example the ipad coming in 2 months is a rev A product since its the first one. the very first Macbook air was a rev. A product...... when updates are made to products I dont think you have to worry much about major issues.
     
  17. brendu macrumors 68020

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    tell that to all the new iMac owners with problems...
     
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    good point. there's always exceptions.
     
  19. iWoz macrumors 6502a

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    I would think imminent considering previous trends!
     
  20. Badger^2 macrumors 68000

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    But that had nothing to do with the i5/i7 chips.

    And the new 21" and 27" iMacs are a Rev A release. Although the form factor is the same, everything inside and outside is new.

    And there are many other examples of good Rev A Macs.

    G5 towers are one, Rev A towers were better than the Rev Bs.
     
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    Thanks, but my 13" MBP is hot enough already! I mean the temperature, not the specs. If any iProcessor will make them run even hotter, than I will not be able to have them on my lap or stomach, while lying on the sofa or in bed.

    If I follow the evolution, this upgrade should bring the anti-glare screen to the 13" ones. I am looking forward to that. I never liked this MBP that much, but I have to admit that it's still so much better than the 13" unibody MBs. In fact, a relatively fast version with decent screen and marginally better battery would make me keep my next computer for years. That has never happened to me.
     
  22. Alonzo84 macrumors 6502a

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    Does the MBP really get that hot? And is that common for the 13"?
     
  23. kernkraft macrumors 68020

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    The fan in mine is often running at 6000 rpm. There is only one fan, unlike in the 15" Pro. I think heat can be a fairly widespread issue, I always had it with unibody ones at this size. Certainly no lap in shorts. for me, if I do anything marginally difficult for the CPU.
     
  24. Surely Guest

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    I don't understand.... my 13" MBP doesn't get very hot at all, and my fans don't spin up very much, even when I'm watching a lot of Hulu or YouTube.

    I guess I'm just lucky......:confused:

    Or perhaps you're just unlucky.
     

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