Overview of the MBP 2011 update

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by vikas-rawat, Nov 20, 2010.

  1. vikas-rawat macrumors newbie

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    I've used PC all my life and had just made up my mind about buying a MBP 13 this month and was pretty kicked about the specs. But after hours of scurrying around on the net, especially on this wonderful Forum, I have broadly learned a few things and have decided to postpone my MBP 13 buy until next year. For reasons that I hope you will correct :

    The 13" MBP 2011 will in all probability come out in Feb, 2011 and in all likelihood, will include the Sandy Bridge archi and i5. That, or a meagre speed increase on the C2D.

    Sandy Bridge is conformed to release on Jan 5th, 2011. This may mean that Apple may incorporate it immediately for a Feb release or it may get them before their public release too, which may make it a late Jan 2011 release. IMO, it is a remote possibility that there will be a delay as with the i5/i7.

    Meaning that a Q1 2011 MBP update is a given.

    If SB isn't taken, then NVIDIA will continue with a slightly faster C2D and a possible 7200rpm. USB 3.0 would be a lucky add-on, but unlikely.

    The optical drive will remain.

    And WHATEVER be the case, at this time it is highly advisable to wait for the MBP update, for better or worse.

    Yes? :p
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Maybe.

    Ok, well that's your opinion. I find it unlikely that it will be incorporated immediately, especially on the 13" models.

    Depends on if you need a new computer now or not.
     
  3. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Mobile Core 2 Duos are being EOLed late this year

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    I doubt we'll see an i5 in 13", more like i3 and possibly an option for i5
     
  4. vikas-rawat thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Is there that big a difference between the existing C2D in the MBP 13 and the (possible) i3?
     
  5. Hellhammer Moderator

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    We don't know how fast Sandy Bridge will be. Due to Hyper-Threading, it may be a lot faster in multithreaded tasks but hard to say any numbers
     

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