This is a pretty old tidbit but I thought I’d post it anyway since a few friends didn’t know about this rumored update. The processors will be upgraded to Intel’s new Penryn processor. Here are the details of the new Intel Penryn processors. There aren’t any rumors as to which ones Apple will use in the MacBook Pros but my guess will be the 2.4Ghz and 2.6Ghz processors.
The size of the Penryn chips will also be reduced from 65 nanometers (nm) –> 45nm, which should allow the chips to run a bit cooler.
For reference, the current MacBook Pros come with either 2.2Ghz or 2.4Ghz processors.
FYI, the price reflects the purchase price in 1,000-unit trays from Intel so it’s not the price we would pay. 😉
So, if you’ve been thinking about buying a MacBook Pro, I’d recommend waiting another 3 months…that’s what I’m doing.
EDIT (January 16, 2008): Well, Steve Jobs did NOT announce any updates to the MBP during yesterday’s MacWorld keynote. Needless to say, I’m extremely bummed b/c I’ve been waiting for 6+ months to upgrade my Powerbook G4. There are rumors that Intel is having/had an issue with the thermal sensor on the Penryn chips and that supply will be tight through February. If this is true, we prolly won’t get updated MBPs until March/April. I’m hoping when the MBP is updated with Penryn we’ll also get the multi-touch trackpad and the revised keyboard layout/design like the MacBook Air.
EDIT (Jan 28, 2008): More rumors that the upgrade will happen within the next 1 – 4 weeks.
EDIT (Jan 30, 2008): Some actual evidence of the new MBP?
EDIT (Feb 27, 2008): Finally!
[via AppleInsider & Engadget]
Filed under: Apple, Laptop, MacBook Pro, Mobile Computing, Rumors