No Arrandale for the next MBP 13" ?

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  1. joms

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    Looking at the new Imac, i can see that the low-end models STILL use the core2duo proc while the higher-end 27" are the ones who uses the i5 and i7 procs.

    Following this scheme, it is highly likely that apple will still use the C2D on the 13" MBP on their next refresh while the 15"/17" will enjoy the i5/i7 procs....

    In this case, there wouldn't be that much incentive for me to wait until Feb/Mar to buy a 13" MBP. (I highly doubt that the refresh will come on Jan as people will be broke after spending their money during the Xmas season so most likely it will be Feb/Mar)

    Right? What are your thoughts about this? Thanks.
     
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    Yes, that is the general idea. :)
     
  3. joseph_camela

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    I will still be waiting for that upgrade no matter what. Be it January or march.

    Patience is a virtue.
     
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    haha Good point! Go get your mbp:)
     
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    I still like my Pre-Unibody. I don't know what does it take for me to upgrade. If the price is okay and the Unibodies go down, probably get the unibody.
     
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    everything is speculation at the moment there is really no telling what apple will do. right now there are issues with the new imacs, so what the findings of those test will be may put a lot of weight on what the next portable macs will be.
     
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    I believe everything will always be a speculation until the time apple releases an official statement. But the thing is, I am trying to make an educated guess based on the factors presented at the current time.

    As of now, my argument stands that given that imac low-end units were only fitted with C2D, then it will be highly probable that low-end MBP will also follow such trend.

    Btw, what issues are they having with imacs? Are they proc related?

    Thanks. =)
     
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    they have some issue with software at the moment, but it cant completely be ruled out that there are hardware issues as well. the most noted ones are corrupted SL, inappropriate spinning down of the hard drive , and problems with flash. there also might be compatibility issues with iphones that is yet to be resolved. lets also not forget the issues they had with heat on the older imac.
     
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    I second the motion! LOL!...
    hmmmmm, the Penryn's still the best (hahaha.. love your own).. but i might upgrade to the next lineup of airs or a 15" mbp during the next refresh... still contemplating...
     
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    The last generation Macbook Pro classic are fantastic machines; I agree, there is no reason for you to upgrade :) . The performance difference vs the current unibody is minimal and you have the more ergonomic matte screen.

    As for me, the only reason for me to upgrade is when the next Macbook Pro can offer twice the performance of what I have (i5/i7 cpu, SSD standard, USB3, better video card etc) and when the line becomes mature (rev B,C,D).
     
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    ^^ Hmm there's a possibility that the next MBPs will feature the Arrandale (with the Nehalem C or Westmere microarchitecture), and after that the next MBPs will feature CPUs using the Sandy Bridge microarchitecture. Though CPUs in both microarchitectures use the 32 nm process, those in the future Sandy Bridge will focus on power efficiency.

    The Sandy Bridge CPUs are planned to be released in 2011.
     
  12. joms

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    How i wish the new MBP 13" would get the i5 or even i3.....
     
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    usually apple only upgrades speed bumps like new procs, but design wise not in a year or two
     

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