SO there are a lot of "future MBP speculation" threads but I'm very curious to hear from people who understand the product roadmaps from Intel, AMD, and nVidia, and have an idea of what their implications may be for future MBP models. I've had my iPhone for a while now and I'm in love. I'm interested in buying my first ever Mac computer, but I'm not happy with the current generation. I'm talking about the fact that Apple had to stick with the Core 2 in the 13" and is having to sacrifice battery life on the 15" due to the crappyness of the integrated Intel graphics. What in the real-world product roadmaps of these companies is likely to get Apple out of this dilemma? Is there going to be an nVidia integrated solution for Core iX? Are upcoming AMD CPUs confirmed to be radically more efficient with relatively strong AMD/ATI integrated graphics? (There have been a lot of rumors about high level Apple / AMD talks) I've read this Ars Technica article here: How Intel and AMD will make 2011 the year of the laptop But it unfortunately only glances about the details that I would like to know. The author concludes with: "for my money, a Sandy Bridge [Intel CPU/GPU chip] + discrete NVIDIA combo will be the premium mobile platform to beat next year, and I personally can't wait until it comes to the MacBook Air (my laptop of choice)." But I'm not satisfied with his speculation. He's relying on Intel's promises that Sandy Bridge's GPU will be much improved from the current Intel integrated graphics, which I have trouble believing, and he also for some reason believes that manufacturers will be able to fit discrete graphics in ultraportables. Does anyone here understand these product roadmaps better, or can maybe point me to articles with the same topics as the Ars article, but with better analysis?