Originally Posted by vsighi
Finally, Jobs said "not to worry" about the lack of a hardware refresh. The Apple CEO reportedly told this to another Apple fan (a MacRumors reader), who was eager to know whether Apple was concentrating all its efforts on the iPad, neglecting the computer segment. Since Apple last updated the MacBook line of computers last June, a revision is almost inevitable in the coming months.http://news.softpedia.com/news/Steve...s-138263.shtml
Doesn't mean much - everyone knows there will be a refresh, but the main question is becoming what's the holdup? Nvidia has been selling GPU's with Core i CPU's, and Optimus is out right now, and mobile Fermi won't happen for some time, and ATI is making some nice GPU's ATM.
Yeah, Core i processors aren't leaps and bounds faster than C2D/Q2D, but they have features like Turbo Boost on the i5/i7 and most offer HT (the quad-core i5 doesn't), and have smarter power saving techniques and usually a lower TDP.
I am also disappointed Apple is still charging $1200+ for what they offer (only the i5 and i7 iMacs I still find really good, needs a Radeon 5850 instead), but the rest of the line is getting long in the tooth, for the price they're sold at.
All I can think, is that they (Apple/Valve) planned the Steam launch to be after the iPad, and will release the service and new Macs in April. If it goes past that, then I don't want the hell Apple is doing, as PC's have been featuring Core i CPU's since January
New tech is funny thing, you may not need
it, but you want