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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. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
      I called this one months ago
    1. Jgamble317's Avatar
      Jgamble317 -
      Sweet, im almost ready to bump up to the Macbook Pro line. My 2007 white one is a bit old now..
    1. metaljay's Avatar
      metaljay -
      Damn I just bought my mbp
    1. aldech's Avatar
      aldech -
      Quote Originally Posted by metaljay View Post
      Damn I just bought my mbp
      always get one of those comments every time there is a post about a new macbook pro
    1. iLaw-One's Avatar
      iLaw-One -
      Quote Originally Posted by aldech View Post
      always get one of those comments every time there is a post about a new macbook pro
      Yeah, and I don't believe they're all telling the truth......
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      I'm ready to replace my 13" mbp
    1. Poseidon79's Avatar
      Poseidon79 -
      ^^^ I thought you bought the new 13" MBP last June when they first came out like I did... ur ready to replace it already?!
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      haha. Yea you are right but I'm a sucker for a new MBP
    1. santaf's Avatar
      santaf -
      hmm shall i buy get it when it comes out or wait until the summer to be able to get something else free with it being a college student, even though soon after i buy it a new mbp will come out... gosh how apple works makes me so mad hahah but i love apple products.
    1. Poseidon79's Avatar
      Poseidon79 -
      I guess for what I do a faster MBP would just be overkill for me... with snow leopard and then 2.53 core 2 duo with 4gb RAM I don't have any lag whatsoever... and with the 27" iMac purchase I'm just about tapped out... until the iPad comes out of course... and then the iPhone 4G.. wait.. I can dig deeper and look under the couch!
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      If you just wait a month after release you might get the free ipod deal
    1. santaf's Avatar
      santaf -
      really? i've never heard of them doing that only when the school year is about to start
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      Quote Originally Posted by Poseidon79 View Post
      I guess for what I do a faster MBP would just be overkill for me... with snow leopard and then 2.53 core 2 duo with 4gb RAM I don't have any lag whatsoever... and with the 27" iMac purchase I'm just about tapped out... until the iPad comes out of course... and then the iPhone 4G.. wait.. I can dig deeper and look under the couch!
      Yea this 13" mbp is still running strong. Maybe if there are some nice upgrades I might pull the trigger on a new one. I have always been able to sell my macbooks every year for only a few hundred less than retail. I have upgraded every year for the past 4 years.

      But yea my couch is getting empty too...not even a crumb

      Quote Originally Posted by santaf View Post
      really? i've never heard of them doing that only when the school year is about to start
      Last year's promo started on May 27 and ran til the end of August I think
    1. santaf's Avatar
      santaf -
      oh good deal good deal that's good haha hopefully that happens again cause if i'm going to get a pro anyway i might as well get something else with it :P hah can't wait
    1. MetallicaFan1991's Avatar
      MetallicaFan1991 -
      I'll be getting the new MBP in June or July as long as it's more than just a processor change otherwise I'll stick with my 2.66Ghz MBP!!
      Hmm hope it comes with 8GB of ram as 4GB isn't enough especially when running Windows 7 too.


      Quote Originally Posted by StealthBravo View Post
      Yea this 13" mbp is still running strong. Maybe if there are some nice upgrades I might pull the trigger on a new one. I have always been able to sell my macbooks every year for only a few hundred less than retail. I have upgraded every year for the past 4 years.
      I can never sell any of my stuff, I get too attached to them, I tried selling my MBP for a Vaio so I'd have some extra cash but I couldn't sell it lol even though I've only had it since June when they came out and I've barely used it.
    1. alghawas's Avatar
      alghawas -
      This was posted 12 hours ago on MacRoumers! After getting frustrated/impatient, I searched Google for "Macbook Pro" by time, surprised to find that one minute old post haha. Cheered my day up!

      [Sarcasm]Finally, I *only* have to wait another month or two.[/Sarcasm]
      Never thought I'd finally get a Macbook Pro (My Toshiba A200 finally started dying!), just been waiting for the newest model for a few a months now.

      Here's some information: :-)

      Quote Originally Posted by Steve Mobs (MacRumors.) View Post
      Future 13"

      $1200 - 2.13GHz Core i3-350M, 2 Cores, 4 Threads, 3MB L3, 1066 FSB
      Intel Integrated Graphics

      $1500 - 2.26GHz Core i3-350M, 2 Cores, 4 Threads, 3MB L3, 1066 FSB
      Intel Integrated Graphics

      Future 15"

      $1700 - 2.26GHz Core i3-350M, 2 Cores, 4 Threads, 3MB L3, 1066 FSB
      Intel Integrated Graphics

      $2000 - 2.40GHz Core i5-520M, 2 Cores, 4 Threads, 3MB L3, 1066 FSB
      Intel Integrated Graphics + NVIDIA Optimus + NVIDIA Discrete Graphics

      $2300 - 2.53GHz Core i5-540M, 2 Cores, 4 Threads, 3MB L3, 1066 FSB
      Intel Integrated Graphics + NVIDIA Optimus + NVIDIA Discrete Graphics

      $2600 - 2.66GHz Core i7-620M, 2 Cores, 4 Threads, 4MB L3, 1066 FSB
      Intel Integrated Graphics + NVIDIA Optimus + NVIDIA Discrete Graphics

      Future 17"

      $2500 - 2.53GHz Core i5-540M, 2 Cores, 4 Threads, 3MB L3, 1066 FSB
      Intel Integrated Graphics + NVIDIA Optimus + NVIDIA Discrete Graphics

      $2800 - 2.66GHz Core i7-620M, 2 Cores, 4 Threads, 4MB L3, 1066 FSB
      Intel Integrated Graphics + NVIDIA Optimus + NVIDIA Discrete Graphics

      No Clarksfield (4 Cores, 8 Threads). No ATI Graphics.
      I heard that Apple has a negative relationship with NVIDIA now?
      How is a NVIDIA card present in the future models?
    1. matthew1111's Avatar
      matthew1111 -
      Ohh this looks good - I WANT IT
    1. awesomeSlayer's Avatar
      awesomeSlayer -
      I'll wait for the tech specs, then make my decision to sell my MacBook Pro or not.
    1. clikzip's Avatar
      clikzip -
      I just bought my mbp 2 months ago. But hey I go thru this every year with apple. Had to hold off on the 3gs because of the upgrade. Ill agree that apple is good at tapping you out of any excess income you have
    1. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
      Quote Originally Posted by StealthBravo View Post
      haha. Yea you are right but I'm a sucker for a new MBP
      You and me both! Bring it on!!!

      I have managed to ALWAYS sell my stuff for around the same price lol, you know with all the added bonuses I throw on there