When will this Macbook pro be the standard???

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  1. knucles macrumors regular

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    So my question is simple, and i know there is no straight certain answer; i am only asking for your opinion based on intel, nvidia and apple roadmap

    When will this config be in the standard 1999$ macbook pro?

    1- oled display
    2- intel arrandale
    3- 128gb ssd
    4- nvidia 2xxm gpu

    Will this be the refresh on Q1 2010 or oled will be too expensive? 2011? What do you think?
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    1, 3, and 4 will NEVER be standard at $1,999 with Arrandale.

    For those to be $1,999, the processor has to be a Haswell variant, but then the GPU is hopelessly out of date and wouldn't be included.

    So this configuration won't really ever actually exist. :p

    For Haswell, we're looking at late 2012; but look on the bright side: Haswell is, by default, eight cores.

    EIGHT. CORE. LAPTOP.
     
  3. Dwalls90 macrumors 601

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    Do you think? I think We'll see Arrandale in the MBP line by this time next year. I sure hope so, where else can Apple go for CPU increases in power?

    OLED I don't think is ready yet.

    That GPU? I wouldn't be surprised if they went with the 1xx series, unfortunately. I hope it's 2xx series though.

    SSD won't be standard for years my friend, still expensive and too new to the market.
     
  4. knucles thread starter macrumors regular

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    oled

    i know oled it is not ready yet but do you think will be standard in 7/2010 macbook pro's?
     
  5. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Of course, we'll see Arrandale either Q4 '09 or Q1 '10, but not with the rest of these specs.

    Absolutely not; you're correct.

    Ugh, TANJ, no.

    I say they'll use the 230M. Or, hey, the 240. Why? It fits their power draw requirement, and the 1xx is nothing but a rebranded 9xxx series. That means that going to a 1xx chip, we'd see ABSOLUTELY NO CHANGE.

    Yep.

    For the next update, I see:

    Arrandale
    230M/240M
    256 SSD BTO option, but disk HDD standard, of course.
    Same display. Can't be OLED.

    No. Not until 2011 at least.
     
  6. Hot Snowboarder macrumors 6502

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    I reckon we'll see SSDs being standard by end of 2010.

    Not on all models of course.
     
  7. knucles thread starter macrumors regular

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    i have the oportunity of buying a totaly new 2,4ghz macbook pro right know for 1500€- something like 1700$- they don't offer refurbished products in europe (Portugal at least)- i am using a a 2006 macbook pro with intel core duo ( not core 2 duo) should i buy it ? i kind hate glossy though
     
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    with a 500GB 7200rpm HD for ~$120 right now i don't think so. By end of 2010 a 500GB HD will cost under $100 and a fast 256GB SSD will cost $500.

    Apple will not make SSD standard unless 256GB SSD cost $100. My guess end of 2012.
     
  10. nick9191 macrumors 68040

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    Sony is selling a 15" OLED TV for about $6000 at the moment. That's why you wont see OLED in a MacBook Pro, or indeed a $199 iPhone for quite a while.
     

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