Total MacBook Pro Revamp in 2012

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  1. pkja1

    pkja1 Notebook Consultant

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    Looks like we'll expect to new a MBP redesign next year.... Sigh... was looking forward to the new liquid metal upgrade!

    source: Sources: Is it iPad 1.5 or 2? Also, iPhone 5 And Fully Redesigned 2012 MacBook Pros | iLounge Backstage
     
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    SP Forsythe Notebook Evangelist

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    Just curious,

    What benefits would be expectant and would impress you, with a LiquidMetal body?
     
  3. hp79

    hp79 Notebook Evangelist

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    Aluminum is soft. Good design helps, but they also have to use a lot of it to make it sturdy. That's why MBP are heavy. I don't know much about LiquidMetal, but if it means it's a better alloy, I'm sure the weight and bulk can go down. I hope the leaked MBP13 specs are not true.
     
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    RamGuy Notebook Geek

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    After all the fishy rumours about MacBook Pro 2011, you actually believe rumours of the MacBook Pro 2012 already?

    They've just taken the rumours from the 2011 models that didn't go through and just added them to the rumours for 2012 list.. Just likes there were rumours about insane resolution on the iPad 2, once it was proven wrong you see rumors of the exact same thing just now it's about the iPad 3..
     
  5. MICHAELSD01

    MICHAELSD01 Apple/Alienware Master

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    It seems obvious that 2012 would be the expected year for a full MacBook Pro revamp since Apple typically releases a MBP with a completely new design about every four years. The new MacBook Pro is tempting, but I think I will wait until the next major revamp and buy it then. A new design makes it easier to perceive as a bigger update, anyway.
     
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    Barn Notebook Consultant

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    and the other reason the revamp will be 2012 is because there are die shrinks by intel (ivy bridge),nvidia and AMD coming next year, so there should be lower thermal envelopes to play with across the board!
     
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    weak and heavy compared to what? the only major laptop that is lighter than the 13" MBP is the Sony vaio z. It still creaks WAYYY more than the MBP.
     
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    I got caught up in the rumors, but still thinking about getting a 2011 17" or 15".

    As interesting as LiquidMetal sounds, I can't stop thinking about that Apple Patent for Carbon Fiber and how even if it was for just the bottom chassis or lid, it would be a strong and light material that is definitely "Pro".

    Obviously they would have to get the fab costs down to reasonable levels.
     
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    MICHAELSD01 Apple/Alienware Master

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    This is the time to upgrade before the biggest revision of the past few years probably comes at the end of 2012. Any revisions in between will be minor. If we knew that the next major design upgrade was not coming for a few more years, I would be all over this revision, but holiday 2012 is the most likely time for the next big upgrade.
     
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    I think I'll wait for a whole company refresh, Between Lion Dev release and the new MacBooks I'm pissed as help at Apple. THey broke a few UI things I liked, even how scrolling works. The new UI changes seem to be just for the safe of change and are inconsistent, They charge over $2,200 for a $1,500 laptop, over $1200 for a $800 laptop...


    I've given up. I'm going back to Windows. A few days ago I placed an order fro a refurbished Core i5 15in. I'm going to just return to sender and spend my money else where.
     
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