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  • Intel Spills The Beans on Big MacBook Pro Update?


    The new promotional piece from Intel spells it out pretty clearly. After some fairly proficient postulating, it turns out that Apple fans who predicted Cupertino embracing Intel's latest processors into its MacBook offerings may be proven correct. Despite some rumblings about when it may happen, we now have some evidence to suggest that it will, indeed, happen. Earlier today, CNET served up coverage of the news.

    The world learned of the apparent development as the result of an e-mail promotion that hit the email inbox of people engaged in the Intel Retail Edge Program (IREP), which is "a training program for Intel sales representatives." The inference, of course, is that Apple is on board to adopt the hottest processors on the market.

    According to the text from the promotional material: "January Prize Draw: Win a MacBook Pro. Pass this month's trainings for 2 chances to win one of 2 MacBook Pro laptops with the accelerated response of an Intel Core i5 processor."

    It looks like Intel has, in fact, leaked the forthcoming availability of Core i5-powered MacBook Pros, which may appear at a rumored Apple media event believed to be scheduled for January 27 at Yerba Buena Arts Center. At any rate, it appears that the "when" question has been answered, which is to say, "soon."
    By all accounts, this information comes to us via a leak... and a pretty significant one. For now, Intel isn't about to confirm whether their big reveal was intentional or otherwise. According to CNET, Intel won't issue a formal comment, yet they did acknowledge an "error on IREP" that is currently undergoing investigation.

    It could have been a mistake in the language in the e-mail, or--and this seems more likely--the mistake could have been that it was sent out too early. MacBook Pros with Arrandale architecture, which includes the Core i5 processor, have been anticipated for some time, as my colleague Brooke Crothers wrote on Monday. Check out his post for more about what to expect if Apple does indeed add Intel's latest silicon to its notebook lineup.
    There's no shortage of MacBook Pro users who would thoroughly dig this development, if it does, in fact, prove to be legit. Although there's talk of an "error," it's much more likely that Intel just accidentally revealed too much information too soon.

    Image via CNET
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Intel Spills The Beans on Big MacBook Pro Update? started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 29 Comments
    1. hollow0's Avatar
      hollow0 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Melech518 View Post
      I am ALWAYS ready!!!
      No Melech! There's no need for you to be ready. You already have too many damn Apple systems. Enough is enough! >.<

      I just got my MBP this past August... It's fast as it is soo... i'm hoping REALLY hoping i wont get sucked into this update...i'm worried..
    1. lilskaterpunk's Avatar
      lilskaterpunk -
      Great news!
    1. billchase2's Avatar
      billchase2 -
      A little late on this one... Intel already admitted it's a mistake:

      AppleInsider | Intel claims Core i5-based MacBook Pro promo was a mistake
    1. hollow0's Avatar
      hollow0 -
      Quote Originally Posted by lolcats1 View Post
      i have a macbook, it's less than a year old. i gotta say, they are complete ****. compared in any way, operating system, hardware, etc. for example, did you know in the default email app, you can't rename your email folder?!?! as in, ryan's email, ect. they only show up as comcast 1, etc. but the best thing of all? NO WORD PROCESSOR! not even wordpad! go buy a pc, really.
      LMAO you are an idiot lol! I can't believe you actually put that on here... you must be joking. What a noob.
    1. rwin84's Avatar
      rwin84 -
      woot!
    1. santaf's Avatar
      santaf -
      Quote Originally Posted by lolcats1 View Post
      i have a macbook, it's less than a year old. i gotta say, they are complete ****. compared in any way, operating system, hardware, etc. for example, did you know in the default email app, you can't rename your email folder?!?! as in, ryan's email, ect. they only show up as comcast 1, etc. but the best thing of all? NO WORD PROCESSOR! not even wordpad! go buy a pc, really.
      ummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm............. i dont know what to say because none of what you said is true... i wont even write out all the things that prove all this wrong because someone already did and i hope you read it...
    1. lolcats1's Avatar
      lolcats1 -
      Quote Originally Posted by KingShorty View Post
      I take it that you're the fat guy in the PC vs MAC commercials.
      that insult would work, if I wasn't an 18 year old college bound senior. i've never been fat in my life, and i take interest in staying fit. i run and work out nearly every day. and who are you? a 30+ year old who has nothing better to do than make pretty little icons for his phone?

      Quote Originally Posted by hollow0 View Post
      LMAO you are an idiot lol! I can't believe you actually put that on here... you must be joking. What a noob.
      and yet i did. you can always count on blind fanboy-ism from mac owners/users. they're overpriced, over hyped, and rather useless. ever used an xps series? i have one that costs 400$ less than a macbook pro. it boots up in 28 sec, and has never lagged, in it 1.5 year lifespan. it can do everything that mac's touch themselves at night wishing they could do.

      Quote Originally Posted by awesomeiPod View Post
      One of the worst complains I have ever heard and yet it can be changed.
      nice grammar.

      Quote Originally Posted by Ticko View Post
      obv. i just got one for christmas and it has been a great transition i love it sad there is a better one coming.
      as did I. and I must say, they age poorly, when compared with pc's. but I wouldn't expect you to be able to get over the fact that pc's ... aren't shiny! oh teh noes! and two mouse buttons!?!?! look like someone can't take it
    1. rhekt's Avatar
      rhekt -
      ^^ you havn't yet taken constructive insults too heart and improved yourself here. all the more prooving your imature style and fashion within this forum. good luck @ community college simpleton.
    1. rwin84's Avatar
      rwin84 -
      this is what ive been waiting for