MacBook Pro Updates @ WWDC

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  1. Gli

    Gli i can has fast duck?

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    What is everyone's thoughts on the hardware update rumors supposedly going to occur at WWDC on June 11-15? It seems as though they are do for update...is there any more information leaked out? I know Apple is so butt hurt about telling you ANYTHING. :hs:

    I'm getting a MacBook Pro 15" no matter what on June 16th. If they announce hardware updates but they're nothing special, I'm going to get the "old version" (the one that is out now) of the MBP since it will be considerably cheaper now that there is a "new version" out. However if the hardware updates are of interest to me such as a video card update or a CPU speed update or maybe a price drop, I'll get it.
     
  2. hurleyint1386

    hurleyint1386 Someone has sand in their vagina

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    i heard something about the 17" MBP's having HD Displays :cool:
     
  3. mel my finger

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    MBPs running on Intel's new Santa Rosa platform. Apparently that's up to a 40% improvement in performance. And if I remember correctly, Santa Rosa will support hybrid hard drives for better performance/battery life.

    Jobs also mentioned that products will be running LED displays this year.

    If there was any significant redesign on the MBP, I would think it would be this summer.
     
  4. clog

    clog NO SOUP FOR YOU!!!!11

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    High-Def displays? :hsugh: How much higher will they make the resolution?
     
  5. Raider007

    Raider007 om nom nom nom

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    hoping for a macmini update :x:
     
  6. CarRamRod

    CarRamRod The schnozzberries taste like schnozzberries.

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    Naw, it's not that big of jump. It's still using the same C2D CPUs, unless they go to the new Bus Speed, but even then I doubt it's 40%. The next "big" jump will be the Penryn CPU and the new Montevina platform.
     
  7. The1Ash10

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    :rolleyes: This, just like everything else in this thread, is pure speculation and is back by nothing more than a 'feeling.' The 40% improvement is not a rumor, it's a fact. There was a huge thread about it in the main forum and I'm also buy a MBP in June regardless if there is an update. I've held off for the last month and a half because WWDC, so just sit tight and wait and see what happens.
     
  8. ady

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    No the 40% numbers in the news recently were for the penryn CPUs on the santa rosa platform, not what Apple will be releasing in the summer.

    A move from WSXGA+ (1680x1050) to WUXGA (1920x1200) which is an extra 30% screen realestate (though not physical obviously).
     
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    elevator The tenants think it's wonderful! ヽ(´ OT Supporter

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  10. clog

    clog NO SOUP FOR YOU!!!!11

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    wow, that resolution on a 17inch monitor would be mind blowing :o
     
  11. dirteemac

    dirteemac hey, how are you?

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    and eye-straining.
     
  12. clog

    clog NO SOUP FOR YOU!!!!11

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    very
     
  13. Yardsale

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    that resolution is whats on my 24" monitor lol. using that on a 17" would make me go blind
     
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    I think I bought into the MBP too early. I bought a refurb CD right after the C2D came out, and I got a sick deal (saved 1000 off if I had bought it a month earlier) but I'm starting to regret a few things, mainly the RAM difference (2GB vs 3GB) and the C2D over CD
     
  15. Yardsale

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    you'd go 3gig? :noes:
     
  16. manchild

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    You can do 3 gig with the C2D. Fuck yeah I would, too much ram can't help, especially considering how much stuff I run at the same time (un-raring 15 TV shows+Adium+Azureus+Safari+VLC=RAPE)
     
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    Wow, you are crunching some serious data there.
     
  18. manchild

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    Haha, I was kidding, but when I'm dicking arround in Maya and Adobe Preimier for school its not so great. And rendering scenes in Maya blows.
     
  19. Bona Fide

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    It's a well-known fact outside of the Mac community that Apple's laptops are severely crippled resolution-wise, especially considering that they're geared towards creative professionals.

    The accepted standard for 15" professional laptops is 1680x1050, and for 17" it is 1920x1200. Apple is a step below in each category, and hopefully they'll address that with this new update.

    [By the way - OSX uses dynamic resolution that uses actual measurements instead of pixels for the size of icons, buttons, etc. So, no matter what resolution you're running at, everything in the OS is the same size. No eye strain FTW.]

    Edit - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Resolution_independence
     
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  21. Jonny Chimpo

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    You do know that full resolution independance isn't going to be included in OSX until Leopard is released, right? Hell, it even says it in your link. :ugh:
     
  22. Yardsale

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    you're using a mac and using adobe premiere? kill yourself :rofl:
     
  23. manchild

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    I know, it was for a class that I took at school, they had PC's so I couldn't use Final Cut. I had to work on my final project at home, so I used Adobe Premier because thats what I'd been using at school.
     
  24. IcyHot4Life

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    :werd: just what I was going to say.

    the good news is, once resolution independence gets fully established, apple can ship notebooks with high res screens that will let us use reasonably-sized interface elements while still taking advantage of all that screen resolution :bowdown:
     
  25. jjski78

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    How about some damned Blu-Ray drives???!!!!?? Apple was one of the companies that helped develop the technology, why can't us Mac fanatics get Blu-Ray in our computers before the PC crew does??? I'd love me a Mini with Blu-Ray for my HT setup!!
     

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