Ok I need your realistic opinions.

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by mfaye21, Nov 23, 2009.

  1. mfaye21 macrumors regular

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    Hi,
    I am going to buy a macbook pro 13" when it is updated in january/febuary.
    Using this layout what do you think will be in the update?

    Low End-
    Processor:
    Ram:
    HDD:
    Battery:
    Graphics:
    Price:

    High End-
    Processor:
    Ram:
    HDD:
    Battery:
    Graphics:
    Price:


    If you don't want to answer both you don't need to. I am just curious to what you think will happen.:):apple:
     
  2. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    I think that you will only see small updates to the processor speed and harddrive size. Nothing major.
     
  3. McBob macrumors member

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    Hey, I'm in same boat wanting to upgrade to 13" MBP.

    I think we will defo see Arrandale in 15" and 17", I suspect hard drives and memory will remain unchanged also. 13" is a bit more complex, it all depends on how Intel and Apple approach the graphics card dept, I hope they can finally fit a discrete card to the 13", even if its lower powered than the low 15".

    If so apple could leave core2 in the macbook and drop the price, making it more distinctive from the pro line. If apple continue with intel's IGP we could see improved battery performance too.
     
  4. Airforcekid macrumors 65816

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    Low end will be comparable to a base imac 3.0 area core 2 duo 4gb of ram and 300gb area hard drive maybe a different graphic card.

    High will be a low end quad core with 6-8gb of ram and maybe a stranded SSD around 128Gb and a cheaper option of a 500GB 7,200 RPM if you build it. Graphics card probably same as the base model.

    OLED screens or touch are a slim possibility!
     
  5. psingh01 macrumors 65816

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    High End-
    Processor: 3.33Ghz Core 2 Duo
    Ram: 4GB
    HDD: 500GB
    Battery: 8 hr
    Graphics:
    Price: Same as today for high end.
     
  6. bumzo1 macrumors 6502a

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    wow you have some high hopes just remember the iMac started out at 2.4ghz base over 2 years ago. The MBP is still at 2.26 so it is not likely it will jump up to the 3.06. It will probably have a 2.53 in the base 13" a 2.66 in the high end 13" and low 15" and will have quad core in the mid and high 15". The RAM configs will likely stay the same. the HDD will be 250, 320, 320, 500 respectively. and possibly a 128gb SSD option. The graphics will be similar but may be boosted to 512mb.
     
  7. J&JPolangin macrumors 68030

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    ...optimistic replies... :apple: wants to update as little as possible so you "need" to upgrade with the next model "bump" they release... its good marketing, why do you think they have so much $$ in the bank right now...
     
  8. Chrysaor macrumors 6502

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    Don't expect anything major for 13" MBP.
    There will be slight boost to CPU speed, RAM, and hard drive with same prices.
     
  9. Consultant macrumors G5

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    They were updated in late October.

    UNLIKELY to be updated in January.
     
  10. mfaye21 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Those were the macbooks, imacs, and mac mini.:apple:
     
  11. Consultant macrumors G5

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    MBP in the buyers guide still mostly refers to 15 and 17"

    Unlikely that people can really tell you what's going to happen. If they know for sure, it'll be on front page.

    Edit: they might finally come out with the PowerBook G5.
     

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