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Lol... these guys are using "it can play Half Life 2 and Portal" as their graphics selling point?
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So far what I can tell: specs don't line up with Sandy Bridge.
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It can either use light or wire (I assume the wire for power, the fiber optic for data).
ah yes i missed that bullet on the intel presser

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Lol... these guys are using "it can play Half Life 2 and Portal" as their graphics selling point?
And AMDs new 6970 mobile card is coming out like.. now. So its kinda a flop in the graphics department if you ask me.
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I'm actually surprised by the introduction of Thunderbolt on MacBooks. Doesn't really serve any sort of practical purpose at the present time. I would certainly expect future iPhones and iPads to support it now...
 
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Don't care what anyone says, MacBooks are the sexiest designed laptops I've seen, felt and played with. Plus they have track pads done right. A bit on the pricy side, but hey on eBay you can find BNIB for $300 cheaper. Plus, they end up being cheaper than laptops sold here in Europe
This,


as much as i love my PC, i got my Mac book 2 weeks ago, slammed a 25GB HDD and 4 GB ram on it. battery life is around 4 hours. i just love it. best laptop i've had all my life. one can only imagine what the MB pro is like
    
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They went from a NVIDIA 320M for the GPU, to a Intel HD? What. The. Crap.

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Lol... these guys are using "it can play Half Life 2 and Portal" as their graphics selling point?
Why wouldn't they? They have gotten official Steam support for a while now and one of the top grossing games on Steam for Mac games is the Orange Box (i.e. HL2, TF2, Portal). No offense to you personally, but I always see you in Apple threads throwing nothing around but criticism.
 
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They went from a NVIDIA 320M for the GPU, to a Intel HD? What. The. Crap.



Why wouldn't they? They have gotten official Steam support for a while now and one of the top grossing games on Steam for Mac games is the Orange Box (i.e. HL2, TF2, Portal). No offense to you personally, but I always see you in Apple threads throwing nothing around but criticism.
(In reply to your first point) That's mostly what I was trying to say. Same cost, but now they're just leaving the GPU integrated in the i5. Pretty weak especially considering the price is no different.

Mostly because I disapprove of their cost-to-hardware levels, and these new MB Pros are clear indication as to why. I know HL2/Portal are top sellers, but saying your laptop can run HL2 smoothly is not that strong of a point against the competition.

Which Intel CPU is this bringing?
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(In reply to your first point) That's mostly what I was trying to say. Same cost, but now they're just leaving the GPU integrated in the i5. Pretty weak especially considering the price is no different.

Mostly because I disapprove of their cost-to-hardware levels, and these new MB Pros are clear indication as to why. I know HL2/Portal are top sellers, but saying your laptop can run HL2 smoothly is not that strong of a point against the competition.
I think their just trying to get across that it has that ability, rather than making a statement to compete with.

And I may have spoken wrong, actually, but I'm still confused until the Store is back up.

"AMD Radeon HD 6490M graphics processor with 256MB of GDDR5 memory on 2.0GHz configuration; or AMD Radeon HD 6750M graphics processor with 1GB of GDDR5 memory on 2.2GHz configuration
Intel HD Graphics 3000 with 384MB of DDR3 SDRAM shared with main memory5
Automatic graphics switching"

It makes the impression that it has the Intel IGP and the AMD GPU as well, but that could just be for higher models. Again, I won't know until the store starts working again.

EDIT: Nvm, they make it kinda obvious, that the 'dual gpu' option is for the higher models/configurations.
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Yea that's only for higher models, and I really don't think you can use both the integrated GPU and the upgraded ATI GPU, unless these Macs offer something special that can do such.
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