New Macbooks NOT gettins SR!?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by jholzner, May 11, 2007.

  1. jholzner macrumors 65816

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    That's what Appleinsider is saying. I've been waiting for SR in the Macbook so I could get the better graphics chipset but this may not happen and it's upsetting. May just hold onto my money and G4 for a real update to the Macbook...which basically hasn't been touched since it was introd. over a year ago (except for the addition of the C2D). Anyway...here's the link to the article.

    http://www.appleinsider.com/article...er_ultra_portable_to_get_13_inch_display.html
     
  2. dartzorichalcos macrumors 65816

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    I guess Apple is going to put Penryn chips in the MacBook then, later this year or early next year. Apple on the other hand might choose to update the MacBook whenever they want. Nobody really knows when the MacBook is going to be updated.
     
  3. DeaconGraves macrumors 65816

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    Think Secret doesn't seem to say much of anything. I'd trust Apple Insider more.

    Definitely leaning towards the Macbook Pro now.
     
  4. Turkish macrumors 6502

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    You know why that's funny?

    Because ThinkSecret used to be the Holy Grail when it came to rumors.
     
  5. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    Very odd considering that the MacBook should be the ideal candidate for SR. :confused:

    The Mac mini, too!
     
  6. DeaconGraves macrumors 65816

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    I don't disagree with you there. But the article pretty much just talks about a "strong possibility" that MacBooks will have SR, whille Apple Insider has a source that seems to have more details on specifications.

    For the record, I believe (hope?) the TS is right that we'll hear something next week.
     
  7. MacSA macrumors 68000

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    I don't believe Apple would neglect the MacBook to that extent.... I see no reason for them NOT to put SR in it...

    Oh and the Mac Mini is pretty much dead.. forget about that piece of hardware.
     
  8. netdog macrumors 603

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    Contrary to the threads on this board, the world is not waiting for Santa Rosa to buy their computers. Leopard's delay may (or may not) have a slowdown effect, but the world doesn't care about Santa Rosa, and until they start shipping laptops with flash drives (the ram for which are all going into iPhones at the moment), there is nothing radical about the Santa Rosa. 10%. Wooohoooo!!!
     
  9. jwp333 macrumors member

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    Problem with the above quote is that it neglects the improved integrated graphics card. At least with respect to graphics, it is more than a minor update.
     
  10. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    But if Apple does drop both the mini and the 17' iMac, the lowest end machine will be a $1400 iMac or an anemic (and out of date) $1100 MacBook!
     
  11. nutmac macrumors 68040

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    Considering Santa Rosa and new Core 2 Duo chips cost just about the same as older Napa platform, I find it hard to believe. That said, I think MBP will get FULL SR treatment (including Robson NAND) whereas MB will get only a subset.
     
  12. kajitox macrumors 6502a

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    Though I'm not sure if I believe it, it would make sense...it might make people think about spending the extra money and buying the Pro...yet then again it might also make more computer savvy people go with computers that have SR.

    I still think that they'll probably get updated with the same technology, perhaps not at the same time, but close to it.
     
  13. whitehexagon macrumors regular

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    no SR would be a huge disapointment. I've been waiting to buy a macbook for several months now in the hope that they do something about the useless graphics chipset they currently ship. The wait is getting painful, will end up buying a windows laptop at this rate.
     
  14. hvfsl macrumors 68000

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    Well they are going to update something, if it was only more RAM and a bigger HD being added, then I don't see why Apple would need to stop the production of the current model.

    So it has to be something bigger than that. If it's not SR, then the only other update I can think of would be a faster GPU, maybe the ATI HD2300m (which would allow them to add HDCP for future HD movie playback).
     
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  16. Chris Bangle macrumors 6502a

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    Please stop complaining about mbp and mbs. imacs havnt been overhauled sine 2004 and no speed bump since september. Macbooks arnt even that slow.
     
  17. Shaduu macrumors 6502a

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    Neither are the iMacs. ;)

    I think that Apple will use SR in their next revision notebooks; all models replete with LED displays. From reading a lot about Santa Rosa, what it is, cost and its benefits, I do doubt Apple not utilising SR. With PC manufacturers already producing Centrino Duo/Pro laptops, Apple must move forward to keep up with the competition. I, personally, don't have any use for what Santa Rosa can provide but there's always those people that say, "Well if HP can make a Santa Rosa laptop, why can't Apple?" These are the same people who've been clamouring on that Santa Rosa is a revolution when it clearly isn't so.

    I've said it before and I'll repeat myself; Santa Rosa isn't the be all and end all of chipsets. The difference between models such as the C2D MB and an SR MB are marginal at best. Of course, we'd probably see the top of the line 2.4GHz SR chip in one of the MBPs however more people are likely to buy a mid-range MB than a high-end MBP.

    I wouldn't mind some of those LED displays though. :D
     

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