Would you guys be happy if the next refresh was just the typical spec bump?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by aiqw9182, Feb 21, 2011.


Would you be happy with a typical spec bump?

  1. Yes

    43 vote(s)
  2. No

    51 vote(s)
  1. aiqw9182, Feb 21, 2011
    Last edited: Feb 21, 2011

    aiqw9182 macrumors 65816

    Apr 22, 2010
    ie. No light peak, no quad cores, no new design/no liquid metal, no USB 3.0, no removal of ODD, no SSD's:

  2. Treeman574 macrumors regular

    Feb 5, 2011
    QLD, Australia
    I need to get a good laptop for university anyway, and besides it's a mac! Why wouldn't I be happy?
  3. Sarngate macrumors regular

    May 15, 2010
    No, not really. I'll be buying another 13'' MBP and i'm far more interested in the design changes and other innovations. We pretty much all know it isn't going to be a simple spec bump now anyway.
  4. devilcm3 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 3, 2011
    South Melbourne, Australia
    i'm aiming for the basic 13" MBP
    so ...

    some of the add on values but won't be a dealbreaker
    - Liquidmetals
    - integrated SSD
    - USB 3.0

    the current mbp is pretty good as it is so i don't really expect that much .
    of course with LM you have bragging rights bonus cuz hey everybody got silver macs i got dark grey coloured

    idk...the release is close ... whatever comes , i'll get it
  5. Kauai macrumors 6502a

    Oct 13, 2010
    Would I be "happy" either way? Of course, this will be my first MBP. But I'd be super happy if they introduce something more than just a spec bump.
  6. BigWalt macrumors regular


    Oct 3, 2010
    Being that this will be my First Mac Comp I'm sure I will love it no matter what lol. So sick of crappy HP Notebooks that only last me a yr before the casings start to crack.
  7. molala macrumors 6502a

    Oct 25, 2008
    Cambridge, UK
    I would be happy with this, but I'd like to see anti-glare on the 13" MBP.
  8. mulo macrumors 68020


    Aug 22, 2010
    Behind you
  9. Sarngate macrumors regular

    May 15, 2010
    Because he wants to give an example of what the Spec Bump would be ?
  10. ssn637 macrumors 6502

    Feb 12, 2009
    Wouldn't the NVidia 520M be kind of a joke as a discrete GPU? I'd rather see the 525M on the 13" and the 540M or equivalent on the 15". Or is the TDP difference of 8W (25W for the 525M) too much for the 13" to handle?

    I may have to go into a self-induced coma and sleep through Thursday night to cope with the waiting! Is this how we felt as kids on the 21st of December?
  11. aaps59 macrumors regular


    Jan 19, 2010
  12. macbwizard macrumors 6502


    May 23, 2005
    I'm not convinced about the liquidmetal ever happening so I don't care about that. I would like a hybrid SSD/HDD system as well as SB. I don't care if the ODD is there or not. Bring on the upgrade!
  13. hcho3 macrumors 68030

    May 13, 2010
    What part of "sandy bridge will not take any nvidia intergrated graphics card."
    did u not understand?

    Man.... This is why people are so ignorant these days. U will not see sandy bridge processor with m graphic cards. Intel doesn't allow and support it. U will get intel graphic card that will allow u to surf web. This is why core 2 duo is still om 13 mbp.
  14. aiqw9182 thread starter macrumors 65816

    Apr 22, 2010
    The IGP in Arrandale wasn't on the same die. It required a separate soutbridge chip to control other functions. This southbridge chip has been eliminated with Sandy Bridge because the IGP is on the same die as the CPU.

    Also I clearly listed the Intel IGP above. There's nothing stopping Apple from putting a discrete GPU in the 13".

    The 330M is the same TDP as the 525M which is why that's a likely choice for the 15" and 17". The 520M is just the only other available step down from the 525M.
  15. frocco macrumors 6502


    Jan 27, 2009
    I am hoping it would be a desktop replacement for gaming.
    Mostly MOH and Black Ops.
  16. Fraaaa macrumors 65816


    Mar 22, 2010
    London, UK
    Maybe no LP this time, but I hope to see integrated as soon as possible.
    Def no USB 3.0.
    ODD will still there.
    Stop dreaming on QuadCore, you know is not feasible just yet. Maybe on Ivy Bridge?
    What is wrong with this design? I'd like to see liquidmetal tho.
    SSD is "mandatory" as I think is part of the "New generation of MacBooks"-design.

    I would be disappointed to not see a "New generation of MacBooks"; this thing kinda hyped me

    the 13" is likely to adopt SB graphics and no Nvidia to match 320M performace.
  17. MUBiomed macrumors 6502


    Apr 24, 2010

  18. aiqw9182 thread starter macrumors 65816

    Apr 22, 2010

  19. Funkymonk macrumors 6502a


    Jan 7, 2011
  20. Sarngate macrumors regular

    May 15, 2010
    I love it when somebody calls somebody else ignorant when they have no clue themselves. Pot calling Kettle black much ?

    How on earth you can say something as stupid as 'Intel doesn't support Nvidia GPU's on Sandy Bridge' is beyond me, as if Intel would ever prevent Nvidia from packaging GPU's with it's processors. What they wouldn't allow was Nvidia to be used as the sole GPU along with the removal of the Arrandale IGP. Now that the whole package is on the same processing die there is no need to worry about space saving so there is absolutely no reason why Apple can't have a Sandy Bridge CPU and an Nvidia GPU in every Macbook Pro model.

    If you're going to call people ignorant, do your own damn research first.
  21. hoxley macrumors regular

    Jan 19, 2011
    feel pretty shallow.

    was going to be happy to get a spec bump, but the recent rumours would leave me disappointed if it didn't pan out. that mockup just looked too good. :rolleyes:
  22. teenheat macrumors newbie

    Feb 7, 2011
    i'd be happy.
    have been waiting for the new mbp for 2 months, as my 13" was stolen in december...
  23. greytmom macrumors 68040


    Jun 23, 2010
    Yep, I'll be happy. I have a mid-2007, so anything is going to be an upgrade for me.
  24. aiqw9182 thread starter macrumors 65816

    Apr 22, 2010

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