New MacBook Pro's

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by DSchwartz88, Jun 15, 2006.

  1. DSchwartz88 macrumors 6502

    May 18, 2006
    So we are all expecting a new revision of the MacBook Pro in august with merrom (core2duo). But what else do we expect to come form this revision? are we going to get the macbook latch system? Discuss cause i wanna know


  2. Acehigh macrumors 6502

    Mar 5, 2006
    Everything is rumors right now.. we will know closer to end of july.

    I do not think they plan to change the case for the macbook. Personally I do not like a latch case is fine as is. It will be nice to have a 13" macbook pro but they wont happen anytime soon.
  3. si-pbg4 macrumors newbie

    Jun 15, 2006
    I'm currently using a PowerBook G4 1.25GHz and considering the move to a MacBook Pro. I'm interested to know whether the Merom will appear in MBP's by August as that will determine whether i get a MBP now or later.
  4. Acehigh macrumors 6502

    Mar 5, 2006
    It not released you wont know till its released.

    If you need one now, buy it now. If you can wait , then wait.
  5. risc macrumors 68030


    Jul 23, 2004
    Melbourne, Australia
    We are? I'm expecting a pro desktop machine and new X-Serves I have no idea when Apple will release a new MacBook Pro.
  6. Xephian macrumors 6502a


    May 2, 2005
    United States
    I hope they put ATi Mobility X1900's or 7900 Go's in it. Or atleast a 7600 Go.
  7. carlos700 macrumors regular


    Dec 17, 2004
    Omaha, NE
    I would like to see a NVIDIA GeForce Go 7900 GS... If heat is an issue they could underclock it a bit... I believe it has 20 Pixel Pipelines —which is major improvement over ATI Mobility Radeon X1600's 12 Pixel Pipelines.
  8. fewture macrumors regular

    Jun 8, 2006
    As soon as Merom starts shipping, Macbook Pro will need a merom (and so will Macbook in my opinion) to stay competitive again. So why wouldn't it be considered a new revision? - Also there is no reason why they might be considering adding new graphics etc, or at least evaluating the possibility of it.
  9. beatz macrumors newbie

    Jan 23, 2005
    personally i'm waiting for the next mac book pros, as i really would like to see a firewire 800 port back on the 15" machines.

    the fact that my favorite apps are not yet universal binaries will also help me to be patient ;)
  10. Josias macrumors 68000


    Mar 10, 2006
    How about 2.16 GHz in the low-end 15", and 2.33 GHz for hi-end 15" and 17". Also a 1 GB RAM standard in all MBP's, a 512 MB videocard option for the 17". Expresscard/54 on all, and FW800 on the 15". 8x DL burner in 15", and possibly a magnetic latch, plus glossy screen standard. I believe an X1800 will be probable, and I also hope for an upgrade in the screen resolution:D
  11. JackSYi macrumors 6502a

    Feb 20, 2005
    How likely is it that Apple will dramatically change the overall design of its MacBook Pros?
  12. emotion macrumors 68040


    Mar 29, 2004
    Manchester, UK
    When the Santa Rosa chipset appears next year (Q1 2007) is my guess.

    The initial core2 duo mbps i expect to look exactly like the current machines.
  13. MagicWok macrumors 6502a

    Mar 2, 2006
    I really hope that apple do not make glossy screens as standard. I like the matt-finish, anti-reflective screens. The glossy one are almost like looking into a mirror and are just plain crap for any form of designing. Keep a choice, if you make it standard, you will alienate a lot of customers. Besides, we all like choice and more choice, means more appeal.

    I LOVE my PowerBook's matt finish, and as soon as I upgrade to a MBP, I'm taking the matt finish option too.
  14. Core Trio macrumors regular

    Core Trio

    May 16, 2006
    New Jersey
    While I hope to see FW800 put back into the 15" portable (as I do use it on my powerbook) I highly doubt it will make an apearance until a new chipset is implemented into the MBP (ie Santa Rose). With Merom being Napa compatible, apple will most likely keep the same systems theyve been selling and drop a merom instead of a yonah.

    a new graphics card could be nice too, just to keep up with things.
  15. QCassidy352 macrumors G4


    Mar 20, 2003
    Bay Area
    santa rosa? what's this? are we already looking past merom??
  16. emotion macrumors 68040


    Mar 29, 2004
    Manchester, UK
    Each chip has a backplane chipset that supports it. We're currenty on Nappa (533Mhz bus limitation), Santa Rosa is the next one (800 Mhz bus support).
  17. T-Stex macrumors 6502

    Jan 15, 2006
    Didn't you hear? Merom's obsolete now!
  18. mortey macrumors member

    Mar 19, 2005
    so cal
    The new one codenamed "Monterray" is supposed to literally explode with the click of a mouse!

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