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New Faster Sandy Bridge MacBook Pros Next Week?


9to5Mac believes that the new MacBook Pros will be launching next week.
With supplies only becoming more constrained, and with shipments already touching down in select countries, we think a launch next week is likely (between Tuesday and Thursday). That is, of course, if there are no unforeseen circumstances.
The new machines are said to stay at the exact same prices as current MacBook Pro models. Word of possible new MacBook Pros in late 2011 was first reported back in September. At the time, it was believed that the new MacBook Pros would take advantage of new Sandy Bridge processors released by Intel late this year. Based on the part numbers, the new machines are expected to be only a minor update.

The newly released processors from Intel include Quad Core i7 processors with speeds of 2.4GHz, 2.5GHz and 2.7GHz, as well as a Dual Core i7 at 2.8GHz models. Here's the list of new mobile CPUs adapted from CPU World:


Given the heat constraints of the MacBook Pro design, Apple will be unable to use the 2.7GHz Quad Core (Core i7-2960XM) in their notebooks. Apple also won't use the mobile Celeron listed at the end. The top 3 listed, however, remain candidates for upgrades in the new MacBook Pros.

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40 months ago
Is it weird that I get excited about new MacBook Pros even if I have no intention of buying them?
Rating: 35 Votes
40 months ago

Is it weird that I get excited about new MacBook Pros even if I have no intention of buying them?


You wouldn't be a true MacRumors member if that weren't the case. I'm right there with you. :D
Rating: 31 Votes
40 months ago
How about some Mac Pro love.

Intel need to get into gear.
Rating: 13 Votes
40 months ago

If I remember correctly, my MBP purchased this past June did come with two Apple stickers...


Damn, who stole my stickers?
Rating: 8 Votes
40 months ago
Here's next weeks update folks:



+ Bluetooth 4.0
and a BTO option for 2.5GHz i7 on the high-end 15" and 17".
Rating: 7 Votes
40 months ago

It's a spec bump not a new generation release, don't get too upset.


Are you kidding me? His machine is a slow, worthless pile of junk, which I will gladly take of his hands for a huge discount (you know, since I'm doing him a favor) :D
Rating: 6 Votes
40 months ago

Speed bump to carry them through the holidays, followed by [what was earlier reported] a re-design to a thinner profile with Ivy Bridge?


I'd love it. My wish list is a .75" unibody with a 1200p screen (15"), loose the ODD and make the battery out of this world, plus Ivy Bridge and a 6970m.


My body is ready
Rating: 6 Votes
40 months ago
Speed bump to carry them through the holidays, followed by [what was earlier reported] a re-design to a thinner profile with Ivy Bridge?
Rating: 5 Votes
40 months ago
This will be the last chance to get USB 2.0 and Superdrive built-in.
Rating: 5 Votes
40 months ago

So typical, I just bought my first MBP 2 weeks ago, excellent timming... :(


Can't... really call it "typical" if this is your first. Really though, it's a tiny spec bump for a maybe 10% speed boost.. you'd never notice it in real life lol. Don't worry ;)
Rating: 4 Votes

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