Signs of uMB/uMBP update I've collected so far

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by fokket, May 31, 2009.

  1. fokket macrumors regular

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    Best Buy doing discounts on uMBs, 2.4 uMBP on discount

    Dixons (a BIG UK electronics retailer) doing discount on uMB/uMBP lines by 10ish percent.

    2.66 uMBP in Refurb Store


    However, this leads me to think why white MBs and uMB/MBP weren't updated together.

    I presumed it'd just be the 2.4 to be updated, but not sure, maybe something big enough
    to warrant the announcement in WWDC? Thing is I'm not expecting anything more than minor bump.
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Just like the dozens of other "Will there be an update of [Apple Product] at WWDC????" threads, the answer is nobody knows. Your guess is as good as anyone else's.
     
  3. Pressure macrumors 68040

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    The question is rather what they would update them with?

    The road map shows that Intel is set to introduce these speed grades in Q'2 2009.

    • 45 W: 2.0 GHz quad-core (6 MB L2), 2.27 GHz quad-core, 2.53 GHz quad-core
    • 35 W: 2.8 GHz, 3.07 GHz
    • 25 W: 2.0 GHz (OEM) (?), 2.13 GHz (OEM), 2.53 GHz, 2.67 GHz, 2.8 GHz (6 MB L2)
    • 17 W: 1.87 GHz, 2.13 GHz

    And you can be pretty sure they would not opt for the 45 Watt models, so that leaves us with 35 Watts and below.

    They could update the processors but use the same speed. That would knock 10 Watts of the TDP, giving longer battery time or give a bit more performance with the 2.80Ghz and 3.07Ghz Penryn. Which I could easily see for the MacBook Pro.

    Then the MacBook would be updated to 2.13Ghz and 2.53Ghz and the MacBook Air to 1.87Ghz and 2.13Ghz (and hopefully 4GB of ram).

    You should, however, always look at road maps and not whether a product is in stock or not ;)
     
  4. speed3 macrumors newbie

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    Not terribly scientific, but I find compelling the fact that the $999 Macbook gained a 500GB HD option last week, yet the largest HD available for the 17" MBP is still only 320GB. Plus, as far as I know, the 17" MBP hasn't been updated at all since it began shipping back in February.
     

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