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    News - Refreshed Apple MacBook Pro launched with Intel Sandy Bridge CPUs, AMD graphic

    Apple combines high-speed processors with a high-speed interconnect in its latest MacBook Pros.
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    Re: News - Refreshed Apple MacBook Pro launched with Intel Sandy Bridge CPUs, AMD gra

    Some nice features there

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    Re: News - Refreshed Apple MacBook Pro launched with Intel Sandy Bridge CPUs, AMD gra

    Quote Originally Posted by spoon_ View Post
    Some nice features there
    Where?

    Lightpeek is going to be potentially very useful, in a few years, for 99.99% of people its useless right now.

    But its the only feature I see listed.

    Still maybe next time they will get a user servicable battery. I know their prefered solution is to just buy two laptops, but dagnabbit thats too pricy.
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    Re: News - Refreshed Apple MacBook Pro launched with Intel Sandy Bridge CPUs, AMD gra

    Quote Originally Posted by TheAnimus View Post
    Where?

    Lightpeek is going to be potentially very useful, in a few years, for 99.99% of people its useless right now.

    But its the only feature I see listed.

    Still maybe next time they will get a user servicable battery. I know their prefered solution is to just buy two laptops, but dagnabbit thats too pricy.
    LightPeak is gonna be great now, it's a transport layer so you can send USB, Firewire, HDMI, DP, anything over it via inexpensive tiny bus-powered convertors... running PCI-Express and DisplayPort protocols over 10Gbps with twin channel bi-directional goodness for all. And as Intel are dropping USB3 in favour of it, and Apple are implementing the Intel ThunderBolt branding of it we might finally see something other than USB widely adopted on both PC and Mac.

    Currently in production ThunderBolt products now or soon from ApoGee, Avid, BlackMagic, LaCie, Promise, and WD....

    Pain in the backside having to get an external drive with eSATA AND Firewire connectors to be able to use on both Mac and PC laptops.
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    Re: News - Refreshed Apple MacBook Pro launched with Intel Sandy Bridge CPUs, AMD gra

    Was looking at getting a 15" model but not so sure now, Still there is a 15" variant with the 6750 GPU instead of the 6490 and if it can be upgraded to a 1650 x 1050 screen I may still be tempted.
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    Re: News - Refreshed Apple MacBook Pro launched with Intel Sandy Bridge CPUs, AMD gra

    I'm not casting a downer on lightpeek, its just right now its not going to be my choice of port. The eSata/firewire thing is just because apple are ****ing retarded, buy almost any other laptop right now and you'll have esata, and as they can do that port magic where its the same as a USB it takes up little space.

    The lightpeek your loosing a port, so it has to be worth it, right now its not. I'd also probably want more than one port on the device. Thats the problem with a change in paradigm. If everything is USB right now, fine. But when your migrating your going to be in a muddle of them. As such I'd want everything lightpeak but with a converter dohickey.

    Hopefully that makes sense!
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    Re: News - Refreshed Apple MacBook Pro launched with Intel Sandy Bridge CPUs, AMD gra

    Quote Originally Posted by TheAnimus View Post
    I'm not casting a downer on lightpeek, its just right now its not going to be my choice of port. The eSata/firewire thing is just because apple are ****ing retarded, buy almost any other laptop right now and you'll have esata, and as they can do that port magic where its the same as a USB it takes up little space.
    I know, but to be fair Apple have had Firewire 800 on laptops for a while and it's only recently that eSATA became available to provide anything comparable to the sustained transfer rates from FW800.

    The lightpeek your loosing a port, so it has to be worth it, right now its not. I'd also probably want more than one port on the device. Thats the problem with a change in paradigm. If everything is USB right now, fine. But when your migrating your going to be in a muddle of them. As such I'd want everything lightpeak but with a converter dohickey.

    Hopefully that makes sense!
    It does, interestingly now we can see the pictures, what Appple have done is keep the existing USB and FireWire ports and the ThunderBolt port is taking the place of the mini-DisplayPort connector, as it is the same connector format, and is backwards compatible with Mini-DP convertors.
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    Re: News - Refreshed Apple MacBook Pro launched with Intel Sandy Bridge CPUs, AMD gra

    Is Lightpeek an open standard?? Can motherboard companies put it on AMD motherboards too??

    If it is propriety and only is going to be found on Intel motherboards I could care less TBH.


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    Re: News - Refreshed Apple MacBook Pro launched with Intel Sandy Bridge CPUs, AMD gra

    Just speced up my ideal 15" model, the 2.2GHz model with the Hi Res Screen, £1920 :/
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    Re: News - Refreshed Apple MacBook Pro launched with Intel Sandy Bridge CPUs, AMD gra

    Plat its a lot of money and in my book a 1680x1050 screen isn't much of an upgrade, my 13" which we were using as the gun game server has a much higher resolution.
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    Re: News - Refreshed Apple MacBook Pro launched with Intel Sandy Bridge CPUs, AMD gra

    True, I was hoping for a 1680 x 1050 standard and 1920 x 1200 upgrade option tbh
    Still haven't seen other laptop manufacturers come close to the hardware in the Macbooks bar maybe the HP Envys, last time I looked that that range though the models that interested me were only available in the US
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    Re: News - Refreshed Apple MacBook Pro launched with Intel Sandy Bridge CPUs, AMD gra

    Just had a look at the Sonys, similar price for lower spec hardware :/, True I am comparing a 13" Sony to a 15" Apple but cant see a more direct comparison?
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    Re: News - Refreshed Apple MacBook Pro launched with Intel Sandy Bridge CPUs, AMD gra

    what is it your wanting it for?

    The F series have good screens and are only £1,300, I think you can also get them with full aRGB which is nice. But they are 16".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Platinum View Post
    Just had a look at the Sonys, similar price for lower spec hardware :/, True I am comparing a 13" Sony to a 15" Apple but cant see a more direct comparison?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MaddAussie View Post
    Dont buy a Sony Plat they are all nasty and horrible
    They are also often very overpriced!

    That said, my Z series is by far the best thing on the market, and my P series is the ONLY thing on the market.
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    Re: News - Refreshed Apple MacBook Pro launched with Intel Sandy Bridge CPUs, AMD gra

    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    Is Lightpeek an open standard?? Can motherboard companies put it on AMD motherboards too??

    If it is propriety and only is going to be found on Intel motherboards I could care less TBH.
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