Originally Posted by mdriftmeyer
Unfortunately, I don't think there is much more we can guess about the next MBP speedbump.
The move to Arrandale CPUs is nearly too obvious to mention.
I think max ram will remain at 8GB because it only recently rose to 8GB and to go higher would require 8GB SO-DIMMs which are not available and will be extremely expensive when they become available. 4GB SO-SIMMs still cost more than double per GB what 2GB SO-DIMMs cost. When we see rough parity in the price per GB of 2GB and 4GB SO-DIMMs, then we can expect to see very expensive 8GB SO-DIMMs.
I don't expect to see any changes to ports or the case. A switch to 16:9 would surprise me because the MacBook just got a complete case redesign which kept the 16:10 aspect ratio.
HDDs and SSDs will of course continue to drop in price per GB, the latter faster than the former.
The only really exciting thing about the expected speedbump is the Arrandale CPUs. Faster performance with low power consumption. :-)