rMBP 2013

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

  1. Crzyrio macrumors 65816

    Jul 6, 2010

    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

    Barna Biro

    Sep 25, 2011
    Zug, Switzerland
    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

    May 1, 2009
    Haswell, 802.11ac possibly, Samsung 840 ssd. Other than that nothing more really.
  4. yly3 macrumors 6502

    Jan 9, 2011
    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


    Aug 2, 2007
    If they do these and 512GB SDD base, I'm in.
  6. MTD's Mac macrumors regular

    MTD's Mac

    Mar 18, 2010
    Los Angeles
    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

    May 1, 2012
    It'll use whatever graphics is integrated into the Haswell chip (HD5000?)
  8. Freyqq macrumors 601

    Dec 13, 2004
    My predictions:

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

    Oct 21, 2012
    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.
  10. iPersian macrumors regular

    Oct 23, 2012
    Copenhagen, Denmark
  11. xxcysxx macrumors 6502

    Oct 12, 2011
    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


    Aug 5, 2010
    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

    Jul 7, 2012
    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


    Jul 18, 2002
    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.

Share This Page