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Apple on Tuesday will finally get around to updating its MacBook Pro line of professional notebooks, which will include Intel's new Core processors ranging from 2.4GHz to 2.66GHz and include a variety of screen options, AppleInsider has been told.

According one person familiar with the matter, each model will ship with 4GB of RAM, including 2.4GHz and 2.66GHz 13-inch models, 2.4GHz, 2.55GHz and 2.66GHz 15-inch models, and a 2.53GHz 17-inch model.

Additionally, the new line may include three different types of screens options: Glossy, High Resolution Glossy, and High Resolution Glossy with Anti-Glare. A second person familiar with the mattered adds that at least some models will support 512GB of Solid State Drive (Flash) storage.

A list of part numbers and specs for the new models, as can be seen in certain inventory management systems, are as follows:



The Apple Store is currently down, so I expect these to show up in the next couple of hours.

Update:Though of little material value, here are the logic board part numbers :

661 - 5566 for 2.4
661 - 5479 for 2.53
661 - 5480 for 2.66

and the display part numbers. In both cases, these pertain to the 15-inch models.

661 - 5483 glossy
661 - 5477 hi res glossy
661 - 5478 hi res glossy with anti glare

Thanks, Mr. X
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Additionally, the new line may include three different types of screens options: Glossy, High Resolution Glossy, and High Resolution Glossy with Anti-Glare. A second person familiar with the mattered adds that at least some models will support 512MB of Solid State Drive (Flash) storage.

Yes! Finally! I'm really glad I held out now.

But... 512 MB of Solid State memory? Not GB? :s
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FINALLLLLY


now i just need to figure out which one I want
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FINALLLLLY


now i just need to figure out which one I want

I have this problem too.

I defo want a 13" but not sure which screen finish to go for...
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Store is down for imminent changes!!
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If we can choose a Full HD with anti-glare in 15.4 inches, I will be quite happy! Now we need the graphic cards options If the best one is going to be a Geforce 330m (no real evolution compared to the 9600) that will be a deal breaker for me.
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Yes! Finally! I'm really glad I held out now.

But... 512 MB of Solid State memory? Not GB? :s

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Give me 1680x1050 matte and a 5750 in the 15 incher, baby.
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Obviously a typo I repeated =P
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According one person familiar with the matter, each model will ship with 4GB of RAM

That should have been standard a long time ago. I'm glad that's the case now.
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But what are the display adapters?

I WANNA KNOW
post #13 of 89
are these quad core i5's? cuz this does not look like an update to me unless they are....
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Featuring Apple's A4 processor technology!
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wOow, easy guys! ))
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Lightpeak!!
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are these quad core i5's? cuz this does not look like an update to me unless they are....

I believe the Core i5 and i7 sumulate 4 cores with a type of reborn hyperthreading...but the mobile variants aren't actually 4-cores, because then they would be almost twice as power hungry. Correct me if I'm wrong...(I probably am).
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Looks like no i3's. All i5 or i7!
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but ...where is the 4 core mini?
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Lightpeak!!

Tea maker!! About time too!
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Featuring Apple's A4 processor technology!

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Looks like no i3's. All i5 or i7!

Looks like with only the 2.4ghz chips with the i5 branding. I would expect i3s, if they show up at all, in the white Macbook.

However, the real question isn't going to be the CPUs as they were pretty much a given. With Nvidia chipsets not out of the picture, will Apple take a couple steps back and use intel's integrated graphics or return to a dedicated low end solution like the PPC days.
post #23 of 89
These will feature NuBus.

Apple's going back to in-house design, baby.
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omg all the trolls have to shut the f up now that ANTI GLARE IS HERE

i guess they still have multi tasking ssd a4 to complain about

i wonder ?? if the 13 in will get the 2 chip lime up

or is the 2 chip deal still on the table

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and that means ipad time !!!

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post #25 of 89
Everyone just be patient for a few more hours at we'll get to see all the specs when the Apple Store comes back up. The iPad, a root canal for the wife, and a few other things have unfortunately drained the MBP budget at the moment. Hopefully I'll be getting one in a couple months. Just have to see how busy work is the next several weeks, and if we are able to sell the jetski.

Hey... Anyone in the market for a jetski?
post #26 of 89
Confused.

The SD flash storage is in addition to the standard hard drives (add-on) or are these new machines now LIMITED to a max of 512GB SD flash storage? If they're limited that would suck and it would be like a thicker/heavier MacBook Air.

Anyway it looks like there isn't much difference between my 2007 MacBook and these new ones besides being equipped with 4GB RAM and the uni-body from last year. The display type doesn't sway my decision either way.

I would have thought that new 2010 MacBooks could easily play CPU intensive games/audio or video sessions or some other incentive to buy them over an iPad. So we still have to carry around 5lb 15x15 non-netbooks.
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LOL now I gotta finish that freelance project (it's Flash-based... don't KILL ME pls) a bit sooner so I can collect payment to put towards new MBP LOL.
BUT WHAT ARE THE GRAPHICS CARDS? PLS MR X TELL US...
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Confused.

