Originally Posted by John French
1 question though, about the GT 130M and GTS 150M, how much would those increase power consumption and heat output?
GT 130M consumes 23W (same as 9600M GT) while GTS 150M runs hotter (almost 60W) being approximately 50% faster. Looks like GT 130M still delivers significantly better performance / power ratio.
Built-in battery in new MBP 15" is more interesting guess. According to my calculations, 15" may get up to 85Wh battery (70% more capacity compared to today's 50Wh)
Here's my wishlist:
1. P9600 (2.66Ghz, 6Mb L2, 25W) or P9700 (2.8Ghz, 6Mb L2 25W)
since they performs on par with T-series but consume 10W less.
2. 1680x1050 15" with anti-glare option (or at least 1440x900 anti-glare)
3. 85Wh built-in battery (needs completely new enclosure)
4. 3 USB ports (why not?)
5. IGP (9400M is more than enough) for maximum battery life
6. GT 130M (not 150/160M)
So we may see some real improvements in battery life/power savings.
I think that enclosure with built-in battery is easier to manufacture and large capacity/1000 cycles battery are worth for many users to switch from current unibody MBPs. Even without anti-glare option...