Wish List for 2015 Retina Macbook Pros...

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by jdiamond, Jan 25, 2015.

  1. jdiamond macrumors 6502

    Dec 17, 2008
    There hasn't been a meaningful update for the Retina Macbook Pro since 2013. I thought it might be nice to start gathering our wish list for the next update.

    For me, the main issue is graphics I/O, which means we need a Skylake CPU:


    (1) Expandable to at least 32GB DRAM
    (2) SSD options for at least 1.6 TB if not 2.0 TB
    (3) HDMI 2.0 port, support for non-MST hacked 60 Hz 4K video out including OS-X drivers
    (4) Higher end Maxwell GPU to handle multiple 4K displays + integrated display (9xx series)
    (5) Thunderbolt 3 (needed for HDMI 2.0), supports PCIe 3.0, 100 watt power delivery
    (6) USB 3.1 ? (Not as likely, but it's a huge jump.)

    (We live in funny times - In the 40 years I've been using computers, this was the first time that displays outpaced GPUs and drivers. I'm hoping that once the 4K transition is over, we won't have to keep buying a new laptop just to plug in a monitor.)
  2. gpat macrumors 6502a

    Mar 1, 2011
    Don't expect 32GB RAM until 2016 when Skylake hits, along with DDR4.
  3. Freyqq macrumors 601

    Dec 13, 2004
    #5 - thunderbolt 3 is coming in skylake. 100 watt power delivery is unrealistic, considering that the power supply itself is only 85 watts...
  4. gpat macrumors 6502a

    Mar 1, 2011
    I think this refresh is going to be a small, incremental one. All the big things are coming in Skylake. Maybe some price drops could be hoped for.
  5. JHUFrank macrumors 6502a


    Apr 16, 2010
    Totally agree with this. Upgraded port capacity, better battery and bigger SSDs. Think that will be about it.

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