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    Default Possible MacBook Pro Refresh?

    As you all know, intel has just released their latest mobile offering in the form of a nehalem chip, the i7. This will no doubt be included in the expected iMac refresh, with indicators also pointing to a Mac Mini refresh (although it's highly unlikely it will include an i7, but possible an i3 or i5). Now indications of a MacBook and MacBook Pro refresh are surfacing, with supplies to stores dwindling. It could be expected for the MacBook, which has for several months been the topic of a design change (like the iMac), but the MacBook Pro? Isn't this a tad too early, or is Apple deciding now to bring all their products in refresh alignment?

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    I can't see it happening till early next yr
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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfie View Post
    I can't see it happening till early next yr
    I agree, this year is too early for a Pro update.
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    That's what one would also think for a MacBook update, but it seems pretty definite. I do HOPE that the MBPs don't get refreshed this year, but you know how unpredictable Apple is (esp. with the iPod touch camera).

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    Depends on how you define 'refresh'.

    If it's in so far as processor speed bumps and the usual increases in hard drive capacities (or reductions in pricing for such), then I would imagine early next year. If it's refresh to quad core, full 64-bit hardware then I expect it's going to be revolve around the new Light Peak connection technology developed with Intel (which is when I expect the remaining Cinema Displays to be updated).
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    who knows? A minor speed bump may happen.
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    I would except a minor bump in specs the same time as the iMac/MacBook/Mac Mini updates, or not too long after (if there are processor updates available).
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    Yes, but that jump will be to mobile i7 if anything. Also, their graphics chipset typically remains for two refreshes, and we're on the second. So, possibly new graphics capability also?

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Guardo View Post
    Depends on how you define 'refresh'.

    If it's in so far as processor speed bumps and the usual increases in hard drive capacities (or reductions in pricing for such), then I would imagine early next year. If it's refresh to quad core, full 64-bit hardware then I expect it's going to be revolve around the new Light Peak connection technology developed with Intel (which is when I expect the remaining Cinema Displays to be updated).
    No one really knows but I think Lightpeak is ages away from the consumer pc market.
    So I think that the i7 chip will be ready in jan/feb in MBP.

    However I'm not sure if the i7 will go into all iMacs but an update before xmas would make them millions more than no update before xmas.

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    Definitely not

    Just bought a 13" & 15" MBP today

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    Yep, way too early for an MBP refresh, even if there are new CPUs available. I'd give it a few more months, maybe January.

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    I do hope apple go straight for the i7 mobiles.

    We have been playing with C2duos for years now and its about time we move on from them

    No point having another C2D refresh

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    Anyone think about Nvidia's issues with Intel and their announcement they wouldn't be doing any new motherboard designs until at least next year?

    This would include a re-designed 9400m board for i5 and i7 mobile CPUs.

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    Inbuilt thick-slice toaster for sure instead of that crappy optical drive!

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    Reseller friend told me today to expect a Macbook Pro refresh in early March 2010. Was getting prices on a Macbook Pro 13" for a mate and was told by the reseller to hold off & wait for a likely March announcement. Speculation of course but we'll see in a few weeks. Perhaps the update could incorporate the Intel I7?
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    4 month old thread is no longer dead

    23rd Feb is the current rumour suggested (or wishful thinking). If next tuesday rolls past with no update, the favourite rumour will be 2/9/16/23rd of March... and so on.

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    It's pure speculation, but the consensus in this 4 month old thread was early in 2010 for a Macbook refresh, rather than the original poster's view in Oct. So here we are in early 2010 and a reseller is telling me to hold off on a purchase. That's enough smoke to make me feel it's likely.
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    Just read this:
    Intel's MacBook Pro update slip: what to expect

    Interesting...

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    Looking at past refreshes the macbook may not be updated until around june, the macbook pro looks as though a refresh should happen between now & early april but then it may be june with a complete design overhaul and much better specs. I'd also like to see a macbook mini, yes i know the iPad but a 10" version of the macbook would be ok I could see a lot of use for it around home

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    I'm planning an upgrade in July-ish, so any time before that is good by me
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