New Faster Sandy Bridge MacBook Pros Next Week?

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9to5Mac believes that the new MacBook Pros will be launching next week.
With supplies only becoming more constrained, and with shipments already touching down in select countries, we think a launch next week is likely (between Tuesday and Thursday). That is, of course, if there are no unforeseen circumstances.
The new machines are said to stay at the exact same prices as current MacBook Pro models. Word of possible new MacBook Pros in late 2011 was first reported back in September. At the time, it was believed that the new MacBook Pros would take advantage of new Sandy Bridge processors released by Intel late this year. Based on the part numbers, the new machines are expected to be only a minor update.

The newly released processors from Intel include Quad Core i7 processors with speeds of 2.4GHz, 2.5GHz and 2.7GHz, as well as a Dual Core i7 at 2.8GHz models. Here's the list of new mobile CPUs adapted from CPU World:




Given the heat constraints of the MacBook Pro design, Apple will be unable to use the 2.7GHz Quad Core (Core i7-2960XM) in their notebooks. Apple also won't use the mobile Celeron listed at the end. The top 3 listed, however, remain candidates for upgrades in the new MacBook Pros.

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9to5Mac believes that the new MacBook Pros will be launching next week.Word of possible new MacBook Pros in late 2011 was first reported back in September. At the time, it was believed that the new MacBook Pros would take advantage of new Sandy Bridge processors released by Intel late this year. Based on the part numbers, the new machines are expected to be only a minor update.

The newly released processors from Intel include Quad Core i7 processors with speeds of 2.4GHz, 2.5GHz and 2.7GHz, as well as a Dual Core i7 at 2.8GHz models.

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Figure just bought a new one, should be nice though, and is more than welcomed!
 

slrandall

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Speed bump to carry them through the holidays, followed by [what was earlier reported] a re-design to a thinner profile with Ivy Bridge?
 

_Matt

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Is it weird that I get excited about new MacBook Pros even if I have no intention of buying them?
 

zedsdead

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I wouldn't expect a redesign yet, but once they do I may go back from my MacBook air.
 

TechNovice

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It's just one new thing after another - and yes, I feel the anticipation too, even though I'm not in the market for a new computer either.
 

deviljin102

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Hm, I guess this is great timing then.

Since I was planning on buying a refurb mbp next month, if it's worth it, I'll just get the refreshed version :)
 

Eidorian

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Is it weird that I get excited about new MacBook Pros even if I have no intention of buying them?
New hardware is always exciting. I just wish that it was something more than what could easily be acquired by paying attention to press releases/roadmaps from component hardware manufacturers e.g., Intel
 

cbt

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At the time, it was believed that the new MacBook Pros would take advantage of new Sandy Bridge processors released by Intel late this year.
Was that supposed to be Ivy Bridge? (that MacRumors also just reported was going into volume production).

One can wish.
 

RobertMartens

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How come they don't include those Apple stickers anymore? What's up with that? There used to be a time when Apple's entire marketing effort was those stickers.
 

smartalic34

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How come they don't include those Apple stickers anymore? What's up with that? There used to be a time when Apple's entire marketing effort was those stickers.
If I remember correctly, my MBP purchased this past June did come with two Apple stickers...
 

D.T.

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I'd love it. My wish list is a .75" unibody with a 1200p screen (15"), loose the ODD and make the battery out of this world, plus Ivy Bridge and a 6970m.


My body is ready
Yeah, I'm wondering about the Air <> Pro convergence, in terms of features, displays, chassis design. The rumor of a 15" "air like" product is very interesting. I wonder if the Pro line will shrink to not quite the air thickness, and retain slots for more RAM (user upgradable) - and I'm assuming lose the optical drive like just about everything else in the Apple product line. Maybe the Pro line will also get a new, substantially higher display resolution options[?]
 
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