Nehalem in MacBooks...(when?)

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  1. cdhfootball macrumors member

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    when will the nehalem processors be realeased on to the next generation of macbooks?
     
  2. steveza macrumors 68000

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    Probably about 1 to 2 months after they are released by Intel which is Q408 or Q109.
     
  3. Insulin Junkie macrumors 65816

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    Can't wait. That's definitely when I'll be upgrading from this macbook. :)
     
  4. ajohnson253 macrumors 68000

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    Performance wise what will be the difference from the current and the new one?
     
  5. Tigercat212 macrumors regular

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    Upgrading?

    If you buy a Macbook now, will you be able to upgrade free of charge to a Nehalem processor when it comes out or is there a fee you have to pay?

    Thanks.

    Tigercat212.
     
  6. steveza macrumors 68000

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    It will definitely be a charge in the form of buying a new machine. The Nehalem processor will not work with the current range of motherboards and Apple never offers free upgrades of it products.
     
  7. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    But Apple does protect you when you buy a product near the end-of-life cycle. So not 100% free update but its better than buying a whole new machine.
     
  8. asphyxiafeeling macrumors regular

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    as good as i7 is going to be; i'm still excited/hoping for Montevina refreshes hopefully being released within the next month!
     
  9. bigwig macrumors 6502a

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    Mobile Nehalem is more like Q2-Q3 '09 if currently published schedules are accurate.
     
  10. batistuta macrumors regular

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    Agreed. If it was Q408-Q109 Apple might just as well skip an update based on Penryn/Montevina and go straight for Nehalem.
     
  11. Dmac77 macrumors 68020

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    Second half of 2009 is when Intel is going to release the Mobile i7 chips. I would say that we won't see MB/MBP's with i7 (Nehalem) until MWSF 2010.

    Don
     

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