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When are the revamped 2012 Macbook Pros coming?


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#41 of 94 OFFLINE   Carlo Medina

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Posted April 05 2012 - 12:46 PM

What I've read about the non-reflective front for the iMac isn't that they'll suddenly offer a matte option, but rather that they're working with a manufacturing on making a reduced reflectivity glass to replace the current "near mirror like reflective" glass. Having a 2006 matte MBP and a 2010 glossy MBP, I can definitely appreciate the lack of glare on the 2006 version, but I've already scratched the matte with the most minute impact on it. I don't have to worry about that with the glossy because it's protected. I doubt Apple will introduce a matte on the iMac because of the potential damage risk.

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Posted April 11 2012 - 04:18 AM

Good sign for possible launch soonish: http://www.appleinsi...ned_models.html

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#43 of 94 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted April 11 2012 - 06:43 AM

Good news if you want a 15" but still no mention of the 17"   (I'll stop whining sooner or later)  :)

 

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#44 of 94 OFFLINE   Sam Posten

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Posted April 11 2012 - 07:17 AM

What will you do if Apple says they are not going to make it in 17? Don't forget they killed off the 12" which was beloved by "power users" for years.

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Posted April 11 2012 - 07:21 AM

Hmmm.  My guess is that they will not kill off the 17" model.   It's too popular.   My guess is that they will release it later in the Summer.  Now whether it will be as slim-formed as the rumored 15" is anybody's guess.  

 

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Posted April 11 2012 - 07:49 AM

What makes you think it's popular? Because Pro video editors like it? We've already seen how beholden Apple is to their whims. I don't think they will kill it, but I'm not confident it's a priority for them. what would concern me more is if they kill the added graphics cards. The 4000 simply isn't up to snuff for gaming but we know Apple doesn't consider hardcore gaming as critical a market sector as casual gaming is for them.... http://www.macrumors...ith-ivy-bridge/

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Posted April 11 2012 - 08:07 AM

One look on the popular Mac discussion boards shows you how many people want the 17" Macbook Pro.   I have already looked through several this morning.   I don't think they will kill it either.  After all, those of us that pick the 17" models do so because it is the closest we can bring the desktop experience to portable.     As an owner of a 17" I would be very apprehensive about  going to anything smaller unless I was forced to.  I think there are many who probably feel the same way.  

 

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Posted April 11 2012 - 11:38 AM

Judging product sales depth by enthusiast boards is no sure thing. You of all people should understand that! :)

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Posted April 18 2012 - 11:30 AM

Uncle Moss says WAIT to buy a laptop, I agree! http://allthingsd.co...t-a-new-laptop/

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Posted April 18 2012 - 12:03 PM

Appreciated, but no surprise to any of us who already know about new chips, revamps and operating systems on the way.

 

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Posted April 20 2012 - 12:08 PM

Reminder that Apple releases quarterly financials Tuesday afternoon and has historically liked to launch new products the next day or the next tuesday afterwards. So, maybe but don't count on it.

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Posted April 20 2012 - 01:07 PM

Kind of a "hey look how much money we made" followed by a "hey, this is how come we make so much money" series of messages. :D Looking forward to it, but am prepared to be disappointed.

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Posted April 21 2012 - 10:58 AM

I don't know if it means anything but I just checked the refurb section in Apple's online store and they have more models in stock than I have every seen before. http://store.apple.c...mac/macbook_pro   Clearing out the old models?   -Keith
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Posted April 21 2012 - 11:03 AM

Could be Keith. Also seen sales for MBPs at Best Buy and Frys which normally don't have markdowns on Apple products (at least BB doesn't).

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Posted April 23 2012 - 03:34 AM

Well, latest rumor is that the 17" may be discontinued.


 


If true, the bad news is that I have to deal with a smaller


sized laptop, which is something I did not want to do.


 


Good news is, I'll be able to jump on the 15" as soon 


as it is available.

 

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Posted April 23 2012 - 03:28 PM

Ars is speculating that even the MacBook Pro 13" might/could get a quad core CPU this round.


 


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Posted May 01 2012 - 10:36 AM

This stinks! To quote Bulldog from Frasier. I've been waiting for the 17" update. I suppose if a 15" or 13" is much more powerful with the new Ivy Bridge CPU, I could deal with it and get a Thunderbolt display to bring with me when I do work at a client's location. Maybe it's time also to ponder the very last 17" MBP and Mac Pro's if it is indeed the last of the line for both. While the last MBP 17" may not be as powerful, you have the screen size. For my work though, I need the most powerful CPU I can get.

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Posted May 01 2012 - 12:31 PM

Where were you when I was selling mine last month =(

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Posted May 02 2012 - 05:36 AM

I was starting to think the product pipeline was the worst in a decade (only 1 new product in the first 5 months of 2012!) but then I saw this: http://en.wikipedia....e_Inc._products And recognized: Oh yeah we had the crappy Apple TV update too, and actually I remember more early in the year releases than there really have been, and May is still early =)

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Posted May 02 2012 - 12:20 PM

Apparently Samsung is having an event tomorrow to announce some new mobile products. I wonder if Apple would attempt to steal some of their thunder by announcing new hardware?    Edit: Guess not.  -Keith
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