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Discussion in 'MacBook' started by jaredtomas, Nov 16, 2008.
...no, they were just updated
No, not this short of a time.
Next update: Calpella...... March/April '09!
so it begins ...
Yes, I know for a fact Apple is releasing a 12" MacBook aluminum with a new Intel Xeon Mobile processor, improved battery life (upwards of ten hours on a single charge), lightweight (only 2 pounds), and superthin (0.5" all around).
OH GOD! so it does begin lol
come on now, you forgot BluRay and OLED AND 2 Dedicated DDR4 GFX Cards
on Tuesday, not at MWSF 09
Seriously though, no, they are not being updated. I'd place their next revision sometime between March and June.
if we have to be serious..a couple of months after MBP being updated,a storage/RAM update is possible for both and I don't think it's enough for one to wait even a month, just buy it if you need it..
People say the differences 2.0 and 2.4 are minimum and I see no reason to wait impatiently for a processor update before Nehalem
If you can wait until they get Nehalem (Fall of next year most likely) then I would if I were you. I have decided to do that and get the Macbook Pro. Nehalem will make the alu Macbook before it look slow and outdated. I'm looking forward to it.
Don't forget about the new Apple NetBooks...
Welcome to MacRUMORS...
Im doing the same, although I bought a 2.0 MB now, i'll just sell it and add $300 towards a new MB next year.
I picked up the macbook now and will get the mbp once they get nehalem
wait: will there be an 8-core macbook? i dont start highschool until next year, but i want a new macbook now pretty much just for the sake of wanting and i want one hdd at my mom and dads houses...
I should imagine that a quad-core MacBook Pro will be introduced first. Maybe in a couple of years...but there is currently (to the best of my extensive knowledge) no 8-core notebook on the market. I think that it is incredibly unlikely that will see an 8-core MacBook Pro in the next two years.
and even if there is a 8-core notebook in that time...its very unlikely that the macbook pro will be the first to adopt it
I used to have a rev A white base macbook,sold it a year later, waiting for aluminum and LED displays, then some better graphics and multitouch came along, sturdier aluminum than I was expecting, so I am buying a 2.4 MB in January.
I've heard plenty of people say there's almost no difference between 2.0 and 2.4 for heavy processes and I don't see the sense in waiting Nehalem for a Macbook, MBP maybe, if you already have one.
but if a Macbook will do for a year it's kinda like buying a stronger machine just for the sake of it, am I wrong?
And the CPU revision after Nehalem will make Nehalem look slow and outdated ...
... and in fact we are seeing less and less of a performance boost from CPU upgrades, since many applications bottleneck in the memory and disk sub-systems. So you'd probably see more of a performance boost from faster/more memory or an SSD (also from Intel ) than from an updated CPU. Although, usually you'll get a new chipset and new memory speeds with the updated CPU, so it's hard to know what to pin the performance boost of a new machine on.
Please tell me this is a joke post ...
Q3 2009 at the earliest. Early 2010 if Apple decides to use dual-core.
The only notebook I see updated around MWSF is the 17" MacBook Pro - and that I see at about the end of January.
Even the 2 GHz Q9000 quad-core coming in Q1 2009 is 45 W, most likely too hot for the MacBook Pro.
There's no octo-core consumer single CPU on the market. So it looks like we'll have to wait until 2012 to see 8-core notebooks, unless they use DP boards.
H1 2010: Westmere (6 cores)
H1 2011: Sandy Bridge (6 cores)
2012: Haswell (8 cores)
Nehalem will be around a couple of yrs.. It is a major update. That will be worth waiting until the Fall to get. Nehalem will make the current ones look slow by comparison. If you can wait you should.
Or you get both
Can you quantify "look slow" ?
Again, this all depends on what bottlenecks your application. If it's memory access or disk, just a CPU upgrade will not help. But sure, it's safe to assume that anything that comes out a year from now will be faster than what's released today by at least 10%.
While you're waiting for a year for the CPU of tomorrow, we'll be enjoying our machines of today ...