Thoughts on the 'NEW' Macbook Pro?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ApoorvPrem, May 19, 2015.

  1. ApoorvPrem macrumors regular

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    :confused: Is this actually new? No processor upgrade. No Ram upgrade.No Design Update. Most probably the most insignificant update ever in MacBooks line. Are you guys pulling the trigger on this one or actually waiting for another one year?:mad:
     
  2. Amnios macrumors newbie

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    Depends...

    I'm very tempted (I have an early 2013 rMBP) and I've been waiting for a decent GPU update, but this card is so unknown that I don't know what to do.

    Hopefully some benchmarks will appear in the next few days.
     
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  4. ApoorvPrem thread starter macrumors regular

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    Apple claims its 80 percent faster than the old one!
     
  5. Amnios macrumors newbie

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    "up to", and under what conditions?

    Benchmarks will give us a better idea.
     
  6. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

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    Don't see why you are mad with apple intel never released the chips for broadwell H (and given this release never will it seems).

    This update is a response to having to do something with better graphics this year, so unless you need the dGPU or really really want a force trackpad the 2014 at a discount will be a better buy....
     
  7. ApoorvPrem thread starter macrumors regular

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    Its just sad bro. Everyone had high hopes.
     
  8. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

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    Not me, I am perfectly happy with my 13 inch 2013 haswell rMBP.

    I still don't understand what you wanted them to do, short of making their own chips (again) there is very little it made sense to upgrade. A few MHz on the ram would make little difference, there are no better chips available so why change the motherboard to accomodate them. They have done the dGPU and that was all they could really do.
     
  9. ApoorvPrem thread starter macrumors regular

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    Your views on the new dGpu?
     
  10. HopefulHumanist macrumors 6502a

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    Coming from an early 2008 non-unibody MBP, I think I'm about ready to pull the trigger.
     
  11. dusk007 macrumors 68040

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    But Intel will release the 5750c Broadwell Iris Pro desktop chips. So Intel got them. If Apple does not take those why did they wait so long to update the 15". They could have done that at the same time as the 13" updates.
     
  12. capitanbuzo macrumors 65816

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    No new dGPU ready when they did the 13's.
     
  13. leman macrumors 604

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    I think its a quite nice update given the circumstances. I still would like to know more about that new GPU.
     
  14. Naimfan macrumors 68040

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    Rather underwhelming.

    While improving the PCI-e speed is nice, I've never seen it to be a limiting factor.
     
  15. Cindori macrumors 68040

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    If you buy now, you're buying a CPU from 2013.
    Think about that for a second.
    In a few months, you'll already be 2 generations behind.

    [​IMG]
     
  16. hopefulhandle macrumors newbie

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    So my wife and I are going down to the Apple Store today in Roseville to pay for the top Spec 15" model with the AMD dGPU. Doubt they will have it in the store. We'll see.

    Just waiting for her to get back from class...

    :eek:
     
  17. leman macrumors 604

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    Its still the fastest CPUs available to date. :rolleyes: Maybe you were not aware that Broadwell has been delayed for more then a year. I'd prefer a real computer over something that does not exist.

    Obviously Apple had to make the choice of updating the laptop with their new tech (force trackpad, new SSDs, improved battery, possibly some display tech improvement, faster GPUs) or waiting another 6-12 month until new CPUs become available. I think they made a reasonable choice under the circumstances
     
  18. bollweevil macrumors 6502

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    I approve of this update, and I just bought a new rMBP.

    This is better than nothing. These laptops may not be much better than what was available yesterday, but they are much better than what I have on my desk today.

    I think Apple should do micro-updates every 4 months, similar to other laptop vendors. That would hurt their profit margins, though.
     
  19. ApoorvPrem thread starter macrumors regular

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    Aren't AMD GPUs notorious for not getting driver updates?
     
  20. dusk007, May 19, 2015
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    The 950M was ready and if not that than the 850M and the 370X is 1.5 to 1.7 times the 750M according to Apple. The 950M is 2.2 times the 750M on average and the 850M is 2 times the 750M. So either would be faster.
    Competeing products in the same weight class as the MBP all show up with 960M which is faster still and was ready since march.
    I just checked the 900M series was launched exactly around the time of the 13" updates in early march. So could have used them.
     
  21. mcnallym macrumors 6502a

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    Considering this is on OS X then how often do you get driver updates full stop.

    Under Windows AMD release updates fairly frequently,
     
  22. capitanbuzo macrumors 65816

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    Pretty certain that Apple had a new license deal with ATI though.
     
  23. kevingaffney macrumors 6502a

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    I'm still working away with my 2009 mbp. I use this as part of my graphics business, mainly Adobe stuff. Have budgeted for a new machine for sometime between December and next June. Guess even this new machine would be a huge speed jump to my current one, so sorely tempted to jump now
     
  24. PaulWog Suspended

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    Too pricey still. I thought they would bring the cost down a little bit.
     
  25. mcmul macrumors 6502

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    I am very amused by people treating this CPU as some kind of inferior peasant processor. Clueless.
     

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