new macbook pro

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in Future Apple Hardware edited January 2014
Hi

Does anyone have idea of maybe when apple will release the new macbook pro with the merom processor and if they will have blu-ray support?

thanks



PD do you really think that apple will release Leopard until spring 07?

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  • Reply 1 of 3
    no for leopard. i think it will be earlier. i hope they throw in some blu-ray support in the iMac and macbook pro, but who knows. I would be very happy with an upgrade on both. hopefully the end of this month or september brings us those goodies.
  • Reply 2 of 3
    irelandireland Posts: 17,751member
    Sep, 12th Paris Expo, along with the Merom MacBook's, 5G iPod's (part2) and the new 2G Nano's (magnesium, colors, and bigger storage). The jury's out on whether both or any of the new iPod's will come with bluetooth.



    What's your opinion guys/gals on weather the new MacBook Pro's will have MacBook style keyboards, and/or magnetic latches?

    (magnetic latches bending the screen could be easily solved with more than two weaker magnets)
  • Reply 3 of 3
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Ireland


    Sep, 12th Paris Expo, along with the Merom MacBook's, 5G iPod's (part2) and the new 2G Nano's (magnesium, colors, and bigger storage). The jury's out on whether both or any of the new iPod's will come with bluetooth.



    What's your opinion guys/gals on weather the new MacBook Pro's will have MacBook style keyboards, and/or magnetic latches?

    (magnetic latches bending the screen could be easily solved with more than two weaker magnets)



    I disagree the MacBooks won't get Merom for a few more months remember Intel and Apple have to get ready the GMA X3000 which will go into the Mac Mini and MacBooks



    Quote:

    GMA X3000

    From Mac Guides



    The GMA X3000 is Intel's next Integrated Graphics module for use in the "digital home". It is expected to be put in the next revisions of the Mac mini and MacBook. Currently, the Mac mini and MacBook use the GMA 950.



    The GMA X3000 seeks to remedy the 3D performace issues of the GMA 900 and 950 by having full hardware support for modern gaming architecture. Each of the X3000's pipelines are fully programmable and in theory X3000 can target either DirectX 9 or DirectX 10, determined by operating system and device driver.



    Comparison



    *Clock Speed



    GMA 950 - 400MHz



    GMA X3000 - 667MHz



    *T&L



    GMA 950 - CPU based



    GMA X3000 - Hardware T&L



    *Shaders



    GMA 950 - Shader Model 2.0 (Pixel Shader 2.0 + Vertex Shader 3.0)



    GMA X3000 - Shader Model 3.0 (Pixel + Vertex Shader 3.0) + Shader Model 4.0 w/ updated microcode [1]



    *DirectX + OpenGL



    GMA 950 - DX 9.0 + OpenGL v1.4



    GMA X3000 - DX 9.0c/ DX 10 w/ updated microcode + OpenGL v1.5



    *Pipelines



    GMA 950 - 4 Pixel + 1 Vertex



    GMA X3000 - 8 Unified Pipelines



    *VRAM



    GMA 950 - 224MB maximum



    GMA X3000 - 384MB maximum



    http://guides.macrumors.com/GMA_X3000



    And I really don't know what Apple will do with the MacBook Pro, but I wouldn't be surprised if they did add a Magnetic latch.
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