So MBP is maintaining the same price...

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  1. hcho3 macrumors 68030

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    This concerns quiet a bit.

    1199 dollars for 13 MBP?

    Currently, apple offers

    2.4 GHZ core 2 Duo
    250GB HDD
    320 M graphic card.

    Apple is going to use sandy bridge with intel graphics card. (downgrade in GPU)

    And god knows how they are going to stick in 250GB SSD for that price.

    Or... they are going to use HDD again and watch MBP lose against MBA in boot up speed.

    Can't wait to see MBP brings this thursday. So many fanboys was so assured that 13 MBP will get

    1. High res screen
    2. Matte Display
    3. 256GB SSD standard
    4. Nvidia graphic card
    5. 12-14 hours of battery life

    By looking at the price, it doesn't look like they will put SSD in 13 inch model.
     
  2. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603

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    I doubt they will either. I'm honestly expecting an all around spec bump. Thats about it. No SSD, no light peak, no redesign.
     
  3. hcho3 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I cannot believe what I am hearing. Last time I checked with others, they said that MBP will get 128GB SSD as standard, high res display, sandy bridge processor with quad core and 14 hours of battery life. This can't be happening. I doubted them, but they assured me.
     
  4. dmx macrumors 6502

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    I'd wait until Thursday to be certain. In all honesty, I'd doubt that Apple gives out detailed pricing info like that a week in advance to Best Buy. It could just be Best Buy's best guess.
     
  5. hcho3 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I hope they raise the price. That will assure me that they will put SSD in this update. If that doesn't come as standard, apple will charge 500-700 dollars, easily for 256GB SSD update.
     
  6. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603

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    I don't see the SSD happening yet. It's too expensive. High res display with be a $100 option like it is now. 14 hours of battery life is ridiculous. The current MBP is rated at 8-9 but gets 5-6 in real life. I would think 8-10 is going to be Apple's estimate with real life battery ratings between 6-7 hours.
     
  7. hcho3 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Should I post a link about those crazy fanboys who assured me that MBP will get 12-14 hours of battery life with high res display and 128GB or 256GB SSD as standard?

    When I told them... impossible. They said apple makes everything possible.
     
  8. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603

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    Nope! I believe you. What people fail to realize sometimes is that Apple is a business and as long as their Mac's are selling at record numbers each quarter, they are not going to be as inclined to increase their costs.

    Apple makes a lot of this possible, but 12-14 hours of battery life is unreasonable.
     
  9. e5volcano macrumors regular

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    OP, do you have a chip on your shoulder, or what?

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    I hope if the SSD does not come standard, it will be a cheaper upgrade.
     
  10. kettlecorn macrumors 6502

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    I really think apples going to utilize a dual harddrive type setup and use small storage for SSD (32gb for cheaper model, 64gb ssd for more expensive for example), and just upgrade the chasis and make it lighter, remove the optical drive and add battery cells. How the GPU will turn is unknown.
     
  11. MUBiomed macrumors 6502

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    Would be interesting for the higher end 15" and 17" but I hope the 13" has an SSD even if it is small (~128)
     
  12. Buck987 macrumors 6502a

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    where do you get the prices from....we all know that BB uses placeholder pricing? XOOM as an example.
     
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    yeah...
     
  14. Neolithium macrumors 6502a

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    You should stop believing everything people tell you. I'd much rather have SB in the 13" MBP and just upgrade the damn drive to SSD on my own - Apple's pricing is just too much for that technology. I'm already interested in jumping on the new 13" models, however to solidify my purchase all Apple has to do is bump the res to equal 1440x900 on it, and leave it expandable. I have no issues with upgrading the ram & drive space on my own.
     
  15. koston33 macrumors member

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    So here is the question. I literally just purchased a MBP today. I just couldn't go without a computer. So the question is. I bought it from best buy for 1175 out the door because of a student discount. I bought this only to hear that a new one is coming out??? really?? So I have 14 days till I have the option to return/exchange this. So what to do?
     
  16. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603

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    Return it on Thursday and walk out with a new MBP on the same day if they are available.
     
  17. koston33 macrumors member

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    wait are they for sure coming out with the new one come thursday. Any literature to verify. The thing is the price is going to be more than the 1175 that I dropped on this one. Will it be worth it to do. Anyone know the major differences between the one I just got and the ones coming out?
     
  18. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603

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    Nothing is definite, but all signs point to a thursday refresh with SB processors.
     
  19. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    10 to 1, there will still be standard HDDs, optical drives, and Intel graphics for the 13. Possibly a small battery boost, but the fanboys you talked to were just being ridiculous. Sure, I'd love them to stuff a quad i7, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, AMD HD 67xx graphics with a 12 hour battery in it, but it's just not reasonable.
     
  20. koston33 macrumors member

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    looks like I will keep my eyes open thursday. Are the Sandy Bridge processors supposedly that must faster than what I already have? Will the graphics be changed?
     
  21. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603

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    Couldn't have said it better myself. I'm tired of hearing people talking about quad core this and SSD that in a 13" MBP.

    I'm especially tired of the 12-14 hour batter life rumor. No idea where that came from.
     
  22. Neolithium macrumors 6502a

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    1) Yes
    2) Probably, only Apple knows.
     
  23. Jdstew1234 macrumors regular

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    I think an i5 in the high end Mbp 13" for 1499 is a definate
     
  24. applefanDrew macrumors 65816

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    Probably 500gb hd and 2.1 i3 in the low end 13. Maybe 2.3 i5 in the high end
     
  25. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    If you're using it for a lot of video transcoding and HD rendering, sure, they would be a bit faster, but if you have fairly standard uses (email, web, word, excel, tunes, movies, photoshop, etc.), you really wouldn't see much difference. The graphics will be changed, but chances are that the chip in your computer is actually better than the Intel graphics that should be in the new MBPs
     

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