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#9467 - 04/13/10 02:40 PM Re: anyone else "Waiting for Arrandale" ? [Re: alternaut]
Hal Itosis Offline


Registered: 09/03/09
Loc: 10.6.8 (build 10K549)
Happy happy joy joy. [--Stimpson J. Cat:]
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I'll go for a 15" with the Core i7.

The only undecided part is screen res: 1440x900 or the 1680x1050? confused I'd like to see the two side by side... but since the latter is BTO, i don't suppose there'll be any in the stores with which to make any pre-purchase comparison.

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BTW, it seems the Tuesday tradition is some sort of accepted "street date" adopted from the music (and movie) industry.


Edited by Hal Itosis (04/13/10 02:53 PM)

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#9469 - 04/13/10 04:18 PM Re: anyone else "Waiting for Arrandale" ? [Re: alternaut]
Pendragon Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Georgetown, Texas, USA
I wonder if that foretells the configuration of the new iMacs whence(ever) they arise. And if a matte display is (also) in the offing...

Already, I lust...
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27" i7 iMac (10.13.6), iPhone Xs Max (12.1)

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#9470 - 04/13/10 09:01 PM Re: anyone else "Waiting for Arrandale" ? [Re: alternaut]
Hal Itosis Offline


Registered: 09/03/09
Loc: 10.6.8 (build 10K549)
Originally Posted By: alternaut
You were right about Tuesday, the new MacBook Pro is in da house! tongue Here’s another look.

That Macworld article is nice.

This one at Ars Technica also goes into the (quasi-Optimus) graphics: Inside Apple's automatic graphics switching

And some early benchmark comparisons (Core 2 Duo versus Core i7): Benchmarks show Core i7 MacBook Pros offer 50% speed boost

[the original benchmark article is from Gizmodo, but both they and Engadget have such bloated pages, i prefer not to link there.]

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#9477 - 04/14/10 12:24 PM Re: anyone else "Waiting for Arrandale" ? [Re: Pendragon]
Dermot Trellis Offline


Registered: 09/27/09
Are there any decent rumours out there about updated iMacs? Think I'm ready to move beyond the eMac and 10.4.11.

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#9484 - 04/14/10 06:27 PM Re: anyone else "Waiting for Arrandale" ? [Re: Dermot Trellis]
Hal Itosis Offline


Registered: 09/03/09
Loc: 10.6.8 (build 10K549)
Originally Posted By: Dermot Trellis
Are there any decent rumours out there about updated iMacs? Think I'm ready to move beyond the eMac and 10.4.11.


This is the first place to look: http://buyersguide.macrumors.com/

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#9494 - 04/15/10 07:10 AM Re: anyone else "Waiting for Arrandale" ? [Re: Hal Itosis]
Dermot Trellis Offline


Registered: 09/27/09
Thanks. Looks useful. cool

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#9503 - 04/16/10 08:22 AM Re: anyone else "Waiting for Arrandale" ? [Re: Dermot Trellis]
Hal Itosis Offline


Registered: 09/03/09
Loc: 10.6.8 (build 10K549)
Some notable (non-Mac-oriented) sites have chimed in on the new MacBook Pro (15", core i5 specifically):

[actually, AnandTech does touch on the i7 in some places]

~§~

more...
  • Laptop magazine (6 pages, notably 2 and 4 —keeping in mind their Vaio has a solid-state drive but their Mac doesn't)

  • cnet (2 pages)


Edited by Hal Itosis (04/17/10 06:51 AM)
Edit Reason: added 2 more reviews

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#9721 - 04/29/10 02:36 PM Re: anyone else "Waiting for Arrandale" ? [Re: Hal Itosis]
Hal Itosis Offline


Registered: 09/03/09
Loc: 10.6.8 (build 10K549)
frown Still waiting...

Code:
Date/Time          Activity                    Location
Apr 28,  4:41 PM   In transit                  ANCHORAGE, AK
Apr 28,  3:51 PM   Int'l shipment release      ANCHORAGE, AK
Apr 28,  3:46 AM   Arrived at FedEx location   ANCHORAGE, AK
Apr 28,  3:40 AM   In transit                  SHANGHAI CN
Apr 28,  2:39 AM   In transit                  SHANGHAI CN
Apr 27, 11:16 AM   Left FedEx origin facility  SHANGHAI CN
Apr 27, 11:10 AM   Picked up                   SHANGHAI CN
Apr 26,  9:47 PM   information sent to FedEx
 

...but it won't be long now! smile

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#9729 - 04/30/10 03:37 PM Re: anyone else "Waiting for Arrandale" ? [Re: Hal Itosis]
Hal Itosis Offline


Registered: 09/03/09
Loc: 10.6.8 (build 10K549)
About to unbox and set it up! cool

Consider this thread closed. wink

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#9751 - 05/03/10 04:12 PM Re: anyone else "Waiting for Arrandale" ? [Re: Hal Itosis]
Hal Itosis Offline


Registered: 09/03/09
Loc: 10.6.8 (build 10K549)
Nifty little menulet to indicate which graphics card is active: displays an "i" for Intel's IGP and an "n" for nVidia (GeForce GT 320/330M). Also shows dependent processes, if the nVidia card is active. This is strictly for the new Core i5/i7 MacBooks Pro:

Not listed at versiontracker as yet, but here's the macupdate link to view current comments.


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