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  • New MacBook Pro Spotted in the Wild

    A previously-unknown MacBook Pro model with a 2.66 GHz Intel "Arrandale" dual-core processor was discovered in a Geekbench report on Thursday, suggesting that a refresh to Apple's high-end laptop line may be released soon. The benchmark score for this computer significantly higher than currently shipping Mac Book Pro models with 2.66 GHz processors.

    Geekbench aggregates benchmarks from thousands of users worldwide, allowing enthusiasts to compare different models in real-world configurations. This test was run by a computer identifying itself as a "MacBook Pro 6,1" which suggests it's an upgrade to currently shipping Pro models which all use "MacBook Pro 5,x" identifiers. The 6,x identifiers had been seen in developer releases of 10.6.2 last August. This computer was running an unreleased build of Mac OS X 10.6.2 called build 10C3067.

    The preformance results listed in the report showed a Core i7 M 620 processor, the top of Intel's new mobile Arrandale line that was announced last month. This computer received a "Geekbench Score" of 5260, as compared to high scores in the mid-four thousands for the existing top-of-the-line 17-inch 3.06GHz Intel Core 2 Duo MacBook Pro, and low four thousands for the existing 2.8GHz Core 2 Duo model.

    A speed bump for the MacBook Pro has been expected for some time. An Intel giveaway last month touting a chance to win a MacBook with a Core i5 processor created a fresh spate of rumors before Intel sent out a new flyer claiming the earlier one was just an error.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: New MacBook Pro Spotted in the Wild started by Paul Daniel Ash View original post
    Comments 28 Comments
    1. moon#pie's Avatar
      moon#pie -
      Woohoo!!! I've been waiting since November for this! I was going to get one from macmall on black Friday, but decided to wait til the first quarter when I figured they would be released. This makes me happy. I jsut how they have a core i5 in the 13.3in instead of a i3
    1. adsonjustin's Avatar
      adsonjustin -
    1. nickname0695's Avatar
      nickname0695 -
      Damn, looks like my hopes for apple to somehow fit a dedicated gpu in the high-end 13" is a bust. Damn you intel for incorporating your crappy integrated gpu onto arrandale to restrict competition from nvidia and amd.
    1. adrian1480's Avatar
      adrian1480 -
      here's hoping for a solid i7 17" option.

      if it happens, I'll be buying my first MBP.
    1. Atomi's Avatar
      Atomi -
      Quote Originally Posted by Jgamble317 View Post
      Sweet, im almost ready to bump up to the Macbook Pro line. My 2007 white one is a bit old now..
      Im thinking about same think right now, i have 2007 white book as well... this dosent even run css D, integrated video card sucks...
    1. reeko's Avatar
      reeko -
      Spotted in the wild = mr blurry cam pictures of the device?

      Since this was reported days ago I actually though MMI had a scoop then, just to be let down, again.
    1. Maarten16's Avatar
      Maarten16 -
      it says "x86" aka, Hackintosh
    1. rhekt's Avatar
      rhekt -
      pretty sweet.im in