What are the likely specs of the 2017 MBP?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by iBrooker, Mar 25, 2017.

  1. iBrooker macrumors 6502

    Nov 20, 2016
    Specifically interested in the 15" model.

    Which CPU / GPU / RAM options do you think it will come with?

    If you were to guess a release date, what would it be?
  2. iBrooker thread starter macrumors 6502

    Nov 20, 2016
    Anyone have any ideas?

    I am thinking...

    Kaby Lake processors
    Same GPU
    Same RAM (or maybe possibly with up to 32GB ram with a bigger battery)

    Date wise - about 6 to 8 months from now Oct - Nov.
  3. Sanpete macrumors 68020

    Nov 17, 2016
    You're probably right about Kaby Kake and the timing. I'd guess there will be an upgrade for the dGPU. One analyst claims there will be a 32GB option.
  4. Adergaard macrumors newbie

    Apr 6, 2012
    I'm hoping for a slightly smaller touchpad, sort of cleaning up the current version of the laptop a bit with an even better keyboard. Also, if I'm allowed to dream, they'd move away from the fake click of the touchpad and make it hardware clickable again.
  5. ThisBougieLife macrumors 68000


    Jan 21, 2016
    SF Bay Area, California
    Agreed. I know that's not going to happen, but this MBP was my first experience with the Force Touch trackpad (my last one was from 2012) and I'm realizing I prefer the old "mechanical" click as well as the smaller size. The trackpad is really the only thing I don't like about the current model.

    Possible specs for 2017: "terraced" battery and thus improved battery life, Kaby Lake, GPU upgrade (still AMD though), 32 GB RAM in the 15", lower prices(?), Fall 2017 release

    The physical design will remain the same for at least the next three years or so. And don't expect OLED or more ports.
  6. leman macrumors G3

    Oct 14, 2008
    Kaby Lake, Polaris 12, slightly bigger battery, maybe DDR4
  7. SDColorado Contributor


    Nov 6, 2011
    Highlands Ranch, CO
    I think we will see the touchpad remain the same size, but may see Apple Pencil compatibility.
  8. ZapNZs macrumors 68020


    Jan 23, 2017
    I think we will probably see changes in the battery design/formula!

    What I would love would be a variable geometry touchpad where the active area can be modified, with Apple Pencil integration.
  9. meteoreos macrumors regular


    Nov 8, 2016
    Midlands, UK
    One report a few months ago mentioned IGZO panels were to be included in the 2017 MacBook Pros, so maybe we'll see that.

    But I'm curious to see what they'll do with the battery, if they even do anything.
  10. Jaekae macrumors 6502a

    Dec 4, 2012
    Kaby lake dont support 32 gb low powered ram, if thats relly needed its time to look at desktop computers

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