Apple May Processor Bump MacBook Pros in 2011


AppleInsider claims that Apple may be bumping the processors of the MacBook Pros before the end of this year, but will make no other changes to the notebooks.
According to people with proven insight into Apple's future product plans, the late-2011 MacBook Pro refresh will deliver marginal speed bumps to the notebooks' Core i-Series of Sandy Bridge processors but will otherwise introduce no material changes over the existing models.
Intel recently introduced 16 new Sandy Bridge processors, some of which could be used in the current generation MacBook Pros.

Last year, Apple quietly added a high end 2.8GHz Core i7 option to the MacBook Pros in late October. So, the move is not without precedent, though last year it was offered only as a built-to-order option and not an across the board upgrade.

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107 months ago

Oh for gods sake Apple just hurry up and redesign it! it looks outdated now and plus the current models are crap :apple:


They really are quite terrible now, aren't they.




:rolleyes:
Rating: 19 Votes
107 months ago

Well, that kinda blows for the early 2011 MBP crowd... And yes, that includes me...


Its september now. I can't see how people can really complain so much or be annoyed. I also dont see this kind of crybaby behaviour on the PC side, and if Mac users were to be using custom built computers, they'd be depressed all year round; new technology emerges ALL the time.

I just got a 2011 MacBook Pro... this doesnt bother me much. It won't be a huge improvement anyway.
Rating: 15 Votes
107 months ago
So many illogical minds in this thread. It isn't Apple that is driving the latest and greatest, it is Intel. Imagine that the new CPU's out and Apple decides not to use them, so it doesn't upset people that bought a Laptop this year. How stupid would that be? Computer components are upgraded on a lightning fast pace, usually multiple times in a year, don't expect any laptop to be top dog for more than a few month. Seems to me most of you just need to grow up and learn that always needing the latest and greatest is a disease.
Rating: 12 Votes
107 months ago
If Apple releases "Late 2011" MacBook Pro models that bump the processor specs, I would imagine that the machines would also bump the following to place them in line with the recently released MacBook Air and Mac mini:


* Bluetooth 4.0
* OS X Lion recovery partition
Rating: 8 Votes
107 months ago
+$200 for a marginal speed boost never made sense to me.
Rating: 8 Votes
107 months ago

So many illogical minds in this thread. It isn't Apple that is driving the latest and greatest, it is Intel. Imagine that the new CPU's out and Apple decides not to use them, so it doesn't upset people that bought a Laptop this year. How stupid would that be? Computer components are upgraded on a lightning fast pace, usually multiple times in a year, don't expect any laptop to be top dog for more than a few month. Seems to me most of you just need to grow up and learn that always needing the latest and greatest is a disease.

Really?!?

How dare you exhibit logic and a willingness to accept the realities of modern electronics design and manufacturing.

Why can't you live in a dreamworld where the laws of physics have been suspended like the majority of MR forum participants?

You should be ashamed to attract undue attention by showing a sensible knowledge of the forum topic at hand.

What kind of kid did your parents raise?!?

We are sending the authorities to your house. Please be prepared to surrender your fanboi membership card.

:D
Rating: 7 Votes
107 months ago
My guess is they'll take the two quad i7 QMs and make them extra BTO options. I highly doubt they'll put out a full refresh until Ivy Bridge.
Rating: 7 Votes
107 months ago

Oh for gods sake Apple just hurry up and redesign it! it looks outdated now and plus the current models are crap :apple:


Ah yes, the current models are so ugly and slow compared to nonexisting, supposedly to be redesigned, Ivy-Bridge models :rolleyes:

Oh wait, this is you in 2012, talking crap about the Ivy-Bridge models because the newer, better, sexier Haswell MBP models are about to be released.
Am I not a prophet :rolleyes:
Rating: 6 Votes
107 months ago

+$200 for a marginal speed boost never made sense to me.



Most people prefer to have the best "bang for the bucks", but there are also some who prefer to have the fastest, whatever the price :)
Rating: 6 Votes
107 months ago
When are the first models with ivy bridge coming out?

I have a MBP for work right now, and was very close to buying one in the latest release, but two things are holding me back that should probably be addressed by then:

1. Heat. The current sandy bridge MBP's get ridiculously hot. My fans spin up constantly making the laptop sound cheap. Hoping 22nm vs. 32nm helps with this.

2. Poor integrated graphics - hoping that intel/nvidia or someone else can work things out for a real chip.

Other things on my wishlist, but not quite as important:
- IPS panel !!!
- USB3 would also be a welcome addition, as I just don't see USB going away anytime soon, and USB2 is becoming painfully slow on large file transfers.
Rating: 6 Votes

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