Where's my bloody MBP update?

me_flay

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Original poster
Jul 2, 2005
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Bremen, Germany
My 17" MBP is turning 3 now getting rusty, and honestly, I haven't seen or noticed any remarkable changes since then. I'm really really getting grumpy now, all iPhone here and iPad there. What about the business and clients that ones supported the growth of this now oh so wealthy company?? Give it a few years an it'll all be iGadgets. And I'll be hating myself for being that loyal and having bought like all iPhone released yet. Appears like I cursed myself being neglected. Makes it even worse.

I feel like one of them loyal Saab buyers, getting the dish served as "the cream" while it's all same same. I want a REAL update now or at least some hints to cope with a few more months of rattling screws waiting.

Sorry for that, I know. But I needed that. Moan moan moan.
 

heisenberg123

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Oct 31, 2010
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Hamilton, Ontario
My 17" MBP is turning 3 now getting rusty, and honestly, I haven't seen or noticed any remarkable changes since then. I'm really really getting grumpy now, all iPhone here and iPad there. What about the business and clients that ones supported the growth of this now oh so wealthy company?? Give it a few years an it'll all be iGadgets. And I'll be hating myself for being that loyal and having bought like all iPhone released yet. Appears like I cursed myself being neglected. Makes it even worse.

I feel like one of them loyal Saab buyers, getting the dish served as "the cream" while it's all same same. I want a REAL update now or at least some hints to cope with a few more months of rattling screws waiting.

Sorry for that, I know. But I needed that. Moan moan moan.
Lol what?

Are you saying you have a 2008 MBP and feel like nothing newer or better has come along?
 

Freyqq

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Dec 13, 2004
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Lol. Intel has to release Ivy Bridge processors before apple has anything to update with.
 
Nov 28, 2010
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Tja, da mußte wohl in die Weser springen, um Dich abzukühlen.

I assume, you mean NEW FRACKING DESIGN? Did you know, that Apple used the G4 PowerBook / MacBook Pro design for more than five and a half years (1/2003 till 10 /2008)? And the design before that for only two years?

As the MBPs have just been, albeit only slightly, updated in 10/2011 and the new chips will arrive in March / April 2012, there is a big chance of getting a new update (internally) in Q2 / 2012.
 

george-brooks

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Oct 31, 2011
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Brooklyn, NY
Tja, da mußte wohl in die Weser springen, um Dich abzukühlen.

I assume, you mean NEW FRACKING DESIGN? Did you know, that Apple used the G4 PowerBook / MacBook Pro design for more than five and a half years (1/2003 till 10 /2008)? And the design before that for only two years?

As the MBPs have just been, albeit only slightly, updated in 10/2011 and the new chips will arrive in March / April 2012, there is a big chance of getting a new update (internally) in Q2 / 2012.
Not to mention the mac pro form factor has been the same for 9 years. I think apple really hit its stride with the unibody models and I don't see them going away for something new in the next year at least, but I think very soon we will be seeing some sort of hybrid of the MBA style and MBP power.
 

thekev

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Aug 5, 2010
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Not to mention the mac pro form factor has been the same for 9 years. I think apple really hit its stride with the unibody models and I don't see them going away for something new in the next year at least, but I think very soon we will be seeing some sort of hybrid of the MBA style and MBP power.
It won't be this year. TDP isn't really shifting and those chips have a big gap between them. I wish they'd leave it alone and just allow the machine to run cooler which requires large enough fans.
 

me_flay

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Original poster
Jul 2, 2005
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Bremen, Germany
Ha, yeah I guess I need to cool down. Don't bother about the design (only if they come up with a more rugged version, had to repair the case twice over the last two years. But that's just me) but I really though there has now big improvement made since I bought it in 2009. Okay I don't have Thunderbolt or Facetime HD... Or am I underestimating the speed bump of the Sandy bridge, and the AMD Radeon HD 6770M? Hmm.
 

thundersteele

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Oct 19, 2011
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Switzerland
Or am I underestimating the speed bump of the Sandy bridge, and the AMD Radeon HD 6770M? Hmm.
Not so sure about the graphics card, but sandy bridge is a huge boost - I would say a factor of 2-3 improvement over the 2009 Core 2 duos, thanks to quad core technology, and I would guess that also the single thread performance is much improved thanks to the turbo boost technology.
 

StuLax18

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Jul 21, 2010
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Dallas, TX
I have a 13" MB that is over 4 years old now. ;) I have been wanting a 15" MBP for over a year now, but the update a year ago wasn't big enough for me to dump the MB finally. Assuming this update is a good one, I'll be picking the new MBP up.
 

maflynn

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May 3, 2009
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Sorry for that, I know. But I needed that. Moan moan moan.
If you saw the myriad of threads regarding a new MBP, you'd know that Ivy Bridge is due out April/May

So you have to wait until summer time to see a new MBP
 

Jaro65

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Mar 27, 2009
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Seattle, WA
I'm in a similar situation in that I've been looking for a new MBP 17, but didn't decide to pull the trigger yet. Frankly though, the new ones are about 4x as powerful as my 2009 one (as per Geekbench), so progress has definitely been made. I have had exactly 0 issues with mine and it still looks pretty much like new, plus, with extra RAM and an SSD it is as perky as the day I brought it from the store. Pretty remarkable machines these MBPs. :)
 

bigjnyc

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Apr 10, 2008
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Were you living inside a bunker with no internet or television when Apple put quad core i7 processors, 8gb of ram, and 750gb hard drives in their new MBP's :D
 

Stetrain

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Feb 6, 2009
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Stepping up to a quad core processor and an SSD would be a pretty big boost I would think.

The biggest gain in computing recently really is SSD. So much so that I would imagine that a major MBP update in the next year will make them standard. Maybe they will pair a slim SSD like they use in the Air with a standard HDD for large storage capacity.
 

VI™

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Aug 27, 2010
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Not to mention the mac pro form factor has been the same for 9 years. I think apple really hit its stride with the unibody models and I don't see them going away for something new in the next year at least, but I think very soon we will be seeing some sort of hybrid of the MBA style and MBP power.
And if they do go slimmer, it may only exacerbate the heat issues by having even less room for air flow. A 45c MBP would be nice. That's a MBP that doesn't get about 45c even under heavy operation. :D
 
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