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Old Apr 13th, 2010, 09:01 AM   #1
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New MacBook Pro's Released! Core i5/i7 and 10 Hr battery!

Check it out - it's been a while coming, but it's finally here... new MBPs!

Apple (Canada) - MacBook Pro - Meet the new MacBook Pro family.
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Old Apr 13th, 2010, 09:06 AM   #2
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Decent pricing Cdn vs. US exchange...bodes well for the iPad release.....
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Old Apr 13th, 2010, 09:09 AM   #3
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Yup, I'm very much liking the new models. Better battery life, faster processor, a new high-res display on the 15-inch and finally automatic graphics switching.

For some reason I thought the mobile i7 was quad-core though. It think it's really misleading that the desktop i7 is quad-core but the laptop isn't.

I'll have to research what the difference between the mobile i5 and i7 is. On the desktops, the difference is mainly hyperthreading, but it seems that the mobile chips are different beasts.

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Old Apr 13th, 2010, 09:22 AM   #4
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Meh..... I've a 2.8 GHz C2D 15" MBP from October 2008 and it looks like the i7 only provides 10-20% performance increases with typical apps (like Aperture 3.01). I'm sure under heavy use with intensive processing its better. The auto-switching of the graphics processor looks cool (for battery life) - that's a bigger deal than the new processors.

Pretty clear, though, where Apple has been focusing its efforts.
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Old Apr 13th, 2010, 09:32 AM   #5
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I'm very impressed both with the specs of these new MBPs and with the pricing. Screw the iPad, I'm getting a 15" i7!!!!
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Old Apr 13th, 2010, 10:03 AM   #6
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Seems to me there were a number ehMacers who said the i7 wouldn't be coming to the MacBook because it was too big an energy hog and would run too hot. Looks like these nay sayers are now eating humble pie.
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The i7 chip in the new MBPs is "only" dual core (as opposed the the quad core in the iMac). I'd guess thatís for power consumption reasons - but the 8-9 hour battery life is pretty amazing. Do PC laptops have the quad core i7?
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Old Apr 13th, 2010, 10:41 AM   #8
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Some PC laptops have i7 quads. But they're monsters. I bet Apple couldn't fit (for now at least) the quad i7 into the 1" form factor.

The Auto-Graphics switching is cool - 'cause the intel "HD Graphics" are bound to be crap. Also, no MacBook Air update today 'cause they can't mix NVidia with i5/i7 ULV processors (thanks Intel and their lawsuit trying to protect a monopoly) and putting out a new MBA with Intel "HD Graphics" would be a step backwards. :S

Will also be interesting to see what the prices of the refurbs come down to. The 17" MBP i5 is now only $2349. (with more for the i7 chip).

What's annoying is that now you have to pay $150 for a non-glossy screen on a 15" MBP. You can only get the Matte Screen on the higher Res 15" MBP.
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How the heck did Apple manage 8 to 10 hour battery life without using the ULV versions?? All the PC manufacturers who have made 8+ hour laptops have had to go with CULV processors. Score one for Apple.

It seems the 13" still just has a normal Core2Duo.
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Old Apr 13th, 2010, 10:47 AM   #10
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Very nice update. Still happy with my 2.6ghz C2D from late 2009..

But if I had to replace it, I'd still be on the fence between a new 15" i5 or a 27" i7 iMac!
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