the far future of the mbp

basesloaded190

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i have a macbook right now and now about the future upgrades to the macbook and mbp. i plan on buying a new mbp before i leave college in about 3 years. just wondering what everyone thinks will be seen on models three years from now?? just to get everyone thinking..
 

basesloaded190

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yeah i guess...i was just thinking what kinda speeds, ram, and hardrive stuff would be standard by then...idk just out of curiousty
 
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yeah i guess...i was just thinking what kinda speeds, ram, and hardrive stuff would be standard by then...idk just out of curiousty
I'm guessing we'd be into DX11 by then, so probably nVidia 9xxx series cards, along with Nehalem, Montevina (if not it's sucessor), and possibly SSDs.
 
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And we would know the MPB's specs for the next 3 years... how? We barely know what the next MBP rev's specs are going to be.
It's called Estimation. However, speculating in technology matters is a dangerous business.

I would say 4GBs would be standard by then, Higher resolutions on LCDs, 300+ GBs standard. In 3 years, a High-definition Media type will be standard (hopefully), so those will probably make it to laptops. A new High(er) definition media will be invented, just so complainers can whine about the MBPs not having "HD" specs. OS X 10.7 will probably be out by then, or at least soon to be released. Processor speeds will go up, but not by much. Larger FSB, maybe quad-core laptops (Dual 8-cores on MacPro) A new design for MBPs :D. Hybrid HDD+SSD standard on all laptops. High Definition iSight camera.

sorry didn't realize it was that stupid of a question...just disregard it then
Aww, don't listen to the angry peeps. This site is called MacRumors after all. We are allowed to speculate :D.
 
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basesloaded190

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that all i wanted to do was speculate. didn't want to know exactly what was coming out..just wanted to know what people would want to see and i really don't care about the dick comments anyways
 
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Westmere is scheduled for 2010ish isn't it? but I'd bet on Nehalem in the MBPs.

I agree with DX11, but it's apple, so I'm not entirely sure what mid-to-low range graphics we'd see.

Erm. 4GB ought to be standard by then, and quad-core laptops isn't such a crazy thought!

I like the idea of hybrid drives in them too!



...Gosh. I want a 2010 MBP now!
 
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Galaxius

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Doesn't Apple use OpenGL? Regardless I'm assuming we would be well past the 9xxx series by nVidia and probably at something similar to ATI like x1 or something like that. Then again, technology changes so fast we all could be using holograms of some sort for screens :D:D
 
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mikeheenan

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I read a press release online that 1TB notebook drives should become standard in 2010 or so.
 
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CBJammin103

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2010 could hold either spec'ed up versions of current technology (e.g., large HDDs and some SSDs) or possibly young and totally new technology (e.g., holographic 3D storage, etc.). It's hard to guess.

Personally, I can't see 8 core notebooks anytime soon just because of the cooling [and other similar] issues. I realize that we can become steadily more efficient, but it seems like there's got to be a better solution that shoving more processing cores in there.

Super-fast SSDs combined with ultrahigh capacity HDDs would be a very effective combination. Together with 8GB of fast RAM, we could see some major laptop performance jumps without ramping up processor specs up THAT much.

With screen technology, it's the same again - we could just see higher and higher resolution or we could see a revolution in how we see our digital information visually represented. Full sized touch screens could be a starting idea, but the "Minority Report effect" is also a fun-sounding step we might take.

No doubt about it though - if nothing else, Apple will lead the way in innovation.
 
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