The Next Macbook Pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by yanks4sure, Nov 2, 2007.

  1. yanks4sure macrumors newbie

    Aug 3, 2007
    When do you think wel will see the next Macbook Pro. MacWorld San Fransisco 2008 is almost definate right?

    What do you think the 17 inch Macbook Pro will offer with the top upgrades? This is what I think:

    17 inch Glossy Screen
    Penryn Mobile Architecture
    2.6 GHz (with 800 MHz Front Side Bus and 6 MB L2 Cache) <---T9500
    4 GB RAM
    200 GB Hard Drive (with 7200 RPM)

    Now what I want to know:
    1. How much RAM does the Penryn Mobile architecture support?
    2. What graphics card are they likely to use?
    3. What other innovative features should it have? (ie. Multi Touch Trackpad)

    Let me know :)
  2. Erasmus macrumors 68030


    Jun 22, 2006
    Hiding from Omnius in Australia
    I shouldn't think that the new platform will support more than 4 GB RAM. Even if it does, is anyone likely to make 4 GB 200-pin RAM modules, when DDR3 is just around the corner?

    It might have a new graphics card. ie. the die shrink of the 8600M, or ATI equivalent.

    I don't see the next upgrade being that revolutionary. Penryn processors bringing 10-20% performance boosts, if they use a new GPU, similar increases in that department too.

    Probably an LED backlit 17" screen. Why would you want glossy? Maybe high def.

    Nothing all that special. I would expect the NEXT revision, Nehalem, to be awesome. Nehalem will almost certainly bring quad core to notebooks, at higher clocks, giving a close to double speed increase. DDR3 RAM, 4GB stock, maybe 8 or 16 limit. Much, much better GPU on a 45nm process, hopefully. Basically take everything we have now, and make it twice as good.

    I think my next MBP will be a "Sandy Bridge" 32nm CPU in 2010. I want it now.
  3. yanks4sure thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 3, 2007
    Does it pay to wait for Nahalem

    Should I wait for Nahalem...

    Is it likely that Apple will use the quad-core Nahalem?

    Let Me Know...

  4. iW00t macrumors 68040


    Nov 7, 2006
    Defenders of Apple Guild
    What I will do:

    1) Buy the thing
    2) Work harder at making money

    If you have to struggle so much to cough out $2.5K:

    Before the next rev is out you are talking about the revs based on Nahalem. Going by Intel's tick-tock trends, wow... that is a Q3 release you are talking about, almost a year's wait!
  5. yanks4sure thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 3, 2007
    What I am trying to ask is if there is a major difference

    Is there a big difference between penryn and nahalem?

    yes right?
  6. squeeks macrumors 68040


    Jun 19, 2007
    well i know one thing, im looking forward to an end to all of these macworld 2008 threads and people trying to perdict what they will come with
    edit: forgot this one
  7. yanks4sure thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 3, 2007
    What will the next Macbook Pro have?

    What will it have?
    What are the odds of Blackbook Pro?
  8. jbg232 macrumors 65816


    Oct 15, 2007
    I'm in total agreement, can we just get January over with so that the rumor wheels stop spinning?! I mean some threads are 6 pages long on this exact same topic! If you just do a search you will find more predictions than you can read in a whole day.
  9. squeeks macrumors 68040


    Jun 19, 2007
    dude are you serious? check out any of the 5 links i posted your questio will be answered

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