When are the revamped 2012 Macbook Pros coming?

Discussion in 'Apple' started by Ronald Epstein, Jan 8, 2012.

  1. Ronald Epstein

    Ronald Epstein Administrator
    Owner

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 1997
    Messages:
    46,170
    Likes Received:
    4,245
    Real Name:
    Ronald Epstein
    I may be wrong about this, but usually February has been
    the time period when Apple releases its new line of Macbook Pros.

    However, a refresh was done late last year, if I remember correctly.
    In fact, just received this month's issue of Mac Life that is doing a
    review on the new Macbook Pro.

    I have been holding off buying a new laptop hoping this would be
    the year Apple does a total revamp on their Macbook Pro line. From
    all the rumors suggest, this will be the year of the revamped line.

    When would we most likely expect to hear announcements?
     
  2. Keith Plucker

    Keith Plucker Screenwriter
    Supporter

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 1999
    Messages:
    1,139
    Likes Received:
    52
    Location:
    Sacramento/Seattle
    Real Name:
    Keith Plucker
    I believe Intel's Ivy Bridge desktop and mobile CPUs are due the first week of April. So maybe iMac and MacBook Pro updates around that time?

    -KeithP
     
  3. Sam Posten

    Sam Posten Moderator
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 1997
    Messages:
    20,692
    Likes Received:
    1,819
    Location:
    Aberdeen, MD & Navesink, NJ
    Real Name:
    Sam Posten
    That sounds reasonable to me.
     
  4. DaveF

    DaveF Moderator
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2001
    Messages:
    17,228
    Likes Received:
    1,292
    Location:
    One Loudoun, Ashburn, VA
    Real Name:
    David Fischer
    MacRumors shows MBP updates being 9+ months apart, with the last one in October. So there might be another one until this Summer or Fall.
    http://buyersguide.macrumors.com/#MacBook_Pro

    But maybe that doesn't include incremental updates? MacRumors also has Ivy Bridge suggested for APril 8. And "Retina" screen rumors.
    http://macbookpro.macrumors.com/
     
  5. Sam Posten

    Sam Posten Moderator
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 1997
    Messages:
    20,692
    Likes Received:
    1,819
    Location:
    Aberdeen, MD & Navesink, NJ
    Real Name:
    Sam Posten
    October was a spec bump not a feature bump Those can be as short as 5 months before next release.
     
  6. Sam Posten

    Sam Posten Moderator
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 1997
    Messages:
    20,692
    Likes Received:
    1,819
    Location:
    Aberdeen, MD & Navesink, NJ
    Real Name:
    Sam Posten
    Clues to HiDPI? Maybe but don't get too excited yet.
    http://daringfireball.net/linked/2012/02/06/high-dpi
     
  7. Ronald Epstein

    Ronald Epstein Administrator
    Owner

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 1997
    Messages:
    46,170
    Likes Received:
    4,245
    Real Name:
    Ronald Epstein
    I have got money stowed away awaiting the new
    Macbook Pro.

    Going to go all out on this one including a SSD drive.

    C'mon, Apple, make your announcement soon!
     
  8. Sam Posten

    Sam Posten Moderator
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 1997
    Messages:
    20,692
    Likes Received:
    1,819
    Location:
    Aberdeen, MD & Navesink, NJ
    Real Name:
    Sam Posten
    Time will tell if buying a physical disk is even an option Ron. I hope it is NOT. ;)
    Not sure if I'll move back to the MBP or not full time when I'm moved in, the Air really is all I need out of a travel computer and I keep hoping that a Mac Pro refresh hits soon. If they really do have an air-ified MBP with HiDPI that might change my mind but we will see. Either way I hardly use my MBP now that I have the air....
    I've moved my sale hijack to it's own thread here:
    http://www.hometheaterforum.com/t/318348/macbook-pro-loaded-17-1920x1200-matte-amd-6750-graphics-8gb-ram-very-clean
     
  9. Sam Posten

    Sam Posten Moderator
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 1997
    Messages:
    20,692
    Likes Received:
    1,819
    Location:
    Aberdeen, MD & Navesink, NJ
    Real Name:
    Sam Posten
    Keep hope alive!
    http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/12/02/10/apple_to_disrupt_notebook_space_with_radically_redesigned_macbook_pros.html
     
  10. Ronald Epstein

    Ronald Epstein Administrator
    Owner

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 1997
    Messages:
    46,170
    Likes Received:
    4,245
    Real Name:
    Ronald Epstein
    This is GREAT news with the exception that it will be a longer
    wait for the 17-inch version which is what I have my heart set on.
     
  11. Sam Posten

    Sam Posten Moderator
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 1997
    Messages:
    20,692
    Likes Received:
    1,819
    Location:
    Aberdeen, MD & Navesink, NJ
    Real Name:
    Sam Posten
    The Plastibook is dead:
    http://9to5mac.com/2012/02/10/goodbye-white-macbook-apple-takes-the-macbook-air-into-education-with-new-five-pack-mobile-lab-programs/
     
  12. Keith Plucker

    Keith Plucker Screenwriter
    Supporter

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 1999
    Messages:
    1,139
    Likes Received:
    52
    Location:
    Sacramento/Seattle
    Real Name:
    Keith Plucker
    AppleInsider.com is reporting Intel's new chips will be 6-8 weeks late.

    http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/12/02/27/intels_mac_bound_ivy_bridge_cpus_expected_to_go_on_sale_8_10_weeks_late.html



    Here is the original story: http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/c3c3c2b6-602f-11e1-8de4-00144feabdc0.html?ftcamp=published_links/rss/companies_us/feed//product#axzz1nY3dIy1U

    Quote:
    So maybe it won't be the full eight weeks or maybe it will end up being longer.



