Steve Jobs on 13-Inch MacBook Pro's Use of Intel Core 2 Duo Processors

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    Earlier today, Apple launched updated MacBook Pro models, moving its 15" and 17" models to Intel Core i5 and i7 processors utilizing integrated Intel graphics paired with NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M discrete graphics cards. The new 13" MacBook Pro, however, continues to utilize Intel Core 2 Duo processors with a custom NVIDIA GeForce 320 integrated graphics solution. Some observers have questioned why Apple did not make a more substantial upgrade to the processors used in the 13" models.

    One interested party even went so far as to send an email to Apple CEO Steve Jobs about the decision, and shared Jobs' response with us. According to Jobs, Apple chose to focus on the graphics performance and combine it with outstanding battery life instead of opting for the alternative of merely a small increase in CPU speed.
    Early benchmarks show significantly improved performance for the Core i7-based MacBook Pro, and it will be interesting to see how the new 13" models compare to their predecessors in various tasks.

    Article Link: Steve Jobs on 13-Inch MacBook Pro's Use of Intel Core 2 Duo Processors
     
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    I'll be the first to say I agree with Jobs on this one. Come on guys, they aren't idiots.
     
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    Call Of Duty Modern Warfare 2 Ftw!!!!!!!!!:d:d
     
  4. gfiz macrumors 6502

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    killer graphics? It's a rebadged 9600M?
     
  5. NeuralControl macrumors 6502a

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    That was a pretty pleasant response from Steve. Nicer than I would have expected based on his recent email replies. :p
     
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    Stick an i3 in there and the battery life will still be better than before.
     
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    People still play Doom?.. They should show WoW.
     
  10. kbt1020 macrumors regular

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    What part of this is a killer? Gimme i5 or gimme cake
     
  11. Simgar988 macrumors 65816

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    and how much more would it have to cost?
     
  12. mattster16 macrumors 6502a

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    Jobs really has been sending out a lot of email replies lately... must be the iPad, it really does make emailing more convenient!
     
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    But less than now, and with less performance. And probably at higher price? Why pay for Intel's marketing?
     
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    Killer graphics?
    LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL
     
  16. -=XX=-Nephilim macrumors 6502a

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    LMAO!

    If only one wouldn't know what sort of hardware SJ is talking about...

    And at what price...

    Hahahahaha :D
     
  17. Smith2542 macrumors newbie

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    god this pisses me off. I want a mac badly but i don't want to pay 1800 minimum for a core i5.
     
  18. marksman macrumors 603

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    This may be a bit tongue and cheek by you, but truthfully Apple vets most of their big decisions more than any company I have seen.

    I have a high level of confidence in them when they make a particular trade-off that they have very legitimate reasons for doing it.

    Does it mean everyone will always agree with them? Of course not, but it always cracks me up when people knee-jerk fly off the handle like they did in the earlier thread decrying the lack of higher cpus in the 13" mbp.

    Apple has proven time and time again that they have a large assortment and goals for their devices and their have various priorities that come before anything else and they do not design for the spec sheet buyer but for real world performance.

    Beyond all that I can't figure out why anyone would want a 13" laptop in the first place. It is like the worst size possible.
     
  19. FX120 macrumors 65816

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    Wow up to 1.7x performance on a 6 year old game?


    No wai!
     
  20. levitynyc macrumors 65816

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    Thou must trust in Jobs. Kudos to him for responding to the email.
     
  21. JohnWyatt macrumors newbie

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    is the i3 that much of a big difference then the c2d 2.6ghz? I think i may be missing something because im not a huge expert on the the processors. :confused:

    Im just not sure why a lot of people keep complaing about there not being an i3
     
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    Maybe, but it’s better than Intel HD integrated graphics, no? There’s no way they could have fit a discrete GPU in the 13” chassis.
     
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    Doom 3? Really? :rolleyes:

    I wonder how it performs on PONG!

    Tony
     
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    Looking at your specs im glad you didnt either, you have a pretty nice setup. you didnt miss out on much. :)

    I mean i like the update but im kinda shocked on how its not huge like people predicted.
     

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