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  • New Macbook Pros with Core i5 & i7 Processors


    Today Apple gave some major internal hardware upgrades to their Macbook Pro line. The 15" and 17" models now come standard with Intel Core i5 processors and each is further upgradeable to a Core i7. All the models received better batteries with up to 10 hours of use on the 13" and 8-9 hours on the larger models. The 13" model now has an upgraded NVIDIA GeForce 320M video card and the 15"/17" get a GT 330M. The processor on the 13" model remains the Core 2 Duo with a slight speed bump. All models now come with 4GB of DDR3 RAM standard.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: New Macbook Pros with Core i5 & i7 Processors started by Poseidon79 View original post
    Comments 51 Comments
    1. DaCodec's Avatar
      DaCodec -
      hurray! ... i guess
    1. Ichwohneinloche's Avatar
      Ichwohneinloche -
      awesome! glad i waited
    1. moon#pie's Avatar
      moon#pie -
      Actually the 13in has faster core 2 duo's than the last one. 2.26 and 2.53 are the old ones. 2.40 and 2.66 are the new ones. 10 hour battery is looking really nice in the 13in. Ordering mine today. 13in 2.4ghz, 4gb RAM, 500GB harddrive, iwork family pack.
    1. steve-z17's Avatar
      steve-z17 -
      "The new 15-inch and 17-inch MacBook Pro models are up to 50 percent faster than the previous systems.** Using Intel’s state-of-the-art 32 nanometer process, Intel Core i5 and i7 processors integrate the memory controller and Level 3 cache for faster access to system memory."

      So sexy and so fast! Can't wait to get one!
    1. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
      Guess I'll be spending even more money this week.
    1. moon#pie's Avatar
      moon#pie -
      me too. it will be cheaper than the last one though because I don't have to pay $100 to upgrade RAM.
    1. Kil0111's Avatar
      Kil0111 -
      well this about answers my question.....time to sell this one off =]
    1. Poseidon79's Avatar
      Poseidon79 -
      My 13" 2.53 MBP is still running like it's brand new. The upgraded video card doesn't mean anything to be since I do all my graphics on my desktop. It's not worth upgrading just for a couple extra hours of battery life. Maybe when they put a Core i5 in there I'll spring for it.
    1. eatjello's Avatar
      eatjello -
      Quote Originally Posted by Poseidon79 View Post
      My 13" 2.53 MBP is still running like it's brand new. The upgraded video card doesn't mean anything to be since I do all my graphics on my desktop. It's not worth upgrading just for a couple extra hours of battery life. Maybe when they put a Core i5 in there I'll spring for it.

      x2
    1. Tylervalo's Avatar
      Tylervalo -
      Yea, I was about to ask if it was worth upgrading my 13" mpb I bought new in October. Guess not.
    1. metaljay's Avatar
      metaljay -
      i bought my mpb in october and now wish i waited

      i even bought 8gb ram for it last week for 390 from crucial

      damn it
    1. moon#pie's Avatar
      moon#pie -
      Nice swear filter dodge. You buy a computer when you beed it. Otherwise you will always be waiting for the next big thing
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      Quote Originally Posted by Poseidon79 View Post
      My 13" 2.53 MBP is still running like it's brand new. The upgraded video card doesn't mean anything to be since I do all my graphics on my desktop. It's not worth upgrading just for a couple extra hours of battery life. Maybe when they put a Core i5 in there I'll spring for it.
      Yea, I don't think its worth the upgrade.
    1. moon#pie's Avatar
      moon#pie -
      Not worth it to upgrade but it is worth it to buy. Now i can get the max size hd. 10hr battery is also a welcome addition. Ordering tonight.....
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      ^ I agree
    1. moon#pie's Avatar
      moon#pie -
      I love student discounts!
    1. sandymary's Avatar
      sandymary -
      Like the others....I'm glad i wait. I will oreder 2 15" because i know my wifey's gonna be jelous
    1. santaf's Avatar
      santaf -
      Finally I cani buy my 15 inch :-p or does the iPod for collegenstudents start in like may? Because then I might wait haha
    1. TheOrioles33's Avatar
      TheOrioles33 -
      Quote Originally Posted by metaljay View Post
      mother fuckerrrrr

      i bought my mpb in october and now wish i waited

      i even bought 8gb ram for it last week for 390 from crucial

      damn it
      Dont sweat it man. My 3 year MacBook is still kicking$. I may upgrade later this year though.
    1. rhekt's Avatar
      rhekt -
      ^^ would be nice to buy for sure i dread the day i NEED to buy a new MBP though. ugghhhh...tranfering all that software =[