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PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2009 6:34 pm 
Hi Guys, the title says it all, anyway the current apple store says it's updating, but more info can be found at an article at AppleInsider Here
Cheers

Edit: Forum wouldn't allow for such a long title :wink:


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2009 7:47 pm 
The 13" Macbook Pro is very tempting.

Very very tempting.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2009 9:38 pm 
Well, there is the slight problem of Apple's ripoff with the prices in Europe.

Let's see.

In the USA: 13" MacBook Pro = USD 1199 = EUR 865.

In Europe: 13" MacBok Pro = USD 1593 = EUR 1149.

That's quite a difference, I'd say. This goes for Portugal, France and Germany (and probably also other european countries), for the very same model, with the very same specifications. :x


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2009 10:55 pm 
I plan to buy a 15" very soon, i was excited to see the price cuts but i noticed the 1699 MBP doesn't have the 9600M GT, it only has the 9400M. whoa on amazon you can buy the previous unibody for 1549 USD compared to ~1850 last time i checked. I'd be ready to shoot myself if i bought a MBP yesterday


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2009 12:05 am 
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Totally idiotic.

So they bump the cpu a couple hundred MHz, stick on a firewire 800 port and slap Pro on the end of the name.

Rebadge if i ever saw it.


In the past the "Pro" line has always been spec'd up with the inclusion of a seperate graphics chipset rather than a onboard graphics or a discrete chipset ala 9400M


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13" Unibody Macbook - up to 2.4Ghz, 4GB DDR3, GeForce 9400M

15" Unibody Macbook - up to 2.6Ghz, 8GB DDR3, Geforce 9400M

13" Unibody MacBookPro - Up to 2.5Ghz, 8GB DDR3, Geforce GTS 150M 256MB

15" Unibody MacBookPro - Up to 2.8Ghz, 8GB DDR3, Geforce GTS 160M 512MB

17" Unibody MacbookPro - Up to 3.06Ghz, 8GB DDR3, Geforce GTX 250M 512MB

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2009 10:22 am 
I couldn't agree with you more DD. They should have renamed the 15" notebook the MacBook rather than naming the 13" the Pro.

No express card? Now the Macs have nothing to redeem them when they come up lacking in terms of hardware (and this happens very often) as Apple has removed the only means of expanding the MacBook Pro 15".

Apple seems to be making it clear that the 17" model is the real "pro" notebook and the 15" is the consumer model. It may be that the 15" MBP is more popular among consumers than it is with professionals but I seem to notice the 15" model being used more by pros (Chase Jarvis for example). It could just be coincidence but I doubt it.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2009 11:11 am 
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Yeah.

Creating a consumer 15 inch and a proper PRO 13 inch notebook would have been best.

Adding 2 new notebooks would hardly add confusion either, if anything it would clear things up!

Pro - Dedicated GPU, Firewire 800, Express Card Slot.

and really the 17inch should have the bigger express card slot. (there is a bigger one right... 6/7 or something)


I watched the WWDC stream, the 13inch and 15 inch screens are apparently greatly improved, up to 40% wider gamut, how crap where they before!?! Dissapointing especially on the Pro.

Also, options for higher resolution screens would be nice.

up to 1920x1200 on the 15 inch, and up to 1680x1050 on the 13 inch wouldn't go a miss.

Faster GPU's are pratically a must.


I just noticed how bad the iMac's GPU is! They could have shoved a GTS 250 as a high end option!

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2009 7:17 pm 
Hey Guys,

I'm totally new to this mac world. The main reason I would move to MAC is looking for a change from the PC world. I use PC laptops for about 10-12 hours at work, so looking for some change.
Can you guys help me to choose a better mac for my needs so that I dont spend much.... :(

I could see the MacPro with 13" and 15". Due to budget limitation I opted for 13". There are two variations in them with 2GB, 2.26Ghz and 160GB HDD while the other is with 4GB RAM, 2.53Ghz and 250GB HDD.

I'm unable to choose between them. As I have never worked in OS X, I would like to hear from you guys whether the higher speed and more RAM would power boost the speed? :?: :?: :?:


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 13, 2009 4:26 am 
yes, it will be faster... but do you need the speed? what applications will you be using, how much HD space do you need? is this going to be your primary computer?


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 13, 2009 5:15 am 
Its just going to be a normal laptop to watch movies, listen songs and I'm planning to use it for editing photos (with my to be purchased D90 :) )... Othre than this I could not think of anything else..... :(

In PC with Vista it needs a min of 2-3GB RAM and anything less than that has really slowed down its process..... But with MAC I'm not sure....

Help me guys.... :!: :!: :!: :!:


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 14, 2009 8:58 pm 
The original 13" unibody Macbook was already a fast computer but the new 13" is even faster! I think the 13" MBP would suit you just fine and now that it has a decent screen and fire wire 800 there really are no downsides to a 13". You just need to decide if 13" is enough screen for you. i find that if you don't do much multi tasking 13" does the job but if your like me and like to have itunes, safari, photoshop & a few pages in word open you'll find yourself cluttered with 13". its like working on a small desk you won't have enough space for everything to work efficiently.

now if you're willing to work with 13" you just need to decide whether the 300 dollar gap is worth the extra 2 GB of ram, 90 GB more HD space and slightly faster processor.

also don't forget to look at the original unibody macbook is available from apples refurbished store for only 950 USD is the money saved worth the lack of FW 800, quality screen, backlit keyboard, SD slot built in and last but not least the removable battery life is nowhere near as good new built in style offered on the 13" MBP 7 HOURS!!! (i think thats all the differences but i'm not 100% sure on that)

anyway as for me the 2299 USD MBP 15", 2.8, 500 GB HD, 4 GB ram, 512 dedicated ram is my choice. i think i might run out to my college bookstore tomorrow and pick one up :D


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