Macbook Pro upgades this week?

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    Tomi

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    http://www.macrumors.com/pages/2006/10/20061023073909.shtml

    Apparently, sometime this week (rumor is today, Oct 24th), Apple will finally upgrade the MBP to the Core 2 Duo processor.

    Finally! ^_^


    So after all of Apple's computers have been upgraded to Core 2 Duo, what's next for Apple? There's the 6G iPod [aka. the true video] we've all been waiting for, the iPhone [and I really need a new phone soon], and there's also the "one last thing" from the show time event - the media centre. That should be an interesting competitor against the currently existing products.

    2007 should be an interesting and exciting year as 2006 has been.
     
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    http://www.apple.com/macbookpro/

    And the rumor was true, it's been updated today! ^_^
    New Core 2 Duo processor, bigger harddrives, Firewire 800 on all models, and the optical drive is now dual layer write capable (all models). Not sure what else is new, apart from the higher min clock speed of the Core 2 Duos (the 15" used to be 2GHz, now it's 2.16GHz, and the 17 and 19 got bumped up to 2.33GHz).

    Surely I can't be the only one excited here? ^_^
     
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    Very sweet!!:D
     
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    Having bought a MacBook pro in august this year I'm not excited! :D
    A good update all round though, especially bumping up the RAM (2Gb in the higher models!!) and the hard drives. Means if I sold this machine and traded up I could buy a stock model.
    It's a nice update also as there's no radical design change, so I don't really feel the need to upgrade to that one urgently. Means I can wait it out with this one until leopard & iLife '07 come pre-installed and hopefully they make a few more design changes.
     
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    Yeah, my friend was helping me for help to get him a new computer, and his mom told me that he should get a laptop (and her reasons were good), so I'm like, hmm, yeah, I'll get him to buy a MBP. He has the money, and he's much better off (imo) buying a MBP than a Dell or something, which is running Windows. Plus with my luck, WoW works on OSX. :lol: Hopefully he doesn't kill me when he hears. Then again, it was his fault he didn't want to wait. :lol:
     
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    Recent Apple news

    http://www.appleinsider.com/article.php?id=2176

    Dual quad-core -- I'm speechless.

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    http://hrmpf.com/wordpress/90/apple-describes-new-interface-for-ipod [via mac rumors]

    Oh, what's this? New patents! :eek:

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    http://www.macrumors.com/pages/2006/10/20061026001358.shtml

    Although OS X 10.4 currently has no 802.11n wireless support, the Macbook Pro does. The iMacs also contain a 802.11n card.


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    http://www.apple.com/support/downloads/macbooksmcfirmwareupdate11.html

    Apple's on a roll. If your Macbook has been restarting randomly, put down your pitchforks, drop that class action lawsuit and kill all 20 online petitions you started to try and get Apple to fix the MacBook random shutdown fiasco that has been haunting the Mac faithful these past months. ""

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    http://www.gizmodo.com/gadgets/lapt...he-wild-looking-like-best-in-years-210763.php

    - the mooing is gone
    - assuming it won't have any shutdown issues
    - CPU seems to be idling at around a relatively cool 120 degrees
    - WiFi bonus: 802.11 is built on an Atheros chip that supports 802.11n draft
    - the 160 GB hard drives are built on the perpendicular HDD technology that packs data in sideway slices to help performance and info density.

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    http://www.tmcnet.com/ce/articles/3262-apple-files-ipod-patent-fear-competition-exposure.htm [ /. ]

    In spite of the massive success that Apple has enjoyed with its iPod line of portable music players, the company must still be feeling the pressure from the competition. Apple has filled a patent application on how future iPods will use wireless for electronic media purchasing online. ...
     
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