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the three- to five-day range, suggesting that supplies are dwindling. This, combined with word that some resellers are about to receive sealed shipments from Apple today, seems to indicate that Apple is set to unveil updated MacBook Pro models later this week. While an upgrade to Intel's Sandy Bridge architecture is widely expected, Apple may also introduce the first iteration of Intel's Light Peak technology on these new MacBook Pros.
http://arstechnica.com/apple/news/20...-peak-tech.ars


I'll go ahead and say that they won't feature light peak. Apple always uses relatively old, proven technology over the latest and greatest.
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If these do include sandy bridge cpus, i think the price will be upwards of $1500 to start, depending. Sometime, go into the mac portion of a best buy and ask the mac rep why a mac with the same specs as a pc laptop is over twice as much. Its funny to watch their reactions.
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meh still not worth upgrading yet.
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Sometime, go into the mac portion of a best buy and ask the mac rep why a mac with the same specs as a pc laptop is over twice as much. Its funny to watch their reactions.
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If these do include sandy bridge cpus, i think the price will be upwards of $1500 to start, depending. Sometime, go into the mac portion of a best buy and ask the mac rep why a mac with the same specs as a pc laptop is over twice as much. Its funny to watch their reactions.
You ever seen a non-mac laptop with an IPS screen?
nope didn't think so.
Thats why they cost more
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Going along with this news is the fact that this could stimulate the economy due to the absurdly large amount of money that will be spent on the latest and greatest Apple product. YAY for overpriced products. Not.
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What's the typical lead time between announcing a new model and it being available? Do stores hold stock until announcement or do they have to wait a few days after?
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SB in a mac means no more over heating i7s!!! I would greatly consider a macbook if it had a SB and a decent video card for when i study abroad next year. But i could probably get a HP Envy for less still.


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What's the typical lead time between announcing a new model and it being available? Do stores hold stock until announcement or do they have to wait a few days after?
Usually a couple months to a few months before the product is released or a software update is released.
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I hope these come out soon (well 10.6.7 more than anything), I'd love to have support for speedstep with my 2500k (as well as native support for the sandybridge chips).
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