The new MBP 13'' is a total fail.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Sarngate, Feb 24, 2011.

  1. Sarngate macrumors regular

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    Lower battery life
    1280*800 with no upgrade option
    Slower graphics

    Why use crappy integrated if it gives WORSE battery life ? WTF Apple.
     
  2. Mangos86 macrumors member

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    Agreed. looks like my 2010 model is coming off of craigslist.
     
  3. altecXP macrumors 65816

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    Is the battery time due to them using the new test they used on the new Air?
     
  4. Mac.World macrumors 68000

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    Didn't realize people had already gotten their hands on the new MBP's and reviewed them to confirm this info. Or is this just baseless rumor spreading?
     
  5. Demosthenes X macrumors 68000

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    Because if they'd used Core2Duo again people would have whined about that. They're in a lose-lose situation - either they go with old (but adequate) processors and godo graphics, or great new processors and crappy graphics.

    It's a no-win.
     
  6. forsakengod23 macrumors member

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    The processor upgrade is nice and correct,

    Let's make a summary:

    -No ssd
    -Battery life decreased (normal because the previous gen was underpowered so better battery life)
    -Smaller resolution than on the macbook air
    -Still optical drive (....)

    Well, to me , everything would be forgiven if they had put a decent discrete video card, which is normally the heart of a professional computer.

    We are basically getting a ferrari with a honda engine
     
  7. Sarngate thread starter macrumors regular

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    Tech specs page, actually.
     
  8. panzer06 macrumors 68030

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    They could have ditched the optical drive and put dedicated ATI inside with i5 CPU that would have been great on the 13". Also, plenty of 1440x900 panels in this size, no reason not to improve the display.

    If I buy a MBP it will be a refurb of the higher end 15" in a few months.

    Cheers,
     
  9. Funkymonk macrumors 6502a

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    And there will still be people defending apple with everything they got lol. Bunch or sad people.
     
  10. Mike Biggen macrumors member

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    Don't be too hasty until you see results from somewhere like Anandtech:

    "Apple is using a new, more rigorous battery test that measures the results you can expect in the real world — like surfing your favourite sites in a coffee shop or catching up on the latest web videos. How does this MacBook Pro battery stack up against the previous generation using this new test? It delivers the same amazing performance."
     
  11. devilstrider macrumors 6502a

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    I'm pretty sure it is.
     
  12. Demosthenes X macrumors 68000

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    And I would have loved to see that. I'm not surprised they didn't drop the ODD, though.

    Keeping the same screen resolution when the 13" Air has a higher res screen was a surprise, though. :confused:
     
  13. jp700p macrumors regular

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    True but how come the new 15" amd 17" models have the same 7hr battery life as the 2010 models?

    Also the MBP are all using the new sandy bridge processors that are supposed to be efficient at drawing power....
     
  14. DeusInvictus7 macrumors 68020

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    They don't. The 2010 models had 8-9 hour batteries.
     
  15. jp700p macrumors regular

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    Ahh ok, thank you for the correction. I am more of a 13" MBP afficando.
     
  16. monaarts macrumors 65816

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    I agree that it is basically a fail. I was VERY worried that I would have buyers remorse for buying my 13" MBA last month. NOT AT ALL!!! My MBA has the better resolution, same battery life, a processor that does what I need it to do, is smaller, and lighter. It is awesome and I feel a TON of relief!


    - Joe
     
  17. SuperMiguel macrumors 6502

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    so after seeing this, thinking to go to the 15" :S but i really liked the 13" size :(
     
  18. Beaverman3001 macrumors 6502

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    Yea, the 15/17in models are decent, but the 13 is just underwhelming. There really isn't much reason to take a 13MBP over a 13MBA.
     
  19. Brettla macrumors regular

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    That really depends on what you would be using it for, if you need a powerful cpu, then the MBP is the only way to go.
     
  20. Beaverman3001 macrumors 6502

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    If you really needed to maximize the CPU you'd most likely get a 15/17in model anyway, not the 13in.
     
  21. bryne macrumors member

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    It's pretty awful that there isn't a BTO option for a 1440x900 res on the 13" when the Air has it. This sort of just lends more credence to the speculation that they might be phasing out the 13" Pro entirely next redesign.
     
  22. panzer06 macrumors 68030

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    Probably afraid pushing those extra pixels would highlight the deficiencies of the Intel GPU. :(

    13" fans will have to wait for the complete design change in 2012 to see a better system. For many the 2010 version is better. I'm sure a few folks are kicking themselves for selling early. The 2010 MBP 13 value will most likely strengthen today.

    Cheers,
     
  23. ssn637 macrumors 6502

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    If the new 15" had really weighed 20% less I would have considered it. But I love the 13" form factor and will most likely be sticking with the 2010 model. All those rumors raising our hopes...perhaps we'll see some them next year! Certainly the MBA display resolution and anti-glare option would have been a reasonable expectation?

    Let's wait and see how the new 13" high-spec model benchmarks with that i7 CPU. Can that kind of processor speed and DDR5 RAM overcome the Intel HD3000's weaknesses in 3D graphics? I just don't see that happening...
     
  24. andothfc macrumors regular

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    Was ready to jump from an 11" Air to a 13" Pro but the pathetic screen resolution is a complete deal-breaker. They still have the same resolution as the original MacBooks from five years ago.
     
  25. Brettla macrumors regular

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    Thats part of the reason i'm going with the 15, the 13 pro can't do what I need, but the 13 has quite a bit more power than the air, for people who have needs for power thats a bit higher than the air, the 13 pro would work quite well.
     

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