Ok I need your realistic opinions.

mfaye21

macrumors regular
Original poster
Aug 29, 2009
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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:
 

McBob

macrumors member
Aug 22, 2007
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0
Wales
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.
 

Airforcekid

macrumors 65816
Sep 29, 2008
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United States of America
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!
 

psingh01

macrumors 65816
Apr 19, 2004
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403
High End-
Processor: 3.33Ghz Core 2 Duo
Ram: 4GB
HDD: 500GB
Battery: 8 hr
Graphics:
Price: Same as today for high end.
 

bumzo1

macrumors 6502a
Jan 31, 2009
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Dallas, TX
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.
 

J&JPolangin

macrumors 68030
Jul 5, 2008
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5
Thule GL @ the TOW
...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...
 

Chrysaor

macrumors 6502
May 16, 2006
336
4
Don't expect anything major for 13" MBP.
There will be slight boost to CPU speed, RAM, and hard drive with same prices.
 

Consultant

macrumors G5
Jun 27, 2007
13,293
15
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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