Speculation on next gen MacBook Pro Specs and Design?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by o0samotech0o, Oct 16, 2011.

  1. o0samotech0o macrumors regular

    Sep 1, 2008
    Basically I just want to have your ideas on what you think will be included in the next generation of MacBook Pros in terms of hardware and design. Any ideas?

    Will there be a new case design?
    Will there be Ivy Bridge Processors?
    Will they be Quad Core?

  2. Iphone3gs macrumors 6502

    Jun 10, 2009
    No new design-as design is still well better then any laptop in the market.

    A spec bump

    Same price point

    Something new maybe to stand out from older macs
  3. tears2040 macrumors 6502

    Aug 27, 2010
    Personally MBP received their BIG updates now with the quad core processors and thunderbolt. I would say not the next update but the one after that should bring something totally new. The next update which should be in about 4-6 months will just be a faster ghz and possibly larger hard drive.
  4. randomrazr macrumors 65816

    Jan 1, 2011
    this thread is pointless.

    we wont know until they are released next year.

    we speculated for the iphone 4s, and what did we get? all dissapointment.
  5. Nychot macrumors 6502a

    Aug 15, 2011
    It will follow in the footsteps -- ugh! -- of the mba. No superdrive and optional ssd. Apple's dumping the sd for the cloud in its laptop line and ssd are coming down in price. It will be a tad lighter and thinner. But what do i know.
  6. old-wiz macrumors G3

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    They will have to pry the superdrive from my cold dead fingers.
    The cloud isn't practical where you have limited and slow internet, which is where a fair percentage of the U.S. is.
  7. kolax macrumors G3

    Mar 20, 2007
    • All new design, that mimics the MacBook Air. Slightly thicker than the Air near the hinge to accommodate two fans. As thin as the Air at the other end.
    • No more glass. The screen will be a silver bezel, and like the Air, it'll have no glass over it. Matte option will be introduced to the 13".
    • High resolution standard across all models.
    • No more optical drive.
    • Separate SSD with the OS on it, in addition to HDD storage or optional SSD.
    • 10 to 12 hour battery on the 15" and 17" versions due to the space saved from optical drive
    • All models to go to 16:9 aspect ratios. 13", 15" and 17" may well become 14", 16" and 18", or 12.5" etc..
    • Usual CPU, GPU upgrades. 8GB RAM standard on high end 13", and standard on all 15" and 17" models. Optional 16GB RAM on high end 15" and 17".
    • Discrete graphics on the 13" high end version.
  8. psykick5 macrumors 6502

    Sep 4, 2011
    Two things... I hope it's not as thin as the Air, that's too thin IMHO. Also... I would love room for two hard drives in there :D
  9. kolax macrumors G3

    Mar 20, 2007
    Why is the Air too thin?
  10. rdowns macrumors Penryn


    Jul 11, 2003

    Please pass the doobie.

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