    -Keith
     
  13. Ronald Epstein

    Ronald Epstein Administrator
    Owner

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 1997
    Messages:
    46,170
    Likes Received:
    4,245
    Real Name:
    Ronald Epstein
  14. Sam Posten

    Sam Posten Moderator
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 1997
    Messages:
    20,692
    Likes Received:
    1,819
    Location:
    Aberdeen, MD & Navesink, NJ
    Real Name:
    Sam Posten
    Sold my early 2011 17" on ebay last night for about a $600 hit, the guy got a great deal. I don't need anything more powerful than the 13" with SSD, it chew through video and games like a champ. But now I'm set if they make a 15" air-ified MBP in the april time frame I'll upgrade my 13to that. And if not this will be my bank for my next desktop.
     
  15. Carlo Medina

    Carlo Medina Executive Producer

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 1997
    Messages:
    10,391
    Likes Received:
    606
    Yet another new rumor, targeting April for potential release.
    So I've come full circle on my personal stance on the optical drive. I'm now ready to ditch it completely and go SSD as well. I just need a little more horsepower than the existing Airs, but portability is now king as far as what my needs are for my new laptop. I'd love a lighter MBP, weighing in at 4lbs or less, with no CD drive, SSD HD and next gen chips, with a dedicated GPU. Would be awesome to get retina display, or at least the "higher def 15" MBP screen" of 1680x1050 or 1920x1200 as a default for a 15" screen rather than an add-on option (or only available on the 17" as is the case with 1920x1200).
     
  16. Ronald Epstein

    Ronald Epstein Administrator
    Owner

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 1997
    Messages:
    46,170
    Likes Received:
    4,245
    Real Name:
    Ronald Epstein
    I am going to hold out for the new 17" Macbook Pro.

    With luck it will have the same slim-form factor as the
    other Pros being introduced.

    I have just gotten so used to my 17" display. Really
    love it to the point that I don't want to step down in size.
     
  17. Sam Posten

    Sam Posten Moderator
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 1997
    Messages:
    20,692
    Likes Received:
    1,819
    Location:
    Aberdeen, MD & Navesink, NJ
    Real Name:
    Sam Posten
    I thought the same until I got the 13" air. It's fine. 15 will be even better but the weight for the 17 was overkill for how I used it. I still have my 17" Alienware but can't wait to stop traveling and turn that into a desktop too.
     
  18. Ronald Epstein

    Ronald Epstein Administrator
    Owner

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 1997
    Messages:
    46,170
    Likes Received:
    4,245
    Real Name:
    Ronald Epstein
    I would consider an "air" but I certainly don't want 13"

    My greatest concern is movie editing. I do a lot of it on my
    Macbook Pro using iMovie. Right now I have a 2.8 Core Duo
    and it struggles with encodes (though remarkably, manages
    to do them). I cannot multitask when encoding.

    I need a powerhouse processor in my laptop to speed up
    any movie encoding and allow me to do a small amount of
    multitasking such as reading mail or browsing the web.

    On my iMac desktop I have an i7 processor and I have
    no problems encoding and multitasking.

    If the "air" is powerful enough to do what I need it to do,
    I may consider it. It does seem that eventually the "air"
    and the Pros will become one.
     
  19. Carlo Medina

    Carlo Medina Executive Producer

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 1997
    Messages:
    10,391
    Likes Received:
    606
    Yeah the throttled down CPUs and integrated graphics for the Air was a deal breaker for me as well. I love the light weight, but I'd love a 15" version that gave us a more powerful CPU, discrete GPU, and more battery to compensate for the power draw, in exchange for a few more ounces. I'm already used to lugging around a 5.5 lbs. MBP so even going down to 4lbs would seem like a feather-weight in comparison! :D
    Not sure if this is doable (if it is, the engineers at Apple could figure it out) but ideally here' s what I'd want in a new 15" Macbook Pro "light" or Macbook Air "pro".
    15" display with minimum 1680x1050, prefereably 1900x1200 or retina display.
    Latest quad core Sandy or Ivy Bridge mobile processors
    Discrete GPU (not sure what the latest NVidia or ATI models are)
    256GB SSD (can be form factor of the Air hard drives as opposed to SSD SATA drive if it keeps costs down)
    no optical drive
    5 hour or better battery life under moderate use
    USB3 or TBolt
    4lbs
    I'd be willing to pay MBP money for that
     
  20. Sam Posten

    Sam Posten Moderator
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 1997
    Messages:
    20,692
    Likes Received:
    1,819
    Location:
    Aberdeen, MD & Navesink, NJ
    Real Name:
    Sam Posten
    I edit avchd on a 13" air just fine in fcpx. In real time.
     

Share This Page