Report: Apple to use Samsung 830s in new MBPs

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    I find the title misleading. I don't doubt Apple can use Samsung 830s as SSDs for the MBP; what I doubt is that that will be the baseline configuration. SSDs are still very expensive for Apple to toss one and provide even half of the storage they provide today with HDDs (500GB at base). Specially if you account in the added cost a Retina Display could have.
     
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    But the Bloomberg release did say that the new MBP's would use "flash memory to increase boot speeds". Equate that to the huge user base that calls drives memory instead and SSD is indeed the takeaway.
     
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    Bloomberg reported "flash memory to cut startup times and extend battery life". This can mean simply a small bit of flash memory for OS-booting, and HDD for everything else. Flash memory doesn't necessarily mean a full-blown SSD as the main disk.
     
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    That's exactly what I thought, the title seems to proclaim as a fact they will be used, then you read the story and some guy told another guy he apparently saw a few of the new prototype MB Pro's with Samsung SSD's in them!! :rolleyes::rolleyes:
    I am not going to state Apple won't use them, but the 9to5mac story needs to be taken with a very large pinch of salt.

    Flash memory could mean mSata or Blade SSD drives up to maybe a max of 64 or 128gb. Then you add on a normal 2.5" drive for main storage.
     
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    I'd thought that too. Maybe some non-removable flash where the OS resides? This is shaping up to be one seriously expensive computer.
     
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    They will most likely use a hybrid drive like he said. I doubt they will use a full sad, and if they do it will be of very small capacity.
     
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    Not if they use mSata, Alienware use it on the M14X and that and charge £130 for a 64GB mSata drive plus a 500GB 7200RPM HDD.

    But you can buy OCZ mSata drives, or Intel ones to upgrade.

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    That would limit Apple to one Supplier I think, which is Seagate, and the drive height would be 9.3mm which then raises the question why drop the ethernet port as it's 1 cm in height etc etc etc.
    I think Apple will offer mSata personally.
     
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    Hmm, I wonder how much they'll be charging for the base 13" MBP. Definitely higher than the current prices?
     
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    Probably the same, since there is no optical drive in there, maybe they will take out some things for less $
     
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    Haha, that's what we're all hoping for, but I doubt it.
    When Apple introduced the unibody Macbook Pro's in late 2008, the 13" came in at $1999!
     
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    There was no unibody 13" MacBook Pro in 2008.
     
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    Actually, when the unibody MacBook Pros were released in October 2008, they came out with an aluminum unibody MacBook. I bought one on release. They rebranded it MacBook Pro in the summer of 2009. And neither of them cost $1999.

    "At Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) on June 8, 2009, it was announced that the 13-inch unibody MacBook would be upgraded and re-branded as a MacBook Pro," from the MacBook Pro Wikipedia page.
     
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    You're absolutely right. Thank you for enlightening me.
    I wonder what price EveryMac has listed there.
     
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    Maybe the price they have listed was for a 15". There's no way I could've convinced my wife to let me spend $2000. And I got one. A late 2008 aluminum unibody 13" MacBook. I still have it, in fact. I believe it was around $1200.
     

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