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04-12-2010, 10:39 AM #1
New MacBook Pros FINALLY About to Drop?
Based on a leak from someone at MicroCenter, there's increasing confidence that the long-awaited refresh of the MacBook Pro line is imminent. Featuring new Apple part numbers, the inventory database screenshot shows MacBook Pros in "Good," "Better" and "Best" trim levels that - if the leak actually pans out as the real thing - would indicate a price drop for the new top-of-the-line 17" model.
After the online inventory system at MicroCenter was updated last night, staffers began leaking screen shots all over the internet. Showing new Apple part numbers that represent Good, Better and Best models, the new inventory items would appear to align with MicroCenter's existing three 15-inch and single 17-inch MacBook Pro offerings. The new entry-level MacBook Pro would cost $100 more at $1,799, but the top 15-inch model would be $2,199 and the one 17-inch model gets $200 cheaper at $2,299. The "Better" MacBook Pro would remain $1,999.
This refresh should finally bring Intel Core i5 and Core i7 processors to the MacBook Pro line. The 32nm die-shrink of the current 45nm "Nehalem" architecture, the new "Arrandale" chips should have comparable clock speeds to the existing Core 2 Duos used in MacBook Pros but feature much improved performance. It's possible that the top of the line may include a hIgh-end NVIDIA 300M card, which supports Optimus graphics switching technology. Optimus would allow switching from the integrated Intel graphics to an external graphics card without requiring you to log out and log back in.
The rumor mill has the new models coming tomorrow. Apple is - of course - refusing comment on the matter.
04-12-2010, 11:05 AM #2
hmmm... 13" MBP update?
04-12-2010, 11:06 AM #3
That's expansive. Look like they only updated the 15' and 17' macbook pro
04-12-2010, 11:16 AM #4
I could use a new MBP!
04-12-2010, 11:39 AM #5
I was think of getting a new 17 macbook pro anywas so i wait for the update.
04-12-2010, 03:54 PM #6
I want a 13in. That was their best selling laptop anyway. I doubt that they would discontinue it though. Can't wait for tomorrow to see though.
Macrumors is reporting that apple stores are not allowed to place any MBP orders and have been told to prepare for like 16 palets that are arriving tomorrow or Wednesday.
Last edited by moon#pie; 04-12-2010 at 03:54 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
04-12-2010, 04:10 PM #7
so does this mean there will be no update on the 13''?
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04-12-2010, 04:19 PM #8
I believe it just mean that it wasn't leaked like the others. Aplenty would be crazy to discontinue their best selling laptop (info per their website)
04-12-2010, 06:25 PM #9
I suppose if you wanted to pay three times what you should on the hardware this would be exciting news.
04-12-2010, 06:46 PM #10
can you get a computer that runs osx, has4 gigs of ram, and an i7 processor for $700? thought not.....
04-12-2010, 07:01 PM #11
I'm guessing that apple is having wondering how they're going to keep the high end 13" on par in terms of gfx without implementing a dedicated card. The integrated arrandale gpu is sufficient for hd playback, but i doubt its gaming performance compares much to the 9400m.
04-12-2010, 07:29 PM #12
^ hope not. I want a 13in tomorrow. maybe i'll buy a 15in. It would be better for my home recording studio......
04-12-2010, 07:30 PM #13
Dang! I could use an upgrade, but it is so expensive!Asking for help is different from being stupid. Fanboys can rot in @#$%!
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04-12-2010, 10:29 PM #15
yesss i have been waiting i hope it's tomorrow then i can laugh at my sister her computer just broke so i converted her to macs so she bought a new macbook pro yesterday haha i've been waiting to update my macbook to a 15 in pro finally it's here hopefully then i can laugh at her for buying her's two days before they were updated
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04-12-2010, 11:39 PM #18
Always good newsKeithsta
04-13-2010, 06:08 AM #19
FINALLY......Apple Store is Updating! Hope my wait is going to end......
04-13-2010, 06:14 AM #20
Heck yes!!! Aple store is updating!!!