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    News - Apple MacBook Pro gets Intel Core i5 and Core i7 processors

    Apple's line of high-end notebooks are now available with Intel's latest CPUs and NVIDIA Optimus technology.
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    Re: News - Apple MacBook Pro gets Intel Core i5 and Core i7 processors

    About damn time!

    But nothing in the 13" for a i7? Surely that can't be right?
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    Re: News - Apple MacBook Pro gets Intel Core i5 and Core i7 processors

    I always wanted pay a lot more for an i7 because it comes in a white case...

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    Re: News - Apple MacBook Pro gets Intel Core i5 and Core i7 processors

    Bit disappointed with the 13" version, I see no real reason to upgrade my 13" MBP

    Also a bit surprised they haven't gone SSD on them all either.
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    Re: News - Apple MacBook Pro gets Intel Core i5 and Core i7 processors

    You can get SSDs - have to pay extra, click on Customize or whatever its called.

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    Re: News - Apple MacBook Pro gets Intel Core i5 and Core i7 processors

    Quote Originally Posted by mikerr View Post
    Also a bit surprised they haven't gone SSD on them all either.
    Apple's cutting edge OS still doesn't support TRIM. I guess they blew it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheAnimus View Post
    Apple's cutting edge OS still doesn't support TRIM. I guess they blew it.
    How many people are complaining about degradation of performance because of TRIM? [or rather lack of it]

    Haven't seen any.

    Everyone keeps moaning about it but most of them people don't know what/how its affecting them [if at all]

    Cool thing to have/say but is it practical?

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    Re: News - Apple MacBook Pro gets Intel Core i5 and Core i7 processors

    Quote Originally Posted by spoon_ View Post
    Cool thing to have/say but is it practical?
    Wait what?!

    Yes the performance of SSDs falls off without TRIM. This is not a question in doubt, this is a easily understood fact.

    If your going to spend £300+ and thats what all the good ones still cost in any reasonable capacity for a laptop, you damn well want it to last without having to re-format all your data.

    (outside of a laptop, on one of my 3 powerful dev boxes I had at an old place, this was not a problem, on a laptop that has heavy use, ie not a netbook... Its essential, given the target sterotype of photo geeks, it just shows how the reality distortion field works. I cannot imagine a more stupid sentiment than the "but is trim practical".)
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    Haven't seen any.
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    Re: News - Apple MacBook Pro gets Intel Core i5 and Core i7 processors

    Quite fancy the 15" model with the 1680 x 1050 screen, Win 7 install (dons flame proof coat), Steam installed and I would have a nice upgrade from my 13" Macbook

    To pre empt posts I have given OSX and jsut prefer Windows 7, perhaps because I have been a Windows user for so long and I am stuck in my ways , Do a fair bit of gaming on the laptop so makes sense, however with Steam coming out for Mac things could change
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    Re: News - Apple MacBook Pro gets Intel Core i5 and Core i7 processors

    Quote Originally Posted by TheAnimus View Post
    Wait what?!

    Yes the performance of SSDs falls off without TRIM. This is not a question in doubt, this is a easily understood fact.


    If your going to spend £300+ and thats what all the good ones still cost in any reasonable capacity for a laptop, you damn well want it to last without having to re-format all your data.

    (outside of a laptop, on one of my 3 powerful dev boxes I had at an old place, this was not a problem, on a laptop that has heavy use, ie not a netbook... Its essential, given the target sterotype of photo geeks, it just shows how the reality distortion field works. I cannot imagine a more stupid sentiment than the "but is trim practical".)
    I'm not gonna comment on Apple pricing.

    Have you owned/currently have SSD?

    Quote Originally Posted by aidanjt View Post
    You wouldn't. The Church of Jobs only delivers pure perfection to the faithful.
    Matey I don't own any Apple hardware so re-think what you just said.

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    Re: News - Apple MacBook Pro gets Intel Core i5 and Core i7 processors

    Quote Originally Posted by spoon_ View Post
    Matey I don't own any Apple hardware so re-think what you just said.
    That, my friend, is very obvious, if you did you'd probably get the joke.
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    Re: News - Apple MacBook Pro gets Intel Core i5 and Core i7 processors

    Quote Originally Posted by spoon_ View Post
    Have you owned/currently have SSD?
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    Re: News - Apple MacBook Pro gets Intel Core i5 and Core i7 processors

    dont think i will be upgrading my current macbook pro for a while yet... not much point

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    hardley worth the outley for core i5/core i7 and gt330m

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    Re: News - Apple MacBook Pro gets Intel Core i5 and Core i7 processors

    there £500 more expensive than a similarly equipped lenovo t510. sorely tempted though just dont know if its worth 500 more than the lenovo
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    Re: News - Apple MacBook Pro gets Intel Core i5 and Core i7 processors

    I was excited about the mobile i7, until I realised that it's basically half an i7. 2 cores, 4 threads. That means it's not really better than the i5, and not an awful lot better than previous offerings...

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