The SD flash storage is in addition to the standard hard drives (add-on) or are these new machines now LIMITED to a max of 512GB SD flash storage? If they're limited that would suck and it would be like a thicker/heavier MacBook Air.

Anyway it looks like there isn't much difference between my 2007 MacBook and these new ones besides being equipped with 4GB RAM and the uni-body from last year. The display type doesn't sway my decision either way.

I would have thought that new 2010 MacBooks could easily play CPU intensive games/audio or video sessions or some other incentive to buy them over an iPad. So we still have to carry around 5lb 15x15 non-netbooks.

I think it is meant to mean that there is a 512GB SSD HARD DISK storage option (not SD) where the previous max when custom ordering was 256GB SSD. The SD slot and what not would remain the same, I suspect.
post #29 of 89
Been waiting for this for soooo long...so glad there's no i3's on the Pro's...hoping for awesome GPUs (not likely though)....

I'm gonna refresh the Store every ten minutes to check!
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LOL now I gotta finish that freelance project (it's Flash-based... don't KILL ME pls) a bit sooner so I can collect payment to put towards new MBP LOL.
BUT WHAT ARE THE GRAPHICS CARDS? PLS MR X TELL US...

They won't play Flash. Upon recognizing Flash content you'll be redirected here:

http://www.apple.com/ipad/ready-for-ipad/
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13"
Core i5 430M/2.26G/Intel HD/NV 310M/2GB/250GB/1199
Core i5 540M/2.53G/Intel HD/NV 310M/4GB/320GB/1499

15"
Core i5 540M/2.53G/Intel HD/NV GT330M(512MB)/4G/320G/1799
Core i7 610E/2.53G/Intel HD/NV GT335M(512MB)/4G/500G/1999
Core i7 620M/2.66G/Intel HD/NV GT335M(1024MB)/4G/640G/2199

17"
Core i7 620M/NV GT335M(1GB)/4GB/640GB/2299
(BTO Core i7 720 +200;Core i7 820QM +500


http://taisyo.seesaa.net/article/146433371.html
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yay FINE FSCKIN ALLY!!! I want a 15.4" 1920x1200, ExpressCard and 512GB SSD (Sandforce or Intel based not budget SSD's), couldn't care less what discrete GPU it has as long as it isn't integrated.

And, yes people, we know every store is down!! We don't need a listing of every store on the planets' status, when one goes down they are all down.
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13"
Core i5 430M/2.26G/Intel HD/NV 310M/2GB/250GB/1199
Core i5 540M/2.53G/Intel HD/NV 310M/4GB/320GB/1499

15"
Core i5 540M/2.53G/Intel HD/NV GT330M(512MB)/4G/320G/1799
Core i7 610E/2.53G/Intel HD/NV GT335M(512MB)/4G/500G/1999
Core i7 620M/2.66G/Intel HD/NV GT335M(1024MB)/4G/640G/2199

17"
Core i7 620M/NV GT335M(1GB)/4GB/640GB/2299
(BTO Core i7 720 +200;Core i7 820QM +500


http://taisyo.seesaa.net/article/146433371.html

Although I think the GT335M is much more acceptable a GPU than the GT330M, those specs don't make sense given that 1GB VRAM can't be accomplished given that the highest density current GDDR3 are 1Gb (128MB) and Apple only has space for 4 chips for a 512MB limitation. Apple also wouldn't use the GT330M in one model, since that's very inefficient.
post #34 of 89
At the Regent street store right now. They have no idea when the new Macbook Pro models will be in stock. The guy didn't even know a refresh was in process. A typical London customer service - polite but totally incompetent ... LOL
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post #35 of 89
I'll be replacing my early 2008 MBP with one of these new models
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At the Regent street store right now. They have no idea when the new Macbook Pro models will be in stock. The guy didn't even know a refresh was in process. A typical London customer service - polite but totally incompetent ... LOL

Imagine if the Store isn't actually down for a refresh but for, say, software updates.

AppleInsider would explode.
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Imagine if the Store isn't actually down for a refresh but for, say, software updates.

AppleInsider would explode.

Oooo, don't say that. At least a hundred die-hards would commit suicide. =P
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post #38 of 89
Refresh...refresh...refresh...refresh...refresh... refresh...

This could take a while.
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Oooo, don't say that. At least a hundred die-hards would commit suicide. =P

LMFAO, a mass jump off a cliff with our MBP's, like the mass cow suicide in South Park hehe. Ah I hope it's MBP's about ready to take an axe to my 2008 POS MBP
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Imagine if the Store isn't actually down for a refresh but for, say, software updates.

AppleInsider would explode.

Appleinsider sources (China??) have so far been rather accurate in these matters ... ) The fact is though that they don't have the actual computers here in London.

In the meantime - the Apple Store (the virtual one) has been updated. There is a refresh !

They upped the prices in pounds by at least a 100 Poor sterling ...
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