Originally Posted by hankx32
I hope it doesnt look like that!!
Originally Posted by Rolo
Anyone remember Robson, the forgotten part of Santa Rosa? It was a feature that was supposed to put some flash memory on the logic board to speed boot times, app launches, etc. All you need is 1 or 2GB and that sure wouldn't cost much these days.
As for the Penryn used in the updated MBP, I wonder if it'll use the smaller packaging seen on the MBA. Sure would be nice, especially considering that the MBA uses a 65nm Merom chip on the CPU package intended for Montevina. Aside from taking up less space, it would add efficiency to the CPU.
Oh, and how about a Blu-ray option? You can order HP Pavilion laptops now with 2.5 GHz Penryn chips and Blu-ray ROM, DVD ± RW drives. They make them thin enough now so it'd be nice as an option.
I'd prefer a monochromatic design with matching keys. If it's like the MBA, it might look something like this:
I only just saw this image and based on the conversations I've had with people in the know, I think this is a very good approximation of what the new MBP will look like. Even so, this image doesn't convey the "wow" factor of the new MBA - by all accounts it isn't a whole lot thicker than MBA.
Key points to note are: more rounded edges, thinner, lighter, larger gesture-enabled touchpad, and I suspect that the DVD drive opening will move to the right side of the machine instead of the front, because the front will have more tapered edge like the MBA to allow you to pick it up off a flat surface more easily. We're talking 5 lbs in weight versus 5.4 lbs and 2 cm in thickness verus 2.5 cm. While some people dislike the black keys, it is by no means certain that they will be black. We're just assuming they will be, because of the MBA. We don't know everything yet.
The chief advantage of the new Penryn chip is that it will offer equivalent computing power while running at a lower voltage. This means it will not get so hot or use up battery juice so quickly. It may well feature the Santa Rosa Centrino chipset on a smaller board (like the MBA) but should have a superior graphics processor.
I know nothing about Blu-Ray but feel sure this will be an option. I know nothing about SSD, but suspect that this too may be an option. (Apparently 128 Gb SSD drives are now ready? Anyone know more about this?)
As I said elsewhere, we think it will be announced at the Febrruary 26 event, not tomorrow. If I'm wrong, no will be happier. That's all I can say.