Apple preps MacBook Pro refresh
Sandy Bridge speed bumps ahead
Apple is preparing a Macbook Pro refresh, that'll bring all models up to speed with Intel's current Core i5 and i7 processors.
Sources told AppleInsider that the refresh is on the cards as early as the end of this month, in order to keep competitive over the holiday season ahead of the Ivy Bridge next-gen refresh in Q2 2012.
The news follows Intel's Sandy Bridge refresh last week, in which the company introduced four new Core i7 chips, slashing prices across the board.
Intel's new 2.4GHz, 2.5GHz and 2.7GHz Core i7 processors are expected to replace the 2.0GHz, 2.2GHz and 2.3GHz found in the current range of 15 and 17in MBPs, while the 2.7GHz 13in MBP is reported to be getting the latest 2.8GHz Core i7.
Other than the speed hike, these souped-up Mac models will see no physical changes. ®
My 2.2 runs hotter than hell when the gfx card kicks in. Not nice to keep on my knees.
A beer for coolant.
That's good news, but what I'd like to know is when we can expect a revised MacPro?
I don't just mean a processor upgrade and some thunderbolt ports either. Surely it's time for a smaller case that we can stuff with maybe 10 2.5" SAS discs and a pair of SSDs too. Nvidia Quadros?
A beer while I'm waiting
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I do think that the review here may have left out a potential screen resolution hike for the 13 incher.
Current 13inch MBP have a 1280x800 whereas the 13inch air's have a 1440 x 900.
Will they be able to acccept 16GB of RAM?
If that were the case, I'd be tempted to replace my Late 2010 MBP with a one of the expected ones.
I wish they'd shave the front of it
That 90 corner at the front which you end up resting your hand on when using the trackpad really aggravates my CTS, be nice if they just took an angle grinder to it and rounded it off a bit.
other than that they're great machines.