rMBP 2013

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Crzyrio, Dec 13, 2012.

  1. Crzyrio macrumors 65816

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    Hey,

    So I am currently running with a 13in White Macbook with an ssd and ram upgrade and it is doing its job quiet well so far. I am however looking forward to the rMBP refresh and then upgrading.

    What do you guys think the refresh will contain if anything?

    I am just curious and excited!
     
  2. Barna Biro macrumors 6502a

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    Surely the most notable change / update will most like be Haswell.
    Other than that, I'm expecting just some minor tweaks here and there...
     
  3. JohnDoe98 macrumors 68020

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    Haswell, 802.11ac possibly, Samsung 840 ssd. Other than that nothing more really.
     
  4. yly3 macrumors 6502

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    I mostly expect a 100-200$ price cut above all. Or less expensive BTOs. I am also looking forward to see what graphics card they will use.
     
  5. NewishMacGuy macrumors 6502a

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    If they do these and 512GB SDD base, I'm in.
     
  6. MTD's Mac macrumors regular

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    Haswell seems like the big expectation, but this might actually lead to two or three improvements that are apparent to the user: better battery life, better integrated graphics (more for the 13-inch, but also less frequent switching on the 15-inch), and, of course, faster processing in general.

    Also, let's not forget that if Apple announces another new version of OS X in February (as with Mountain Lion in 2012), it might come pre-installed on any summer Mac refreshes.

    Haswell (with all that implies)
    OS X 10.9
    Faster wi-fi?
    Better drivers for retina display/UI?
    Faster flash storage?
    16 GB RAM standard in high end 15-inch model?
    Slight ($100-$200) price drop?

    I'm in!
     
  7. CausticPuppy macrumors 65816

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    It'll use whatever graphics is integrated into the Haswell chip (HD5000?)
     
  8. Freyqq macrumors 68040

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    My predictions:

    Haswell
    wireless 802.11ac
    battery won't be glued inside
    $100 price drop
    Samsung 840 pro SSD
    OSX 10.9
     
  9. Brian Y macrumors 68040

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    I think those expecting a price drop will be waiting a long while. Look at recent trends - the iMac saw a £100 price increase. I think the price is set to stay - it's £300 more than a cMBP for a swap to an SSD, double RAM, new chassis and retina display. Compared to Apple's CTO options - it's a bit of a bargain (a cMBP specced out to the same level is more expensive).

    I personally think it'll be very minor - has well + maybe faster ram. I can't think of any spec changes I'd want to make to mine.
     
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  11. xxcysxx macrumors 6502

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    perhaps they will consider the drip hole like the lenovo:D so less idiots will mess up their computer from spills:D
     
  12. thekev macrumors 604

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    I don't think $100 is likely. If they dropped it, they'd try to get it under the $2000 mark.
     
  13. theuserjohnny macrumors 6502

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    That's up to LG to solve the problem not Apple. My Samsung screen dosen't have the issue but the previous 4 LG screens I had did.
     
  14. DHagan4755 macrumors 6502a

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    There's going be no change in pricing whatsoever. There will still be the classic MacBook Pro & there will still be the retina MacBook Pro.
     

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